It occurred to us that it might be really useful to have an ECY way to browse patterns and projects made using specific yarns, for inspiration and ideas. It's one of those things where once you think of it it seems blatantly obvious 🙈🤣
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Lowther Lace is a sumptuous blend of baby suri alpaca and mulberry silk. The alpaca fibre gives this yarn a wonderful cloud-like fuzzy halo and offers a great alternative to mohair. This yarn is ideal for using on its own in both knitting and crochet and can also be held double with other yarns to add a wonderful soft, fuzzy halo. It does not have great stitch definition due to the fuzziness of the fluff so complex lace patterns might get lost in it.
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Cloud Cowl by Victoria Magnus - various
A simple crochet cowl with several size options, using one to three skeins depending on the size required. There is also an option to use 4ply Yarnlings. The sizes range from 64cm circumference x 35cm depth to 186cm circumference x 37cm depth.
Bitten gloves by Natalie Warner - Cottage Original batch with Titus Lace in Ash
Long fingerless gloves with lace trim. The pattern is written in six sizes, ranging from a 15cm/6in palm to a 25.5cm/10in palm. It includes instructions for fitting the hand, adding full fingers and omitting the trims. You will need one skein of each yarn held double.
Riverside Walks by Victoria Magnus - Riverside with Silverdale 4ply Ash mini skein fade set
This large asymmetric shawl is made with alternating sections of garter stitch using the fluffy Lowther Lace and a rippling lace pattern using the sparkly Rosedale 4ply. The colours of the lace section fade through the shawl but could be made using a single colour throughout and a single 100g skein would be plenty. You will also need two skeins of Lowther Lace.
Our tester's projects can be seen in this BLOG POST.
Lacy Circles by Michael Harrigan - Dianthus
A two skein shawl worked from the bottom point up. This shawl features circle stitch motifs followed by vertical columns.
Small Flowers by Michael Harrigan - Dianthus
An asymmetric triangular shawl knit from the bottom up. It uses less than a single skein. The body is a simple mesh with a panel of lace flowers worked horizontally.
Mya Shawl by Helda Panagary - Ash with a variegated grey 4ply yarn
Worked from the tip in increasing rows throughout the stripes are created by alternating 4ply yarn with a fluffy laceweight yarn. This shawl uses one 100g skein of 4ply and a similar meterage of Lowther Lace (two skeins needed unless you want a slightly smaller shawl). Tassels made using both yarns finish this shawl off beautifully.
Give me a Hygge sweater by Stephanie Erin - Campanula with Pendle Chunky in Campanula
Written in five sizes from XS - XL and easily adjusted to fit your dimensions, this sweater is worked top down using simple crochet stitches. It uses 650 - 850 yards (594 - 777 m) of chunky yarn.
Rei's Soft Heart Sweater by Olga Putano Designs - Pendle Sport in Driftwood with Lowther Lace in Peat
Rei knit this jumper as part of our Pendle Sport test before the yarn was released. The jumper is knit from the top down in the round making it easier to achieve a good fit. The pattern is written in nine sizes for finished bust circumference 36-68in to be worn with 2-6in positive ease. The pattern suggests that you use sport weight yarn with a fluffy laceweight yarn held double and if doing so the requirements are 645-1765yds for the sport weight main colour with 180-791yds of laceweight wound up into two equal balls/cakes, to knit held double. This pattern is only available on Ravelry.
Fog Raising Cowl by SpunNomaditty - Larkspur with Milburn 4ply in Night Sky
For this cowl you will need 50g of 4ply/fingering yarn and 20g of laceweight. It is worked in the rounds using alternating rows of UK trebles and chain stitches. I loved how the Larkspur and Night Sky worked when held double so added in rounds using both.
I hope that's been helpful and inspiring! If you have any projects that you'd like to see featured here please send your high-res photos and info to us at the email address at the top. 😍