Scheherazade's Tale by Nim Teasdale

Scheherazade's Tale

December 2014
Lace ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
200 - 800 yards (183 - 732 m)
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Scheherazade’s Tale is unique and dramatic.

Inspired by the heroine of the Thousand and One Nights, who told a tale so gripping it saved her life. Her story (a collection of stories, gathered from all over Asia over the course of many centuries) was full of dramatic cliffhangers and neat conclusions, all within the wider story arc of a woman dedicated to helping her sistren.

These cycles of tension and rest are echoed in this beaded crescent shawl, with its unusual edgings which can be blocked into sunflower-like petals, or left to form gently ruffled points.

The pattern is highly adaptable:

  • work a plain section first if you like
  • beads if you want them
  • continue smaller or larger sections to any size
  • try lace to fingering weight
  • adaptable sizing

Written and charted.

Worked top-down.

Notes from the sample page can be viewed here.

French translation with many thanks to Elegnad and MadlaineYarn of

16th century female equivalent to brethren. :D