Back in March, I was itching to cast on a shawl. I dove into my stash and looked at patterns on Ravelry…. There are so, so many shawls in my “favorite” list! I finally settled on a pattern from Veera Valimaki, Powder and Dust. It looked soft and lovely….just what I was looking for!
Looking through my stash, I tried to think like Andrea Mowry and put together a nice fade. Immediately, two skeins seemed to go together perfectly – one from ThreadHead Knits, with a purple base, and another from La Bien Aimee, with a light grey base. Both of these had fluorescent accents that worked very well together.
The third color gave me some problems but I finally settled upon a skein from A Homespun House called Berlin Sunrise (the original iteration of that colorway). The pink and black speckles paired nicely with the speckles from the other two skeins.
This shawl is a traditional V-shape. Veera’s pattern features two lace sections – and the basic pattern motif looks like little paw prints or flowers. So lovely!
This pattern wasn’t specific about how many inches to knit between the lace sections – or when to change color. I both liked and disliked that. Flexibility is good but I also like structure! Near the end, I had a lot of yarn leftover so I inserted one pattern repeat of the little paw prints, just to add a little something near the bottom of the shawl.
Pattern: Powder and Dust by Veera Valimaki
Yarn: (light to dark) A Homespun House in Berlin Sunrise; La Bien Aimee in Pop Grunce; ThreadHead Knits in Crybaby
Needles: US 6 (4 mm)
Made for: me
Time to Completion: 5.2 months
This shawl provided a lovely respite from sock knitting. When not doing a lace section, this is knit in stockinette – so it’s perfect for TV knitting.
If you’re looking for a relaxing knit with just a bit of lace, this is the perfect shawl for you!