I know I was planning on working through my thickest yarns first, and I will, but I am itching to make something with some of my own hand-spun Alpaca. I found the perfect little shawlette that should leave just a small amount of leftover yarn. I ordered in some beads for the project too, size 8 Toho round seed beads in shade 2110 Silver lined milky light topaz. I began this project on 6th March. The lace border is knitted first and I added beads in as I worked. You then pick up and knit the edge stitches and work in short rows from the middle, gradually working more and more stitches from the each end. I also added beads to the picot cast off edge and used 270 beads in total on the shawlette.
It was a little crumpled when it came of the needles but not as bad as full lace pattern shawls. The lace edge design didn't really do anything and until I soaked and blocked it, when it seemed to come to life.
Its really pretty and warm and is the natural colour of the Alpaca that the yarn came from. I finished knitting it on 11th March 2014.
Want to know how I made the yarn for this shawl? Just click Alpaca Amorcita yarn