Modern lace and almost nine hundred sparkling Swarovski crystals create the enchanting Waxwing Shawl. A versatile and easy to wear crescent, Waxwing Shawl features a very simple geometric lace pattern throughout the body with a more intricate beaded border. This beautiful pattern is one of many wedding patterns found in Interweave Knits Winter 2016.
The shawl is knitted in one piece starting at the center top and grows through rapid increases along the top edge. The edge is beaded along the increases to balance out the beaded bottom border; however, all the beads are optional and the shawl will look just as great without them (890 Swarovski crystals or 6/0 4.00mm seed beads). The beads are placed with a beading hook to avoid pre-stringing. The easy two-row lace pattern uses only basic lace stitches on the right side and purled wrong side rows, which makes this a perfect project for a beginner lace knitter or a quick project for a more advanced knitter
This gorgeous shawl can be passed down through generations of brides.
Gift Set includes Interweave Knits Winter 2017 (pattern inside), selected yarn & 890 Miyuki 6/0 clear seed beads. Please click to order size 13 /.9mm crochet hook for attaching the beads. If you prefer a kit without the beads, please contact us for pricing here. For yarn winding services, click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Marina by Manos del Uruguay (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/875yds): 1 Skein. Shown in color Hueso.
ALTERNATE YARN: Lace by Malabrigo (100% Baby Merino Wool; 50g/470yds): 2 Skeins.
ALTERNATE YARN: Findley by Juniper Moon Farm (50% Merino Wool / 50% Silk; 100g/798 yds. 1 Skein. Findley will add a little extra shimmer and shine to this shawl. This is an excellent choice if you decide against the beading. Please note that the beads will help weight the bottom edge and prevent rolling of the hem.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 75" wide x 21.5"
YARDAGE: 875 yds
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate-lacework and beading
NEEDLES: Size US 7/ 4.5mm 32" circular needle & Optional US 8 / 5mm for Bind Off, or sizes needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Tapestry needle, 894 size 6mm Swarovski rondelle crystals or 6/0 seed beads, size 10 (.75mm) crochet hook, blocking pins
GAUGE: 17 sts x 26 rows = 4" in body pattern on smaller needle
Images courtesy of Harper Point Photography/Interweave