Holden Shawlette »
InstructionsBeading is not part of this pattern. I used videos on YouTube as tutorials to place beads with a crochet hook. The video by Knitters Brewing Company was the best I found. I beaded the K1 between yarn overs in the lace section and the center stitch on those rows.
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Classic, Romantic, Traditional
Cascade Epiphany (60% royal alpaca, 20% cashmere, 20% silk) from one of Craftsy's mystery boxes, 2 skeins brick red. Silver lined Czech glass beads (2 24-gram tubes). Size 6 circular needle (I used 32") 2 Stitch markers for the center
What was your inspiration?
A fellow Australian Shepherd owner on Ravelry produces the most beautiful shawls and garments. She posted several beaded projects and I decided I just had to try it. I wanted to make this shawl for the art auction at the Australian Shepherd National Specialty in April, but it needed some sparkle. Beads did the trick!
What are you most proud of?
That I got fairly speedy with the beading and learned which beads were going to have too small an opening to draw the yarn through (if the bead didn't go low enough on the crochet hook, it wouldn't work).
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Be patient! It is a very easy pattern, but you do have to pay attention to the stitch count. Do the picot edging, even though it takes forever. Once it's finished it just makes the shawl 100% more elegant.