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« on: April 21, 2006 07:08:37 AM »

I just picked up a shawl pattern that involves beading... and it calls for over 2000 beads... this seems crazy to me.  The bead size is six, the needle size is 9, it calls for 3 balls of Koigu Premium Merino (50g/175yds), it is 15" "tall" (it's a triangle-shaped shawl).  I've never beaded anything, but 2000 beads seems ridiculous for a shawl. 
The pattern is the Beaded Eyelet a Shapely Shawlette by Judy Pascale... here's a link to someone selling it on ebay (there is a picture there).  If anyone can look at it and tell me if they think I really need 2000 beads, I would really appreciate it!  Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2006 08:08:10 AM »

IMHO, 2000 beads for a shawl sounds just about the right number considering it took about 110 beads for the Odessa .

« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2006 10:41:49 AM »

You'll need to string those beads down over your yarn, pulling them up back up individually to knit them amid your stitches. It's a lot of work, I know, but I'm sure the results will be spectacular. The hole size seems rather small, though. The other way of doing it is to string them on a strong thread like silk and then knit the beaded thread along with your yarn. either way the number of beads does sound about right.


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