I have several books on Estonian lace shawls, and have been oogling this diamond lace stitch pattern for awhile. After designing (and wearing!) my Mariposa Shawl, I have been wanting to create another 3-section shawl. I combined the two ideas, created a lace border, and BAM here is Ciara.
Here are all the pattern particulars:
34” wide and 17.5” long at the center back after blocking. Shawl can be made larger by repeating the diamond lace pattern.
Redfish Dyeworks Spun Silk 20/2 (100% silk; 450 yds/411 m per 50 g skein); color B46.
Approximate yardage needed: 345 yards
US #8/5 mm needles
Adjust needle size to get correct gauge.
tapestry needle to weave in ends
4 stitch markers (plus optional markers for dividing stitch repeats)
321 (about 25 g) size 6/0 seed beads
steel crochet hook size 12 for adding beads
pins for blocking
12 sts and 23 rows = 4” in lace pattern
ability to read a chart
adding beads with a crochet hook
provisional cast on
picking up stitches
sl 1, k2tog, psso