This shawl can be either large or small. The directions are the same for both sizes. The size is determined by the yarn and needle size you choose. The design begins with the bottom border. The bottom border is totally knitted, and from there you build the shawl by picking up numerous stitches. Both sizes are very feminine, with the larger version being able to give a large drape across the shoulders.
After two rows of decreases short rows in garter stitch creates the beautiful crescent shape.
The number of stitches to be picked up is part of the reason this shawl is considered appropriate for an experienced lace knitter. The stitches are picked up purlwise, which does make it a little easier. The other reason is the addition of beads as you knit.
This pattern is both charted and contains full written instructions.
The chart and written instructions include bead placement, but the shawl can be knit without adding the beads. The beads are not strung at the beginning but added as you knit. Pattern includes a link for bead addition tutorial.
I designed Celebration while going for daily radiation treatments for breast cancer. The name came about because I am celebrating my freedom to move beyond the daily radiation treatments and just celebrate my life as a cancer free, breast cancer survivor. This shawl, with it’s touch of beads is ‘just enough’ to make me feel very feminine again. Which all breast cancer survivors need to feel.
Fingering Weight Yarn
(201) Beads Size 6/0- optional
Center back 21 inches.
Tip to tip is 69 inches.
Fingering Weight Yarn: 850 - 950 yards
• US 8 (5mm) circular 32”
• US 8 (5mm) double point set – for bottom border
• US 9 (5.5mm) double point – only for bind off
• 2 inches, stockinette = Approximately 10 stitches and 14 rows
Center back 14 ½ inches.
Tip to tip is 56 inches.
Fingering Weight Yarn: 750 - 875 yards
• US 6 (4mm) circular 32”
• US 6 (4mm) double point set – for bottom border
• US 7 (4.5mm) double point – only for bind off
• 2 inches, stockinette = Approximately 12 stitches and 16 rows
• Basic lace – stitches used are k, p, yo, k2tog, ssk, sk2po
Additional Pattern Details:
• Detailed row by row written instructions in a professionally designed layout
• Charted Lace
• Tested and edited
• Easy-to-read font
• File size: 551 KB
•4 pages, full color
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