This is the Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn A. Clark, featured in Interweave Knits Autumn 2006 issue.
The yarn was Handmaiden Mini Maiden in the Sangria colourway (although a bit more muted than the last Sangria I used).
needles: 3.75mm addi turbo lace
beads: 4 colours of seed beads from Arton Beads in Toronto
notions: 0.75 mm crochet hook (to string the beads)
* I added beads to every motif in the Budding Lace 6 row repeat pattern – one bead each at rows 1 and 3. For more details, contact me if interested.
* I also placed a bead at the centre stitch (missing out one every seven – this started as a mistake which I choose to call a design feature).
* I abandoned the picot edging (partly because I couldn’t figure it out, but largely because I didn’t personally care for it anyway). In its place – I bound off at the 14 row of the last repeat, and then crocheted a half-double crochet row on the edging.
At any rate, I’m very proud! And this project definetely reinforces my interest in lace knitting.
Now, all I have to do is get back to the SOTSii. (I’m writing this on Monday evening, having had a few pints and awaiting dinner delivery from Swiss Chalet). Manana, manana… or shall I start the Icarus instead? Hmm…