Powder and Dust

Powder and Dust Shawl

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!  

The Yarn

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.

The Pattern 

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.

Powder and Dust


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

Powder and Dust

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!

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