Sudden Down Pour Shawl
The (optional) beaded bind off lends weight and an additional sparkle (of raindrops) to the bottom edge.
28 inch drop, 58 inches from center neck to wing tip. ( 71cm by 147 cm)
Jade Sapphire Silk Cashmere 2 ply; 55% Silk, 45% Cashmere, 400 yards (366 meters)/55 grams (1.94 ounces) 3 skeins.
US Size 5 (3.75 mm) circular needles at least 40 inches (100 cm) long.
Size 16 Crochet Hook for applying beads, large eyed tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
1,335 size 8/0 seed beads
738 size 8/0 seed beads if not working the beaded bind off.
Gauge: 17.5 sts and 25 rows = 4 inches (10cm) in lace pattern, blocked.
Notions: Stitch marker(s), large eyed tapestry needle.
Gauge while always important is not critical to this piece, however, gauge and materials used will affect yardage needed and finished sizing.
Beads are applied with a small crochet hook after the stitches they sit on have been knit.