I spent almost $100 less than I would have and I still got a tabletop tripod, case, and memory card. I went for a walk to snap a few pictures and finally took pictures of my (not so) newly finished Summer Flies.
Pattern: Summer Flies
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I really, really enjoyed this pattern. After all the work my Beatnik took, this was a relaxing knit. I also think I have found my go-to cotton blend yarn. Plymouth Yarn's Jeannee DK is 51% cotton and 49% acrylic. It is incredibly affordable and the drape and feel is fabulous. Perfect for summer/early fall knitting.
I've been searching for a brown leather jacket for next year, and I think this would go perfectly.
I would definitely wear this as a scarf instead of as a shawl, but as a shawl it's easier to show off the great design that Donna Griffin created.
The tutorial for the picot bind-off the pattern linked to has disappeared, so I used Knitty's picot bind of tutorial instead, maintaining the stitch counts of the pattern.
I always enjoy knitting shawls, but I never feel like I can wear them. This pattern was perfect because it works really well as a scarf but has the elements that make a shawl beautiful.