When the weather (actually) starts getting warmer, you don’t really want to be knitting out of the A/C with a big pile of fabric in your lap. While I’ve certainly worked on a sweater at the beach, it’s not ideal. Neither is traveling and worrying about losing one of those six mini skeins.
I see summer as the perfect time to pick out that single skein of fingering in your stash that you really love and knit up a little something to drape over your shoulders or around your neck when you start wanting to put wool on your skin again.
I’ve long said that shawls, and infinity scarves, are potato chip knitting, because they are easily addictive and tend to cause less consternation than socks — there’s no such thing as Second Shawl Syndrome.
Here are some new designs and a few old favorites for that prized skein.
Janina Kallio has a whole bunch of single-skein shawls, but my favorite has to be Drops of Honey, above, which she designed especially for the 2016 Indie Untangled Where We Knit yarn club. It’s simple enough to be mindless, with just enough interest with the eyelets.
Zilver by Lisa Mutch
Pebble Beach Shawlette by Helen Stewart
Country Song Shawl by Gabrielle Vézina
Another Where We Knit pattern that’s now available to the general public, this is also fairly easy knitting, with a twist (pun intended) from the cables.
Brighton by Veronica Parsons
Spice of Life Cowl by Louise Zass-Bangham
Starshower by Hilary Smith Callis