Maple Branch Shawl by lisa lucia

Maple Branch Shawl

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Crochet
December 2016
Habu Textiles A-20/21 1/20 silk stainless steel
all 3 are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Cobweb
+ Lace
= Lace ?
26 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet (US)
3.75 mm (F)
1800 yards (1646 m)
one size not a
US
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Inspired by Japanese Maple trees and the architecture of the pagodas in Horyu-ji, this crochet beaded shawl combines multiple threads of cashmere, silk and stainless steel from Habu Textiles, entwining delicacy with strength. Seed beads worked into the edging catch the light like the surface of a koi pond, subtly limning the botanical motifs.

TECHNIQUES IN THIS PATTERN
Crochet with triple strands, slip knot, chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, treble crochet, double treble crochet, yarn over, place beads in chain.

YARN/MATERIALS
3 Balls: HABU textiles, N-86 Pure Cashmere, Color - #27/Wine
2 Cones: HABU textiles, A-20 Silk Stainless Steel, Color - #21/Violet
1 Cone: HABU textiles, A-165 Tokken Silk, Color - #8162/Bordeaux
1 Half Hank(38g) - Bead Biz seed beads, Size 8/0, Color - Copper Lined Black Diamond

Main Color (MC) - 2 strands of Pure Cashmere & 1 strand of Silk Stainless Steel held together

Edging Color (CC) - 2 strands of Tokken Silk & 1 strand of Silk Stainless Steel held together

NOTIONS
Darning Needle
Stitch Markers (locking or ring style)
Beadsmith Beading Needle

GAUGE
26 sts and 28 rows to 4in/(10cm) in single crochet, using MC, unblocked.
24 sts and 11 rows to 4in/(10cm) in double crochet, using CC, unblocked.