Billie Holiday and her incomparable vocal talent inspired this generously beaded shawlette. I wanted to design a wrap that she would like to wear during her amazing jazz performances and I imagined that she would enjoy something slinky, sparkly and elegant…
The yarn is an interesting mix of milk fiber and merino, a combination that results in a yarn with silk-like shine and beautiful drape. The silver-lined crystal beads sparkle against the rich dark blue hues of the yarn, like stars against the midnight sky.
The shawlette is worked from the bottom edge in one piece starting with the beaded lace and is shaped into a crescent with simple stockinette short rows. The bind off edge is also beaded for additional interest.
The Billie Holiday pattern is now available as Ravelry download.
The pattern has been updated to include charted as well as written line-by-line instructions for the lace. (17 April 2011)
5 May 2011 The new pdf has corrected a typo in Row 8 of the short rows instructions; it should read:
Row 8: P44, p2tog, p6, turn. (not P32)
This pattern was originally published as part of the Just Babs Knitting Club from Woolgirl in October 2010.
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