Modern lace and almost nine hundred sparkling Swarovski crystals create the enchanting Waxwing Shawl. This can be passed down through generations of brides. The beads are placed with a beading hook to avoid pre-stringing.
A versatile and easy to wear crescent, Waxwing Shawl features a very simple geometric lace pattern throughout the body with a more intricate beaded border.
The shawl is knitted in one piece starting at the center top and grows through rapid increases along the top edge. The edge is beaded along the increases to balance out the beaded bottom border; however, all the beads are optional and the shawl will look just as great without them (890 Swarovski crystals or 6/0 4.00mm seed beads).
The easy two-row lace pattern uses only basic lace stitches on the right side and purled wrong side rows, which makes this a perfect project for a beginner lace knitter or a quick project for a more advanced knitter (yardage note: the original sample used just under 615 yards of the lace weight yarn).
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Finished Size 75” wide and 21½” tall.
Yarn Manos del Uruguay Marina (100% superwash merino wool; 875 yd 800 m/3½ oz 100 g): #N0026 hueso, 1 skein. Yarn distributed by Fairmount Fibers.
Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): 32” circular (cir). Size 8 (5 mm) for BO. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Tapestry needle; 894 size 6 mm Swarovski rondelle crystals; size 10 (0.75 mm) steel crochet hook; blocking pins.
Gauge 17 sts and 26 rows = 4” in body patt on smaller needle.
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