It’s a week to go until the summer Solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere, and Knit Picks have today published their new summer pattern collection, called Botanic: Nature-Inspired Lace.

The collection contains six lovely laceweight patterns, and I am delighted that my pattern, Solstice, has been included. Solstice is a light coverup for warm sunny days and languid summer nights. A lovely floaty shawl, with a wide neck that makes it easy to slip over the head on cooler evenings. It is knit in Voliere, their brand new laceweight yarn, a mix of 30% Mulberry Silk, 40% Linen and 30% Baby Alpaca.

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Solstice, photo courtesy of Knit Picks

The pattern book, in both hard copy and eBook forms, can be purchased from the Knit Picks Website.

2 thoughts on “Solstice

  1. I’m in love with this pattern! The yarn I’ve selected is finger weight yarn containing silk. Any suggestions on creating this piece with a heavier weight than lace?

    1. Hi Jere, Thank you for asking! The Knit Picks Voliere is a fluffy yarn, so although it is categorised as laceweight, it knits up a little thicker. I would advise swatching using the yarn you want to use, perhaps drop a needle size, and see if you get gauge. I hope it works out for you! Best wishes, Sue.

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