Lady of Cythera
A lovely, lacy shawlette, Lady of Cythera, is both graceful as a swan and as tempting as a pomegranate. Crescent shaped, made with or without beads, Lady of Cythera is versatile and may be worn as a shawl or scarf.
Pattern features both written and charted instructions for the Estonian-inspired lace and includes three edge options (plain, eyelet, and beaded eyelet). Beaded eyelet shown. Here are links for adding beads using Superfloss or crochet hook.
20” deep at center, 11” deep at edges x 60” across circle
with edges held: 72” wide (at top edge) x 16” deep
500 m lace weight yarn (purchase extra just in case)
US 4 (3.5mm) straight or circular needles (use size needed to obtain gauge)
US F crochet hook used for eyelet edge cast on and picot bind off.
darning needle for weaving in ends
approximately 655 size 8/0 beads (shown: 8/0 Toho Round Beads – Frosted Rainbow Cobalt)
Errata Patterns downloaded after March 2011 are correct: Row 1 of the eyelet and beaded eyelet edges should read “repeat 25 times” (not 25 more times)