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2.5, 2.75, 3.0 mm

$12.60 - $13.00

All needle sizes in 40cm (16"), 60cm (24"), 80cm (32"), and 100cm (40")

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

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 Pattern

Summer Road Trip Shawl

By Caroline Sommerfeld

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.


Prepare for the KAL by prepping your yarn and working a gauge swatch. Your pattern will update on the morning of the start of the KAL and you can dive right in and start knitting!

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.


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.

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

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 

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


Pattern is available as a downloadable PDF at checkout.  A link for future download will also be emailed to you with your receipt.

Patterns and e-books are all delivered by digital download. If your order includes yarn or other items requiring shipment a pattern download email will be sent by our system at the same time and date as shipping confirmation. If your order only includes a pattern and no yarn, the system will immediately send an email with a download link. Our system will send a fresh link to download a new version of a pattern when updates occur. Details on changes to patterns can be found on our pattern errata page.

Ancient Arts Yarn can be purchased through several different options:

  • Place an order through this website
  • Come visit our store at 607 Manitou Road SE, Calgary, AB
  • Order over the phone at 403-454-5663
  • Visit a local yarn shop that stocks Ancient Arts Yarns. A list of shops can be found under the stockist menu above.

Need help choosing the right yarn for your next project? Including questions on:

  • Choosing the right yarn base
  • Colour choices
  • Calculating yarn requirements

Please contact us at 403-454-5663 or email us at sales@ancientartsfibre.com to get started.

Order Changes

If you need to make changes to your order before you receive a shipping notice, please don't hesitate to contact us. We'll do our best to accommodate any changes you need. We can be reached by email at sales@ancientartsfibre.com or phone at 403-454-5663.

Combining Orders

To save on shipping costs, you can combine your orders. To do so, please contact us by email at sales@ancientartsfibre.com or by phone at 403-454-5663. If your order has not yet shipped, we can combine it with another order and refund to you any shipping costs may be saved by combining.

Shipments to United States

  • Shipped by USPS or UPS
  • Please note that only USPS will deliver to US PO Boxes
  • Tracking numbers provided on all shipments
  • All brokerage and duty paid by Ancient Arts, you will incur no additional cost to receive your order

Shipments to Canada

  • Shipped by Canada Post, ICS Courier, Purolator and UPS
  • Please note that only Canada Post will deliver to PO Boxes
  • All brokerage and duty paid by Ancient Arts, you will incur no additional cost to receive your order

Shipments to International (Outside Canada & USA)

  • Shipped by USPS and Canada Post.
  • Tracking number available to most destinations
  • You are responsible for any additional brokerage, duties or taxes that may be incurred on import into your country. We cannot change or reduce the amount on your commercial invoice or change the description to gift.

We offer a 60-day return and exchange policy from the date of shipment. To be eligible for a return or exchange yarn must be in original condition with label intact and be scent and smoke-free. Please note that shipping fees are non-refundable. Refunds will be issued to the original payment method used for the purchase.

Please contact us by email at sales@ancientartsfibre.com or by phone at 403-454-5663 to arrange return.

Phone: 403-454-5663

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