Mariposa Shawl by Cassie Castillo

Mariposa Shawl

March 2011
Lace ?
20 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
372 yards (340 m)
43" wide and 16" long at center back
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Mariposa Shawl is a feather and fan lace shawl worked in a delicate mohair blend yarn with a beaded border and beaded picot bind off. It is worked in three sections creating a shape that drapes nicely over the shoulders. Beads are added into the border and picot bind off to add shine and weight.

Skills needed:
Ability to read a chart
provisional cast on
place beads onto stitches with a crochet hook

Additional materials needed:
steel crochet hook size 12
275 size 6/0 seed beads
3 stitch markers
crochet hook for provisional CO
waste yarn for provisional CO
tapestry needle to weave in ends
blocking wires and/or pins for wet blocking

Designer note: I am a loose knitter, so please check your gauge before beginning this project. It may be necessary to go up 1 or 2 needle sizes.