Thursday, April 21, 2016

Pattern release: Missandei

I've been saving the release of this one for a little while - but with the Season Six premiere of Game of Thrones coming up - it's time to let her fly
Missandei is a crescent-shaped shawl that uses the clever placement of beads to create the look of butterflies all over the shawl
It's named for Queen Danaerys' scribe, who hails from Naath, the Butterfly Isle.
 Despite how it looks, the lace and shaping on this one is pretty straightforward. The beading slows it down a bit, but the result is well worth the time.
It uses about 700 yards of fingering weight yarn (in this case Fluffy Cat Light), and creates the perfect little shoulder wrap. (Fantastic for this weather that just can't make up its mind)

The pattern is available on Ravelry now...


6 comments:

Araignee said...

Beaded butterflies? How clever!

Dee said...

Very pretty! I love those icy pink beads.

kathy b said...

Your designs are just gorgeous. I love this shawl. Love the dress you are wearing with it too

Delusional Knitter said...

Gorgeous!!!

Rachelle said...

What Valerie doesn't say is that her test knitter took ages to complete the test version due to health issues. It was worth finishing though, it's a lovely shawl and had wonderful weight to it. I suspect it would also look great without the beads if you wanted a little more speed to your knitting.

Chrisknits b said...

Gorgeous!! planning to not use beads, but then again, I already have green beads to match some Acero from Brooks Farms!!