Snowflakes & Icicles
An elongated shawlette which sits easily on the shoulders, with a simple pattern of snowflakes that descend into a flurry in the border where they become icicles. A quick to make shawl in two sizes, the medium size having a deeper border. It can be made using a mohair and silk blend for a cosy winter accessory or in a smooth silk or wool yarn that would suit either casual or dressier wear.
It is worked top down and is fairly easy to knit, with an easily memorised lace pattern and would suit an adventurous beginner or intermediate knitter. There is optional beading in the border for which you will need a 0.75mm crochet hook & 164 beads. The pattern gives instructions on how to bead for those new to this.
4ply (fingering weight) yarn, approx. small: 380 yd / 348 m - 400 yd/ 366 m ( medium: 500 yd / 457 m - 520 yd / 476 m)
The pattern has written as well as charted instructions and has been tested & professionally edited.
Shown in Solstice Yarns Changeling. A substitute yarn is shown below.