Channel the glamour of the 1920s with this beaded lace shawl.
Named after “the first American flapper”, Zelda Fitzgerald, Zelda is a triangular shawl with a simple beaded body flowing into a heavily beaded, Art Deco inspired lace edging. Choose a strong contrast between beads and yarn for the dramatic flapper look or go subtle for a pretty English Rose style.
Zelda can be worked in two sizes:
Yarn requirements: 400m (440yds) laceweight yarn
Yarn requirements: 600m (660yds) laceweight yarn
Pattern includes charts and written instructions; shawl can be worked from either. Beads are pre threaded for the main body, then applied with a crochet hook for the edging; more information on both of these techniques is included in the pattern.
Zelda has been fully tech edited and test knitted. I am very grateful to my wonderful test knitters Rachel Beckett and Kate Ellis, and my tech editor Rachel Atkinson.
12/5/13: Updated version fixes a couple of small errors in the written instructions for the edging.