View From the Spire by Jem Arrowsmith

View From the Spire

March 2020
Lace ?
25 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
620 - 630 yards (567 - 576 m)
One size
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Take your knitting to dizzying new heights with this beautiful lace shawl. The View from the Spire shawl was inspired by a glittering vista of snow and lights viewed from the top of the Hallgrimskirkja Church in Reykjavik, Iceland. Worked from side to side, the shawl is a journey back and forth through beaded lace that twinkles like the lights of the city below and the quiet calm of stockinette as smooth as untouched snow in the distance.

As you near the end of your shawl, the deeper lace section really showcases the glittering beads and you will see your own spires begin to emerge and decorate the border of your shawl. A lovely stretchy bind-off will allow for a beautifully scalloped edge to be formed when blocking.

A video tutorial for adding beads with a small crochet hook is included.

Stitches used: Sl1 wyif, knit, purl, k2tog, ssk, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, beading

Sizes: One size

Measurements: The finished blocked item measures 93” (236cm) wingspan and 16.5” (42cm) depth at the longest part

Materials Used:

• 70g / 2.5oz, 615yds / 560m laceweight yarn. The yarn used in the pattern is Fivemoons Bendis 2 ply – 50% Baby Camel / 50% Silk in the Wrap’d in Night colourway
• 866 size 8 beads
• 1 x 0.5mm crochet hook for adding the beads
• 1 x US size 3 (3.25mm) 32” - 40” (80 - 100cm) circular needle
• Optional - 12 Stitch markers, depending on whether you want to mark off the repeat sections

Gauge: 25 stitches and 38 rows to 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch after blocking