Lavender Green: a Victorian lace stole
There is something precious about the moment just before the buds of the summer flowers burst forth in their glory. Romantic and perhaps yet a little wistful because it is so fleeting. It is this essence of something so full of promise, fresh,delicate and ephemeral, that is captured by the fragile lace of this piece.
Based on an original Victorian lace pattern, and translated into modern instructions from a period sourcebook, this is a heirloom piece indeed. I've placed the original motif within a simple border, but given a nod to the Victorian love of ornamentation with a picot edging that is like freshly emerging leaves. The piece is worked in two halves and then grafted in the middle.
The sample was worked in Five Moons Drifter Lace. A substitute yarn is shown below. The larger needle is required for casting on and off only. You can make the stole narrower or longer, and in heavier weight yarn, but you must adjust meterage accordingly.