Pattern

Kesäyö

As a kid I was often at weddings in the rural town where my dad grew up. Every time we left a wedding it was already night, but Finnish summer night is not dark at all, and while trying not to fall asleep on the back seat of the car, I watched the misty fields go by.

With the misty summer nights in mind, in Spring 2016 I designed Kesäyö shawl, the name meaning summer night in Finnish.

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The shawl was designed for fingering weight yarn. I used Hedgehog Fibres Sock (400 m/437 yd per 100 g) in Moss (green) and Silence (white). You will need 600 m/656 yd (150 g) of color A, 400 m/437 yd (100 g) of color B. In the model shawl the green is color A and the off-white is color B.

Since more than 100 g of the green was needed, I have added instructions on how to knit the shawl in three colors: color A is for the narrow, green stripes, color B for the white sections and color C is used in the wavy sections. A full skein of each should be plenty for colors B and C, and half a skein is enough for color A.

More detailed info can be found on the pattern’s Ravelry page.

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Introduction

My name is Eeva and I’ve been designing knitwear for a few years now. Thanks to my two lovely kids, there hasn’t been a lot of time for knitting, not to mention writing patterns, but I have managed to release a handful so far.

I live in Jyväskylä, central Finland, with my family. Currently it’s very green and there’s a lot of light, thanks to the summer solstice tomorrow morning. We’re technically in the middle of the night, but it’s nowhere near dark outdoors. The sun set at around 23 p.m. and will rise again at 3.23 a.m. It’s a pity it’s cloudy, otherwise I’d go and take a photo.

Since it’s already past midnight now that I’m typing this, and given the sun will rise in a bit over three(!) hours from now, I’d better get some sleep instead of writing all my personal history in one go.