Aquarelle Shawl by Marie Greene

Aquarelle Shawl

March 2022
Light Fingering ?
Gauge is not crucial
US 6 - 4.0 mm
850 - 876 yards (777 - 801 m)
Flag of English English
This pattern is available for $11.95 USD
buy it now or visit pattern website

Sun-dappled days and cool evening breezes are the perfect backdrop for this lightweight crescent shawl. The watercolor-inspired waves open into shells and scallops in a delightful dance of texture and color. Originally released as my 2022 Spring String Mystery Knitalong, Aquarelle is an entertaining project that you’ll enjoy from start to finish.

Imagine a dreamy, watercolor floral. High contrast isn’t necessary. You can use any yarn you like, but the single ply blend with a bit of silk lends itself well to the flow of this design. You can use a speckled or variegated yarn for one of your colors, as long as you have one solid or semi-solid to go with it. I recommend a blend with silk, alpaca or tencel to achieve the flow and drape intended for this design (superwash yarn will also lend to the drape better than non-superwash).

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: One Size


2 skeins fingering weight yarn | Gran Reserva - Purls Before Wine (Purl2 Walla Walla) | 438 yds / 401 m | 100g / 3.53 oz | 1 skein each in 2 colors - my sample uses Lady Marmalade (peach/coral) and Oat Milk Latte (creamy/tan)


US Size 6/4 mm 32 in (80 cm) circular needle

Gauge is not crucial


Yarn needle
Stitch markers
Waste yarn
Blocking pins, blocking mat