Crystalline Shawl

By Suzie Blackman

A beaded shawl in a textured, geometric lace pattern with asymmetric edging detail

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Published 18 July 2017
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Crystalline is our first original lace pattern and our first pattern designed for our Brilliance 4 Ply wool/silk yarn. It’s now available as a knitting kit with hand dyed yarn and Japanese knitting beads.

Crystalline Shawl by Suzie Blackman
Crystalline Shawl by Suzie Blackman

The all-over lace design is inspired by crystal and architectural forms and is based on a classic tumbling blocks motif, with beading and garter stitch detail. The design features staggered cast-on and cast off, and diamond-shaped lace edging.

Crystalline Shawl by Suzie Blackman

Skills & techniques

The pattern is suitable for knitters with experience of lace knitting and knitting from charts (though written instructions are also included).

Visit the Crystalline Shawl Techniques page for tips and video clips for this pattern.

Knitting with beads

Beads and crochet hook

Beads are applied using the crochet hook method (instructions given).

View a video tutorial for adding beads using a crochet hook

Pattern information


Width Length
Size 1
Long, narrow scarf
10 inches
60 inches
Size 2
Regular shawl
14 inches
51 inches
Size 3
Wide shawl
19 inches
56 inches


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Suggested yarn: It’s a Stitch Up Brilliance 4 Ply – 55% British Bluefaced Leicester wool, 45% silk, 400m per 100g skein.

If using an alternative, choose a yarn that drapes and blocks well, silk and silk blends are ideal.

Pattern calls for 1 (1, 2) skeins Brilliance 4 Ply or 400 (370, 510) metres /437 (404, 558) yards of 4 ply or heavy laceweight yarn


Pattern calls for 420 (420, 500) size 6/4mm seed beads (50g by weight should be ample for all sizes).

Sample is shown in Size 2, in Brilliance 4 Ply shade ‘Graphite’ with Matsuno brand beads, shade ‘Silver Lined Pewter’.


20 stitches and 30 rows to 10cm/4 inches in stocking/ stockinette stitch, after blocking.

Needles & equipment

  • 4mm (US 6) needles
  • 1mm crochet hook (or suitable size to fit through beads)

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