Laoise’s arabian dream is my second pattern in the “Laoise series”. The first was Laoise in Persien which I will introduce to you soon.
Two delicate lace patterns are flowing into each other. With thousands of glamoring beads, this shawl will be your knitted dream of beauty and luxury. Wear it whenever you want to feel like a mysterious princess or queen.
The lace pattern was developed playing around with Naomi’s descriptions on how to encode words into knit patterns. My starting word was “Arabien” which is German for “arabia”, meaning the geographical region. Playing around with the stitches and the wish of a friend who loves triangle crescent shawls I came up with the pattern below.
While designing I found that beads fit to the topic of arabia thinking at the tales told by Scheherazade and off I went experimenting with beads. The final result was a wonderful beaded edge. When wearing the shawl the beads add the perfect weight to feel warmly hugged by your new favorite shawl.
Chose contrasting beads to make them stand out or chose some beads in the color of your yarn and let them blink mysteriously.
My tutorials for adding beads might come in handy for this pattern:
– Tutorial: How to add a bead to a knit stitch
– Tutorial: Work a beaded yarn over into your knitting project
– Tutorial: Work a Double Yarn Over with two Beads
Now I do wish you a lot of fun working Laoise’s arabian Dream.
You can buy the pattern on Ravelry: Laoise’s arabian Dream
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