Now available: the Lisdoonvarna Scarf or Shawl pattern. I created this design for the May Classic box from Yarnbox.com, a monthly (or bimonthly) yarn club; you can purchase one of their yarn subscriptions and receive two skeins of carefully chosen, special yarns every one or two months, along with patterns created with those yarns in mind. Fun, right?! (and you can cancel subscriptions at any time).
The featured worsted weight yarn for this month's Yarnbox Classic is Three Irish Girls Springvale Worsted, a wonderful superwash merino wool, very springy and soft. I received the Padraig colorway, which is a subtly variegated mix of greens, intense but not bright, dark-ish, but with lovely glints of emerald, moss and olive visible in bright light.
So of course I had to go with the Irish theme and name this design after "The Road to Lisdoonvarna," a traditional Irish tune (and one of the first I learned on the mandolin). Here is a nontraditional (but very cool) version:
From the pattern introduction:
The leafy columns and lacy cables of Lisdoonvarna are worked from stem to leaf tips, in one direction, with the tapered ends shaped by increases and decreases. Lisdoonvarna is shown as a scarf, but can also be worked as a shawlette or shawl of any width, by repeating the increase and decrease sections as many times as desired.