Daisy by Hayley Tsang Sather started its life as a Mystery KAL. A beautiful piece with lace and beads, it is meant to be a one-skein project that can make for a quick knit.
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What we have put together for these kits are some stunning yarns and beads that will make a gorgeous shawl.
Here is what Hayley writes:
Daisy is a crescent-shape shawl based on Herbert Niebling’s pattern of the same name, Daisy in English.
The original pattern is a very small doily. I added rows and modified it from a circular to a crescent shape.
Daisy is meant to be a one-skein project (unless you are a loose knitter) so perfect for a quick knit and/or as a gift. It is a fairly straight-forward pattern but is engaging enough for experienced lace knitters. It changes from chart to chart yet requires only basic lace knitting stitches which makes it a relaxing and enjoyable project.
Daisy is worked from the top down with increases throughout the body. It uses approximately one skein – 437y/400m – of sock-weight yarns. It may also be knitted in heavy-lace or lace-weight yarn for a more open look. Please compare your usage to the test knitters (page 3 of the pattern) to ensure you have enough yarn if only one skein of fingering weight is being used.
The shawl may be knitted with or without beads.
Advanced Beginners. Charts only. Pattern does not include row-by-row written instruction.
The Yarn and Colorways
We do not offer the same yarn as what Hayley used in her original piece. I was struck by how lovely many of the finished shawls look when knit with gradiently changing colorways. Hence our selection which you can see in the inset photos on the top picture and again below that.
Our yarn is from Katia, Infinity Shawl, a gradiently dyed cake of yarn of 100% virgin wool with 656 yards (600m)/ 150g.
We brought in two new colorways that change colors gradually with long color runs, perfect for this design.
Colorway #317 gives you colors reminiscent a sunset, starting with a deep rich magenta and then with the addition of some fiery tonescontinuing into oranges and amber.
Colorway #321 starts cool, with a very pale sky blue and then seguing into cantaloupe and peach and coral.
Though beads are optional, we will be including beads in each kit.
One can bead all or just some of the charts of this design. Hayley recommends size 6/0 beads, 680 of them if one decides to put them in all the possible charts.
And so that is what we will be including in each kit: roughly 60g of size 6/0 beads.
If you have a preference on bead colors, let me know. Otherwise I will choose for you.