Trust Shawl: Color Inspiration

Updated: Jan 1




As you may or may not know, I just released my Guiding Principles Shawl Collection, which includes the cozy basically-a-shlanket Trust Shawl. This shawl was designed as a collaboration with Meghan of Native Fibers. In case you're interested in knitting this shawl design (you can find the pattern here!), I've selected a few Native Fiber yarn colorways that I would LOVE to see knit up as Trust Shawls!


Of course, I ought to start with the yarn that I knit my Trust Shawl with. I used her Arctic DK base (a cozy merino BFL) in the Cabernet colorway. I love this deep, cozy color for the Trust Shawl!



Color Inspiration


Climbing Ivy: A beautiful blend of browns, greens, and pinks that remind me of dusk.


Honey Crisp: A vibrant pink and green duo.


Pumpkin Swirl: The most luscious combination of oranges and a tint of brown.


Dark Truffle: A beautiful, deep tonal with a hint of mauve.


Huntsman on Wolverine DK: There's just something about this green with the tweed!


Graveyard on Wolverine DK: The perfect answer if you're looking for neutral, practical, and goes-with-everything, but still has a hint of something special and unique.


Extra-Luxury Color Inspiration - with some Added Mohair


Snowy Owl + Carolina Pride in Wisp


Mauve Over + Uptown Girl in Wisp


Oz + Arrow Head in Wisp



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 DK weight yarns that would also work well in the Trust 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 Swish DK


Knit Picks City Tweed DK


Knit Picks Gloss DK


Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud DK


Wendy Love It DK

Schachenmayr Bravo


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


Yarn Substitution Website

Knit Picks Website

Webs Website

LoveCrafts Website

Michael's Website

Premier Yarns Website


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

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