Silver Threads

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And again!

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Yarn-wise, this has been a productive summer. Since I want both to make some inroads on my stash and to stay warm, I’ve been making one shawlette/shawl/cowl/scarf after another. Often I like to try new patterns, but it can be interesting to try different things with patterns I’ve already worked up.  So here are a couple of repeats: another Daybreak shawl and another Grande Wrap.

Daybreak shawlette

Daybreak

For the Daybreak shawl, I wanted to try something besides pastels. The challenge was to find something Not Pastel that was still light enough not to wash me out and in cool colors so that it wouldn’t clash with both me and my entire wardrobe. So solid gray again as the base color, paired with a yarn that goes through shades of purple, green, and brown. It’s hard for me to find colors that say autumn and don’t make me look ill in the process, but I think this combination worked out pretty well.

Marble Shawl

Marble Shawl

After I made a Grande Wrap in February, I wore it a lot. Thanks to the ties, it stays on while I move around, so I decided to make one for work. But things are messier there—dust, ink, book rust, little shredded bits from torn padded envelopes—so a plain off-white shawl did not sound like a good idea. For this version, I chose a colorway that naturally looks like I might have splashed something on it. I named this one the Marble Shawl—Grande Wrap sounds more like a giant burrito than an accessory. 🙂
MarbleShawl2

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Muted Daybreak
Pattern: Daybreak
Yarn: Crystal Palace Mini Solid
Color: 1106 Oyster Gray
Yarn: Crystal Palace Mini Mochi
Color: 324 Drama
Needles: 5 (3.75 mm)

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Marble Shawl
Pattern: Grande Wrap
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick
Color: 505 Marble
Needles: 13 (9.0 mm)

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2 thoughts on “And again!

  1. I especially love the Daybreak. I made one a couple years ago and have the yarn for another.

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    • I think this will be my last one for a while, especially as I’m now obsessed with making Fortune’s Shawlettes. But there are still great long-repeat yarns out there and it’s a good pattern for them, so maybe another one at some point…

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