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!)

Standing Ovation + Spooky Season

Verden's Ende + Penelope

Grey Lady + Sparrow

Honey + Elridge

Plumage + Blush

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.)

Knit Picks Comfy Fingering

Schachenmayr Baby Smiles Cotton

Valley Yarns Huntington

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

Yarn Substitution Website

Knit Picks Website

Webs Website

LoveCrafts Website

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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