A new design by Anne-Lise Maigaard, Meadow in the Woods is catch-your-breath gorgeous.
Here is what Anne-Lise writes:
The shawl is worked from the bottom up, using either long tail or crochet cast on. The last 19 sts are either grafted together, or bound off using a 3-needle bind off. Shawl is shown with 3-needle bind off and long tail cast on.
As shown, the shawl is 27.5 inches (70 cm) deep and 55 inches (140 cm) wide. The size is quite adjustable, you can work any number of stitches divisible by 98 + 34.
The Yarns and Colorways
We are not kitting the same yarn nor colorway that Anne-Lise used in her original piece. We show hers here so you can see the design; the inset photos on the top picture and the ones right below that show the yarns we have for this kit.
Anne-Lise used a lace weight yarn of 875 yards/100 g. Almost the entire skein was used to make her original shawl as shown, only 7 g remained.
What is wonderful is that the size is adjustable, so you can work it using both more and less yarn according to how large a shawl you want.
From The Unique Sheep we offer two intriguing Gradiance sets of yarn.
Kit #1. Dyed in Cirrus (a heavy lace weight yarn of 80/20 blend of superwash merino + silk). This is a 150g set of six skeins, each 218 yards for a total of 1,308 yards, well more than is needed for the size shown here (and allowing for a deliciously large shawl if you so choose). The colorway is a based on our Havest Moon circle, featuring the colors from 6:00 through to 11:00 and gradually changing from blue into violet into raspberry into rust.
This reminds me of the colors of the Italian Renaissance, rich and velvety.
Kit #2: This Gradiance is dyed in Sea Silk, again a heavy-ish lace weight, this time of 51% silk/ 29% merino/ 20% sea cell. Each set is also 150g, each smaller 25g skeinette having 219 yards for a total of 1,314 yards.
The colorway is bright and happy. It is our new Charmed, based on a lovely rose, and runs from a bright apricot into peach into pink taffy. This is a beautiful sunrise colorway
No, Anne-Lise did not add beads to this but that doesn't mean you can't if you so choose.
We are offering that option via a drop-down menu above.
If you want the yarn alone, that is fine.
If you would like to try your hand at adding beads (and you will have to decide where and how many), choose that option and get roughly 800 size 8/0 beads to play with.
Let me know if you have a color preference on beads; otherwise I will choose for you.
The pattern is not automatically included in this kit.
You have a few choices.
I know some knitters prefer to get it directly as a PDF file of the pattern from Anne-Lise via her Ravelry web page.
And indeed, we recommend getting it that way. This will put a copy in your Ravelry library and also ensure you get any updates. If you elect to do this, set the drop-down menu labeled Pattern to "No Pattern Needed."
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 shipping your kit).