A lovely new design by Nim Teasdale.
Here is what she says:
Bewilderness is a crescent shaped shawl in a satisfying combination of stripes and lace, with a striking cable and slipped stitch motif over a snuggly garter base.
It is edged by a unique and elegant lace which can be worked in a series of adaptable modules...
The edging uses a variation of a stitch pattern by Naomi Parkhurst of Gannet Designs, based on the word Wilderness...
The size of the shawl is adaptable. The cable stripes section can be lengthened, and the lace section can be worked to any size.
The Yarn and Colorways
We are not offering the same colors or yarns that Nim used in her original piece. Our kit yarns can be seen in the inset photo on the top picture and again below that.
Nim writes that this pattern is suited to either two contrasting yarns, or a single gradient cake worked from both ends. One needs simply fingering weight yarn in any yardage between approx 500m and 900m.
What we have for these kits are two contrasting colorways in Mechita, from Malabrigo, a fingering weight 100% merino supewash with 420 yards (385m)/ 100g skein. One skein of each colorway will be included in your kit, giving you a total of 840 yards (770m) per kit.
Nim's original shawl, shown on this page, used 400 yards of one and 150 yards of anothe for a total of 650 yards (507m).
1. Illusion is a variegated colorway, including varying sand and bark coors plus merlot, red-violet, plum, and raisin. Gorgeous.
2. Eggplant is a tonal not-quite-solid, with varying depths of dark dark aubergine (which honestly is just Italian for eggplant), close to a black but with that nuance of color. Striking. :-)
Nim writes that her sample was beaded only on the central 3 repeats, but would have used approx 400 beads if worked as written.
So we offer beads so you can work this as written! A bit more than needed, each kit will inlcude about 35g of size 6/0 beads. If you have a preference on color, tell me. Otherwise I will choose for you.
This design can be worked entirely from written pattern, or from charts with some notes.
The pattern is not automatically included with the kit.
The best way to get it is directly as a PDF file of the pattern from Nim via her Ravelry web page.
This is actually what we would recommend as this way the pattern is saved for you in your Ravelry library and you will also automatically get any needed updates.
If there is any reason this won't work for you, please let us know and we'll work with you on another way of getting the pattern.