Beli Shawl by Abigail Phelps

Beli Shawl

September 2016
Lace ?
5.5 stitches = 1 inch
in Seed Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
800 - 900 yards (732 - 823 m)
72 inches long and 12 inches deep
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The Beli Shawl is meant to be worn more as a stunning piece of jewelry than a shawl to keep you warm, though it will do that too. Using silk lace weight yarn to create a dramatic drape and a mix of amazing beads from Ellen at Earthfaire you will create a show stopping piece that is sure to catch the eye. Named for the Welsh equivalent of the god of the sun this shawl is all opulence and splendor.

When I was designing for this shawl my goal was to use the Earthfaire Bead Soup beads in a different and fun way. Ellen put together a special mix for me and a knitting I went.

These special bead mixes are available in kits that include an amazing silk gradient from The Unique Sheep in addition to the special beads.

You can find bead kits here.

Size: The sample is shown is approximately 72 inches long and 12 inches deep when knitted as instructed.

Yarn: Approximately 900 yards of 100% silk lace weight yarn.

Gauge: 5.5 per inch in seed stitch

Needles and Notions: US size 3 (3.25mm) needle, a small crochet hook that will fit through all sizes of your beads, a tapestry needle to weave in ends

Beads: About 1800 mixed beads sized 8 and larger.