Remember the yarn that I solar dyed myself?
When I dyed it my Mum admired the yarn and told me it was "really her colours." So I thought I would use it for a gift for her. She had also admired the pattern I picked up at Wonderwool on the Baa Ram Ewe stand for the Whitlam Cowl. So here's the details.
Pattern: Whitlam Cowl by Jo Spreckley
Yarn: DROPS Alpaca 4ply solar dyed by me with onion skins
Needles: 3.75mm straight needles
I can't recommend this pattern highly enough. It's brilliant. It's a 2 line repeat, that you can easily remember that makes a lovely lace pattern. I really hadn't done a lot of lace before (other than a lace border) but this was easy. I will definitely be making this one again, I want one for me! I washed and blocked it too and am glad to report that the colour was fixed in the yarn and has not faded.
Actually I finished this a couple of weeks ago but I've been frantically crocheting to meet another deadline as I promised my sister a shawl for a family wedding. I wasn't sure that I would get it done it time, but it's blocking right now! More details in the next post.