I released a new pattern yesterday. Laidley is a striped asymmetrical shawl with lace panels and a knitted on edge. Laidley came about after I started playing around with shaping and a Tweet from Amanda Jarvis from Lorna’s Laces. Interesting combo? Let me explain.
Amanda was looking for a few designs to showcase new colors of Lorna’s Laces that would debut at TNNA in late May. I responded that I was interested and could meet their deadline. We e-mailed back and forth talking about ideas and yarn choices, and I proposed an asymmetrical shawl in a heavier weight of yarn.
We decided on using two colors in the shawl, instead of just one, and as soon as I received the yarn, I got to work.
The shawl begins at the small tip (only cast on 2 stitches!), and you increase only along one edge of the shawl to create the asymmetrical triangle shape. Two row garter stitch stripes make up the body of the shawl and the stripes are broken up by two lace panels. The lace is a simple 8 row pattern and the shawl shaping continues in the lace. The shawl is finished by working a knitted on edge.
The yarn I used for Laidley is Lorna’s Laces Honor. Alpaca and silk! What a lovely yarn! I’ve worked with Lorna’s Laces before, but this was my first time using Honor, and it was a dream.
The pattern is available to purchase from Ravelry for $6.00.
Color A: 365 yards (334 m) DK weight yarn. Shown in Lorna’s Laces Honor (70% alpaca/30% silk; 275 yards/100 g).
Color B: 450 yards (411 m) DK weight yarn. Shown in Lorna’s Laces Honor (70% alpaca/30% silk; 275 yards/100 g).
US 6 (4 mm), 40 inch or longer circular needles, or size needed to achieve gauge.
60 in (152 cm) wide x 41 in (104 cm) long.