Stargazing MKAL Lace Shawl by Anna Victoria
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Stargazing MKAL Lace Shawl

Knitting
November 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
383 - 525 yards (350 - 480 m)
2 varations included, both use same amount of rows, but one is wider
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The Stargazing ADVENTure awaits! Join the chat by the lilypond!

Crescent shape shawl knitted top down. Inspired by the twinkling stars scattered across the endless sky… Let us go on an ADVENTure this December, let us go Stargazing! Whether you choose to follow the Christmas star or just make a wish on a Shooting star, who knows what we can discover in the intricate lace patterns and shimmering beads.

✴CHARTS ONLY. No line by line description.
✴Lots of beads! (optional). Use crochet hook to put the beads on the stitches.
Tricky stitch: ‘’2-out-of-3 aka ‘bunny ears’ youtube link To bead:
slip the first stitch, place the bead on the second stitch, return both to the lefthand needle ( if right handed) and then work with the preferred method - this way the bead ends up in the middle.

2 versions included:

‘Horizon’ version
with 3 red frame repeats (smaller ‘wingspan’ 350-400m depending on the gauge)
✷ To bead the whole shawl in one colour will require 1040 beads.
✷ To bead it in one colour but also bead the central decorative element in a contrast colour will require 1017 beads of the main colour and 23 beads of the contrast colour, of which 9 are accent beads marked in orange with suggested size 3 for those.
✷ To bead it as charted with blue beads indicating the net part and gold the rest of the shawl, including all 7 decorative elements in chart 3 will require 463 blue beads, 514 gold beads and 63 accent beads ( marked in orange).
‘Zenith’ version
with 5 red frame repeats (wider ‘wingspan’ 420-480m depending on the gauge)
✷ To bead the whole shawl in one colour will require 1304 beads.
✷ To bead it in one colour but also bead the central decorative element in a contrast colour will require 1281 beads of the main colour and 23 beads of the contrast colour, of which 9 are accent beads marked in orange with suggested size 3 for those.
✷ To bead it as charted with blue beads indicating the net part and gold the rest of the shawl, including all 9 decorative elements in chart 3 will require 585 blue beads, 638 gold beads and 81 accent beads (marked in orange).

✦✦✦ ✦✦✦ Stars ✦✦✦ ✦✦✦

Ah! why, because the dazzling sun
Restored our earth to joy
Have you departed, every one,
And left a desert sky?

All through the night, your glorious eyes
Were gazing down in mine,
And with a full heart’s thankful sighs
I blessed that watch divine!

I was at peace, and drank your beams
As they were life to me
And revelled in my changeful dreams
Like petrel on the sea.

✦✦✦ Emily Bronte ✦✦✦