Opinion on pattern style and color needed please

I recently knitted a layette for a mom-to-be…well, make that [I][U]two[/U][/I] layettes, because she’s expecting twins!–and I started thinking that a little something for the mom herself might be nice, but I don’t know her very well at all. I’ve only met her twice, so I didn’t have an opportunity to see what her taste really is. She’s in her mid-twenties somewhere, and she seems pretty chic (unlike myself, not knowing what’s “in” and what’s “out” :teehee:); she works in the cosmetology industry, if any of these bits of info help. I think I’d like to make her a shawl as a comfort to her after childbirth, and maybe as a sort of “hug” to her when she’s been up with the babies, tired, etc., so I was trying to find something that would suit her, and I was wondering how this shawl might be? I thought it had enough style to be for a younger person. Plus it uses worsted weight yarn, of which I already have some! :woohoo::cheering:

But now about color. The only times I saw her were once briefly and once at her wedding, so I don’t know about colors really. I thought about keeping it simple maybe and doing it in a cream color, but would some other color be better? I think she likes sparkles, so I was thinking about maybe knitting some beads into the shawl here and there, but depending on the care the beads would require, maybe not–I’d like to keep this completely machine washable and dryable for ease of care.

Do you recall what colors she had in her wedding? That would be a good indicator to some of her fave colors. Also, type of wedding might help as to her “style” was it casual and laid back or more formal? I don’t know… just what I’ve seen from the weddings I’ve helped with and been a part.

Two layettes plus a gift for Mom – you are a good friend!

IMO the shawl is a nice idea. It’s a “neutral” design that can be used many ways. If she’s young and chic, she’ll find her own way to wear it. She might throw it over something lightweight or low-cut for evening. Or wear it with a sweater and jeans while she’s taking the twins for a walk. Or even use it to decorate a couch.

I would stay with neutral colors – cream or black or warm beige or gray. They’re more versatile and more likely to be pleasing to a fashion-conscious person.

I agree with knitasha keep it neutral then it will work with anything.

I guess I’m the demographic you’re looking for. Mid-twenties, I don’t have any kids let alone twins though, thank goodness!

All of my friends and I are super into grey for fall! All colors of grey, silver grey, charcoal grey, whatever. And it was just one of the top trends for fall on style.com. What can I say, I’m also obsessed with fashion.

I was thinking of making that shawl in a really gorgeous dark gray cashmere for my best friend for Christmas.

When you’re finished, post it!

I am not in my twenties and more, but think I am pretty hip. I think the shawl you linked to is pretty and modern looking. I agree with the grays… always a good choice. I also like purpley-gray colors. Cream (or other light colors) with babies is never practical. I would skip the sparkles.

Editing to add: I think this would also be a great spring/summer wrap in a hemp or linen


PS. I bookmarked that pattern and I am generally not the shawl-type.

well…I’m not mid-twenties…I’m late teens!:yay:

but I think the shawl is awesome…it’s neutral and pretty…I’d wear it!

and I also agree with a dark gray…not a light one though! a dark one…or a purpley one wud be pretty cool i think…

it’s so nice of u to do that to a girl u only met twice by the way :slight_smile: