Last June, my Summer Rain Shawl became my very first pattern to be published in a magazine. I can't begin to tell you what a thrill it was to see my design in print in The Knitter! I remember spending hours trying to perfect the raindrop shape for the submission, and many swatches later I finally found the perfect combination of stitches. When it was accepted to be featured I was over the moon!
Now that the rights of the pattern have reverted back to me I am pleased to say that the Summer Rain shawl is now available on Ravelry , Payhip and on the website!
The Summer Rain Shawl was inspired by fresh raindrops glistening in the outbreak of the sun.
The pretty crescent shaped shawl is worked in two sections. The top section is worked first, from the top down and knitting in garter stitch to create a soft and textured body. The border section is then worked from the bottom up, starting with the vertical lines of beads and yarnover lace.
A contrast colour yarn is joined to work the raindrop motif section incorporating subtle beads that twinkle throughout. The 2 sections are then grafted together at the end.
Summer Rain Shawl kits are available for this pattern from www.undertheolivetreeknits.com