Friday Faves – Gradient Shawls

I’ve been on the lookout for a good shawl option for my Freia handpaints Ombre laceweight.  Once I got started with my searching, I came across several good candidates.  After looking at them I realized they’d be good for a variety of yarns

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  • Chi-Roob – I was surprised to see this was released back in March.  I don’t know how I missed it.  I love the organic shape.  Wouldn’t that deep V look awesome draped on your back?
  • Sweet Summer Rays – You don’t see it in the thumbnail, but the shawl has 2 textures to define the shape of the rays.  This would work beautifully in a hand dyed to show off each section a bit differently.
  • Octo Shawl – The newest shawl in the group, released just a few days ago.  The designer used 3 different (but similar) shades of Malabrigo Lace but you could easily get the same effect with any of the yarns I listed.

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  • Northern Lights – This one has been in my faves *forever*.  The chevrons really get me.  They’re just so much fun to knit.
  • Pogona – I’m sure you all recognize this one from Stephen West.  You may recall that I started a Pogona last year.  And guess what?  It uses M1s.  I think I may rip it and try again with my newfound discovery.   Lovely shape but I hated knitting it.
  • Furrows Shawl – Part of Miriam Felton’s Chevron Collection – 6 designs all incorporating chevrons.  The crescent shape is an easy sell for me.  If you like the look of Furrows but don’t want to commit to a full shawl, Miriam also has the Furrows Cowl.

As I was putting together this post I was reminded of how many yarns I want to buy.  This Friday Faves may be bad for my checkbook…

I’ll catch you on the purl side.

5 thoughts on “Friday Faves – Gradient Shawls

  1. Well, I don’t know how I missed the Furrows Shawl ~ I love it! As for Friday Faves being bad for your checkbook, don’t even ask what it’ll do to mine!

  2. sorry to hear about your checkbook, but personally I see a great need there! :)
    I am rather taken with the Summer Ravs.

  3. Loving the Sweet Summer Rays shawl. I have a ton of fingering weight, and this is perfect.

  4. Gosh, I love Freia Handpaints. I used some of the single ply worsted weight and it is honestly the best single ply yarn I’ve ever used. It was well balanced (didn’t kink up on itself) and was buttery smooth. I hope the laceweight is just as much fun to knit with.

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