Summer Knitting: Chevron, Garter, and Suri!

  • Bright lemon yellow shawl draped around mannequin showing off garter and chevron stitches with fingering and suri yarn.
  • Bright lemon yellow shawl draped around mannequin wearing a black moto leather jacket showing off garter and chevron stitches with fingering and suri yarn.
  • Close-up to show off texture of fingering and suri yarn in bright lemon yellow knit in garter and chevron stitches.
  • Chiffon shawl ends showing chevron peaks and valleys giving the bottom of your shawl a beautiful scallop finish along with the I-cord edges. Knit in bright lemon yellow of fingering and suri yarn.

We are nearing those days (or we hope we are) of warm sunshine days and cool nights — but also a time when we may be lucky enough to be chilled out thanks to the A/C in buildings. And so as summer nears, Chiffon will be my go-to for everything! The light airiness of the yarn, stitches, and the bright pop of color to “go with” anything!

Chiffon is an asymmetrical shawl that begins with an i-cord cast-on and alternates two different yarn bases in a growing chevron pattern while maintaining finished i-cord edges. The garter knitting is easy to get lost in while traveling, listening to a book or sharing time with friends.

The yarns used for this shawl design were just the right mix of textures but also happy colors!

This design was inspired by an upcoming venture to Spain for a yoga retreat. I wanted something light and airy for the summer, but a bright accent to pop with any attire or location… a fancy dinner, touring a museum, or hanging on the water.

Designed for fingering weight yarn. For the sample, I purchased yarns from House of A La Mode. Heather is always creating something spectacular in all the bright colors!

About the yarns:
House of A La Mode House Party (84% Superwash Merino & 16% Cotton Acrylic Donegal Nep, 464 yd/424 m, 100 g) in Chiffon (C1). Pattern uses 788 yd/721 m.
House of A La Mode House Suri (74% Baby Suri Alpaca & 26% Silk, 328 yd/300 m, 50 g) in Chiffon (C2). Pattern uses 289 yd/264 m.

Now through Saturday, May 7th, enjoy 20% off. No code needed, just add to your cart! Purchases may be made through my website or Ravelry. If you purchase on my website, just drop your Ravelry ID (if you wish) in the comments and I will gladly add the pattern to your library there too.

With your purchase, you will receive three versions – Print, Mobile, and Low-Vision PDFs. The Low-Vision Accessible PDF includes the following features:
– The main text is black 24 pt sans serif and all text is black on a white background.
– No italics are used
– The directions are in written form in LV pdf
– Images have alt text

Happy Making! I cannot wait to see your versions of Chiffon!