Love Yourself Shawl: Color Inspiration

My newest pattern release is the Love Yourself Shawl. This shawl was designed as a collaboration with Marian of Marianated Yarns. You can find the shawl pattern for download on Ravelry here, and you can read more about the shawl (and other locations to purchase the pattern) here! In this blog post, I'll share some other colors you may wish to use from Marianated Yarns, as well as some more affordable yarn options!



The colorway that I used is a gorgeous multi-pink color called Rose Quartz.


In my personal opinion, any of the Marianated Scrumptious HT colors would look beautiful with the Love Yourself Shawl pattern, but here are a few of my personal favorites! (It took everything in me to not pick all of her colors!)



Drizzly Day


Cosmic

Beach Glass

Tequila Sunrise

Greige

The Forest Through the Trees

Faerie Braids

Berry Frappe

Clouds in My Coffee

Ogre Swamp


Affordable 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 would also work well with the Love Yourself 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.) All prices shown are USD and do not account for shipping costs. When ordering your yarn, remember that many of these yarns sell in 50 gram balls rather than 100 gram skeins.


Knit Picks Stroll

75% Merino/25% Nylon, this yarn would cost up to $11 for the one skein version and $22 for the two skein version. (Some colors are on sale, so it could be cheaper!)


Knit Picks Gloss Fingering

A 75% Merino/25% Silk blend, this is the most expensive (and most luxurious) yarn on my "Affordable Yarns" list, but it is about half the price (not accounting for the price of shipping) of the yarn I used. A one-skein version of the shawl would cost between $10.50 and $15, and a two-skein version of the shawl would cost between $21 and $30.


Scheepjes Invicta Extra

A 75% wool/25% polyamide blend, this yarn would cost about $8 for the one-skein version and $16 for the two-skein version. The biggest downside of this yarn? LoveCrafts has a limited selection of color options.

Premier Chamonix

80% Acrylic, 10% Polyamide, and 10% Mohair, this must be a pleasantly soft yarn to work with! The yarn is currently on sale for $3 a ball from $7, which seems to me like a good excuse to try it out! Each ball contains slightly less yarn than the skeins I used, so if you wanted to complete the pattern as written, on the sale price, this yarn would cost $6 for the one-skein version and $9 for the two-skein version. Plus, you'd have extra to make the shawl longer if you wanted!


Premier Wool-Free Lace

88% Acrylic, 7% PBT, and 5% Glitter, this yarn is not boring! Add some extra color and glitter to your shawl with this yarn for $6 for the one-skein version and $12 for the two-skein version.

Jojoland Melody Superwash

This 100% wool yarn is priced very similarly to the Knit Picks Gloss yarn and offers a variety of fun, multi-color options. $13 for the one-skein version and $26 for the two-skein version.


Valley Yarns Huntington

Last but not least, this 75% Wool/25% Nylon blend is offered in a luscious array of solid colors, but it is also in the higher range of this list, costing $11 for a one-skein shawl and $22 for the two-skein version.


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

Yarn Substitution Website

Knit Picks Website

Webs Website

LoveCrafts Website

Michael's Website

Premier Yarns Website


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

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