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Dancing in the Rain Shawl: Color Inspiration

Updated: Feb 10, 2020

The Dancing in the Rain Shawl is a fun, lightweight shawl that I designed as a collaboration with Laura of Running on Yarn. Do you struggle to come up with ideas for colorways to use instead of the initial color used in the design? If so, I've put this post together JUST. FOR. YOU.!! Here, I've outlined some beautiful colorways from Laura's shop (all of which would look beautiful as a Running on Yarn Shawl) as well as outlining some more affordable yarn options!

Of course, I ought to start with the yarn that I knit my Dancing in the Rain Shawl with. I used Laura's Two Mile Run Series base (a fun single ply merino) in the Blue/Seaglass colorway.

All of Laura's colors are fun, bright, and beautiful, and every single one of them would work brilliantly for a Dancing in the Rain Shawl, so here I've selected a few of my favorites. Please feel free to browse the rest of Laura's yarn on her website!

Color Inspiration


My Favorite Teal



All the Pink

Dragon - Sparkle Base



Yarn Alternatives

I completely understand that you may not be able to afford hand-dyed yarn, and that is 100% OK! (I wouldn't be able to work with it if it weren't for collaborations!) Because of that, I've selected a list of more affordable fingering weight yarns that would also work well in the Dancing in the Rain Shawl! (Note: I am not affiliated with any of the links -- I am just providing this list for your reference. The images are the images from the links provided.)

Knit Picks Comfy Fingering

Knit Picks Palette

Knit Picks Stroll Sock

Premier Yarns Serenity Sock

Premier Yarns Wool-Free Sock

To perform your own search for affordable sock weight yarns, here are a couple places to start your search:

Yarn Substitution Website

Knit Picks Website

Webs Website

LoveCrafts Website

Michael's Website

Premier Yarns Website

Have you made a selection for your Dancing in the Rain Shawl color(s)? If so, what have you chosen? Laura and I would love to hear about it in the comments below, on Instagram (be sure to tag @snickerdoodleknits and @runningonyarn), and on Ravelry (share it in my group and/or link your yarn and pattern on your project page)!

You may purchase the Dancing in the Rain Shawl on Ravelry, PatternVine, and LoveCrafts Knitting. Interested in learning about the inspiration behind the design? Check out the other Dancing in the Rain Shawl blog here!

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