FD-85 Dancing Shoes Shawl
This crescent-shaped scarf would be just the thing to have draped across my shoulders while being propelled magically across the dance floor. It begins with a lovely bit of old-fashioned lace along the bottom edge. Short rows are used to shape it into a crescent, and the top edge is decorated with a tiny applied border that adds just a touch of flounce.
Like the stitch, but you’d prefer a differently shaped shawl? Take a look at In the Spring Rain, a stunning triangular shawl using the same border stitch. Lots and lots of beads (optional).
Yarn: lace weight; 270 [500, 870, 1070] yards; Note on yarn: though yarn used for model is lace weight, it’s on the thicker side, and works up more like a fine fingering weight
Gauge: 20 sts to 4 inches (10 cm) in near top of stitch pattern after blocking
Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) needles
Crochet hooks: US 13 (.85 mm) steel hook, or the size that best fits through the whole in beads
Beads: 225 [275, 350, 400] size 8/0 seed beads; use size 6/0 seed beads with thicker yarns
Finished size: length measured along top of lace just under short rows: 43.75 [54.5, 65.5, 76.25] inches; 111.1 [138.4, 166.4, 193.7] cm
Notions: stitch markers are optional
Skills: k2tog, ssk, YO, placing beads with crochet hook method, cable cast on, double YO, applied border
Stitch instructions: Charted.