Channel the glamour of the 1920s with this beaded lace shawl.
Named after "the first American flapper", Zelda Fitzgerald, Zelda is a triangular shawl with a simple beaded body flowing into a heavily beaded, Art Deco inspired lace edging. Choose a strong contrast between beads and yarn for the dramatic flapper look or go subtle for a pretty English Rose style.
Zelda can be worked in two sizes:
Yarn requirements: 400m (440yds) laceweight yarn. Shown in Knitwitches Seriously Gorgeous Swiss Silk 2ply Laceweight (100% silk, 600m (660yds) per 100g), colour Black
Yarn requirements: 600m (660yds) laceweight yarn. Shown in BC Garn Jaipur Fino (2ply laceweight, 100% silk, 600m (660yds) per 100g), Pale Gold, shade h69
Pattern includes charts and written instructions; shawl can be worked from either. Beads are pre threaded for the main body, then applied with a crochet hook for the edging; more information on both of these techniques is included in the pattern.
Zelda has been fully tech edited and test knitted. I am very grateful to my wonderful test knitters Rachel Beckett and Kate Ellis, and my tech editor Rachel Atkinson.
29 sts and 37 rows to 10cm (4in) measured over main bead pattern
Knitting and crochet designer, teacher and pattern tester.
I have a BA in English Literature from the University of Reading. I work at the knitting shop Loop in London and love knitting, reading, red lipstick and vintage style from the 20s-50s.