Here is a new and beautiful lace design by Mary-Anne Mace, Landskein.
Please be sure to get the pattern directly from the designer's Ravelry page here. This web page offers yarn and beads to make it with.
Here is what Mary-Anne writes:
Landskein is a crescent shaped shawl that ripples with lace and cables, creating sinuous lines that reminds me very much of a landskein created by braided horizon lines when viewed from a distance on hazy days.
Please note that you will need to read charts to knit this.
The Yarn and Colorways
We are not offering the exact yarn or colors that Mary-Anne used in her original, though our yarn is of a very similar composition. Her shawl is shown here so you can get an idea of the design.
She suggestes rougly 600 yards (550m) of lace weight yarn, with about 44 yards more if you prefer to use nupps instead of beads (see below in Bead section for more data).
The yarn we have for these kits is another lace weight yarn, from Shibui, called Cima. This is a delicious 70% superbaby alpaca/ 30% fine merino with 328 yards (300m) per 50g skein.
Thus two skeins will be in each kit.
We brought in three solid colorways for you to choose from:
Graphite is a deep gray, almost charcoal.
Ash is a light silvery gray.
Suit is a rich navy blue.
Mary-Anne writes about the beads:
I’ve added a few beads to mine, but if you’re not so inclined these are easily omitted. For those of you enamoured with nupps, I have included an alternative edge chart at the back of the pattern which replaces the beads with nupps, and identifies an optional alternative bead placement along the decrease lines.
If you choose to use beads you will require approximately 360 size 8 seed beads and a .6 mm crochet hook to attach them.
Each of our kits will include quite a few extra of these size 8/0 beads, at least 10g (about 400). If you have a preference on color, tell me. Otherwise I will choose for you.
Reminder: get the pattern directly from Mary-Anne's Ravelry page here.