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Glitz at the Ritz

June 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
437 yards (400 m)
one size
This pattern is available for free.

Glitz at the Ritz is the grown up big sister of the Afternoon Tea Shawlette from Knitty SS 2012. With beautiful lace and sparkly beads you’ll be the best accessorized at that summer wedding or keeping the late evening chill off your shoulders with a strapless evening dress.

This shawlette is designed to be knitted from just one skein of sock weight yarn. It’s positively calling out to that special single skein you couldn’t resist stashing away, especially those with slightly drapier blends such as alpaca, silk and perhaps a touch of cashmere.

Glitz’s elongated triangular shape drapes beautifully around the shoulders while the beads add gorgeous glamour.

This could make an ideal first time project for lace and bead knitting as the lace patterns in the shawl are quite straightforward.

In the Star Lace Section, Rows 7-12 should be:

“Repeat rows 1 & 2 three times more.” (and not “Repeat rows 5 & 6…”)

Beaded lace section (this is now corrected on the online pattern)
Row 5 should be: Row 5 RS: K3, yo, k2, k1, place bead, ssk, yo to 2 sts before marker, k2, M1R, sl marker, k1, M1L, k2, yo, k2tog, place bead, k1 to last 5 sts, k2, yo, k3.