In the language of roses, a purple rose signifies “Love at First Sight” and that’s exactly what this enchanting, lace-knit, Lavender Roses shawl encourages. The silky sheen of Merino wool and silk yarn, combined with this lovely lavender color, create a look that is stunning and sure to gain compliments.
This is the third Language of Roses shawl for me and I’m still in love with this pattern. What I like most about it, is that the pattern is asymmetrical and you don’t actually see what it looks like until it’s blocked. Half of the stitches seem like they don’t have any rhyme or reason yet after blocking, it transforms into a beautiful rose garden. This is a pattern you have to pay particular attention to since its not mirrored and doesn’t seem to have a rhythm to the stitches, but the end results are worth it. I’m always in awe when I see the finished shawl.
Juniper Moons’ Findley yarn is another nice silk and merino blend. It’s wonderful to work with, and this shade of lavender is one of my favorites. If I had to point out any negatives, it would be the pre-wound skeins. They always collapse into themselves after knitting halfway through, and then there’s a tangled mess to fix. I usually rewind mine into a cake when I’m ready to begin and that helps quite a bit. Still, it’s a wonderful yarn to work with and the final product is lovely.
Color: lavender, light purple, lilac.
Size: One size (S – XL).
Measures 60″ wide by 23″ long.
Material: 50% Merino Wool, 50% Silk.
Hand wash – Lay flat or dry clean.
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This shawl has sold. 🙂
*Special thanks to Aino Haikala for creating such a lovely pattern and Juniper Moon Farm for making such beautiful yarn.