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Visit Ancient Arts Yarns + Dye Studio - 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, Alberta

Visit Ancient Arts Yarns + Dye Studio - 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, Alberta


Summer Road Trip Shawl Kit

Color: Gentian
Land's End
Alexandrite Effect
Dragon's Blood Sedum
Lake Louise
Purple Rock Cress
Size: Small

by Caroline Sommerfeld


Each KIT includes the Pattern and the amount of Yarn required


The Summer Road Trip Shawl is a project that is perfect for taking along on your summer holiday, whether you are travelling on the road or enjoying a staycation in your backyard! This simple asymmetric bias shawl is fun to knit and takes advantage of assigned pooling to introduce some very enjoyable texture and colour that is easy to memorize. This shawl can be knit as either a one or two skein project and if you like you can add an additional optional pop of colour in your final border with a mini skein. This shawl shape is perfect for summer wear as the curve created by the simple shawl shaping hugs your shoulders and keeps you cozy on a cool evening.

24 sts and 32 rows in 10cm/4”. Gauge is not crucial for this project but significant differences may change the size of your shawl.


Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Socknado (80% Fine Merino / 20% Nylon – 100gm/3.5oz, 350m/385yds). 1 (2) skeins.

Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Socknado Mini Twister 70 meters / 76 yards per 20 gram / 0.7 oz skein. 1 mini skein in a contrasting colour.

Needle Size: One Circular needle size 3.5mm/US 4 24” (length according to preference) or size to achieve gauge.

Notions: tapestry/darning needle, stitch markers

Yarn Selection Hints:

This shawl is designed to be worked with assigned pooling. Assigned pooling requires a colourway that has a distinct (and preferably unique) colour section that stands out from the rest of the skein. For best results this colour section should strongly contrast with the rest of the skein. The length of the colour section should be at least 20cm (8”) but should take up no more than ¼ of the total circumference of the skein. 

Colour: Sample 1 (one skein shawl) is worked in Land’s End. Sample 2 (two skein shawl) is worked in Gentian.

The kits are available in Land's End, Alexandrite Effect, Dianthus, Dragon's Blood Sedum, Forget-Me-Not, Gentian, Juniper, Lake Louise, and Purple Rock Cress.

Socknado – 80% SW Fine Merino/20% Nylon
350 meters / 385 yards per 100 gram / 3.5 oz skein

A download link for the pattern PDF will be sent to you when the Kit is ready to be shipped. It is included as part of the shipping confirmation notice.

To purchase pattern only, go here.

While we make every effort to represent colour accurately, they may vary slightly when viewed on different monitors.

Dyed-to-Order:  Please note that with dyed-to-order yarns you will need to allow up to 2 - 3 weeksfor us to dye and ship your yarn. In addition, while we strive for consistency, due to the hand dye process variations may exist between (and with some colourways within) dye lots. Therefore it is important to order sufficient yarn for your project, and if a uniform result is preferred we suggest alternating skeins. We hope that you will value and appreciate the beautiful and unique creations of the hand dye process and are always happy to assist you in working with hand dyed yarns!