Bonfire, campfire, heart's delight.
Dancing fires, swirling sparks, midsummer's night.
Fires dance, sparks swirl, warm midsummer's night.
Glad the hearts, wild the drums, dancers leap like sparks in flight.
Blazing hearth fire, glowing candles, eyes so bright.
Leaping flames, glowing embers, midwinter's night.
Warm the hearts, soft the words, gathered friends share laughing light.
This is not a pattern for beginners. It is designed for intermediate or advanced level knitters.
This is an ornate lace shawl suggesting the swirling flames of a bonfire. It is heavily beaded, though the pattern is not carried in the beads. Use 8/0 beads for laceweight yarn, and 6/0 beads for fingering weight yarn. Use a US 3 needle for the lace weight, or a US 5 needle for fingering weight, adjusting needle size to suit your taste and knitting style.
Instructions are given for gradiance style yarns, such as those by The Unique Sheep.
For the large circle, use 1730 yards (1582 meters) of