Good morning! Spring has finally arrived here, and the sunny days are slowly getting warmer and more plentiful. With that comes my yearly yearning for shawls, to wear when I leave my coat at home or on colder evenings. And to inspire you (and me!) I’m sharing some delightful shawls with you today.
Bernadette Ambergen is one of my fellow Scheepjes bloggers and the absolute queen of delicate shawls. Her Ravelry store is filled with beautiful designs for shawls, cowls, wristies and even a few necklaces. She’s just the sweetest person IRL. Her background involves being a textile arts teacher and seamstress for a circus. Both her skills in teaching and sewing are not lost in her designs, as they look very intricate but are explained very clearly in her patterns (I’ve seen quite a few!).
For example, this is the Dalena shawl. How gorgeous is this? It would look great in any ombre sequence I think. Like from lace, to poppy, to red, to bordeaux? Or the other way around from a marine blue, to blue, to a baby blue, to white?
And the Ilvy shawl. The lacy border makes this a perfect companion for (wedding) dresses. I would totally pair this up with the new Scheepjes Whirl, the new gradient yarn. I think the gradient would come out very well in the solid back, don’t you think? Imagine this one going from grey to turquoise green and stormy teal (green tea tipple)… or from a light lila tot a deep plum (lavenderlicious)?
And this is the Hanako shrug. The front is beautiful too but if you check out the pattern and have a look at the back, it’s amazing! I can definitely see this pattern bringing any outfit together, whether it’s a plain t-shirt or a dress.
Berniolie has many more designs, so don’t forget to visit her Ravelry shop and add some of her designs to your favourites/queue!