Kisseis by Tori Gurbisz


May 2011
Lace ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
650 yards (594 m)
One Size, 65 inch wingspan and 21 inch depth
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This pattern is available individually and as part of the Myths and Fairytales eBook.

A beautiful crescent shaped lace shawl named for Kisseis, the Lady of the Ivy. She is one of the Nysiades, nymphs of Mount Nysa, in Greek Mythology and caretaker of the young god Dionysus. Iridescent glass beads shimmer like dew in the sun on large ivy leaves. The shape helps the shawl stay secure on your shoulders and the large wingspan makes it great for wearing as a scarf.

This shawl is worked from the top down, with varying increases every right side row. It begins with a garter stitch tab using a provisional cast on. To change the size of the shawl, repeats may be added or subtracted.

Since the charts are quite large they are spread over two
pages for ease of reading and printing. A separate pdf of the charts is included, for ease of reading on your computer or other electronic device. Photo tutorials are linked in each applicable section for beading and working the double yarn overs on the wrong side.

Additional Materials:
Stitch markers
Waste yarn
24 grams 6/0 glass E beads (sample used approx. 23 grams)
Size 11 steel crochet hook for beading
Crochet hook for provisional cast on

Skill Level:
Adventurous Intermediate to Experienced

Thanks to my lovely tech editor Kate Vanover and my awesome test knitters!