Spring and Summer Seasons Shawl – Color Ideas

To accompany our new and expanded selection of Alpaca Cloud lace yarns, we’ve update one of our all-time favorite lace designs – the Spring and Summer Seasons Shawl! This colorful shawl is knit with 2 strands of yarn held double throughout, in different combinations, to produce graduated color changes.

Knit Picks lace shawl patterns to knit

Spring and Summer Seasons Shawl Pattern

And with over 60 colors of Alpaca Cloud to choose from, you can get as bright and bold or soft and subtle as you want. And to kick start your creativity, we’ve put together 6 color palettes that would be stunning for this dreamy shawl.

Nothing says summer quite like the gradient of a tropical sunset – get transported to island time whenever you please with this glowing color combo.


Speaking of an beach getaway, if you prefer the tranquil hues of the ocean – this calming combination of blues and greens might be perfect for you! I can already feel the refreshing ocean breeze just looking at these lovely colors.

Embrace everything that the summer has to offer with these cotton candy shades – fun pops of bright colors stand out against pastel pinks and blues for a look that is both cheerful and colorful!


If you want something with a bit more of a dramatic flair, this peacock-inspired color palette is elegant and bold at the same time, thanks to rich jewel tones and bright bursts of color.


Bright and bold not your thing? No problem! There are plenty of soft shades that you can experiment with to create a more subtle color palette – here we combine dusty pinks and blues with a few neutral tones for a vintage-inspired look.


And last but not least – our color inspiration wouldn’t be complete without a gentle transition through a few of our favorite neutral hues!


Want even more curated color combinations? We’ve put together over twenty Alpaca Cloud yarn samplers and don’t forget – you save 25% when you purchase a sampler! You can see more yarn samplers HERE.

42229Rainbow Alpaca Cloud Yarn Sampler – save 25%

And if you’re interested in the Seasons Shawl pattern, you can find both the spring/summer and fall/winter design of our Seasons Shawls here:

Spring/Summer Seasons Shawl
Fall/Winter Seasons Shawl

What are some of your favorite color combinations?


1 comment

  1. PatReddy / July 1, 2015

    oh I love this yarn and it washes and wears so well, is so warm at -40

    I want to make this shawl