This pattern has a unique construction. The lace panel is knit first like scarf, then stitches are picked up along its length to finish the shawl.
Don’t worry if you don’t like picked up stitches or the ridge that they usually create on the wrong side of the work, this pattern has EASY to pick up stitches because of the stitch design and no ridge in the back!
The pattern can be knit with or without beads, and includes a photo tutorial for how to knit with strung on beads so that they sit on the left leg, right leg, or both legs of the stitch to create the beaded pattern.
Materials required are approximately 400 yards each of the two fingering yarns (though it can be knit with 800 yards of one yarn if you prefer a solid shawl to the bi-color shawl) and approx 1200 size 8 beads. (approximately 35 grams of quality beads).
I strongly recommend earthfaire.com as a source for beads if you don’t have a local bead shop. Her bead quality is wonderful and her customer service is excellent!
As always, I am available for pattern assistance via e-mail if you run into any problems along the way. I will do my best to help you within the limitations of the internet and e-mail. I do have a toddler, so my responses may be limited to nap and bedtime!