This shawl was inspired by a winter trip to Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada a few years ago. One of the many highlights of the holiday was snowshoeing across a frozen, and snow-covered, Lake Louise. The scenery was beautiful, of course, but so was the new terrain we were creating and I loved making paths of deep, snowy footprints into the smooth expanse of pristine snow.
The top-down triangular shawl is worked in sportweight yarn for a large and cosy shawl that is perfect for winter strolls, whether on a frozen lake or on solid ground! Single and double yarnovers create tracks of large eyelets through the sweep of pure stockinette. This 8 row repeat lace pattern is fun to work, and the same stitch pattern is used for the both the coloumns and the border of the shawl. The Bluefaced Leicester used in the sample offers exquisite drape and sheen to the smooth stockinette bands and also shows off the detail of the lace, all without being too bulky. Choose a solid or semisolid colourway to let the lace shine.
May the lacy footprints of this shawl inspire you to never be afraid to create your own path, and to enjoy new experiences with a sense of peace and wonder.
A video tutorial on how to work the double yarnover stitch pattern used throughout the shawl is linked in the pattern and also available on the website, you can take a look here
Kits for the Lake Louise shawl are also available on the website. And when you purchase the kit you get the pattern for free!
The sample was knitted in the Snow (undyed) colour but you can also order the kit in a custom dye colour of your choice.
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The pattern has been professionally tech edited by James Bartley and was tested by a fantastic group of test knitters too!
Thank you Kim, Beth and Hazel!
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