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Triptych Shawl

I have a love/hate relationship with beads, and I decided there had to be a way to use beads as a mild accent, with an option to add more, that wouldn’t make your neck freeze. Here it is: a shawl with beads on the emphasized edging, and that’s it. The light, breezy stitch motif is perfect for summer knitting, and is easily worked without beads.

Knit from tip-to-tip, this scarf is intentionally asymmetrical. It is worked with increase, straight, and decrease sections.

You can place additional beads at your discretion, you will need approximately 14 grams of size 6 glass beads to place all of the beads listed in the pattern.

The pattern is written in a table format, with each column divider representing a marker (markers are still written intro the instructions as a friendly reminder).

If you’re new to knitting with beads, an excellent beading tutorial is available in the Spring 2006 edition of Knitty.

Pattern Information


22 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch


400 - 420 yards Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi)


Little Red Bicycle Spark (Fingering)


0.6 mm


60"/152cm wingspan 20"/51 cm deep



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