Swan Lake by Wendy McDonnell

Swan Lake

November 2018
Yarn Fairy Siren Fine Lace
Lace ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
0.6 mm
5000 - 5200 yards (4572 - 4755 m)
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Inspired by the ballet of the same name, we have an heirloom shawl worthy of such an amazing story. Yarn colors are based on the characters, motifs hold the vegetation, feathers and the swan throughout for a pleasant all over pattern edged in hard lines. With our fine thread, tiny needles and 11/0 beads we will make a work of art over a years time. This year we are taking a bit of a break as we are going up to a size 1 needle, collective sighs all around. When we are done the shawl will be a massive piece that may just win you, blue ribbons at the local state fair. Kits available on blog page.

Yarn: Siren Merino extra fine, 1300 yards per 100gm 4 skeins to be replaced with Pixie Lace, 1300 yds/100grams.

Needle: US size 0/2mm – circular in 32 & 60 inches US size 0/2mm - double pointed needles (DPNs) for c/o US size ½.25mm – circular in 32 & 60 inches

Beads: Czech Pressed size 11/0 in color to match shawl, 3 hanks about 12000 beads

Hook: US size 17/.40mm Lacis

Gauge: 32 stitches, 40 row over 4 inches of st st, blocked-not crucial but you want to be close.

Finished Measurements: Approximately 82 inches across.