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Gracefully Shawl Knitting Pattern: Yarn Recommendations

Loving the Gracefully Shawl knitting pattern but not sure what yarn to use? Continue reading for color recommendations using Tippy Tree Yarns (the yarn that I used), affordable yarn suggestions, and a list of resources to search for other yarns that will work for the pattern!

A fun, engaging, textured pattern, the Gracefully Shawl is a simple but elegant accessory perfect for dressing up a simple outfit.

Because this wrap was originally designed for the Tippy Tree Yarns Grace Kelly ICON MKAL, I used the Tippy Tree Yarns Audrey Hepburn Advent MKAL yarns for July 2021 ~ the colors were called Femme Fatale, Elegance, Romance, and Princess Grace. They were so pretty!

But, of course, they were part of the special event and are not available for purchase. The shawl will look great in most solid, tonal, and lightly speckled yarns. The main thing to remember when selecting your yarn is that the darker and/or the busier the yarn is, the more it will hide the textures.

(Learn more about the inspiration behind the design here.)

Tippy Tree Yarns Colors

Tippy Tree Yarns carries a beautiful array of colors, many of which would work together well for the Gracefully Shawl.

The pattern is easy to customize in the color order and the number of colors you wish to use. The shawl was designed with four 50-gram skeins of fingering weight, but you may wish to use 2 full 100-gram skeins of fingering weight instead. If you're working with two colors, you can either work all of skein one and then all of skein two, or you can work skein one for colors 1 and 3, and skein two for colors 2 and 4. If you're working with three colors, I would likely combine colors 3 and 4 in the pattern for your third color.

So, here I've put together combinations of 2, 3, and 4 colors that I think will look great for the Gracefully Shawl pattern. I've ordered them in the direction I would choose for the shawl, starting with color 1 on the left and ending with color 4 on the right.

Just click on the photo to view that color in the Tippy Tree Yarns shop!

Note: The following yarn images are from the credited websites.

2-Color Yarn Combinations

Twist and Captivating

Mountainside and Captivating

You Jump I Jump and Pinecone

Let's Call the Whole Thing Off and Pinecone

3-Color Yarn Combinations

Let's Call the Whole Thing Off, Windsor Castle, and Live Again

The Chestnuts, Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship, and Last Page First

Branches, I Smell Snow, and I Want Candy

4-Color Yarn Combinations

Branches, Last Page First, Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship, and It's Raining Men

Live Again, Windsor Castle, Let's Call the Whole Thing Off, and Pinecone

That's Mine This Is Yours, 1000 Yellow Daisies, Everything is Magical, and I Want Candy

Sweet Treats, Twist, Captivating, and Mountainside

Alternative Yarns List

Can't afford hand-dyed yarn? I completely understand! That is A-OK! Here I've selected a list of more affordable fingering weight yarns that should also work with this design! (Note: I am not affiliated with any of the links -- I am just providing this list for your reference. I have also not worked with any of the yarns. These suggestions are purely from some internet searching.)

I've provided a few bits of information on each yarn for your own comparison. All prices shown are USD and do not account for shipping costs. The list is ordered from least expensive to most expensive per gram. For the sake of comparison, I've written everything in terms of 100 grams. The yarns with yardages and fiber content most similar to the yarn that I used typically create the most similar fabrics to the original design.

The yarn that I used was: 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon; 463 yds/100 grams

80% Acrylic, 10% Polyamide,10% Mohair; 447 yds/100 grams; $5.87/100 grams

*Due to the mohair, this will create a slightly fuzzy fabric with less definition in the lace.

75% wool/25% polyamide; 460 yds/100 grams; $7.90/100 grams

75% Wool, 25% Nylon; 436 yds/100 grams; $10.98/100 grams

75% Merino/25% Nylon; 462 yds/100 grams; $11.98/100 grams

75% Merino/25% Silk; 440 yds/100 grams; $15.98/100 grams

*Due to the silk in this yarn, it will drape differently; it will have less structure.

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

Have you made a yarn selection for your Gracefully Shawl? If so, what have you chosen? I would love to hear about it in the comments below, on Instagram (be sure to tag @snickerdoodleknits and @tippytreeyarns), and on Ravelry (link your yarn and pattern on your project page)!

Learn more about the Gracefully Shawl knitting pattern and purchase here.


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