A beaded shawl in a textured, geometric lace pattern with asymmetric edging detail
PDF knitting pattern
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.
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.
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 are applied using the crochet hook method (instructions given).
Long, narrow scarf
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)