Introducing the Laura Chau Collection

Our second pattern release of the season is here, the Laura Chau Collection!

Laura is known for her wearable garments, functional accessories, and clear patterns, and her four designs for us featuring The Fibre Co. Road to China Light are no exception! 

L / Cathedral Grove R / Rainy Lake
L / Hopewell Rocks R / Mackenzie River

Each design in the collection utilizes lovely, simple lace patterns perfect for new or experienced lace knitters alike. These transitional pieces will be sure to carry you through all manner of weather. 

CATHEDRAL GROVE

A unique 3 row lace pattern forms the openwork design of this gradient wrap. A small 4 row border forms a firm edge while allowing the all over pattern to stand out.

SPECIFICATIONS
YARN The Fibre Co. Road to China Light: Emerald (A), Peridot (B), Topaz (C), 3 skeins each.
GAUGE 18 sts + 29 rows = 4” (10 cm) in cane stitch, after blocking.
NEEDLES 1 - 40” (100 cm) US 6 (4 mm) circular.
SIZE 80” (203 cm) length, 24.5” (62.25 cm) width.
SKILLS Working a two sided open lace pattern.

RAINY LAKE

An elegant cardigan featuring a flattering deep V-neck, long stockinette sleeves, and a lace body. Rainy Lake is worked flat in pieces from the bottom up and seamed, then the button band and collar is picked up and worked in one piece.

SPECIFICATIONS
YARN The Fibre Co. Road to China Light: Sapphire, 7 (8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 11, 12) skeins.
GAUGE 22 sts + 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st on larger needles, after blocking. 21 sts and 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Lace Chain on larger needles, after blocking.
NEEDLES 1 - 32” (80 cm) US 3 (3.25 mm) circular. 1 - US 4 (3.5 mm) straight or circular.
SIZE Closed, with 1” [2.5 cm] overlap: 33 (35.75, 39, 42, 45, 48, 51.25, 54.25, 57.25)” [ 83.75 (91, 99, 106.75, 114.25, 122, 130.25, 137.75, 145.5) cm] finished bust. Rainy Lake is designed with 2” (5 cm) positive ease. 
SKILLS Lace patterning, decreasing in pattern, picking up stitches.

MACKENZIE RIVER

A soft and light cowl with a travelling lace and garter ridge pattern.

SPECIFICATIONS
YARN The Fibre Co. Road to China Light: Carnelian, 3 skeins.
GAUGE 18 sts + 28 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in St st, after blocking.
NEEDLES 1 - 32” (80 cm) US 6 (4 mm) circular.
SIZE 48” (122 cm) circumference, 14” (35.5 cm) deep.
SKILLS Lace in the round from written pattern or chart.

HOPEWELL ROCKS

This easy tee is worked in an intuitive all-over mesh pattern, with tidy seed stitch borders and slipped stitch edgings. The front and back are worked flat from the hem upwards with cast-on short sleeves. Once complete, the pieces are seamed and stitches are picked up to work the neck. 

SPECIFICATIONS
YARN The Fibre Co. Road to China Light: Tanzanite, 6 (6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins.
GAUGE 21 sts + 36 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Star Rib Mesh patt, after blocking.
NEEDLES 1 - 16” (40 cm) US 4 (3.5 mm) circular. 1 - 32” (80 cm) US 4 (3.5 mm) circular.
SIZE 37 (40, 43, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)” [94 (101.5, 109.25, 116.75, 127, 137.25, 147.25, 157.5) cm] finished bust. Sweater is designed to be worn with 4” (10 cm) positive ease.
SKILLS All over mesh patterning, decreasing in pattern, picking up stitches.

You can view the full collection via our website here, or on Ravelry here. Stay tuned later in the week for an interview with Laura as well as the new tutorial we created for the collection!