The designing process was very interesting andcompletely different from what I'm accustomed to. I usually create a pattern first and then spend a lot of time researching for the yarn that will translate the design I want. This time I procedeed the other way around, starting with the yarn.
Mandarine's Avranchine DK is a "French Country Yarn", a rustic yet gentle fiber with a wonderful stitch definition. I knew when I first got the skeins in my hands that I wanted to create a pattern that would allow the yarn to show these characteristics. I imagined something a little bit intricate, playing with eyelets and twisted stitches. The pattern might look complicated at first glance, but the lace repeats are very easy to follow and extremely addictive (just one more row!).
• 1 skein of Mandarine’s, Avranchine DK (260m/283y) 100g OR
• 2 skeins of De Rerum Natura, Penelope (133m/145 yards ) OR
• 2 skeins of Isle Yarns Poll Dorset (110m/120 yards)
• US6 (4mm) circular
• US7 (4,5mm) circular
• set of DPNs
or sizes needed to obtain gauge.
20 stitches and 28 rows in pattern stitch = 4”(10cm).
• A tapestry needle
• 1 stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.
• 4 stitch markers to divide the repeat sections.
25cm high/ 47cm in circumference in Mandarine’s Avranchine DK.