Shades of blue from variegated yarn flow seamlessly into one another to form this light and airy springtime shawl. The addition of small seed beads throughout the simple stitches adds a hint of elegance and some shimmer to your look.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: Approximately 2 ½ ft X 7 ft
Gauge: Gauge not important
Yarn: Tosh Merino Light (100% superwash merino wool; 420 yards [384 meters]/100 grams): Baltic (2 skeins)
Needles: US size 9 (5.5 mm) needles
Notions: Approx 300 seed beads size 6/0 (one 17g package of Bead Treasures Czech glass beads color “Purple” used in sample)
P2sso: Slip 2 stitches knitwise, knit 1, pass 2 slipped stitches over the knit stitch
Bead 1: Slide bead up to your knitting, knit 1 locking the bead into the stitch
String 150 beads onto yarn using a needle thin enough to fit through the seed beads. As you work this pattern, you will just slide down the beads as you go and pull them up to your knitting when you reach a bead row. When it is time to work from the second skein of yarn, string another 150 beads on that yarn.
Cast on 97 stitches.
Row 1 (WS) and all other WS rows: Purl.
Row 2 (RS): Knit.
Row 3: Purl.
Row 4: (k1, yo) 3 times, * (ssk) twice, p2sso, (k2tog) twice, (yo, k1) 5 times, yo; repeat from * until you get to the last 3 stitches, (yo, k1) 3 times.
Row 6: Knit.
Row 8: Repeat Row 4.
Repeat rows 1-8 one time.
Row 17: Purl.
Row 18: Knit 4, bead 1, *k8, bead 1; repeat from * to end of row (there will not be a complete repeat at the end of row).
Row 20: (k2tog) 3 times, * (yo, k1) 5 times, yo, (ssk) 2 times, p2sso, (k2tog) 2 times; repeat from * until you get to the last 6 stitches, (ssk) 3 times.
Row 22: Knit.
Row 24: Repeat Row 20.
Row 26: Knit.
Row 27: Purl.
Repeat rows 20-24 one time.
Row 33: Purl.
Row 34: *knit 8, bead 1; repeat from * to end of row (there will not be a complete repeat at the end of row).
Repeat rows 3-34 until you have reached the desired length or you have around 75 yards of yarn remaining.
You will want to bind off after you finish either row 17 or row 33.
Blocking of this wrap is essential. Soak finished wrap in water and gentle soap. Wring out the excess water and pin wrap to a blocking board or large bed, starting at the middle of the wrap and pinning out to the ends. This pattern produces a naturally occurring “scallop” edge around all edges and each scallop should be pinned.
Allow to dry completely, remove pins and enjoy.