Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Davenport Collection

Awhile back, our good friend Laura Chau came to us with the idea of doing a collection of patterns in Lorna's Laces yarns. We said "Yes, please!!"  (There were more exclamation points around here, but they'd take up too much space in this newsletter.)

We knew they be good, but these beat our expectations! It's a sweet little collection. Two pullovers, a cardi, a shawl and an infinity scarf. It kinda hits all the bases. The patterns are available through Ravelry and if you buy three or more, you get a 25% discount.

So, without further ado, the Davenport Collection.


First up is Borden, the infinity scarf. This is knit from two skeins of Shepherd Worsted. It's shown here in 23ns Berry. The unusual lace pattern look different and beautiful on both sides.
Next is Elston, a seamless raglan worked from the bottom up. The lace panel in the back gives it a bit of a swing.  That lace is repeated along the front bands. It's knit in our Sportmate and is shown here in 59ns Dobson.
This cozy v-neck seamless sweater is worked in Haymarket, Lorna's Laces latest yarn. It's a single ply Bluefaced Leicester.Sizes for Henwick run from 30"-76" so there's a fit there for all of us!
 
Snuggle up with Lansdowne  for the long winter ahead. This beauty is also knit from Haymarket. It has Latvian braid trim and slip stitch shaping. The color combos are endless! And again, Laura provides a full range of sizing.
You can knit Terauley from just one skein of Shepherd Sock. Here it is in 7ns Cedar.
I haven't quite decided whether Terauley or Lansdowne should be up next for me. I've still got the Rhinebeck sweater to get finished before we head to NY next week. Yikes!

I'm trying to figure out the theme behind the names. Let's make that into a little contest. Reply with your answer until midnight on October 10th. I'll use the random number generator to pick the winner of a skein of yarn to make Terauley on Friday.

34 comments:

ChrisC said...

Pretty patterns! I especially like the Elston sweater. I believe these names are all streets in Toronto (Davenport Road, Terauley Street, Lansdowne Ave, Borden St. etc)

Andrea said...

So lovely! I love Laura's patterns. So well written and straightforward! I know the pattern names are all streets in Toronto, they may even intersect with Davenport Road!

Kathy said...

I think these are all street names in Toronto and I thought that before reading the previous comments. All beautiful patterns using lovely yarn.

Bonney said...

Street names in Toronto? The shawl is beautiful!!

BCGramma said...

The collection is fabulous. I especially appreciate the regular sized model and not a skinny mini. I love the shawl.
I think the names all refer to Scottish barons.

Donna said...

Names of streets in Toronto.

aayancey said...

Ah, a skein of Shepherd Sock to make Terauley would be a dream come true. The yarn and the shawl are beautiful. It would take more than a skein for Lansdowne. ha!

My guess is that all the names of the patterns are lanes/streets in the United Kingdom. Good Luck to ME!

Anne Bean said...

I've never been to Toronto, so I'm going to say it's the names of various breeds of cows. Well, at least I tried! The patterns are lovely!

Carol said...

As a Chicagoan, my first thought was Davenport, IA, but apparently I'm in not only the wrong city and state but the wrong country. In any case, these are great patterns and Lansdowne is already in my favorites list.

punkcutie said...

Great patterns! Street names?

Heather said...

Yes, I would guess the theme to be street names in Toronto.
The patterns are all beautiful! Great fall patterns:) Can hardly wait to get started

susanjd said...

yup .... street names in Toronto. fun!

Laura Jamieson said...

I would have to agree that they are Toronto street names, especially since Laura Chau is from Toronto. Terauley is gorgeous and it is now knocking down a few items in my Ravelry queue.

Seanna Lea said...

I think they are streets in Toronto, but it has been so long since I've been there that I don't remember for certain. I love the chevrons on that sweater. They look like a lot of fun to knit.

Carmen N said...

My guess is streets in Toronto.

Knitopia said...

My guess was related to England. Seems I was wrong.

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