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Issue 301 – Soft Linen Shawl

I love carrying a shawl with me, even in the summer. They are great to add some color to your outfit and perfect to throw on when you are inside a restaurant or a movie theater and the A/C is turned up just a little too high. An added benefit is that they always make me feel a little more stylish too.

This shawl, designed by Diana Rozenshteyn, is made in Soft Linen, which is a great choice for a summer accessory; it will be light, but still warm when you need it. Worked from the center out, it is constructed using panels of reverse stockinette stitch and a simple lace pattern.

Many thanks to Diana for sharing her lovely photos with us for this week's issue.

Claudine Monique

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The Yarn


Soft Linen
35% Linen, 35% Wool, 30% Baby Alpaca

Soft Linen is the perfect yarn for warmer days and soft, cool nights. The alpaca makes a beautiful halo, the linen gives it a crisp and firm hand and the wool provides stability and its own level of softness.

This year-round yarn works equally well for lace, colorwork and textures. This makes it a particularly good choice for accessories that will get a lot of use, like hats, belts, shawls, scarves and mitts.


Meadow Melody, four more designs in Soft Linen

One of our most popular summer designs is the Sunburst shawl in Soft Linen (left). Click over to the blog to see it imagined in different color combinations.

Published with Sunburst in the Meadow Melody are three other beautiful designs that take full advantage of the unique blend of fibers in Soft Linen: Butterfly, a lace pullover with ¾ length sleeves and contrasting trim at the neckline; Windsong, an A-line skirt with stripes at the hem and elastic at the waist; and Daisy, a cardigan with two different lace patterns and tie closure.

Look for Meadow Melody at your LYS or purchase the patterns individually online.


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