The inspiration for this shawl came from the beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. For my second knit of the shawl I used Three Irish Girls Congdon Merino Silk yarn, in the exclusive colorway of Gulf of Mexico only available at A Good Yarn - Sarasota; in Sarasota, Florida. This colorway really is the color of the water on the Florida Gulf of Mexico coast.
(Modeled by Lindsey Harrell)
The bottom border is representative of the waves and the intricate lace section
is representative of the palm trees and shells along the shore.
My first knit of the shawl I used Peppino by Rhichard Devrieze. With the color (Fondly) of this yarn the intricate lace portion of the shawl really reminds me of my favorite seashell (Vanhyning's Cockle), found along the shores of St Pete Beach. Which, by the way, is my very favorite place to vacation.
Modeled by me.
Kelly Ramsey also was nice enough to model the shawl for me.
This shawl is now the store sample at A Good Yarn - Sarasota.