Two of our Raverly friends, Tara and Amanda recently finished Andrea Mowry shawl patterns to equally beautiful effect! We’d like to share their new shawls with you and introduce you to the patterns they selected to work with.
First up is Andrea Mowry’s recently published Cinnabar shawl pattern.
This asymmetrical pattern combines garter stitch and brioche for deliciously comforting stretch and coziness. It has a wingspan of approximately 74”/188 cm and a depth of 32”/81 cm when worked at the recommended gauge. One of the fun and rewarding aspects of any shawl pattern is that you can adjust the finished measurements with your yarn selection.
Tara paired our DK weight Touch of Grey Mewesic with Aran weight Spincycle Dream State in the Devilish Grin colorway. Andrea’s pattern calls for two contrasting yarns of slightly different gauges.
“Using two different weights of yarn adds even more texture to this shawl. I kept my MC neutral and used my CC to play with color. Anything from another solid, to gradient sets or even stash scraps would be great! You are looking for a flowy fabric with nice drape. I recommend yarns with some bounce back (wool, for example) to help keep the brioche from stretching out too much. The best way to know if your yarn choice will work is to do a swatch and wet block it! If you like the drape and feel, then go for it!”
Earlier this summer our friend Amanda started Andrea’s Satellite shawl; another design that pairs garter stitch and brioche to play with color and texture.
Amanda used our 2-ply fingering weight yarn and paired undyed creamy white with several hand painted skeins in autumnal hues of gold and ochre. This design has an even more generous wingspan of 83”/211 cm and a center depth of 32.5”/82.5 cm.
Both of these shawls will be large enough to snuggle into on a brisk fall morning. When worked up with any of our woolen spun yarns, their generous volume will not weigh you down. The bounciness and elasticity of our yarns will ensure that the brioche sections don’t stretch beyond reason, which will keep your shawl looking freshly knit.
We hope that these two beautiful projects may inspire a new shawl of your own. Thank you Amanda and Tara for sharing your photos!