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Starlight Shawl - A Pattern From Rachy Newin Designs

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About The Pattern, In The Designer's Words

Add a little sparkle with the Starlight Shawl! Delicate beads in multiple hues twinkle throughout the edging and the pattern includes notes for adding beads in the body of the shawl, too.

Beads are deceptively easy to add to crochet and the shawl uses only basic stitches like sc, dc, and ch, making it doable by any crocheter that wants to sparkle and shine. Get ready to experience a starlit journey!

Yarn, Yardage, and Colors
The pattern calls for 350yds/320m/95g of color A and 420yds/384m/115g of color B. Both the body and the edging can be adjusted to size, so you can work with any yardage for either color. The shawl can also be worked in one color (or more than two). The pattern calls for heavy fingering weight, but can be worked in anything from a laceweight to a worsted weight.

The pattern works well for combining almost any two colors - the more the colors contrast, the more noticeable the contrast stripes in the body will be. Color A is used in the body and can be anything from a solid to a variegated. Color B is used as a contrast through the body and in the edging. I recommend a color without too much variegation so the lace is visible.

Bead Amounts and Colors
The sample features two colors of size 6/0 beads, approximately 18g of each color. Bead size and amounts will vary with any adjustments made - 6/0 is perfect for heavy fingering, but thicker yarns may require a 4/0 or 2/0 bead. More/fewer repeats in the will result in a shawl that requires more/fewer beads to work the edging. The pattern also includes notes for adding extra beads throughout the body and you can add/remove beads from select rows in the edging, too. The pattern calls for two different colors of beads in the edging, but you can work the shawl with one color throughout or as many colors as you wish.

Pick bead colors that coordinate with the yarn - not too much of a contrast, just enough of a color difference to stand out.

The edging is also dramatic enough to work without beads.


Photos shown include Rachy's original sample (greys) and Angela's sample (blue and purple). Angela's is made using Honky Tonk Lite in River Of Dreams (a club exclusive color, blue multi, apx 395 yards) and Unexpected Song (purple, apx 420 yards). Angela's sample also includes an extra body repeat.

How It Works
The pattern will be sent to your email address that you use to place your order. 

Pattern Stats
Finished Size: 56”/142cm wingspan; 25”/63.5cm deep
Yarn: You can use any of MollyGirl's fingering weight yarns! You'll need apx 100g of each color.
Hook(s): US Size G (4.0 mm) plus a hook for adding beads
Gauge: 18 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches in dc

About The Designer

Rachy Newin Designs provide crocheters with the opportunity to make something truly beautiful, with high end yarns that are a joy to work with. They highlight the beauty of natural fibers and hand dyed yarns, and emphasize the artistry that can be created with crochet. The patterns are fun to work up and gorgeous to wear, and are full of tips and tricks for adding a smoother, more polished, and finished look to any project. Patterns also contain as much flexibility and customizability as possible so that you can create something that suits you perfectly.

All patterns and any associated images, schematics, and charts are copyright Rachy Newin Designs and may not be distributed in part or in whole without express written permission. Handmade objects created from the patterns are not subject to copyright and you can do as you please with your finished object. Links back to my design and tags on social are always appreciated!

I always appreciate it when people share and promote my patterns! If you’re doing so, you may use any pattern photo to which I own the copyright, as long as you do not edit the photo and you attribute it to Rachy Newin Designs by tagging the Rachy Newin Designs social profile and/or linking back to the pattern page.

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Please note: Colorways marked with an asterisk (*) may require one or more colors to be dyed to order. This will be done as expediently as possible after the trunk show is over, and we hope to ship all pre-orders within 1-2 weeks.