Cousin Violet by Kieran Foley

Cousin Violet

January 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
680 - 700 yards (622 - 640 m)
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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 “yarn 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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