Charmed is a top-down triangle with extra edge increases on the wrong side to give just a bit of a crescent shape. The body is a textured eyelet stitch and the edging features beads framed by two horizontal braids and a wide ribbed ruffle.
Skills required: increasing, slipping stitches, beading, horizontal braid
Finished measurements: approximately 157.5 cm wide and 53.5 cm deep after blocking
Gauge: 24 stitches to 10 cm of lightly blocked stockinette stitch. Gauge is not critical but will affect the finished size and the meterage required
Note: Though conversions to the metric system have been made on this page for your convenience, the pattern itself uses American measurements.
- Knitting pattern for shawl in eyelet pattern with ruffle and beading
- Suitable for intermediate knitters
Materials you need at home:
- Approximately 710 m of fingering-weight yarn. Sample was knit in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% superwash merino)
- 3.75 mm/US 5 circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
- Needle a size or two larger for binding off
- 125 6/0 beads
- Your favorite tool for adding beads (tiny crochet hook, dental floss)
- Stitch marker
- Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
If ‘knitting designer’ had been one of the job choices for those aptitude tests they give you in high school, I wouldn’t have spent so many years trying to decide what I wanted to be when I grew up. My best subject in high school was math; my best classes in college were logic, drawing, and a commercial art class. After careers in computer programming/analysis and child-rearing, knit design snuck up on me, but I think it’s the perfect use of my odd skill set! I love every step of the process, from figuring out how to actually make what I’ve envisioned to putting the finishing touches on a pattern, not to mention all the knitting that comes in between!
I also love reading and hiking and spending time on Brier Island in Nova Scotia every summer.