Cherry Blossom Shawl by lisa lucia

Cherry Blossom Shawl

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Knitting
December 2016
Lace ?
7 stitches and 4 rows = 1 inch
in Daisy Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1800 yards (1646 m)
one size

Inspired by the famous cherry blossoms of the northern island of Hokkaido and the artwork of Hokusai and Hiroshige, this beaded knit shawl combines multiple threads of cashmere, silk and stainless steel from Habu Textiles, entwining delicacy with strength. Seed beads worked into the edging catch the light like the surface of a koi pond, elegantly fortifying the openwork lace.

YARN/MATERIALS
3 Balls: HABU textiles, N-86 Pure Cashmere, Color #8130/Bright Red
2 Cones: HABU textiles, A-20 Silk Stainless Steel, Color #20/Salmon
1 Cone: HABU textiles, A-165 Tokken Silk, Color #23/Camel
1 Half Hank (38g) - Bead Biz seed beads, Size 8/0, Color - Silver-lined Crystal

NEEDLES
Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.
1 - US #6 (4mm), 32in/(80cm) circular needle for body
1 - US #8 (5mm), 32in/(80cm) circular needle for edging

NOTIONS AND EXTRAS
Darning needle
Stitch markers (at least one locking style)
0.7mm crochet hook for beading
Thin waste yarn or dental floss

GAUGE
24 sts and 14 rows to 3in/(7.5cm) on #6 in Daisy Stitch knitting, using MC, unblocked. (This will be 4 Daisy Stitch repeats.)

21 sts and 13 rows to 3in/(7.5cm) on #6 in Daisy Stitch knitting, using MC, lightly blocked