It’s not fall anymore, but will you forgive me for publishing an autumn-themed pattern?
Just released, after much delay, Koyo, a delicate shawl for delicate yarn.
The orange shawl is knit with Helen’s Lace from Lorna’s Laces, in the colourway “Satsuma”. A perfect color name for a Japanese-inspired shawl, don’t you think?
Technically, though, this isn’t a new design. I originally designed this for the Year of Lace in 2010, using Indigodragonfly’s gorgeous Merino-Silk Lace in a custom colourway.
Among the things I love about this design: the delicate top border, the gentle deconstruction of leaves into an organic ripple, and the inset details at the points and corners.
I also love the size. At 70″ x 34″ after blocking, it’s just big enough without overwhelming the wearer.
In this way, Koyo is an ideal accent piece for any season, not just fall.
Happy holidays, everyone!