Shipwreck shawl free lace and bead knitting pattern from Knitty!
Diameter: 57 inches, measured after blocking
spacer Knitpicks Bare Merino Wool, Silk Sock yarn [70% merino wool, 30% silk; 440yd/402m per 100g skein]; color: custom-dyed using Jacquard acid dyes — see Pattern Notes for information on Bethany’s knit and dye technique; 3 skeins
Shipwreck is true lace knitting, as pattern rows in two of the motifs are stacked without intervening “plain” knitted rows. Since the shawl is knitted circularly, however, there is never any need to purl. The right side of the work always faces the knitter, making it easy to spot mistakes. There are only seven increase rows in the entire project, and only one motif is worked at a time.
Beads are pre-strung on the yarn and knitted into the faggot lace border at random intervals, and can be omitted if desired.