Sun-dappled days and cool evening breezes are the perfect backdrop for this lightweight crescent shawl. The watercolor-inspired waves open into shells and scallops in a delightful dance of texture and color. Originally released as my 2022 Spring String Mystery Knitalong, Aquarelle is an entertaining project that you’ll enjoy from start to finish.
Choosing your yarn
Imagine a dreamy, watercolor floral. High contrast isn’t necessary. You can use any yarn you like, but the single ply blend with a bit of silk lends itself well to the flow of this design. You can use a speckled or variegated yarn for one of your colors, as long as you have one solid or semi-solid to go with it. I recommend a blend with silk, alpaca or tencel to achieve the flow and drape intended for this design (superwash yarn will also lend to the drape better than non-superwash).
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: One Size
2 skeins fingering weight yarn | Gran Reserva – Purls Before Wine (Purl2 Walla Walla) | 438 yds / 401 m | 100g / 3.53 oz | 1 skein each in 2 colors – my sample uses Lady Marmalade (peach/coral) and Oat Milk Latte (creamy/tan)
US Size 6/4 mm 32 in (80 cm) circular needle
Gauge is not crucial
Blocking pins, blocking mat