Just Be You by Boo Knits

Just Be You

May 2017
Light Fingering ?
17 stitches = 4 inches
in Main Body Pattern on 3.75mm needles after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
656 yards (600 m)
One Size
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Just for You has been designed in conjunction with Lichtfaden for Sabine’s Meridian Pure Silk yarn. Sabine’s love for colour is evident to all and we talked at length about a style and influence for the design. Wave-Gotik-Treffen (WGT) is a gothic music and fashion festival held every year, for the past twenty-five years, in Leipzig, Germany.

With a Victorian picnic in the park, readings, theatre performances and medieval markets as well as the huge number of music events it is the biggest festival of its kind anywhere and is considered the ‘Mecca’ for cybergoths, metal heads, steampunks, neo-Victorians, dark romantics, dark electro, industrial and medieval fans.

Thousands of people descend on the city wearing the most amazing outfits – people attend alone, with friends or with their entire family and travel the world over to take part and experience this week-long event that is always a friendly, tolerant and trouble-free festival. So, whether your style is Victorian Lady, Gothic, Steampunk, or Jeans and T-shirt – Just Be You!

This shawl is a celebration of all of us, whoever we are, whatever we are and wherever we are – that we accept ourselves and others without judgement. Choose your colour and wear your shawl with pride and love and be true to yourself.

Just Be You is a delicate, lacy and beaded, top-down, crescent shaped shawl. The original shawl has been knit using in Lichtfaden Meridian (600m/100g) and includes just less than 950 Matubo, Toho or Miyuki size 6 seed beads or Miyuki size 5 triangular beads giving it a jewelled, sophisticated and elegant feel. The prototype was knit within this yardage (with just over 5g to spare) but Sabine, at Lichtfaden, has dyed up some overweight skeins at 660m/110g for anyone who prefers a more generous comfort zone and for anyone who tends to be a looser knitter. Should you use an alternative yarn it might be worth having a second skein.

The pattern is both written and fully charted with bead placement indicated throughout.

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