Silk Roving Shawl
There is something mysterious about a woman wearing a silk square around her neck, the way her whole look is just tied together perfectly with one simple accessory. Using silk roving yarn you too can have a beautiful silk accessory to compliment your wardrobe. To keep it light, let’s make it airy and a triangle instead of a square, who needs all that bulk on a warm day? This is about fashion not protecting one’s self from the cold after all.
So go ahead, indulge, time to use that Yarn of the Month from Darn Good Yarn or your another colorway from your stash like I did to make something memorable. The precise size of your finished shawl will depend upon the gauge and the number of cakes you have available.
Materials: 1, 2, or 3 cakes Darn Good Yarn Silk Roving, Worsted Yarn or Sparkle Silk Roving
Needle: US 8 24″ circular, second of same or one size smaller to facilitate dropping stitches.
Dimensions: Wingspan 37 (52, 61)” x at deepest point 13 (19, 23)”
Rainbow Lane Shawl
There are days when you just need a nice pop of color to warm up your outfit or simply lift your spirits. This yarn is one of those special ones capable of doing just that when ever you need it. Knit flat from the center out it’s just the right shape to gracefully frame your face while still showing off the beautiful edging. I chose recycled silk from a sustainable responsible supplier for this project to enhance the wearability in warmer weather and southern climates. So sit back and relax with a glass of sweet tea as you cast on this shawl.
Materials: Darn Good Yarn Twist Sport Weight Silk, Twisted Rainbow 3 Cakes
Needle: US size 7 (4.5 mm) 30” circular
Dimensions: 58″ wingspan x 14″ deep at middle
Cheery Fireside Shawl
Remember how lovely it was last winter to wrap up in a warm blanket with a hot cocoa in front of a roaring fire for a few blissful hours of hygge infused knitting? That feeling of satisfaction when you bound off the last few stitches and wore your new creation for the first time? That feeling should permeate your soul regardless of the weather, take it up a notch as the temperatures go up by knitting a few stitches in silk around the fire pit!
Materials: Darn Good Yarn Worsted Silk Roving (100%recycled silk; 75 yds/50 g) 3 cakes
Needle: US 8/5mm 24″ circular needle
Dimensions: 56″/142cm wingspan, 18″/46cm at deepest point blocked
Alternative Yarn Ideas:
DGY Silk Roving is approximately a worsted weight single ply yarn hand dyed with short runs of color throughout the color way. It has recycled fibers in it so there are some spots where it is a little thinner and a little thicker. For a good substitute choose a similar roving product or a loosely plied yarn.
Juniper Moon Marlowe is a good option, similar weight and in a range of lovely colors, the colors throughout Marlowe are more subtle than those of DGY Silk Roving and shorter like those of DGY Silk Roving. https://knittingfever.com/juniper-moon-farm/yarn/K-MARL
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