I love the designs in Barbara Benson’s book Mosaic & Lace Knits. I was especially drawn to the Love Child shawl, with its bands of color and clever lace and mosaic stitch pattern.

Last April, when it was STILL snowing, I happened to walk into my LYS, The Artful Yarn, when they were stocking their shelves with a brand-new shipment of Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock yarn. Oh, my…the gorgeous colors! Quite a few skeins came home with me, including a bright yellow and a cheery blue. I was more than ready for happy summery colors after such a dismally long winter!

Love Child shawl front


Love Child shawl back


I like the mosaic and lace stitch pattern so much. It makes the shawl a perfect weight for warm weather.

Love Child shawl detail

Knitting with the Tough Love Sock yarn was a dream. It’s well behaved and soft.

You can check out my review of the Mosaic & Lace Knits book here.