Fairy Lights Shawl by handful of colour

Fairy Lights Shawl

Knitting
September 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Rows of knit, purl, knit, knit repeated for 10cm. Gauge achieved AFTER blocking.
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1.0 mm
875 - 919 yards (800 - 840 m)
wingspan: 67” or 171cm approx; Depth: 21” or 53.5cm approx.
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Fairy Lights is a boomerang shawl featuring garter and purl rows interspersed with strings of drop stitch ‘Fairy Lights’. This shawl was inspired by the transition from daisy chains in the summer to strings of fairy lights in the garden in the Autumn. Two versions are included in your purchase: The original, plus the more experimental beaded version described below:

Feeling a little more experimental? More visual interest can be added by inserting a bead into the centre of the lights. The beads are attached (and secure!) but remain surprisingly mobile adding a little more movement and play – a fidget toy almost! The beaded pattern is included as a bonus for those who like their knitting to be more left-field due to the resulting unconventional effect of the beads, but the original is stunning as is.

Originally designed to be knit with two different long run colourful yarns, this shawl suits a single yarn also, and can be knit in any weight of yarn for very different looks.

Size
Wingspan: 67” or approx. 171cm
Depth: 21” or approx. 53.35cm

Needle Size
Circular needle size US2.5/3mm
1mm crochet hook for beaded version

Yarn
2 x different balls of Zauberball or 840m total of 2 different long colour repeat 4ply/fingering yarn

Materials used in samples:

Orange Unbeaded:
Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball Uboot 1151
Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball Crazy Gebrante Mandeln 1784

Pink/Green Beaded:
Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball Wolke 8 2254
Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball Evergreen 2168

390 x Miyuki Size 6/0 seed beads in Pink Silver-lined Dyed Alabaster

PLEASE NOTE: You will need a 1mm crochet hook to attach the beads. Rather than pre-stringing the beads, they are attached as you go. Photo-tutorial included.

Gauge
24 sts x 44 rows (rows in knit, purl, knit, knit repeat) over 10cm x10cm. Gauge was achieved post blocking.