Juliet's Shawl by Samantha Main

Juliet's Shawl

March 2016
Lace ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
766 - 875 yards (700 - 800 m)
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Many years ago I came across a website of yarn. Gorgeous, soft, bold, and ultimately very tempting colours. It was that of Artist’s Palette Yarns. Over the years of torturing my bank balance Juliet’s yarns filled the majority of my stash. After six years since I became addicted, I was brave enough to use the most precious of those skeins to design this.

Juliet’s shawl is a crescent like shawl using both lace and beads! Starting at the top centre and increasing on every row, the shape quickly grows in width. The main body works up fast and the beads are added on at the border and edge.

1 x 100g skein Lace Weight Yarn (800m)
3.75mm circular needle (US/UK)
4.00mm circular needle (US/UK)
4.50mm circular needle (US/UK)
5.00mm circular needle (UK/UK)
1 x 0.6mm crochet hook for placing beads
791 x size 6/0 seed beads
1 x darning needle

Final Measurements
150cm wide x 65cm high

Beginner/ Intermediate
Includes tabular cast on and stretchy cast off, basic increases and decreases and optional beads.
The pattern includes both fully written and charted instructions.

Thank you to my test knitters, bettybugg, Singingwolf, cybergoth, hadenmaiden, who all made beautiful shawls! And ittybittylife who made it most of the way before knitting disaster struck - we’ve all been there!