Lithodora

It seems like designs either practically name themselves, or they fight me every step of the way. Though the stitches for this shawl rolled off my needles, the name was elusive. I asked Melanie, the dyer who I worked with on this project, if she had any ideas. She pointed me toward a couple of gorgeous blue flowers, but the species names were difficult to pronounce. That got me going, though. I widened my search to all blue flowers, and a world of floral loveliness opened at my feet. The dainty blue flowers of some varieties of Lithodora all but match this stunning blue yarn.

Knit from one end straight through to the other. Knitting starts with a provisional cast on, or not, and ends with a dainty picot trim, or not. Beads can be added... or not. There are a lot of choices for making this your own.

Available as kit through Black Trillium Fibres. Supplies are limited.

Yarn: lace weight; 350 [700, 950, 1350] yards
Model: Black Trillium Fibres Silken in Wonderland in second largest size using square beads; 1450 yards in 200 grams; 85% superwash Merino, 15% mulberry silk
Gauge: 19 sts and 27 rows to 4 inches (10 cm) in stitch pattern, blocked
Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) needles for gauge, and US 7 (4.5 mm) needles for picot border and bind off
Crochet hooks: US F (3.75 mm) crochet hook for provisional cast on; US 13 (.85 mm) crochet hook, or size that fits through hole in beads
Beads: 500 [750, 900, 1175] size 6/0 square beads, or size 8/0 seed beads; OR if you only want to bead the ends this many: 50 [75, 100, 125] beads
Finished size: 8.25 x 67 [15 x 74.25, 21.75 x 67, 28.5 x 74.25] inches; 21 x 170 [38 x 188.5, 55 x 170, 72.5 x 188.5] cm
Notions: stitch markers (optional), smooth waste yarn in a contrasting color for provisional cast on, coil-less safety pin or other removable stitch marker, stitch holder
Difficulty:
Intermediate

Skills: k2tog, ssk, s2-k1-p2sso, YO, provisional cast on, picot border
Stitch instructions: Charted and written.

This pattern is listed on Ravelry.