Whoosh! Blown away!
Heidi Barrett, the fantabulous designer of the oh-so-unique Mermaid Scarf has come up with a really stunning shawl.
This one really sings to me.
An open, airy shawl, that is made with only 18 rows of purling and 18 "pearls" per beaded row -- hence the name 18 Pearls Wrap.
It is quite an unusual piece, and in my oh-so-humble opinion, gorgeous!
Using about 450 yards (100 grams) of fingering weight or DK weight yarn and size 7 or 8 US (4.5mm or 5mm) needles (depending on the yarn you choose), you end up with such a lovely piece.
324 size 6/0 beads, (added by the crochet hook method) help make this truly a work of art.
The finished wrap measures either 18" x 58" (in fingering) or 20" x 62" (in DK).
Take a look at the photos below --- amazing, no?