Shinju Pattern Released

Shinju COVERMy wedding shawl design, Shinju, is now released in English in my Ravelry Store. The shawl is knitted in the divine Mondial Perle yarn with beads on the yarn itself for extra glamour. The yarn comes in several other classic colors which will make the shawl wearable for any party and not only a wedding. I am pleased to say that the pattern has been test knitted in my Ravelry group before its release. Shinju was brilliantly photographed by Eivind Røhne at Ekebergrestauranten for the Norwegian special magazine Familien Kreativ, published in March. Gorgeous model Alexandria Eissinger/Sweden Models is wearing the shawl. Hair and make up is by Sissel Fylling. The stunning jewelry is by Kaja Gjedebo DesignKGD. Here is my introduction to the pattern: Love, affection and beautiful are all parts of the Japanese word for pearl and was perfect for this lacy shawl knitted in a luxurious fiber mix with both mohair and silk with beads attached on an Italian yarn from Mondial called Perle. Ruffled bell borders grace each end of the shawl and highlight Judith Bech’s Secret; a divine felted wedding dress with a mermaid tail.

Size: One size

Finished measurement: Width: 51.5 cm/20.25″. Length: 150 cm/59″

Yarn: Mondial, Perle (55% polyester, 30% kid mohair, 15% silk, with beads, 25 g, 85 m/93 yds). Sample is knitted in Cream 0944: 13 skeins; 1054 m/1152 yds. http://www.lanemondial.it/home/en/filati-5/fall-winter/185-deluxe-eng/1632-perle

Alternative yarn: Art Yarns, Beaded Mohair and Sequins (60% kid mohair, 40% silk, with glass beads and sequins, 50 g, 104 m/114 yds). http://www.artyarns.com/patterns/beaded-mohair-and-sequins/ Or another Worsted/10 ply yarn.

Notions: Stitch markers and yarn needle.

Needle: 4.5 mm/US 7 circular needle (60 cm/24″).

Gauge: 19 sts and 24 rows in Window lace measures 10 cm/4″ square. 17 sts and 24 rows in st st measures 10 cm/4″ square. 17 sts and 24 rows in garter st measures 10 cm/4″ square.

Notes: The shawl is made from one short end to the opposite, with a ruffled bell border at each end, and garter stitch side stitches. Adjust the length and width of the shawl by adding or removing stitch patterns as preferred, e.g 9 pattern reps of Window Lace and a cast-on of 171 sts.

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