In pretty much every "Friday Favorites" post I've ever made, I include the shawl pattern I am in love with that week. This isn't so unusual; lots of people have been knitting and designing shawls recently, so there are a plethora of wonderful patterns out there. Shawl constructions vary widely; there are so many different ways to incorporate shape, texture, and color in a shawl.
So I've had many love affairs with shawl patterns, but I had never actually knit one. Scarves, yes; cowls, yes; shawls, no.
Until last month. There was a shawl knit-along in the Plum Dandi Ravelry group (a group for fans of Alicia Plummer and Dandilion Girl's designs), and it was the final push I needed to buy some yarn, pick up my needles, and cast on a shawl.
The thing was, once I started, I couldn't stop. I whipped out a Covered Shawl, and since it's knit in worsted weight it knitted up so quickly (project notes here). I then promptly cast on a Paperwhite Shawl (side note: this was also my first time using Quince & Co. yarn and I am in love. I know, I know, it's taken me forever to jump on the bandwagon and use their yarns, but I am so glad I did. See my project notes here.). I have dubbed this my "Anne of Green Gables" shawl because this color combination never fails to remind me of the cover of my edition of that book.
So here, I present, not one, but two shawls. Ever since I knit these, I've been itching to cast on another, but so far I haven't found the right pattern and yarn-already-in-my-stash combination. Although I did purchase some linen yarn last week...