ExtraSpicy is a voluminous shawl worked in a repeat pattern of a lace motif interspersed with garter stitch short row wedges. Knitted in three different yarn colours/types gives an interesting and dynamic effect.
There are nearly 2000 beads scattered over the lace motif and at the end of all the I-cord tendrils; this gives weight and swoosh to your ExtraSpicy. I do suggest you block; wet
YOU WILL NEED
3 x 4ply 100g WARM MOONSHINE (one skein undyed ColourA and two hand-dyed ColourB), 400m/100g (70% alpaca, 20% silk, 10% cashmere) and 1 x 4ply 100g WARM COBBLESTONE Colour C, 311m/100g (60% superwash merino, 20% silk, 10% yak) 4mm and 4.5mm 80cm circular needles (both worked forwards and backwards), 3mm double-pointed needles (to work I-cord beaded tendrils), sewing-up needle 2,000 size 6 seed beads (used on sample: RC747 Gunmetal from www.spellboundbead.co.uk)
FINISHED SIZEwhen washed and blocked
From cast-on to cast-off: 125cm, width at widest point: 450cm
GAUGE 20sts and 24rows to 10cm over stocking stitch using 4mm needles. Please go up or down a needle size to obtain correct gauge.
ABBREVIATIONS k: knit | p: purl | R: row | st(s): stitch(es) | PU: pick-up | PB: place bead on this st rep: repeat | RS/WS: right side/wrong side | pm/slm: place marker / slip marker yo: yarn over - starting at front of work pass yarn over needle to back. If st before yo was a k st, bring yarn to front underneath needle, when you reach this yo on the next round k as directed - this should create a hole k2tog/p2tog: k two sts together / p two sts together to make one st (two sts decrease) ssk: slip one st k-wise, slip another st k-wise (place left-hand needle into two sts on right-hand needle - from left to right), k into these two sts (one st decrease) k3tog tbl: k three sts together to back of loop (two sts decrease) kfb: k into front and back of one st (one st increase)
Please note: this is true lace knitting, with things happening on both right and wrong sides of work. However, it is worked on a garter stitch background, resulting in a fabric that looks good on both sides.