Nootka Rose Lace Shawl
I have been intrigued with adding beads to the roses on this shawl and am offering this pattern for FREE during remainder of March, 2017.
The Nootka rose is native to the Pacific Northwest, and the simple lace flowers scattered across this reversible garter stitch triangle remind me of its blossoms and give the shawl a vintage charm.
It begins at the bottom point, and the easy-to-memorize lace repeats every 12 rows. Since the ending can be started after any repeat, it is easy to customize the size. An eyelet border and elastic cast-off create a wider top edge for a flattering fit.
Designed for lace yarns, it also can be knit in a variety of fingering and Shetland/sport/DK weights.
For the beaded version, beads were added on Beginning Row 19 at the center stitch in the k3, and on the Repeat Row 7, again on the center stitch of the k3.
Skill Level: Intermediate
50g (437 yds/400m) Misti Alpaca lace weight yarn (23 wpi), 100 percent baby alpaca, Color GN-5018 Dark Red blocked to 20” (51cm) deep and 54” (137cm) across top
65g (450 yds/411m)Large Animal Research Station Muskox Qiviut Blend, 80 percent qiviut and 20 percent silk, fingering weight yarn (17 wpi), Natural color blocked to 23” (58.5cm) deep and 64” (163cm) across top