With British summer now in full swing, it feels like we can just about manage with some lighter knitwear now..
So when it’s raining and windy outside but not actually that cold, what better than a light lace beret?
The Thornfield Collection comprises three pieces by Jane Burns (of Lazy Sunday Socks fame – blogged HERE), featuring the most beautiful combination of lace, cables, and optional sparkly beads. The gorgeousness of Askham 4ply (baby alpaca/silk blend) lends itself so well.
I’m sure many of you will pick up on the reference – Jane says, “The collection was inspired by my favourite novel, Jane Eyre. The pairing of the simple classic mesh lace with the elegant
and elaborate cables and beads, symbolising Jane’s transition from the Lowood to Thornfield.”
The patterns are available in one go as an ebook, or individually – they’re on Ravelry HERE.
And the yarn, which is soft, snuggly, light, and both luxurious AND hard wearing (I have tested it against brambles.. not necessarily on purpose.. and lots of rain) is HERE on the ECY website.