Friday, September 25, 2009

plans for the laceweight

How perfect are these beads? And this pattern? The Storm Cloud Shawlette. I'm modifying it somewhat, to suit what I have. I'm going to string the beads on one ball, and use two strands together to knit this. I'll also adjust the needle size to give me the drape I want - not too loose, but not super tight either. The beads will be scattered throughout the shawl, twinkling here and there. I may adjust the size as well - making it a touch larger. Then I plan a solid line or two of beads right at the ruffle line, where the ruffle starts. This should give it some nice body. I'll probably make the ruffle a little more ruffly as well, and use the beads a little more intensely in the ruffle. I'm thinking I have enough yarn for at least a couple of these, which is good. One for me, and one for a special friend that I don't see often, but lives for this colour and shading.

8 comments:

Lucky Canuck said...

So gorgeous! Great idea for the pattern with the beads. Perfect.

Sel and Poivre said...

They look like they were made for each other!

KnitTech said...

Those are perfect for each other!

Karen said...

Hey, that pattern looks familiar! I've been working on mine and it's knitting up really nicely. I love the bead and yarn combination you are using!

Brenda said...

That looks as if it will be one wonderful finished project. Very creative, you are.

Carol said...

YUp. absolutely perfect match! Somehow, it doesn't surprise me, You have a way with beads.

jennifer said...

Is it me? I love those colours ;)

TracyKM said...

Please don't show the finished results for awhile. There is a bead store within walking distance of my new house. I have been able to resist beads for awhile, but I might fall, and fall hard, if you keep showing gorgeous stuff like this!!