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Endurance Shawl: Color Inspiration

Updated: Jan 1, 2020

As you may or may not know, I just released my Guiding Principles Collection, which includes the incredibly squishy Endurance Shawl. This shawl was designed as a collaboration with the the talented Steve (and Andy!) of Leading Men Fiber Arts. In case you're interested in knitting this shawl design (you can find the pattern here!), I've selected a few Leading Men Fiber Arts yarn trios that would be stunning combinations for the Endurance Shawl.

Of course, I ought to start with the yarn that I knit my Endurance Shawl with. I used the Dramaturg base (the squishiest superwash merino DK) in the Midnight Rendezvous, Orchard Slope, and Raspberry Parfait colorways. I love the colors, and I could knit this shawl 10 times over, all in LMFA yarn!

You most certainly could knit a one-color version of the Endurance Shawl in any color from Steve and Andy's collection, but (IMO) half the fun is selecting the color options! So, here are is a small sampling of three-color combos that I put together!

Color Inspiration

London Fog + Just Sayin' + Darkest Hour

Electric Avenue + My Lip Gloss Be Poppin' + Imperial

Perfection + Trewe Luv + Tranquil

Black Walnut + Green Gables + Vengeance

Alien Attack + Safety Dance + Nacho Cheese

Poison Apple + Pipeline + Darkest Hour

Ice Ice Baby + Imperfection + Perfection

Dames at Sea + Industrial + Darkest Hour

The Haunted Wood + Envy + Industrial

Gothic Queen + Grapes of Wrath + Black Walnut

I completely understand that you may not be able to afford hand-dyed yarn, and that is 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 DK weight yarns that would also work well in the Endurance 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.)

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

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


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