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River of Beads shawl -- PDF knitting pattern

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Lacy ribbons twine down the bottom edge of this asymmetrical shawl like a swiftly churning river, accented with sparkling beads. As the shawl grows, the lace section and the lines of beads slowly increase in size. The entire shawl is framed by a delicate lace edging.

This shawl is worked from one tip to the opposite edge. Once the pattern is established, it increases approximately one stitch every four rows. Separate increases are included in the lace section along the bottom.

The size and appearance of the shawl can be adjusted by working more or fewer repeats of each section of the pattern. Gauge is not critical for this pattern, but using a different yarn weight or needle size will affect the size of the finished shawl.

The use of beads for this pattern is optional. The pattern as written uses about 15 g of 6/0 seed beads.

Instructions are both written and charted.

50” / 127 cm long and 20.5” / 52 cm deep at deepest point

Approximately 550 yds / 503 m of fingering yarn
Sample shown in Miss Babs Katahdin (437 yds / 400 m per 100 g; 100% superwash Bluefaced Leicester) in Blue Mussel (500 yard skein)

US size 3 / 3.25 mm circular needles, at least 32” / 80 cm in length

25 sts x 35 rows per 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette Stitch after blocking
Exact gauge is not critical but will affect the size of the finished shawl and the amount of yarn needed.

Yarn needle; 15 g of 6/0 seed beads (optional); 1.25 mm crochet hook for beading (optional)
You will get a PDF (3MB) file