6 amazing spring and summer shawls!
Shawls work for any season – in the cold weather they keep you warm, but in the spring and summer, they work as perfect sun protection!
In days gone by, there were no factor 50 suncreams, only parasols and shawls. In our modern world we’ve forgotten just how effective a deliciously cool shawl can be at keeping the sun’s rays at bay, made with natural fibres to keep us cool.
Fresh and springy, these flower circles look beautiful crocheted in variegated yarn! Choose any colour combination for your circles – this scarf is crocheted in Debbie Bliss Silk DK which is 100% silk and comes in some beautiful colour blends as well as solid shades too!
Time to have fun! Cherry Kisses is such a quirky, fun ponchette, something to swing around your shoulders when you’re off to a picnic in the park or a trip to the theatre! The poncho above is crocheted in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, which has the perfect palette for vintage style crochet, but your favourite DK or sport weight yarn will work very well too!
This clever reversible shawl has a keyhole built in to enable you to wear it in different ways. Julie Blagojevich’s Fiesta works beautifully in any 4ply yarn, and particularly well using two different shades, as above here in Koigu Painters Palette Premium Merino.
The lace repeat in Garbo, by Nancy L Drew, is easy to remember and the pattern comes in four different lengths. Inspired by the glamour of the 30s and 40s, you can swirl Garbo around your shoulders for wearing in the evening and add beads, or make it up in something zesty and fresh for the daytime! You’ll need a 4ply yarn with some drape, so choose something with silk, or for summer, a linen yarn which might feel stiff as you work with it but will soften beautifully after a wash!
Honey Weather is a lace weight shawl that incorporates lovers’ knots as part of the design – it’s delicate and fine, with beautiful picot edging – a wonderful rectangular shawl that you can wear all summer long! Lena Fedotova has used Malabrigo Lace yarn here, but you can substitute with any lace weight yarn you love!
Are you crocheting for spring and summer? We’d love to see what you’re making! Share it on the Community!