Charmed

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.

Contains:

  • 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
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Laura Aylor

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.

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