Melusine lace scarf by Wendi Dunlap

Melusine lace scarf

May 2008
Light Fingering ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
240 yards (219 m)
5.5" x 72"
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This beaded scarf pattern is knitted with light fingering weight yarn and 6/0 seed beads. The lace pattern is relatively simple, and this scarf can be knit very quickly.

The entire scarf is knitted in one direction; no grafting necessary!

Stitch instructions: Complete written stitch instructions as well as all necessary charts.

Beads needed: 25g 6/0 glass seed beads. 164 beads are needed for the scarf itself, plus beads as desired for tassels or drops on the ends. The beads are not pre-strung; instead they are attached as you go using either a fine crochet hook or a small piece of bent wire.

Why Melusine? From the pattern text: “The name ‘Melusine’ popped into my mind. It was the name of a beautiful (but doomed) 15th century character in a book I loved as a child, Norah Lofts’ The Maude Reed Tale… a melusine is a medieval mythical figure, a spirit of water. She is usually drawn as a woman who is a snake or fish from the waist down… with two tails.” For more about the creation of this pattern, see here.