Saturday, February 09, 2019

Bead Toss

Bead Toss is now live on Ravelry! This playful crescent shawl was inspired by colorful strings of beads tossed to party-goers during Mardi Gras!


The stripes of “beads” within this shawl are a variation of a stitch pattern known as Blister, Coin, or Shaded Bobble Stitch. Two large short-row wedges lend the shawl its shape, as well as give the striped sections their differing angles to further the illusion of swagged beads. The whole thing is finished with a picot bind-off for that extra flourish!


I had the pleasure of collaborating with Robyn of TeenyButton Studio on this design, and I simply can't speak highly enough of her yarns! The Soft Sock base is super soft indeed (background color is Beignets), and the colors in her Mardi Gras Krewe mini skein set are truly divine! Look for her shop update later today!


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Span: 90 inches
Height at center: 15 inches

GAUGE (after blocking)
16 sts/48 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
16 sts/24 rows = 4 inches in blister stitch (explained in pattern)

MATERIALS
Teenybutton Studio Soft Sock [75% merino, 25% nylon; 463yds/423m per 100g skein]; 1 skein in Beignets (A)
Teenybutton Studio Mini Skeins [75% merino, 25% nylon; 92yds/m per 20g mini skein; 460yds/421m per 100g set]; 1 Mardi Gras Krewe mini skein set including Bacchus (B), Caesar (C), Chewbacchus (D), Nyx (E), and Orpheus (F)
US #3/3.25mm needles
Tapestry needle

Buy the pattern now on Ravelry!

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