Showstopper Shawl by Liz Capik

Showstopper Shawl

Knitting
December 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
2 repeats = 4 inches
in Crest chart
US 4 - 3.5 mm
868 yards (794 m)
68 inches by 24 inches
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Be showstopping! This peacock-inspired shawl is the ultimate statement piece, and an instant heirloom. Designed for wearability, the more-than-half-pi shape sits beautifully on the shoulders (no shawl pin required!) and provides ample coverage for ladies of all sizes.

This design features an engaging mix of lace patterns and two different colors of beads. The heavy beading and complex lower border make this pattern a bit challenging; it’s best suited for knitters with lace knitting experience. Please note that this pattern is charted only, there are no written instructions for the lace patterns.

Materials
Apple Tree Knits Silk Fingering XL in Showstopper Gradient; 100% mulberry silk, 868 yds (794 m)/ 7 oz (200 g)

Size 8/0 beads in 2 colors; 980 beads in Main Color (MC, shown in blue), and 388 beads in Contrasting Color (CC, shown in gold)

Small crochet hook or beading hook (for adding beads)

US #4 (3.5 mm) circular needles, or size to obtain gauge. Sharp needles are preferable, as they will make it easier to work the row following an increase row.

Gauge
2 repeats = 4 inches in Crest Chart pattern, blocked

Finished Size
68 inches (173 cm) by 24 inches (61 cm)