Reflection & Refraction by Kimberly Golynskiy

Reflection & Refraction

July 2013
Lace ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
800 - 880 yards (732 - 805 m)
one size, 80 inches (203 cm) across, 25 inches (64 cm) down
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Who doesn’t love rainbows? I mean, really, of all the things in nature, rainbows are definitely one of the coolest. No matter how old I get, when I see one it still makes me really happy. Not only are rainbows beautiful, but the science behind them is also quite amazing. Rainbows happen when sunlight hits raindrops at a specific angle and the light is refracted while entering then reflected inside on the back of the droplet and refracted again. It doesn’t physically exist and you can only see it if the sun is behind you. Amazing!

The Reflection & Refraction shawl is from my “SCIENCE IS BEAUTIFUL” series. It has a heart-shaped shawl construction and uses varying shades of beads to create a beautiful rainbow effect. The stitches used create an undulating arced pattern. This shawl is rainbow-y enough to wear to a pride event, elegant enough to wear to a wedding, and versatile enough to mix into your everyday wardrobe.

This pattern is also available through the Knit Picks Independent Designer Partnership, found HERE.

You will need 2 skeins (880 yds) of the listed yarn – you will not need the whole 2nd skein. There is no gauge listed because it is impossible to calculate due to the nature of the pattern. For this project, it is not necessary to check anyhow!

You need US 6 (4.0mm) circular needles 40” (100 cm), US 10 (6.0 mm) needle for bind-off, and size 1.0mm crochet hook for beading only.

You will need size 6.0 beads in the following colors/amounts: Purple (60), Lighter Purple (82), Blue (82), Lighter Blue (76), Green (74), Lighter Green (64), Yellow (58), Lighter Yellow (52), Lighter Orange (46), Orange (42), Lighter Red (12), Red (17)

A big thank you to my TESTER EXTRAORDINAIRE: Ladeva