Who doesn't love rainbows? I mean, really, of all the things in nature, rainbows are definitely one of the coolest. No matter how old I get, when I see one it still makes me really happy. Not only are rainbows beautiful, but the science behind them is also quite amazing. Rainbows happen when sunlight hits raindrops at a specific angle and the light is refracted while entering then reflected inside on the back of the droplet and refracted again. It doesn't physically exist and you can only see it if the sun is behind you. Amazing!
The Reflection & Refraction shawl is from my "SCIENCE IS BEAUTIFUL" series. It has a heart-shaped shawl construction and uses varying shades of beads to create a beautiful rainbow effect. The stitches used creates a undulating arced pattern. This is the perfect shawl to celebrate the beauty of rainbows.
You will need 2 skeins (880 yds) of the listed yarn - you will not need the whole 2nd skein. There is no gauge listed because it is impossible to calculate due to the nature of the pattern. For this project, it is not necessary to check anyhow!
You need #6 (4.0mm) circular needles 60 in (100 cm), #10 (6.0 mm) needle for bind-off, and size 12/1.0mm crochet hook for beading only.
You will need size 6.0 beads in the following colors/amounts: Purple (60), Lighter Purple (82), Blue (82), Lighter Blue (76), Green (74), Lighter Green (64), Yellow (58), Lighter Yellow (52), Lighter Orange (46), Orange (42), Lighter Red (12), Red (17)
unable to calculate due to the nature of the pattern - not important
880 yards of Lace weight
I taught myself to knit in 2005 and began designing in 2010. I love thinking up a shape or wacky concept and then figuring out how to make it into a functional, beautiful, three-dimensional object!
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