Wintersweet is a delicate, lacy and beaded, top-down, crescent shaped shawl. The original shawl has been knit from one skein Dye for Yarn’s Tussah Silk Lace (700m/100g) and includes just under 1100 Miyuki size 5 triangular beads giving it has an air of elegance and sophistication, a timeless feel making it suitable for any age. Of course, a different feel would result from a change in yarn to a linen or merino (though remember that yardage requirements and finished size will differ depending on chosen yarn).
PLEASE NOTE - A solid or semi solid yarn will suit this pattern much better than a variegated.
Knit from the top down you will need circular needles in sizes shown above or to create a pleasing fabric, a 1mm crochet hook or crotat hook to apply your beads, a darning needle to weave in your ends and blocking mats and pins. You will also find it useful to print your pattern on a colour printer.
Wintersweet was originally designed as the Boo Knits MKAL, December 2014. The pattern is both written and fully charted with bead placement indicated throughout.
Huge thank you to my wonderful test knitters