Evening Star/ Beaded Kit in Lace Balls

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The Lace Ball 100 we are calling Twilight
The Lace Ball 100 we are calling Twilight
The Lace Ball we are calling Summer Pond
The Lace Ball we are calling Summer Pond
One of Abbey's original pieces.
One of Abbey's original pieces.
Another one by Abbey.
Another one by Abbey.

Another beautifully ethereal shawlette, this one perfect for summer!

These colors are the cool colors of late evening; the weight is a perfect foil for cool evenings or overactive a/c.

Abbey Phelps of Blackberry Knits has reworked her Evening Star design from a couple of years ago and added beads. 

The result is really lovely.

Inspired by JRR Tolkein's work, Abbey writes: “You have chosen the Evening; but my love is given to the Morning.” Gimli, Return of the King, J.R. R Tolkien

This is a crescent shawl -- with beads that catch the light and shine like tiny stars.

The photos here show the shawlettes as knit in different yarns -- they are included simply to show the design.

The original pieces that you see on this web page were knit by Abbey in different yarns.  The darker one was made with a Gradiance yarn set from The Unique Sheep and has gradual changes of colors within.  The lighter shawl is a solid color in another yarn.  We are offering instead for these kits a yarn with very long color runs that I think will look very good indeed in this design.  You can see it in the inset photos on the top picture and again below that.  The other photos we are showing so you can see the design. 

Both kits use yarn from Zauberball in their Lace Balls. There are two types of Zauberball Lace Balls. One (called "Lace Ball 100") is 100% Virgin Superwash Wool and the other (simply "Lace Ball") is 75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon. Both have 875 yards per 100 gram ball. We brought in one of each.

The wonderful part of this yarn is the very very very looooong color repeats. 

Now here is a what I got from Abbey regarding doing this shawl in these yarns: 

It will look fantastic!

My only suggestion is that knitters make sure they start at one long end of the colorway with as much consistency in the first part as they can, because of the short rows the first section looks best with 1 color.  This shouldn't be too much of a problem with the long colorways.

Make sense?

The first kit, which we are calling Twilight uses colorway, #2179, and is a gorgeous blend of various purples and blues. There is a deep dark aubergine which blends into a rich royal into lilac and wisteria and also blues from navy into a pale sky. The whole is amazing.

The second kit, which we are calling Summer Pond is a blending of lighter tones, teals into grays. It goes from a deep mallard into a lighter green and then into charcoal and medium gray. Really lovely.  

Please note that I had trouble getting the photo to resemble the yarn -- I think the photo I am showing here is moderately close but not perfect.  Just know that it is a green teal, far more so than it looks here, not a blue teal, with varying grays as well.  

Each kit will consist of one ball of the Lace Ball you chose -- well more than you need for this beauty -- and at least 600 size 8/0 beads.  They might be of a high contrast (the darker shawl shown on these pages used silver lined crystal in the 8/0 triangles) or they might blend with the yarn colors more and catch the light more subtly. 

If you have a preference, let me know.  Otherwise I will choose for you. 

Note also that the kit will not automatically include the pattern. I know some knitters prefer to get it directly as a PDF file of the pattern from Abbey via her Ravelry web page.

Alternatively, if you would like a printed copy, please make sure the "Pattern" drop-down menu is set to that.

We also can email the pattern to you via email (just be aware that it is not automatic; I have to manually send it to you and generally do that right before I ship your kit). 

Quantities are limited.

Truly lovely.

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