Bijou by Beth Richardson


September 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
US 10 - 6.0 mm
328 yards (300 m)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This is a triangle shawl knit from the top down for the intermediate knitter or advanced beginner.

It uses only one skein of Sapphires-n-Purls Springy Sport, or you may substitute any similar yarn you like. (The sport weight listed in Ravelry is 5 ply, the yarn I used is only 3 ply sport.)

1 skein 3 ply sport weight yarn - 328 yds/299 m - 3.5 oz/100 gr
US size 10 circular needle at least 32”
Cable or DPN
8 locking stitch markers
194 Japanese glass seed beads, size 6/0
Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Blocking pins, mats, wires or whatever you use to block your projects and wool wash such as SOAK are useful but not required.

Depending on your preferred method of stringing beads, you may need a piece of scrap yarn, crochet hook, etc.

You should know how to knit, purl, make yarn overs, k2tog, p2tog, and ssk, and feel comfortable with cables. You should also feel comfortable working with beads.

There are video links within the PDF showing how the stitch markers are used and how to do the beaded drop stitch bind off, as well as the garter stitch tab used to start the shawl.

This has both written and charted instructions.