A simple beaded shawl pattern, designed by Amy Swenson of Indigirl, this small but lovely piece uses only 300 yards of fingering weight yarn.
Amy writes: "Can I admit that this pattern came to be half from an idea I had in the shower and half from a dare? I woke up on a Friday with this shawl idea in my head. Worked in two triangles knit together, it would showcase busy handpainted sock yarn, of which my yarn stash overfloweth.
"A few hours later, I tweeted about the idea, and how it made me itch to cast on. A designer friend dared me to not only cast on that night, but finish the sample and publish the pattern by the end of the weekend.
"The result is a lightweight small shawl, perfect for tossing around your neck as a splash of color. I named it the “Saturday Shawl”, not only because I spent all of Saturday knitting it, but because it’s what I want to wear on the weekend."
Gauge: 18 sts and 32 rows to 4 inches using US 7 / 4.5mm needles in garter stitch. You will want US 7/4.5mm 32" circular needles, or size to achieve this gauge.
Finished Measurements 44 inches by 22 inches after blocking
The original shown here was made using Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino.
The bead used here were Miyuki silver lined triangles, 80 of them. The size is not specified but I checked with Amy and they are size 5/0 triangles.
The pattern from this web page is printed on heavy card stock in a folio form, with very clear instructions.
In the meantime, lovely design with clean simple designs.
Skill Level : Adventurous Beginner!