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Nina Machlin Dayton has been knitting, designing and teaching for over 35 years. Her first professional job was as a hand knitter for couturier designer Joan Vass in the early 1980s and she never ...

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Queen Mab Shawl

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Queen Mab Shawl
Queen Mab Shawl
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Queen Mab Shawl
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Queen Mab Shawl

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic lace knitting
  • Beading your knitting with a crochet hook

Pattern Description:

With 500 seed beads that sparkle like moonbeams in mist this crescent shaped shawlette is reminiscent of the mantle that fairy Queen Mab might draw around herself as she flies through the night bestowing sweet dreams upon slumbering mortals.

"In bed asleep while they do dream things true
O, then I see Queen Mab hath been with you...
Her collars of the moonshine's wat'ry beams...
Through lover's brains and then they dream of love..."
-- Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet, Act I; Scene IV

This pattern contains both charted and written instructions.


16 stitches to 4" in stockinette stitch blocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 60" wingspan & 15" depth


  • 437-450 yards fingering weight yarn
  • 500 size 6/0 seed beads
  • Size US 5/3.75 mm needles
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • crochet hook small enough to fit into your beads