Effervescence is a one-skein, quick-to-knit project, and a perfect introduction to lace and beaded knitting. The entire shawl is worked in basic garter stitch; all the increases are easy yarn overs and the decreases are simple knit-two-together.
This shawl is worked in one piece, side-to-side, to make the most out of a single skein of beautiful hand-painted yarn. The lace border incorporates all the increases and decreases that shape the shawl, which creates an uninterrupted field of garter stitch making the shawl fully reversible.
Beads can be added to the edge stitches for extra drape and sparkle (blue sample shawl); however, the shawl looks great even without the beads (pink sample shawl). If desired, instead of beading every right side row, a single bead can be added to each tip of the lace edging – simply add a bead only to row 7 of the lace (344 4mm 6/0 seed beads for fully beaded shawl; 57 4mm 6/0 beads for tips-only option).
The shawl can be left unblocked for a fun little neck scarf, perfect for tucking into neckline of coats and jackets, or it can be blocked to a more traditional shoulder shawl size. The shawl can be worn loosely like a long scarf or it can be wrapped closer around the neck for extra warmth. Stylish, fun, and practical, Effervescence will add a bright touch of color to any wardrobe.
12 May 2013 - error in the Decreases chart:
There is ‘k2tog’ symbol missing in row 1 & 5 on the Decreases chart; the written directions are correct. This affects only the pdf downloaded between May 8 and May 11 - the current pdf is fully updated.
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