Shawls: Summer Flies

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How summer flies?  It just seems like the season started and now we are into Fall, and the beginning of October.  This summer was hot, humid and extremely dry.  The gardens didn’t do as well and the grass dried up very early in the season.  The afternoons were sometimes unbearable to be outside, even in the shade.

I started this green shawl last year after returning from our trip to British Columbia but I never got around to showing the finished item.

The pattern is called Summer Flies and is a quick pattern to knit up on a 5 mm circular needles, the longer the better.  You can purchase the pattern at Revelry however I was lucky to get it free a couple of years ago when it was first introduced.  The pattern is knit in 7 sections and I use my row counter to keep track of where I am.  It works up quickly.

summer flies knitting shawl made at

The yarn I used for the green one was Berroco Weekend.  Previously I had knitted one in white.  You’ll see from the photos that the white one turned out to be a big bigger than the green one.  The reason for this was I didn’t have quite as much green yarn as needed so I made the final section a few rows shorter than the pattern called for.

knitted Summer Flies shawl at

I love wearing shawls now that the cooler Fall evenings are here, and along with these two I have a granny stripe one and a white triangular one.

knitted Summer Flies shawl at

After after our trip this year I’m just starting another one in white.  This is a commissioned item for someone who wants to give it as a Christmas gift.  I’m using Red Heart soft yarn for this one.  This is a new yarn to me and it certainly feels much softer than the regular Red Heart yarn, which I only use now for some of my bags as I find it isn’t as soft as I once remember.

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~Shawls and scarves I’ve made~

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