Accola by Laura Nelkin


by Laura Nelkin
March 2012
Lace ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in st st, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
600 - 870 yards (549 - 796 m)
Small (Large); 44" at longest point by 23" at center (60" at longest point by 28" at center)
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Accola is the main teaching tool I use in my Craftsy class Knitting with Beads… as with many of my shawl patterns, it is written for both lace and fingering weight yarns, AND in two sizes.

Skills Used: Accola incorporates size 6/0 beads placed on stitches, nupps, and double sided beaded lace (size 8/0) balanced by a healthy portion of stockinette stitch to keep you sane.

Construction: Accola is worked from the bottom up, starting with the lace border which is worked vertically over a small number of stitches. After the border is competed, you pick up stitches all the way along it’s edge and then start to work the body of the shawl. The top edge is finished off with a perpendicular bind off that includes more nupps and beads.

Note: Right now the only way to get this pattern is to sign up for my Craftsy class.