Purchase includes three tubes of size 6/0 beads for border edging (I only used two tubes of beads). It is a joy knitting with this yarn. I had knitted four of the repeats when I discovered that the “knit 3” on either side of the shawl should be knitted loosely. And, my “M7” did not look correct. So, I unraveled back to the beginning and started again only to find out after two repeats that I was missing a stitch! So far, the third time is working great. The pattern for the main body seems to be very fast. I didn’t have enough yarn to do 9 repeats; luckily I put in a lifeline after 8 repeats at the end of row 11. I began to add a bead at the end of each picot during the bind off but I was going to run out of beads. So, I used the same picot pattern but made the spacing of the picot to match the pattern on the shawl edging. I was happy the way the edging turned out. Lastly, I did two extra rows before casting off to get more of the gray yarn in the pattern.
It’s a lovely pattern to knit with the lace trim. I kept a marker on either side of the middle motif in order to help me keep the pattern on track. I highly suggest placing markers during the lace portion to help you keep count if need be. And, since I’m not a fan of reading charts, the lace instructions are written out and easily memorized for each row.