Newfoundland Shawl/ Pattern/ Bead Gift

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This is one lovely lovely pattern.

This is by Anne-Lise Maigaard and it is just lovely.

Newfoundland is one of Anne-Lise's Canadian Geography Series. It is a charted pattern, described simply as "Shawl with beads, nupps and leaves."

It is a real beauty and allows you as the knitter many options in creating it and making it truly your own.

There are optional beads plus the use of nupps in the design gives you the added option of using other beads, perhaps other sizes or shapes, to further enhance the look. The green shawl you see in the photos here was knit by a test-knitter for Anne-Lise in fingering weight yarn, instead of lace weight and she used a combination of 6/0s beads and 2/0 ones. As I said, you can truly make this a unique personal peice.

And take a look at the marvelous one by Seaglass done in a yarn with long color repeats -- the last one on this page. What a wonderful look!

The original black one by Anne-Lise used Malabrigo Yarn Lace (100% merino with 470 yards per 50 grams) .

Anne-Lise writes that what is needed for the finished beauty is 752 yards (688m) though I had noticed that a few of her test knitters used significantly less yardage (socksalot who knit the salmon-pink shawl used only 562.8 yards (514.6m) for hers). I received a note from Anne-Lise on this that really makes me smile. She wrote, "Maybe would be good to add that working nupps eats a lot of yarn, and that's the reason why some test knitters used less yarn? Most of them didn't do any nupps at all, but beaded everything they could get their sparkly little hands on... "

I certainly can understand that!

The original measured after blocking 20" x 63" across (50x 160cm) with an inner circle of 47" (120cm). If you wish to make yours larger, figure on a bit more yarn. Anne-Lise advises that it is easy to make a larger shawl simply by adding repeats of the edge.

Note that bead-wise, all that you need for the pattern is 60 beads and even that is optional -- but as we mentioned, there are lots of opportunities to add more.

And as a special from us, anyone purchasing enough lace weight yarn (or enough fingering weight if you so choose) to make this lovely shawl at the same time as purchasing this pattern (hard copy) will get from us at least that number of beads as our gift.

If you get lace weight yarn, figure that the beads would be 8/0s; if you get fingering weight, they should likely be 6/0s -- but feel free to describe what your vision is (use the Comments section as you check out) and I'll do my best to help you achieve it.

A delight to knit.