Madonna by Kieran Foley


November 2010
20 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in beaded stocking stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
350 - 500 yards (320 - 457 m)
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This is a top down triangle inspired by a combination of materials - the soft blue yarn and the little gold beads reminded me of the clothing imagined by Fra Angelico, Duccio and others in their Annunciations and Nativities - an accumulation of tiny gold paint dots on luminously coloured surfaces.

The sample shown was knit on 3mm/US2.5 needles with approximately 35g/320m/350yds of Misti Alpaca 2 Ply Lace yarn 100% Baby Alpaca color 2380 light blue. 
899 metallic gold glass size 8/0 Japanese beads are added using a 0.6mm crochet hook. 
Finished dimensions after blocking: approx. 38x19ins/96x48cm. To make a bigger shawl, work additional repeats of rows 11-18 of Chart A, or use a bigger needle, and allow more yarn!

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