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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.