Wisteria Shawl by Vicky Chan

Wisteria Shawl

July 2018
Thread ?
2.25 mm (B)
739 - 924 yards (676 - 845 m)
I and II, customizable
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Inspired by the enchanting Wisteria Tunnel at the Kawachi Fuji Garden in Japan, this ethereal lace shawl is brimming with beautiful cascading blossoms that will happily bloom in any of your favourite colors, including semi-solid, ombre and gradient. In a shape redolent of a water lily pad, the Wisteria shawl will drape elegantly on your shoulders without requiring a pin. The glass beads, adding a touch of sparkle and weight to the edging, allow the shawl to sway delightfully with your movements. Scaleable in size, this stunning piece looks equally exquisite wrapped around the neck or worn at the hips over jeans, a skirt or a dress.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Pattern includes both written and charted instructions, as well as supplementary video tutorial for the beaded edging.

Finished measurements:
Size I (II) – 47cm/18½” (61cm/24”) back length, measured flat.
Shawl is scaleable, pattern includes instructions on how to customize the size; amount of yarn and beads will vary.

Lace weight – choose yarn with good drape such as linen, tencel, silk, rayon or alpaca; otherwise, use a larger hook to achieve better drape.
Other yarn weight may be used, but the look and yarn amount will differ.
Royal blue sample used Lux Lace, pale blue sample used Cottolin.

Size 6/0 glass beads for edging – 229 (301) beads; sample used Toho beads, about 15 (20)g.
1.3mm (US size 10) or smaller steel hook for inserting beads.

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