A while ago I found these spring-y purpley yarns at my local yarn shop and it inspired a new shawl design.
The speckled yarn is Baah La Jolla fingering weight merino, from their new spring colors, this colorway is called Purple Haze. I’ve never used this yarn before and it is delicious. So soft and pretty and nice to work with. The plain purple is Round Mountain Fibers fingering merino in Caterpillar Purple. Did you know all their colorways are inspired by things in nature? Yep. How cool is that?
I added some Cascade Heritage fingering merino in Butter from my stash to round out the color palette because this yellow just looks so gorgeous with the purples and it makes them all just pop.
When I got these yarns I was really longing for spring and they reminded me so much of spring flowers - crocus, lilac, irises. Yeah? Yeah.
So I’m calling this shawl Brunch on the Patio because I will probably wear it just to have something around my shoulders when I’m having coffee on the patio on these chilly but sunny spring mornings. Now that it’s finally spring! Actually it’s right on time as normal but February was such an unusually cold wet & even snowy month here, that the warmer spring weather and sun feels especially wonderful. We rarely get snow and we actually had a couple snow days. What the?! It was weird.
But the trees are blooming here again. And birdsong again in the morning. I love this time of year. I can’t wait to get out on the patio with my coffee again. We pretty much live out there most of the year.
This pattern is in testing for a couple weeks and it will be released in early April.
I’m already working on my next pattern, which is a knitted shawl that I actually started working on last spring and it just kind of got abandoned for a while. It uses cotton yarns in bright tropical colors. I think you’ll love it! I’m trying to alternate between releasing knit and crochet patterns so there’s something for everyone. Since I love them both.
Happy making everyone!