Crystal Helix by Michelle Stead

Crystal Helix

Knitting
January 2018
Light Fingering ?
14 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
438 yards (401 m)
22 x 62 inches/ 56 x 157.5 centimeters
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Crystal Helix is top-down triangular shawl adorned with sparkling beads. The delicate lace wings frame a gorgeous lace spine that is stunning from any angle, and a beaded picot hem allows the shawl to drape beautifully around the shoulders. Pair with your favorite shawl pin for a breathtaking statement piece that mirrors the beauty of our own DNA. Inspired by Rosalind Franklin’s breakthroughs in x ray crystallography which lead to the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA.

Finished Measurements
62 x 22 in / 157.5 x 56 cm

Materials
438 yd / 401 m of fingering weight
US 4 / 3.5mm circular needle with 40-60 in / 100-150 cm cable
4 stitch markers
Optional: 490 Size 6/0 beads, approx 35 grams
Optional: Beading tool
Tapestry needle

Gauge
14 stitches and 24 rows = 4 in / 10 cm in pattern

Skills
Lace
Cable Cast On - Tutorial Linked Here
Beaded picot bind-off - Tutorial Linked Here - Tutorial Linked Here

Sample shown in: The Fiberists Franklin Fingering, colorway Azurite

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