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Jul 16, 2019 12:29:11   #
Here are some pics of my new Richland design, an asymmetrical triangle named after Frank Lloyd Wright's birthplace of Richland Center, WI. A few months ago, I started thinking how cool it would be to use his stained glass window designs as inspiration for a new shawl design. As I was checking out his stained glass work online, I saw the amazing windows from his Darwin Martin House in Buffalo, NY. Epiphany! I realized the stacked chevrons with intersecting horizontal lines found in several of the Martin House windows designs would translate beautifully into lace, and then Richland was born (after lots of computer work and swatching of course).

I took some artistic license and decided to soften the edges of Wright's chevrons by separating the decreases from the yarn overs to make pretty swirly lace chevrons. And I just love a star stitch, so I arranged mine horizontally to mimic the lines of the stained glass windows. Here are two links to the windows which inspired this design: and

I used Hazel Knits Lively DK in the Vamp colorway, on US 6 / 4 mm needles. The shawl measures 60" x 26". (Disclaimer: The actual color of this yarn is darker than is showing. I find dark red so hard to photograph, I did my best, but if the red color is dark enough, the rest of the picture looks like it night time!)

The pattern can be found here:

Jul 16, 2019 12:30:57   #
Absolutely stunning!
Jul 16, 2019 12:31:05   #
Kay Knits
Another absolutely stunning design you have created!!!
Jul 16, 2019 12:31:43   #
That is beautiful.
Jul 16, 2019 12:35:35   #
Victor_ (a regular here)
Jul 16, 2019 12:44:38   #
saukvillesu (a regular here)
WOW! Truly a beautiful shawl--and equally impressive to hear how you designed it. Well done.
Jul 16, 2019 12:52:16   #
partridgelady (a regular here)
I just love this, it's beautiful.
Jul 16, 2019 13:01:41   #
lshinshaw wrote:
Absolutely stunning!

Thanks very much!
Jul 16, 2019 13:06:11   #
Alto53 (a regular here)
Absolutely beautiful!!
Jul 16, 2019 13:08:01   #
Sunnydaze (a regular here)
Jul 16, 2019 13:10:03   #
silkandwool (a regular here)
Jul 16, 2019 13:15:53   #
WOW! Beautiful.
Jul 16, 2019 13:16:52   #
knitwitty (a regular here)
WOW is right! Just fabulous.
Jul 16, 2019 13:23:48   #
Kay Knits wrote:
Another absolutely stunning design you have created!!!

Thanks, that is so kind of you!
Jul 16, 2019 13:26:52   #
Kay Knits wrote:
Another absolutely stunning design you have created!!!

It's beautiful!
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