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  • Summer accessories are cool too

    May 27, 2015 1 min read

    I've been writing a lot lately about summer fibers and summer sweaters, but if you're not a sweater knitter, you can still play. Summer fibers make terrific summer accessories. It's always nice to have a little something you can wear to make you feel a little more dressed up, or just a little more covered up in the season of bare arms or bare shoulders. In summer's frigid, over-conditioned air, a lightweight wrap or scarf is exactly right. Pull it around your shoulders when you need it -- toss it in your tote when you don't.

    Ginni has just started a beautiful summer wrap in Hempathy. The pattern is Andrea, by Kirstin Kapur, who designed the lovely Que Sera sweater.

    This wrap takes three skeins of one color, and one skein of another, so it's a great way to experipment with colors. Ginni's chosen two neutrals for a seasonless wrap,

    but you could go totally playful with pink and orange, or navy and lime  With 30+ colors, there are lots of great combinations.  Here are a few of my favorites.

    This shawl, unlike many we've done recently, is worked from the bottom edging up. It's a beautiful and interesting design with enough new techniques that we decided to offer it as a class. In the three sessions, you'll learn everything you need to at each stage, finishing it up at the last class. You'll be so happy with what you've learned and so proud of what you've made. Join us, because you'll love wearing this shawl!

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