Angelique is a lightweight shawl, beginning with a peacock tail beaded lace edging and flowing seamlessly into a short-row stockinette body. It is named for my good friend Angelique, whose favorite color is exactly this colorway.
Finished Size: 18” depth, 74” wingspan
Yarn: Mrs. Crosby’s Reticule Lace (100% Superwash merino wool), 840 yards/4 ounces, approximately 420 yards; or, any other heavy laceweight or light fingering yarn.
Needles: 32” circular needle, size 5 US (4.5mm), or size to obtain gauge. Needle one size larger to bind off.
Beads (optional): 6/0 seed beads, crochet hook to bead as you go. Three beads are required for each repeat.
Gauge: 16 stitches/30 rows per inch in wet-blocked stockinette stitch; gauge is not critical for this item but will affect yardage and drape. Unblocked stockinette 6 stitches per inch. Sample was knitted with 420 yards Reticule Lace in colorway “Peacock”.