IS #2: Chunky Lace

It’s time for another Inspiration Saturday post! This week I’m all about chunky lace. Specifically, I’ve recently become enamored with the Cedar Grove Shawl design by Judy Marples over at Purl Bumps.

Photo from Ravelry pattern page.

Isn’t it gorgeous?! I love so many of Judy’s designs but haven’t had the chance to knit any of them yet. I plan to remedy that first with this shawl, followed by her Harmony shawl design at some point. This shawl will be my Selfish Birthday Shawl. At the end of January, after all the holiday knitting is over and my most pressing design deadlines have passed, I will be knitting this for me. And I will be using the fabulous BMFA DeVine yarn that I’ve been blabbing about because I must have an excuse to stash more of that stuff, ASAP! Judy uses Cascade Eco for her shawl, which I have yet to try, but it certainly looks lovely here. It is a bulky yarn but the shawl is knit at a gauge that I think would work well for heavy worsted or aran weights, too, like Malabrigo Twist or Cephalopod Yarns Beastie.

Another chunky lace shawl that’s been on my radar for a while is Ovate by Tori Gurbisz of Lachesis and Co.

Photo from Ravelry pattern page.

This shawl is knit with either one or two skeins of Malabrigo Rasta, the same yarn I used for my Syrinx Shells cowl design. While you could theoretically use any super bulky merino wool for such designs, I think it truly is the yarn that makes them great. Rasta is fantastic and fairly unique in its awesomeness. I have two skeins in a lovely deep gray waiting to become this shawl someday… and the best part about chunky lace shawls, besides being cozy and beautiful? They’re done in a flash. They make great projects if you haven’t knit many shawls and are scared to commit to a finer gauge one, or if you’re just plain impatient!

Do you have any favorite chunky lace patterns to share, shawl-like in nature or otherwise? Please share in the comments, or feel free to create your own Inspiration Saturday post and link it along below!

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5 thoughts on “IS #2: Chunky Lace

  1. The first one is my personal favorite, but that could be partially because of the color of the yarn it's knitted with, I want that colorway! You have definitely inspired me. I also love that you mention Malabrigo, when I read the title of this post that is the exact yarn I pictured. They have amazing bulky options!

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