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Gold. Silver. Bronze. Pewter. Shining metals that attract and adorn us. Add some sparkling beads and the shimmer is unquestionable. In this sideways knit shawl that uses wraps and turns to gently curve, beads are combined with Teresaâ€™s rich colors to give the appearance of molten metal.
A slightly different techinique has been used for the beads where a loop of working yarn is adorned with several beads and then looped back into the working stitches to make a dangle on the end of the triangles.
This pattern is meant for adventurous novice knitters to experienced knitters and all those in-between. Please read the entire pattern before beginning.
Yarn: 1 skein, Teresa Ruch Designs 5/2 Tencel, 520 yards, 100% Tencel, color Gold
Needle: US 4 (3.5 mm) Signature circulars or needles to obtain gauge
Gauge: 5.5 stitches per inch (spi) and 8 rows per inch (rpi) OR 22 stitches & 32 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette
Size: 70 inches long by 13.5 inches wide from edge to bead loop
To alter the size: Add or remove repeats, Adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the size of the shawl as needed
Notions: At least 225 beads. I used 217 for this shawl, but having extra is always wise.