Zelda Shawl by Jemima Bicknell
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Zelda Shawl

March 2013
Lace ?
29 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
US 3 - 3.25 mm
0.6 mm
440 - 660 yards (402 - 604 m)
Small, Large
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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:

Small size
Width: 122cm/48in
Depth: 41cm/16in
Yarn requirements: 400m (440yds) laceweight yarn
Large size
Width: 145cm/57in
Depth: 64cm/25in
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.