We have another beauteous concoction from Susanna IC.
Here is how she describes it:
"The wings of butterflies and moths with their fragile
beauty inspire this design. I wanted to capture their
delicate quality and I believe that this lace pattern
"The shawlette’s crescent shape helps it stay in
place more readily than traditional triangular shawls
and its smaller dimensions provide a weightless
little cover up for summer dresses."
The original seen here was knitted out of a
single skein of Malabrigo Lace, in a yarn color reminiscent of the
silvery moon while the beads sparkle like the first
stars in an evening sky.
All of the reverse rows
purled, which is one reason Susanna can rate Pavonia as an ideal
quick project for any knitter, even one new to lace
Finished Size: 16”/ 41cm x 54”/ 137cm blocked
Yarn: Any lace or fingering weight yarn; the original
was completed with approximately 400 yards of
Malabrigo Lace (100% Baby Merino wool; 470
yards / 50 grams); color Polar Morn
Gauge: 16 sts / 24 rows = 4" / 10 cm in stockinette,
after blocking; correct gauge is not critical for this
project, but your final measurements and yardage
requirements may vary if your gauge is different
Needles: 32” / 80 cm US 7 / 4.50 mm circular needle
42 6/0 4.0mm beads (optional)
The beads are added via the crochet-hook-as-as-you-go method which means you will need a very thin crochet hook, around size 14 / 0.75mm (small enough to fit through holes of beads).
We think this is lovely.
A lovely piece -- fun to make, wonderful to wear.