My newest cowl design is Lovelace. I have wanted to crochet two fancy, historic stitches together in one pattern for a long time! I wonder if it has ever been done before.
Historic Stitch Combo
I think of Lovelace as uniting north and south. This is based on all the research I did into the history of these stitches.
|Starwirbel is star stitches |
crocheted in very fine wool,
just like in old Norway!
Both originated in the mid-1800's. I can trace star stitches back to Norway, where warm wool yarns were used. Even though some of the earliest star stitches were lacy, they were crocheted with wool, not a cotton or silk crochet thread.
|Electra is 100% lover's knot|
in fine, fancy yarns.
|My Lotus yarn held together |
with a strand of glittery mohair.
|Lovelace swatched in handspun angora!|
Crocheting these two together is a fun and exciting Intermediate skill-level experience. It makes a truly special gift. Make it as long or wide as you like; I included information for customizing the size in the pattern.