Belle Nuit, or Beautiful Night, portrays an explosion of falling stars over a night sky. Make your wishes known as you knit this shawl that is worked from the top down featuring one of my favorite constructions: center panel with additional shoulder shaping. The side lace panels are outlined with a subtle cable or twisted stitch pattern, depending on how you choose to work the stitch, and you may choose to end the shawl with a delightful optional beaded picot bind off.
Shawl is worked from the top down, starting at center back neck. Beads are placed using the crochet hook add-as-you-go method. Lace patterns are written and charted. Instructions are given for two sizes, scarf and shawl.
Bead requirements: 116 (258) size 6/0 seed beads, plus 184 (348) more for optional beaded picot bind off .
All photos on this page courtesy of the lovely and talented Vivian Aubrey. Thank you, Vivian!
Belle Nuit was offered in December 2009 as part of the Year of Lace 2009 club. That version used 1000 yards of Curious Creek Fibers Meru, US 3 (3.25mm) needles, and 764 size 8/0 beads. This version is no longer available.