And yet another!
A beaded shawlette design by Bev of Boo Knits + a beautifully delicious yarn from Zen Yarn Garden + sparkling beads to add that extra added something = a wonderful project that will be a joy to knit and to wear.
About Cloud Illusions, and quoting Bev (the amazing designer): "This cute little shawl is perfect to wrap around your neck and shoulders. In cotton it provides a wonderful summer shawl for keeping the sun off those delicate shoulders or keeping the chill night air at bay; in silk it becomes something elegant and worthy of accompanying you to functions and formal events, yet in wool it will keep even the winter cold out! Just a nice length Cloud Illusions will cover your back and wrap around and can be worn in many different ways. It is so much more than a scarf and yet not too deep to be difficult to wear - this really is the silver lining to any cloud!"
The smallest version (which is what you see in these photos) takes only around 440 yards (400 m) of a fingering or laceweight yarn. And about 225 beads.
Serenity Silk + has a full 500 yards to its 100 gram skein -- it is a light fingering/ heavy lace weight and perfect for this design.
The colorway we offer here is one of Roxanne's new Crystal Colors, light and delicate Light Siam. Somehow it manages to be a variegation of red tones without going too much into pink -- a soft rose red (a touch on the cool blue side of red) with some of the color having a deeper saturation and some fading into the pastel of pink but remaining overall a rosy red. (I hope that made sense.) The photos do not show it done in this colorway -- you will have to use your imagination for that.
For beads, Bev suggests sizes 6/0 or 5/0 and as this approached a fingering weight and all the beads are added via the crochet-hook-method, we agree that would work best and look great. We have a number we like with this yarn and will include a twenty-gram container in each kit which will give you some extras to play around with. If you have a preference on bead colors, let us know via the "Comments" section as you check out. Otherwise we will choose for you.
(You'll have to provide the knitting needles and very thin crochet hook for adding the beads with -- we have those in our Needles and Hooks section if you need.)
Each kit will include the pattern, one skein of Serenity Silk +, and one container of beads.
We think this will look pretty wonderful indeed!