Midnight Sun by Kieran Foley

Midnight Sun

August 2013
Lace ?
14 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
700 - 765 yards (640 - 700 m)
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A light, bright crescent featuring two traditional Shetland stitch patterns - bands of Shetland Bead pattern and Bird’s Eye pattern are separated by narrow bands of stocking stitch. Clear and colored beads add sparkles of light.

Knit on 4mm/US6 needles with three skeins (two Sulfur yellow & one Silene pink) 738yds/675m of Love Story Einband 100% Icelandic lambswool fine lace weight 1 ply yarn by Hélène Magnússon. A kit is available here.

Dimensions: approximately 22in/55cm deep by 67in/170cm
Gauge: approximately 14 stitches and 16 rows = 4ins/10cm in lace pattern

Approximately 303 size 6 beads (160 clear and 143 colored) are added to the Love Story version, and 68 to the Hedgehog version

The rust Hedgehog version was knit on 4mm/US6 needles with one skein/700m/765yds of Hedgehog Fibres Silk/Merino Lace.
Dimensions: approximately 22in/55cm deep by 75in/200cm

The yellow Hedgehog sample was the original prototype for the pattern, knit with Hedgehog Fibres Pure Cashmere Lace yarn (now discontinued).

Charted pattern with notes, instructions for the charts and a beading phototutorial.

English, French and Icelandic versions of the pdf are available (with thanks to Hélène for the translations).

Thanks to pinkpetals and craftzone for test knitting!

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