The Beauty of the Rain by Jem Arrowsmith

The Beauty of the Rain

September 2016
Lace ?
25 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
450 - 500 yards (411 - 457 m)
One size fits all
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Each kit comes with:

  • 100g / 600m laceweight hand dyed yarn (80% extra fine merino / 20% silk)
  • 1 pack of size 8 knitting beads
  • 1 pattern PDF or print out
  • 1 removable stitch marker

This delicate, lightweight beaded shawl is the perfect accessory to compliment a party dress, or wear as a scarf with jeans and a t-shirt to add a little touch of glamour to every day. The combination of beads and laceweight yarn result in a delicate and eye-catching shawl that you will be sure to reach for time and time again.

The lace pattern incorporates size 8 knitting beads and a video tutorial is available for the picot bind off (links in the pattern)

Skills / Techniques used: Lacework and beadwork

Sizes: One size fits all

Measurements: The finished blocked item measures 55” (140cm) wingspan and 15” (38cm) length

Materials Used

• 50 g / 405m (450 yds) 2 ply / laceweight yarn
• US size 4 (3.5mm) 40” (100cm) circular needle
• 184 x size 8 beads, either threaded onto yarn before casting on or added using an 0.5mm crochet hook as you go along (if you wish to add beads to the picot bind off you will need a total of 246 beads)


25 stitches and 34 rows to 4 inches / 10cm in stockinette stitch

The lace stitch is a 10 row by 6 stitch repeat pattern, but for the 5th and 6th rows of the lace the stitch count in each repeat drops from 6 to 4 sts, the stitch count is restored on row 7.

A video tutorial is available for the picot bind off.