I love beads. They add an extra bit of glamor to a knitted piece. I must admit to adding beads to a few projects of mine, and they look gorgeous. (I gave two of them away.) I love the way it looks, the glittery effect it gives when the light hits it just so…
But they are way too glamorous for the always-dressed-like-a-teen-with-jeans-and-a-t-shirt me. Don’t get me wrong, I wear my lace shawls around campus like a weirdo. I don’t dress that casually all the time, but most of the time I do.
Plus, I wear my shawls for warmth. Beads are, unfortunately, cold.
At any rate, I present to you… the beaded Swallowtail Shawl. Big, beautiful, and COLD to wear. I’ve actually never worn it out, because I feel so darn self-conscious.
Perhaps I’ll give it away one of these days. I do like it, but I won’t wear it and I want it to be used.
Pattern: Swallowtail Shawl
Yarn: DMC Crochet Cotton
Needle: Size 6, 8
Beads: Size 6/0