April 24 2020 – Lisa
Today on the This is Knit blog, we are going to explore three easy, fuss free shawls and wraps for you to knit or crochet while social distancing at home. Sometimes we all just need a calming, mindless project to work on while we are binge watching our Netflix queue or listening to a podcast in the background. Or even a project so simple that we can set it down while we chase the kids, or hop on another Zoom call, yet know exactly where we are when we pick it back up again.
Does this sound like something you are interested in trying? Then keep on reading for our favorite fuss free shawls and wraps and the exquisite hand dyed yarn we have in stock today that would be perfect for your next project!
Photo © Martina Behm
This shawl is so incredibly simple with the end result being a versatile wrap that will surely become a beloved accessory in your wardrobe. Looking for a bit of luxury next to your skin? Check out Clarendon Sock from Townhouse Yarns which has a bit of cashmere so will be sure to feel soft against your skin.
Photo © louisetilbrookdesigns
Another super easy shawl to cast on to your knitting needles would be this simple, yet charming one from Louise Tilbrook. Go for a tonal spring colour with a skein of the Olann Sock Lite or opt for a stunning merino and silk gradient with Bilum Slika to accessorise your outfits. This pattern really is a one skein wonder and while so simple, it’s also sure to look stunning with whatever yarn you choose.
Photo © Kat Goldin
Are you a crocheter looking for an effortless shawl to work on? Check out this simple one from Joanne Scrace that would be the perfect project for some gorgeous skeins of hand dyed yarn. You could even stripe two different skeins of yarn if you fancy that!
We have plenty of Townhouse Yarns Camden Tweed in stock that would be ideal for this simple crochet shawl, as well as Townhouse Yarns Olla No. 2 that would give this wrap a lofty look and feel. Imagine yourself wrapped up in this one on a chilly spring evening!
Photo © Joji Locatelli
If you are looking for something a little more adventurous and aren’t afraid of a bit of lacework, take a look at this beautiful lightweight wrap from Joji Locatelli that would be perfect for spring and summer, especially in a yarn with the soft colors and luxurious feel of mYak’s Baby Yak Silk that we carry here at This is Knit.
Why not treat yourself to some luxury hand dyed yarn that we have in stock here at the shop and make yourself a stunning yet oh-so simple shawl to show off on your next Zoom call? We hope these pattern and yarn suggestions can help kick start your crafting mojo while we are all staying safe at home right now.