Cousin Violet by Kieran Foley
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Cousin Violet

January 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
680 - 700 yards (622 - 640 m)
This pattern is available for $4.75 USD
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A second beaded lace crescent inspired by Lady Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham, Maggie Smith’s character in Downton Abbey.

Knit on 3.5mm/US4 needles with ColorShift Yarn purple cerise to midnight colorbridge set, 154g/697yds/640m
Unfortunately, ColorShift is currently unavailable and would appear to be discontinued. If you are looking for substitute yarns, ColorShift Yarn is described in the Etsy Store as a two-ply jumper weight (fingering) yarn milled from 23.5 micron superwash Merino wool that knits up at about 8 st/in on US1-2 needles (2.25-2.75mm). There is a Gorgeous Gradients group here on Ravelry which might be a good starting point for substitute gradient yarns, and you can click on the β€œyarn ideas” tab above to see what yarns have been used in Ravelry projects.

Finished dimensions after blocking and unpinning: 70in/178cm wide and 21in/53cm deep at center back.

519 size 6 black glass beads are added using a 1mm crochet hook. Most of the beads are added to the diamond lace section. The lower border has a pattern of bobbles created with increases and decreases.

The pdf contains 9 charts and short written instructions.

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