Erica Jackofsky, the knitter behind the knitwear design and yarn company Fiddle Knits, has a new lace shawls collection out called Mythos: 7 Shawls Inspired by Myth & the Magic of Hand Dyed Yarns. The collection presents a variety of shawls from a large shawl with a wavy lace pattern to smaller shawlettes.
My favorite is merriment, which features big, double yarn over eyelet holes, clusters of grapes and randomly places seed beads. I also like Allure, a sideways-knit shawl with a deep, shifty diamond lace border.
The yarns called for are hers, though a variety of hand-dyes could be used successfully if you have something special in your stash. The instructions are provided both written out and in large charts so you can work these patterns no matter which style you prefer.
This is a nice little collection for people looking for pretty shawls with a great backstory -- it might just compel you to learn more about mythology as you knit!
Mythos is available in print for $25 or PDF for $20. Individual patterns and the yarns that go with them can be purchased at the Fiddle Knits Etsy shop; patterns are $6.50 each.