I’m in the middle of a BIG move at the moment and time is getting away from me. I just realized this morning that I missed posting Friday’s free pattern so here it is – better late than never!
Countess of Landsfeld
(Photos: Mary Ann Cunningham-Kim)
The Countess of Landsfeld by Mary Ann Cunningham-Kim is a beautiful and highly wearable lace shawl knit with Chamonix (70% Mink 30% Cashmere DK) from MinkYarn (formerly Great Northern Yarns). The simple lace and garter combination lend themselves well to this yarn which blooms dramatically after blocking. We now have several colours of Chamonix in stock and we highly recommend trying it if you haven’t before!
From the shawl designer: “The Countess of Landsfeld is a celebration of shameless knitting shortcuts. The pattern is full of shortcuts, including a “no-tail long-tail” cast on (never guesstimate your long tail ever again!); 8 different options for making left and right slanted multiple decreases, and a simple picot cast off that provides stretchiness and visual interest without overwhelming the rest of the lace (or the knitter). The lace stitch used is simple enough for novice lace knitters. It consists of 3 rows of simple, easy stockinette, and one row of rhythmic, unchanging decreases and yarnovers. With the options suggested for making the decreases, this is lace that can be accomplished by anyone, however new they are to lace, or however hectic their knitting opportunities.”