Violaceous represents its meaning of faithfulness and love. Worked in once piece from side to side, it is truly a representation of love for the wearer. Light and airy in a gorgeous purple the person who wears it cannot help but feel all of the love you have put into it.
Violaceous is probably the most complicated of the patterns in the book. Even though I have named it to go with the colorway chosen for the model as well as the flower pattern in the body, this shawl would be magnificent in any color you would want to use from white to black to every color of the rainbow.
And now for the details:
67 inches wingspan and 15 inches at deepest point
725 yards (663 m) lace weight yarn
Model uses Happy Fuzzy Yarn Merino Silk Lace (80% Merino / 20% Tussah Silk; 4 oz / 114 g = 1000 yds / 915 m) in color Iris.
Size 3.0 mm Crochet hook or size needed for gauge
22 dc and 11 dc rows = 4 inches (10 cm) blocked
If you followed that link above, you have seen that Happy Fuzzy Yarns is going out of business. I am so disappointed, but never fear – I do have some alternatives for you! I think that Black Trillium Fibres Silken Lace or Blue Moon Fiber Arts Laci would be wonderful replacements!
What I love about Violaceous is how soft and ethereal it is. The lace weight is so light that wearing it is like a cloud. The stitch pattern is such that you do have to pay attention to where you are in the pattern, but on the easy skill level so you don’t have to worry about new and complex stitches. You will make the shawl from my favorite side-to side- technique that includes the edging which will cause you to never want to put it down. The result is something gorgeous for yourself or to give as that perfect gift for someone you love!
A Garden of Shawls is now on sale!
Don’t forget that if you order your print copy here before March 31, 2017 – you will be entered to win one of the kits that include the yarn to make one of the beautiful shawls! Winners will be announced on April 5th, 2017!