I'll be in a wedding in October in a chocolate brown sleeveless dress. I thought making a shawl of some sort to drape over my shoulders while waiting for outside pics and traveling would be a good idea.
I love the "I Do", but I don't want a shrug. Thought I'd take the lace pattern and just knit it flat -- kind of like the back portion. I know I'll probably have to do two pieces and seam together to have similar scallopped edges, but that's cool.
I've tested out the pattern, I have the skills, now I just need to select yarn. I love working with cotton, but I'm having a hard time finding some in stock (online or LYS) in a color that will work -- chocolate brown is NOT an option in mercanized cotton.
Do you all think KnitPicks Andean Silk would block/work well? (http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/itemid_5420126/yarn_display.aspx
) I like both the chocolate or the cinnamon to give it a bit of a contrast.
Or I was thinking maybe their Wool of the Andes http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/itemid_5420103/yarn_display.aspx
in the chocolate or snickerdoodle. I know this won't have the sheen of the mercanized, but I do like how it looks.
Those two are worsted, and in the DK weight I like their http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/itemid_5420111/yarn_display.aspx
Elegance -- baby alpaca and silk. Pretty in the fawn color. Would that block well?
I'm looking to you guys for advice - any opinions on color or fiber?