Lately I've been pondering DK and worsted weight shawls. I need something to cover my shoulders and arms throughout the winter, and the pieces I have seem to all be fingering weight. As much as I like those, I seem to wear them more as scarves, wrapped around my neck, rather than shawls or wraps that provide more warmth.
So I'm considering this one: Walk in the Woods by Lisa Hannes. I like that it utilizes mosaic knitting, which uses slipped stitches to give you graphic pattern, but is easy to accomplish. It calls for Malabrigo Yarn's worsted weight Rios, which we just got a huge amount in earlier this month, so I'm surrounded by ALL the color options.
Shawl photos used with permission, Lisa Hannes
Lisa used two skeins of Aguas and one of Natural for hers, and you know I love a good blue/green colorway. But I'm thinking of doing something more neutral. Or maybe just darker. I love Pocion so much... but also Tormenta and Candombe. So I'll consider one of those for my starting point.
Do you have other suggestions for heavier weight shawls and wraps that you really liked knitting and wearing? I want something somewhat simple, and I don't want anything with lace, as I don't have the time to block it severely every time I wash it. Plus I want warmth and coziness, not open airiness. My day-to-day life is just as much stay-at-home-mom of little boys as much as shop owner, so I live a messy and fast paced life and want a shawl that keeps up. Like this, but in DK weight. Now that's an idea... I want something I can throw on to cover me as I walk out the door in 50 degree weather, as well as something to keep me warm while at the computer. Or watching TV. Apparently I want this shawl to solve all of my life's problems. Let's make it happen!