Spring always arrives with a herald of lace. Though England has lately been cool enough to have me in wool year-round, to do so feels like a curse on the poor new leaves and flowers struggling into existence amid the cold.
My first design of Spring 2012, Grasslands, attempts to bring around the lush green Spring I want...if only in knitted form.
On this stole, a patchwork of lines and paths shoot diagonally and across. A single-ply
yarn with bias (shown here in one skein of the scrumptious Madelinetosh Prairie, colour Moorland) is used to great effect in a suspended bead edging,
hanging in delicate twists from each end.
The pattern is now available for purchase on Ravelry.