- Yarn - The Unique Sheep Luxe
- Yarn weight - Fingering
- Yardage - 600 yards (549 m)
- Needle - US 5 - 3.75 mm
- Size - 25" x 46" (63.5 x 117 cm), customizable
- Language - English
What would happen if I worked beads in gradient on a yarn that is also a gradient? That is the question I asked myself and this shawl is the answer. A little bit of texture plus a little bit of lace allows the beauty of the yarn & beads to shine through.
To get the colors just right, this pattern was developed in conjunction with the yarn artists at The Unique Sheep and the bead genius at Earthfaire. The beads are placed with a crochet hook which is super easy to do, it just takes a little time.
Other than the beads, the pattern is pretty simple. Knits, purls, and very basic lace add up to be more than sum of the parts. The pattern is appropriate for an adventurous beginner who understands that the beads are gonna slow you down a bit and still has enough going on to keep a seasoned knitter engaged.
Cast-on is at the tiny point and you can knit until you run out of yarn if you so desire. The bind off is beaded. And really, while I feel that the beads really make this shawl - you could knit it without and still have a beautiful piece.
Designed to work with a 6 skein Gradiance set (100 yd/25 g each of 6 mini-skeins) from The Unique Sheep. Requires 35 g each of 4 colors of #6 seed beads applied with a tiny crochet hook. Pattern includes instructions for using only two colors of beads.
The original samples were knit in color-ways that are exclusive to Earthfaire.com. They are called BitterBlue and Magic Carpet. They can be special ordered from Earthfaire check out the details here.