My design in this current issue, Natalia, is inspired by traditional Orenburg (Russia) lace patterns. I've used a combination of these traditional Orenburg patterns for this rectangular stole. Traditional Orenburg lace had lace patterning on both sides, which means they were knitting lace patterns on both right and wrong side rows. I prefer to have every other row as a plain knit or purl row though and that's what you get in this pattern. It makes the knitting much more relaxing.
The gorgeous gold yarn is Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace in a beautiful gold colour. Leni, aka The Fluffy Viking, knitted this shawl for me and she did a great job (as always!) and I'm very thankful to her.