My very purple Plumpy Shawl is finished! And this baby is HUGE. I did knit the larger dk weight size and I knew I was knitting the large and it is definitely one of those wraps that will really go around your body like a hug. I love it. And everyone that has seen it has already tried to steal it from me!
No seriously, this is looooong. For this project I decided I wanted to knit something with lots of purple. I always have varying shades in my stash because I’m always collecting the color to make things for my cousin but I love purple too. The colors I settled on for my Plumpy shawl were:
- Color A: Knitty and Color Dubstep DK in Supernova – a rainbow speckle with lots of pink and purple in it.
- Color B: Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK in Spell – an insane magenta, purple and pink mix that really does put a spell on you.
- Color C: Madelinetosh DK Twist in Death by Elocution – a bright magenta.
- Color D: Madelinetosh DK Twist in Himiko – a super dark purple.
What I love about this shawl is that it mixes two color brioche and garter stitch in a very cool way. It wasn’t super fussy, not a ton of decreases in different directions to remember, very straight forward. I’ll knit it again I’m sure and the way my Mom kept saying I hadn’t knit her a brioche shawl I think that means I need to make her this one too. LOL Subtle, my mother is not.
When a shawl is this big I honestly don’t know how to photograph it so you can see all of it, but I wanted to show the varying brioche and garter panels.
Jellybean also thinks it is her shawl…I quickly let her know it was not. So if you were going to knit a plumpy shawl, what color palette would you pick?