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
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 looked back. A native New Yorker, Nina currently lives in western Massachusetts with her husband, daughter, 2 cats and a dog in an old Victorian house filled to the rafters with yarn and books.