We Tried It! - The Shifting Shadow Cowl in Fingering Weight Yarn

We Tried It! - The Shifting Shadow Cowl in Fingering Weight Yarn

If you are a fan of our Shifting Shadows cowl, you are gonna LOVE this! A few of the Twistedistas decided to go rogue and make a Shifting Shadow with fingering weight yarn instead of lace weight. The takeaway? IT IS AMAZING.

Fingering Weight Shifting ShadowsHOW DO I START?

Because it is a cowl, gauge isn't as critical for this project. Both the Twistedistas who tried it basically changed nothing about the original pattern other than using 3 colors of fingering weight yarn instead of lace weight. Needles? Same. Length of each section? Same. Construction? Same.

Fingering Weight Shifting ShadowsWHAT DO I CHANGE?

Picking your fingering weight yarn is all that changes. You can pull 3 colors from your stash, you can buy new, you can even go totally crazy and use leftover half skeins from other projects! This is where your creativity and eye for color comes in and you should absolutely have fun with it. High contrast... Neutrals... Subtle color changes... all are possible depending on what you like.

TALK TO ME ABOUT COLOR CHOICES

What we love most about the Shifting Shadows shawl is its versatility. For some, this just makes choosing colors that much more daunting but seriously, lean in to the fun. Not only do we have a whole host of kits to look at with color choices, but if you are a Ravelry fan you can spend a lot of time looking at other peoples' uploaded projects!

It comes down to a few initial choices, do you want a subtle color change? Pick colors that are a light, medium, and dark version of the same hue. Something more bold? Pick three complementary colors that just look good together for you. What something that looks a little more watercolor-y? Try using at least one variegated yarn if not all 3!

Ballad 240, 270, and 345Ballad 180, 260, and 335Melody 004, Ballad 105, and Ballad 115Melody 04, 26, and 41

CAN YOU MAKE IT EVEN EASIER?

We can! How? Jojoland's Ballad and Melody are the two yarns that you are going to want to check out- they are the ones pictured above. Pick 3 colors and then order 3 skeins of each color. That's it. 

Anny's Shifting ShadowBOTTOM LINE

It's a free pattern and a super fun knit. There is no down side! The end result is the most squishy, cuddly, and warm cowl you are never going to want to take off.

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