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Hope Shawl: Color Inspiration

Updated: Jan 1, 2020

As you may or may not know, I just released my Guiding Principles Collection, which includes the gorgeous, drapey Hope Shawl. This shawl was designed as a collaboration with the sweet Rachel of Six & Seven Fiber in Colorado. In case you're interested in knitting this shawl design (you can find the pattern here!), I've selected a few Six & Seven Fiber yarns that would look UH-MAY-ZING knit into the Hope Shawl.

Of course, I ought to start with the yarn that I knit my Hope Shawl with. I used her Barley base (a squishy single-ply superwash merino) in the Morning Glory colorway. Stunning!!! (Since my wedding over 3 years, where my colors were green and purple, I've realized how much I love the purple-green combo!)

While I honestly think you could knit the Hope Shawl with *anything* in Rachel's shop, here are a few that especially stand out to me!

One-Color Ideas

Oxford: A stunning orange/red/brown/purple mixture that is overflowing with autumnal vibes

Blossom 006: A beautiful, calm mixture of green, purples, and white that eludes to springtime.

Bohemian Rhapsody: A bright, colorful combination of pinks, corals, and oranges with speckles of all colors!

General Merriment: A deep, settling blend of greens, dark browns, and a deep purple.

September Forever: A beautiful orange and pink blend with the pink tones taking over the stage.

Two-Color Ideas

I think the Hope Shawl would look amazing as a two color shawl -- I personally would just knit the two garter stripes in the contrasting color, and maybe make those garter stripes just a touch longer. (Don't worry, it's super easy to make those kinds of hacks with this simple pattern!)

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 fingering weight yarns that would also look great in the Hope 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 fingering weight yarns, here are a couple places to start your search:

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


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