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Responsibly Handmade Fashion by Jean Chung

FO: Summer Flies

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Officially, summer ended about 2 weeks ago. But in So Cal, it just did. Last week, the temperature during the daytime was around 105+ degrees everyday. It's never been this bad in Irvine. It's more normal today, around 83 degrees, BUT it DID rain for 5 minutes this morning.... accompanied with a loud thunder.

Fall just started here.

So, it's seemingly appropriate to post about this shawl, which I made for my knitting/crochet friend, Sunnie. It was her birthday last Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving), which ironically was on the "Beginning of Autumn."

Pattern: Summer Flies (Ravelry Link) (my project page)

Yarn: Emu Superwash DK

This pattern calls for worsted weight yarn; but I decided to go with this DK weight yarn for 2 reasons: 1) I like LACY, loosely-knit fabric for shawl designs, and 2) superwash yarns stretch SOOO MUCH after getting fully wet and blocked.

And as I correctly anticipated, the yarn stretched and the shawl grew to a full size shawl after being wet blocked.

This project took 2 days to knit, and 1.5 days to block. I totally made the deadline, because the knitting group met up to celebrate Sunnie's birthday on last Saturday. I'm so glad she liked it! She loves deep red, so the color looks really good on her. Isn't it kind of odd that we knitters often find knitted presents more exciting than the yarns gifts?