Suggestions needed

I want to knit a shawl for my friend to replace her scarf in the winter which she uses in her under-heated office. Knowing you are all great minded knitters out there, I would like you to make some suggestions(eventual decisions) for me.

Help me pick

  1. type of yarn?
  • Debbie Bliss alpaca silk or 100% silk
  • Malabrigo
  • Angora of some type
  1. weight of yarn?
  • worsted is what I have in mind, but please give me some suggestions for other weights suitable for a nice shawl
  1. pattern?
    I don’t have one in mind, but I want my friend to have a beautiful elegant design

Thanks ! You are the best.

Well, it all depends on your friend’s preferences, I’d say! If you want something for warmth, 100% silk might not be the best, though it’d be beautiful! :inlove: Malabrigo has some fans on here, I know. :wink: Worsted would make for a quick knit, but lighter weight yarns in a lacy pattern would be very impressive. Knitting Pattern Central has lots of free shawl patterns you can peruse. Cozy and Clapotis on are very popular and not too difficult patterns.

I think you cannot go wrong with KnitPicks Andean Silk - it’s inexpensive and knits up great! I just made myself a basketweave sharf - (a shawl/scarf kinda thing) hehee yeah I madeup that word!

I’m working on this shawl right now. I’m using it to decrease my stash :oops:, so I’m using a combo of cottons, acrylics etc. The pattern is easy too! :thumbsup:

Oh, I LOVE shawls…I have the patterns and yarn for several…I believe these will be fall projects…but, some of mine are flower basket lace shawl with dk wt wt merino; leaf lace shawl (perhaps bamboo, I’m not sure), VK ruffles shawl with lamb’s pride; and my fave (I think) Lady Eleanor entrelac wrap with Noro’s silk garen :cheering: :cheering: Boy, I need to get busy!
Oh, and there’s the lovely Cozy :thumbsup: