After a huge amount of trawling on my favourite yarn sites, I have finally decided on the colour choices for my Nordic Shawl pattern from My Rose Valley. Now I know I only blogged about getting the pattern the other day so you could argue how have I had time to organise the yarn already, but I can tell you that I have done little else with my (limited) spare time since my last blog – going on my favourite yarn sites Deramores and Wool Warehouse, looking at all the DK yarns, working out what would go most with my favourite clothes, looking at colour and contrast and all those lovely things, and this time Wool Warehouse won!
I was originally going for acrylic as you need a total of 11 x 50g balls for this project but then I saw the beautiful Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool DK and that was me sunk! I know it’s expensive, but wow will it be worth it – I will be able to wear my shawl with pride, to work and at weekends, be warm and look stylish! So here are my choices – the main colour is the beige.
What do you think? They are all Sublime Extra Fine Merino Wool, Double Knit and the colours (from top to bottom, left to right are Faye (348 – main colour), Pistachio (252), Julep (307), Firecracker (340), Sea Salt (380), Sunday (349) and Powderpuff (304) – let’s just hope the colours are as good as they look online!