Perseids by Susanna IC


June 2018
Light Fingering ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Perseids lace, unblocked
US 9 - 5.5 mm
450 - 490 yards (411 - 448 m)
39" deep and 70" long wingspan, blocked
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Every summer the Perseids meteor showers can be seen in the night skies of the Northern Hemisphere. Considered the best meteor shower of the year, its rate can reach more than sixty meteors per hour.

I took my inspiration from this incredible light show and designed a triangular shawl using an easy-to-knit lace that just flies off the needles. Much like the meteors in the sky, the lace itself has a lot of directional movement and I added sparkly beads in an interesting configuration to further reflect the original inspiration (approx 950 6/0 4.00 mm seed beads, optional).

The shawl is worked in fairly basic lace stitches from end-to-end with just one skein of this fingering yarn, so beautifully hand-dyed by Yarn Carnival. All the beads are optional and the shawl can be left unblocked (unblocked measurements: 26” deep and 53” long wingspan), which makes Perseids not only a quick project but also a perfect last minute gift.

3 February 2020: pattern update corrects a typo in the charted row numbers: Chart B Rows 26 and 28 are Rows 6 and 8. Also added a helpful visual explanation of the beading scheme; this can be found on page 3.

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