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We currently have some "in stock" kits for this gorgeous shawl in the Tea & Scones colorway. Read on for more data...
This is a stunning beaded shawl design by Pam Jemelian.
Here is what she wrote about it:
I am a romantic at heart and adore historically based dramas like Downton Abbey. Set in the early 1900’s, the costuming and romance sweeps me away.
When I decided to design the Shabby Chic Shawl, it was with visions of the women on the expansive green lawns having tea surrounded by lilacs, roses and hydrangea.
Unabashedly feminine, muted pink and mint green vintage color palettes, tea cups and scones with clotted cream and strawberries, and lace petticoats and parasols, this shawl is sure to be a first pick for any garden tea party!
I wanted more than one color for the shawl and decided on a graduating ombre palette that starts at the lightest color on the top and becomes darker as the shawl grows with the darkest color being added just before casting off.
Crescent in shape, I used German Short Rows to separate the darkening shades which are also accented with a contrasting color, and 3 floral lace inserts with beading to really make the shawl unique.
This shawl is something you would be thrilled to find in Grandma’s attic, but you will be glad you had the fun of knitting it instead.
The yarn is Verve2, 100% Superwash merino fingering weight, the one the designer originally used for her piece.
Each kit will include a Gradiance Set (see descriptions below) composed of six skeins of 30 grams each (that will give you about 720 yards in the Gradiance) + a Contrast Color skein of 100g (about 400 yards) for a total of about 1,180 yards.
(This will be more than you need. We went back and forth on this a bit as yardage varies with gauge and decided it is much much much (much!) better to have a bit extra than the alternative.)
This piece was available in new and exclusive colorways specially designed by Pam with some help from myself and of course form Kelly (of The Unique Sheep).
The idea had been to create two palettes that both reflect Pam's idea of very feminie, somewhat muted, English-ish, and vintage.
The one we currently have in stock is a gentle gradiently changing set of green-teals, named Tea and Scones.
It comes with a contrast color of a gray, specially dyed to work well with the colors of the Gradiance.
Pam judiciously set beads in amongst the design in a really lovely way. All that is needed is 191 size 6/0 beads, so each kit will include approximately 20g which will give you roughly 240 beads.
There are a number of beads that I really like and that pick up the colors in the shawl. If you have a strong idea of what would suit you best, tell me. Otherwise I will choose for you.
The pattern is not automatically part of the kit.
You can get the pattern on Pam's Ravelry page. This will give you a copy in your Ravelry library. In this case, set the drop-down menu above to "No Pattern Needed."
If you would prefer a printed copy or a PDF via email, please select that option via the "Pattern" drop-down menu. The PDF file will be emailed right before your kit is shipped.
This is a real beauty. And a fun knit as well.....