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.
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.
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. 🙂
Yarn: Crystal Palace Mini Solid
Color: 1106 Oyster Gray
Yarn: Crystal Palace Mini Mochi
Color: 324 Drama
Needles: 5 (3.75 mm)
Pattern: Grande Wrap
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick
Color: 505 Marble
Needles: 13 (9.0 mm)