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 ūüôąūü§£¬†

Just FYI - there are no links to Ravelry here. We've linked to patterns and projects that are available to purchase/view elsewhere. 

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.

The first part of this blog post will give you patterns that specifically call for Lowther Lace and the second part shows you our projects using this yarn. Do you have a project in Lowther Lace that you would like us to include? Email us at info@edencottageyarns.co.uk with an image and the pattern information and we will add it. This page will grow over time as more designs are released and more projects finished!

 

Patterns

For designs released since 2018 you can find links to social media for the designers and publications on the Design Collaboration page HERE.

 

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.

Bitten gloves by Natalie Warner 

 

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.

Riverside Walks by Victoria Magnus 

 

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. 

Lacy Circles by Michael Harrigan 

 

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.

Small Flowers by Michael Harrigan 

 

 

Projects

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.  

Mya by Helda Panagary

 

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.  

Give me a Hygge by Stephanie Erin

 

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. 

Fog Raising Cowl by SpunNomaditty

 

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. ūüėć


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