|Three equal panels of beaded floral lace are separated by “seams” of a cabled arrow lace pattern. A third pattern creates the all-around wavy edge. The resulting shape is roughly three sides of a square. Worn centered over the back, the raglan- like seams provide a stable fit for the shoulders. Worn diagonally with the “points” centered at back and front and the open ends draped over one shoulder, the shawlette has an asymmetrical look. Suitable for intermediate knitters, best with some lace knitting experience.
Construction Notes: Top-down. Beads placed with the crochet hook method. Lace patterns presented in chart form only. Suitable for intermediate knitters, best with some lace knitting experience.
Finished measurements: To fit Petite (Tall): 26 (37 ½)” / 66 (95) cm across widest point of lower back; 12 (16)” / 30.5 (40.5) cm long at center back; 14 (21)” / 35.5 (53.5) cm long at center diagonal. All measurements are after blocking.
Yarn: Petite version: 1 skein Malabrigo Lace (470 yds / 430 m per 1 ¾ oz / 50 g skein; 100% Baby Merino wool) in Geranio
Tall version: 1 skein Blue Moon Fiber Arts Silk Thread 2 (1,125 yds / 1,028.5 m per 3 ½ oz / 100 g skein; 100% silk) in Mustang Sally
Needles & Notions: Size 3 US / 3.25 mm circular needle, 24” / 60 cm or 32” / 80 cm long; Size 14 US / 0.6 mm crochet hook or size small enough to fit through bead hole; stitch markers; 330 (669) size 8/0 seed beads. Petite version used silver lined rosaline hex 8/0 beads; tall version used silver lined crystal round 8/0 beads (beads available from artbeads.com)
Gauge: 24 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10 cm over seam lace pattern, after blocking. To save time and to ensure accurate sizing, check gauge.