The Light of Spring by Kieran Foley

The Light of Spring

February 2018
Lace ?
22 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in intarsia pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1000 - 1200 yards (914 - 1097 m)
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The Light of Spring is a delicate shawl with dashes of Spring color and sparkling beads. The combination of lace weight MC and a heavier yarn for the color motifs creates an unusual contrast of stitch size and transparency.

Knit on 3.25mm/US3 needles
MC: approximately 840yds/770m of Green Elephant 2ply lace weight yarn 100% superwash merino, Raspberry Ripple colorway
CC: approximately 250m/275yds of Jamieson’s Spindrift 100% Shetland wool in a wide range of shades
95 full CC motifs require 2.15m/2.33yds each, 32 half motifs require 1.25m/1.33yds each and four quarter motifs require 75cm/30ins

578 size 6 glass beads of various colors are added with a crochet hook; I used mainly pink, red & clear beads, with some metallics & cooler colors.

Dimensions: approximately 66in/168cm long by 24in/61cm wide
Gauge: approximately 22 stitches and 25 rows = 4ins/10cm

Techniques include lace knitting, intarsia, stranding, trapping,
knit/purl texture in the CC motifs & background, and beading.

This is a charted pattern with notes and short written instructions, and photo tutorials on splicing and placing beads with a crochet hook.

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