Tama Bead-Trimmed Seashell Shawlette by Kristin Omdahl
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Tama Bead-Trimmed Seashell Shawlette

Fingering (14 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, after blocking.
US 7 - 4.5 mm
820 yards (750 m)
About 52" (132 cm) wide and 24" (61 cm) long.

When I first began to knit, I fell in love with the way the increases and decreases in the feather-and-fan pattern—one of the oldest lace pat-terns—create the look of rippling waves. For this shawl, I modified the traditional pattern to create vertical panels of waves that are separated by narrow garter-stitch panels. Each wave panel increases from a few stitches at the neck to a full cresting wave at the hem. For a bit of shimmer, I added five beads evenly spaced along the lower edge of each wave and a crochet-inspired “chain 7” at the lower edge of each garter-stitch panel.