Tuesday, 12 July 2016


Time and Again I have been asked to produce a triangular version of Sweet Dreams and so here it is in two versions.  The main pattern instructions are for a stocking stitch body with lace border and edge and there are detailed notes for an all over lace version.  Knit in fingering weight yarn this shawl is a lovely large hug of a shawl with a beaded body (beads here are optional) leading into the beaded lace border and edge.  In a lace weight yarn, the shawl becomes a wonderfully ethereal accessory that can work with anything from a ball gown to a pair of jeans.
The pattern is available from Boo Knits on Ravelry and is exclusive to The Memory Tree Collection.

REQUIREMENTS Yarn: Lichtfaden REI Tussah Silk Mohair 359m/100g – two skeins, WalkCollection Cozy Mohair 360m/100g – two skeins, DyeForYarn Fingering Tussah Silk 800m/200g – one skein, DyeForYarn Fingering Silk Linen 400m/100g – two skeins, John Arbon Textiles Alpaca Supreme 333m/100g – three skeins, Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light 384m/100g – two skeins, or any fingering weight or lace weight yarn.  Finished size: Using Lichtfaden REI Tussah Silk Mohair -  85” (216cm) wide along top edge, 33.5” (85cm) deep as written.  A larger version was made by working Chart B four times resulting in a shawl measuring 103” (262cm) wide along top edge, 38.5” (98cm) deep – this required three skeins of yarn and just under 900 beads.  Needles: 3.75 (US5) for binding off only, 4mm, (US 6) and 4.5mm (US7) or needles to give you a pleasing fabric with drape.  You might want to drop a needle size should you wish to knit the stocking stitch body in a lace weight yarn.  You will also need: Stitch Markers, Needle, Blocking Pins, a small crochet hook (0.75mm) or a 1mm cro-tat hook for applying beads and approximately 750 size 5 Miyuki Triangular Beads or 4mm Miyuki Cubes should you bead the entire shawl as written.  For the all over lace version, should you choose to bead the entire shawl, I would suggest size 6 Miyuki, Matsuno or Toho beads to reduce the weight and would suggest steering away from more fragile fibres due to the number of beads.   Bead Requirements for all over lace version -  Border Only – 270, Last Chart and Border - 390, Last Two Charts and Border - 520, All Over Beading - 960.   Gauge: is not critical and any yarn is suitable for this pattern though needle size and yardage requirements will vary. Using Lichtfaden Rei Tussah Silk Mohair, mine was 18sts to 4” before blocking and 14.5sts to 4” after slightly thuggish blocking.  Size Options:  One Size but easily adapted by working Chart B or Chart D fewer or more times.  Please note that this will result in an additional yardage and bead requirement.   

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