Sunburst Shawl by Kyle Kunnecke

Sunburst Shawl

September 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in pattern, blocked
US 8 - 5.0 mm
0.85 mm
1675 yards (1532 m)
65" x 36" (165 x 91.5 cm).
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Beads radiate from the center of this half-circle shawl. Want the pattern to make a stronger statement? Use beads in a contrasting color. Of course, using so many beads means a heavier shawl, but I love how substantial it feels. Take your time, and be sure to buy more beads than you need— inevitably, some won’t fit easily on the crochet hook. Also, don’t let the quantity of beads required scare you away. I didn’t count them until after the pattern was completed, and it surprised me how many I used.

Knitting Knowledge
This project is worked flat and requires:

• Knitting with circular needles
• Casting on and binding off
• Reading charts
• Working with beads
• Knitting and purling
• Increasing and decreasing
• Finishing

Stitch markers (m); tapestry needle.
260 grams of size 6/0 seed beads (shown: about 4,400 Toho silver-lined teal).