An abundance of shawls

Over the past couple of weeks, we've received several shawl samples that taken our breath away.  We'd like to share them with you as we know that the "shoulder seasons" of Spring and Fall are perfect for shawls.Here in the foothills of the Rockies, temperatures can shift dramatically within a day, and having an extra layer to drape around your shoulders can be welcome.  Even when heading into to the refrigerated aisles at the grocery store may be enough to make you want an extra little something.stac-shoaigh-02This work of art is Ysolda Teague's Stac Shoaigh shawl.  Our friend Kelly A  knit this up with Cheeky Merino Joy on a US 7 needle. Lovely, and such a breath of spring.Ysolda's patterns are beautifully crafted to ensure great results, and you can find special technique tips on Ysolda's blog page that can make this pattern approachable for even newer knitters!love of spiders 01Kelly also recently dropped off a shawl designed by one of our favorite shawl creators: Melanie Berg.  This version of The Love of Spiders Shawl was created with two skeins of Baah! La Jolla, a fingering weight yarn of 100% merino. yum!Beautiful work Kelly! Thank you for sharing it with us.campside-01The last shawl we want to share with you is this Campside Shawl that was knit up with 3 skeins of Anzula Cricket on a US 6 needle.  This FREE pattern calls for worsted weight yarn, but as you can see, it looks great knit up with the sport weight option we chose.  The lighter weight yarn selection may make the shawl more wearable throughout the year.Ravelry has close to 30,000 shawl patterns in its database, with new ones being added every day.  We can help you find one that speaks to you that can make the most of a yarn you'd like to work with.  We'd be delighted to help you get cast on this week for a project that will keep you comfortable all summer long!