Entomology by Laura Nelkin


June 2009
Light Fingering ?
23 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch, after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
560 - 1120 yards (512 - 1024 m)
53 inches and [61 inches] wide
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This pattern is available for free.

Other Materials:

  • 1205 (1371) size 8 glass seed beads (approx. 31(35)g);
  • spacer Dental floss threader or large-eye bead needle
  • spacer Yarn needle

From Knitty.com

I love summer, I love beads, and I love figuring out how to make beads float on yarn-overs, that’s a lot of LOVE! I combined all my loves and came up with this little summer inspired wrap.

It’s got a lace pattern that is easy to get the groove of, and motifs of dragonflies, one of my favorite things to watch when I spend steamy summer days at the lake with some giggling kids and my knitting.

Some people have seen moths when looking at the pattern, some dragonflies, one unnamed source even said he saw a carrot, but we hushed him quickly!

This wrap will keep the chill off in restaurants or down by a lake listening to the summer night.

7/3/09- the Charts were updated to correct an error on rows 19 and 20 of charts A and B.

Written instructions for the chart are available here.