Saturday, June 11, 2011

Summer Wind

Summer is almost here!  I'm ready, are you?  I'm so excited to share with you my new design, that I think will be the perfect summer accessory.  To get you ready, first, go here


Carrie's Scarf 4

The summer wind came blowin' in
from across the sea
It lingered there touched your hair
And walked with me

Carrie's Scarf 3

All summer long
We sang a song
And then strolled on golden sand
Two sweethearts
And the summer wind

Carrie's Scarf 1

Like painted kites, those days and nights
Went flying by
The world was new
Beneath the bright blue
Umbrella sky

Carrie's Scarf 5

Then softer than
A piper man
One day, it called to you
I lost you to
The summer wind

Carrie's Scarf 2

The autumn wind
And the winter wind
They have come and gone
But still those days
Those lonely days
Go on and on
And guess who sighs his lullabies
Through nights that never end?
My fickle friend,
The summer wind

Carrie's Scarf 6

Summer Wind  

Evening walks along the beach. Unexpected breezes at the picnic. Chilly, air-conditioned movie theaters.  Summer Wind…a light, airy infinity scarf that is the perfect accessory for your favorite summertime activity.

Pattern Notes: Pattern is worked in the round and charts are provided.  The pattern features an easy 2-stitch repeat, which makes modifying the scarf easy if substituting different yarn weights or if a different size is desired.  

Suggested Yarns:  385 (440) yards fingering weight yarns, such as Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light, The Plucky Knitter Primo MCN Fingering, Blue Moon Fiber Arts Marine Silk Fingering, Kolláge Yarns Creamy, The Sanguine Gryphon Skinny Bugga

Material: Size US 5 (3.75mm) circular needle 24”/60cm or 32”/81cm or size needed to obtain gauge, stitch marker, tapestry needle, blocking pins or blocking wire

Gauge: 22-24 sts and 36-40 rows= 4” over st st 

Finished measurements: 24” (26”) wide and 9” (13”) long; note that the size may vary depending on the fiber content of the yarn and how rigorously the scarf is blocked

I'm so excited that the pattern has already been received so well.  Lots of people have already cast on, especially since it is a great one-skein project for those gorgeous yarns in your stash.  It is most likely the new Summer KAL in the Irish Girlie Knits Group on Ravelry (have you joined?).  And I'm offering a special introductory special 20% off the pattern from now until Wednesday, June 15, when you enter the coupon code: happysummer  (enter it in the ravelry coupon code section).

Quite a few special thank yous for this one.  My lovely test knitters, Jocelyn, Lara, and Emily, such awesome, super speedy knitters! And of course, my lovely model, Thayer, and fabulous photographer, Tricia.  Together, they make my pattern come alive.  The pretty, professional layout is by Jill Zielinksi, once again. Thank you all for making my job so much easier!


Don't forget 20% off the pattern until Monday with the coupon code: happysummer   Are you ready for summer?  Ready to cast on?  Let me know!

Happy Summer!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits


watercolordaisy said...

Very pretty! But not for summer in the deep south, lol. Fall and winter, definitely though!

Jean said...

You've created an instant classic - so versatile.

Lorajean Kelley said...

I love the double wrap. I got the pattern, I'm going with Bling. Very excited!

Anonymous said...

What cast on do you recommend?