What a weekend! The weather was spectacular, and I was out in NJ chatting with awesome knitters and signing books at Trillium Yarns. I didn't want it to end. This morning I woke up to rain, but I would rather think about the sunny days to come. In that spirit today's featured pattern from Kirsten Kapur Shawl Book One is Thalia.
I love the photos Gale Zucker took of this design. Sofie has had the vintage bathing suit she's wearing in the images for years, and it couldn't have been more perfect for capturing the lighthearted spirit we were after. The well-loved beach bike, also just right for the look we wanted, belongs to a friend of Gale's.
Thalia is a true summer shawl. Double yarn overs create a very open fabric, making it an excellent choice for warm weather knitting. The leaf lace border, with a crochet chain bind off adds just the right feminine touch.
The simplicity of the openwork created by the yarn overs also allows for working the pattern in two colors. Just alternate yarns every two rows throughout the body with two semi-solids or one semi-solid and one variegated yarn. I love the one I made with Claudia Handpainted in Mangled Tangled and Lipstick.
Here's to the warm summer days ahead!