Updated: Jan 16, 2021
Are you in love with the Lovely in Lace Wrap 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, lacy pattern, the Lovely in Lace Wrap is a beautiful and elegant accessory to wear when you're feeling just a touch fancy. The design uses three simple lace motifs that are repeated throughout the pattern while alternating between four yarn colors.
Because this wrap was originally designed for the Tippy Tree Yarns Audrey Hepburn Advent MKAL, I used the Tippy Tree Yarns Audrey Hepburn Advent MKAL yarns for December 2020 ~ the colors were called Audrey Grace, Audrey Beauty, Audrey Glam, and Audrey Style. They were so pretty!
But, of course, they were part of the special event and are not available for purchase. The wrap 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 lace.
(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 Lovely in Lace Wrap.
The pattern is easy to customize in the color order and the number of colors you wish to use. The shawl was designed with 4 fingering weight mini skeins, but you may wish to use just 2 full skeins of fingering weight instead. So, I've included some 4-color combinations that I think will look great, and I think that almost any 2 colors that I put next to each other would work well for a 2-color version. I've ordered them in the direction I would choose for the shawl (Color 1, Color 2, Color 3, and then Color 4), but this could also be flipped (Color 4, Color 3, Color 2, and then Color 1).
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.
Recommended by the Dyer: Thotful Spot, Tracking a Woozle, Floating in the Blue, and Heffalump Dream
Passionate, Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship, Last Page First, and Pretty in Pink
Branches, Last Page First, Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship, and Passionate
Last Page First, Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship, The Chestnuts, and Pretty in Pink
The Chestnuts, Pretty in Pink, Where You Lead, and Branches
Branches, Captivating, Thotful Spot, and Meadow
Dusky Beard Tongue, Branches, Best Wishes Warmest Regards, and Airport Meetup
Best Wishes Warmest Regards, Captivating, Floating in the Blue, and Branches
Floating in the Blue, Tracking a Woozle, Thotful Spot, and Meadow
Kanga and Roo, Floating in the Blue, Tracking a Woozle, and The Chestnuts
Tracking a Woozle, Thotful Spot, Meadow, and The Chestnuts
You Jump I Jump, Floating in the Blue, Tracking a Woozle, and The Chestnuts
Branches, Passionate, I Smell Snow, and I Want Candy
1000 Yellow Daisies, Amazing Doggy Swami, That's Mine This Is Yours, and Everything is Magical
It Had to Be You, Amazing Doggy Swami, That's Mine This is Yours, 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.