A Hundred Ravens can be found at the Wayland Winter Farmers’ Market most Saturdays! Snugged in amongst the plants and, um, garden decorations you will find a wide variety of delicious local food and other neat stuff. Kate sells hard copies of many of my patterns, and has lovely samples worked up in her yarn. The butter-yellow Levade in Llyr is one of my favorites.
It’s even better on a dinosaur.
(The raptor is a yard ornament. That you can buy. To put in your yard. And terrify people.)
Introducing my latest pattern: Levade!
Designer: Rachel Henry (that’s me!)
Available: on Ravelry — $6 for the individual pattern, or $15 for the collection
Yarn: Bohemia Fibers Barefoot Bohemian Sock, Peacock #3 (sample used 450 yards of an oversized skein)
Levade is a heart-shaped shawl worked from the bottom edge up. Beginning with a very long cast-on edge, the lace swoops through alternating waves, leaves, and medallion motifs. The faster-than-usual decreases create a beautiful shape that clings well to shoulders.
Levade is part of the Airs Above the Ground Collection. Each of four shawlettes in the collection can be made with a single skein of fingering-weight yarn. Look for “Courbette” (sideways, modular, crescent-shaped, lace), “Capriole” (top-down, semi-circular, lace), and “Mezair” (lace border worked sideways, crescent-shaped, short-row body).
This week I cast on for the fourth and final one-skein shawlette for the Airs Above the Ground collection. I’m using a purple-blue skein of Barefoot Bohemian Sock. “Levade” is heart-shaped, worked from the bottom up. No nupps, no beads — just pretty-pretty lace.