anticipating autumn

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And now for the next offering in our ensemble summer lace KAL—this beautiful crescent shawl in two sizes, designed by kirsten kapur, named Anticipating Autumn.

this is the piece to start now, in preparation for the cooler nights of september and the chilly mornings of october! kirsten chose to knit her sample in our luscious ginny sport yarn—this soft, cuddly yarn makes the ultimate in snuggly fabrics, with a cashmere-y halo, pearly sheen, and beautiful drape. the color shown here is georgia, a cool, silvery gray.

worked from the top down in a half-octagon construction of four pie-shaped wedges, the body of the shawl is knit in brioche stitch to create a light, lofty fabric that swirls effortlessly around the shoulders and neck.

a deep lace hem of lotus flowers and mesh completes the design and kirsten used her signature crochet bind off for a loopy, stretchy finish.

the design is shown here in the petite size, which takes just two skeins of ginny sport. we’ve been experimenting as well with the fabric; we just received a shop sample today in our deco fingering yarn that is a knockout in our new bronze shade—we’ll bring you photos of this new one as soon as david can take some!

as kirsten explains in the pattern notes, this shawl could really be knit in any size yarn as long as the appropriate needle size is used and you swatch to make sure you like the fabric. i can just imagine this piece knit up in cozy stone soup fingering OR DK—or how about one of our mohair sport options? cabécou brillant sport or chebris sport would offer a fabric beyond luscious. need a cooler, lighter fabric, even for fall? then hempshaugh fingering would be another great choice!

to get started david has created yarn/pattern kits for the anticipating autumn shawl in all shades of bare naked wools ginny sport and deco fingering yarns. when ordering a kit, please add a note if you’d like to receive your pattern in ravelry.

interested in knitting this piece and joining our ensemble summer lace KAL on ravelry?
to view and purchase pattern only, please click here for ravelry purchase and click here for knitspot pattern shop purchase.

many, many thinks to our friend kirsten kapur for this wonderful late-summer design, perfectly in tune with the days to come.