I'm very fond of Myra Stahman's Shawls and Scarves book. Knitting top down Faroese shawls is great fun and they are very easy to wear.
So when I was recently given some Jamieson and Smith's laceweight yarn I immediately decided to use it for an old favourite from Myra Stahman's book, her Susan pattern. And I got is finished a few days ago so here it is.
I always like leaf patterns in lace, they are easy to knit and very effective.
The pattern has a very attractive balance of solid and openwork to it.
And here is another Susan. This one is in pure silk yarn from 21st Century yarns. I knitted this a number of years ago when Myra Stahman's book first came out, and it has been much worn. Silk shawls are very goodtempered, needing minimum blocking if any, and are surprisingly warm to wear.
Since I now have two Susans, I'm keeping my old silk one and my daughter will be getting the other for Christmas!