Thursday, October 18, 2012

Quick Shawls

We are all about Shawls here at Anacapa Fine Yarns! If you've been in our shop lately, you've probably seen the many samples we have hanging around, and that's because we love to knit shawls! They are so satisfying, fun, and useful! I never thought of myself as a shawl person, but I've really embraced the shawl. They warm you up, and dress up your outfit so easily!

A lot of patterns out there use lace and fingering weight yarns, which are great, but what if you want something a little thicker or faster to knit? Today I want to share with you some of my favorite shawl patterns using thicker yarns. Plus, they are all Free patterns! Let's jump in!

Summer Flies:
I've seen a lot of finished Summer Flies shawls, it's a very popular pattern! This pattern uses a DK or worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles. Quick and pretty!

Quaking Aspen Shawl:
This is a free pattern from the Fibre Company written for their really nice DK weight yarn Acadia, a wool/silk/alpaca blend! Our fearless leader Lois knit a sample of this shawl and it's here on display if you want to come see it in person.

Little Shells:
This is another free one from the same designer of Summer Flies, this one is triangular with a little lace on the edge, so pretty! It was written for a DK weight silk, but would look lovely in any fiber, or even in a worsted weight yarn!


I really like this one, it would probably work up really quick! It's knit in Malabrigo Merino Worsted on size 9 needles.

If you want to see more shawl patterns like these, click here and you can see a ton of them on Ravelry.

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