# String of Beads Shawl

## Elegant shawls simulates string of beads worked in Cherry Three Hill Yarns

RATING

**Experienced**

### KNITTED MEASUREMENTS

19 in. wide x 97 in. long

### MATERIALS

* 50 gm/109 yd skeins of Cherry Tree Hill Yarns Possum Paints Worsted (70% superwash merino/30% possum) in Slate (MC)

* 3,50 gm/109 yd skeins each in Brick (A) , Loden (B) and Peach (C)

* Circular knitting needle 40 in. long in size 8 U.S. OR SIZE REQUIRED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

* Stitch markers

GAUGE

* 16 sts and 24 rows = 4 in. with Cherry Tree Hill Yarns POSSOM PAINTS

* WORSTED in pat st.

* 16 sts and 21 rows = 4 in. in St st.

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.

### SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS

fhb= front side half bead: Turn, sl 1 wyif, k 3, turn, p 4. ohb = back side half bead: Turn, p turn, k 3, sl 1 wyif. SI 2: Slip 2 with yarn in back.

**NOTES**

Stitches for the entire bottom edge are cast on, then the shawl is worked up to top edge. Decreases are done in the center to shape piece. The 12-stitch pattern repeat is started at right side edge and worked to center. After decrease is worked, pattern re-ceat continues in mirror image across to eft side edge. This is done for balance. SL 2 is always worked as sl 2 wyib. SHAWL: With MC, CO 442 sts.

### Bottom Trim:

Row 1: With MC, k 220, place marker, k 2, place marker, k 220.

Row 2: With A, p.

Row 3: With A, p 1, p2tog, p to within 2 sts of first marker, p2tog, p 2 bet markers, p2tog, p to within last 3 sts, p2tog, p 1 – 438 sts.

Row 4: With MC, p.

Row 5: With В, k 1, ssk, k to within 2 sts of first marker, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k to with-in last 3 sts, k2tog, k 1 – 434 sts.

Row 6: With B, k.

Row 7: With MC, rep Row 5 – 430 sts.

Row 8: With C, p.

Row 9: With C, rep Row 3 – 426 sts.

Row 10: With MC, p.

Row 11: With MC, k to within 2 sts of first marker, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k to end -424 sts.

Row 12: With MC, p.

Row 13: With MC, rep Row 11 – 422 sts.

Row 14: With MC, p.

### Body of Shawl in Bead pat:

Row 1 (RS): With A, k 11, [fhb, k 12] 16 times, fhb, k 5, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k 9, [fhb, k 12] 16 times, fhb, k 7.

Row 2: With A, k 11, [bhb, k 12] 16 times, bhb, k 18, [bhb, k 12] 16 times, bhb, k 7.

Row 3: With MC, k 8, [sl 2, k 10] 16 times, sl 2, k 5, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k 5, [sl 2, k 10] 16 times, sl 2, k 8 — 418 sts.

Row 4: With MC, p.

Row 5: With MC, k to within 2 sts of first marker, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k to end – 416 sts. Row 6: With MC, p.

Row 7: With B, k 5, [fhb, k 12] 16 times, fhb, k 8, k2tog, k 2, ssk, [k 12, fhb] 17 times, k 1 – 414 sts.

Row 8: With B, k 5, [bhb, k 12] 16 times, bhb, k 24, [bhb, k 12] 16 times, bhb, k 1. Row 9: With MC, k 2, [sl 2, k 10] 16 times, sl 2, k 8, k2tog, k2, ssk, k8, [sl 2, k 10] 16 times, sl 2, k 2 – 412 sts.

Row 10: With MC, p.

Row 11: With MC, rep Row 5-410 sts.

Row 12: With MC, p.

Row 13: With C, kll, [fhb, k 12] 15 times, fhb, kll, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k 15, [fhb, k 12] 15 times, fhb, k 7-408 sts.

Row 14: With C, kll, [bhb, k 12] 15 times, k 30, [bhb, k 12] 15 times, bhb, k 7.

Row 15: With MC, k 8, [sl 2, k 10] 15 times, sl 2, k 11, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k 11, [sl 2, k 10] 15 times, sl 2, k 8-406 sts.

Row 16: With MC, p.

Row 17: With MC, rep Row 5 – 404 sts.

Row 18: With MC, p.

Row 19: With A, k 5, [fhb, k 12] 16 times, fhb, k 2, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k6, [fhb, k 12] 16 times, fhb, k 1 – 402 sts.

Row 20: With A, k 5, [bhb, k 12] 16 times, bhb, [k 12, bhb] 17 times, k 1.

Row 21: With MC, k 2, [sl 2, k 10] 16 times, sl 2, k 2, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k 2, [sl 2, k 10]

16 times, sl 2, k 2 – 400 sts.

Row 22: With MC, p.

Row 23: With MC, rep Row 5 – 398 sts. Row 24: With MC, p.

Row 25: With В, k 11, [fhb, k 12] 15 times, fhb, k 5, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k 9, [fhb, k 12] 15 times, fhb, k 7 – 396 sts.

Row 26: With В, k 11, [bhb, k 12] 15 times, bhb, k 18, [bhb, k 12] 15 times, bhb, k 7.

Row 27: With MC, k 8, [sl 2, k 10] 15 times, sl 2, k 5, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k 5, [sl 2, k 10] 15 times, sl 2, k 8 – 394 sts.

Row 28: With MC, p.

Row 29: With MC, rep Row 5 – 392 sts. Row 30: With MC, p.

Row 31: With C, k 5, [fhb, k 12] 15 times, fhb, k 8, k2tog, k 2, ssk, [k 12, fhb] 16 times, k 1 – 390 sts.

Row 32: With C, k 5, [bhb, k 12] 15 times, bhb, k 24, [bhb, k 12] 15 times, bhb, k 1.

Row 33: With MC, k 2, [sl 2, k 10] 15 times, sl 2, k 8, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k 8, [sl 2, k 10] 15 times, sl 2, k 2 – 388 sts.

Row 34: With MC, p.

Row 35: With MC, rep Row 5 – 386 sts.

Row 36: With MC, p.

Row 37: With A, k 11, [fhb, k 12] 14 times, fhb, k 11, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k 15, [fhb, k 12] 14 times, fhb, k 7 – 384 sts.

Row 38: With A, k 11, [bhb, k 12] 14 times, k 30, [bhb, k 12] 14 times, bhb, k 7.

Row 39: With MC, k 8, [sl 2, k 10] 14 times, k 11, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k 13, [si 2, k 10] 14 times, si 2, k 8 – 382 sts.

Row 40: With MC, p.

Row 41: With MC, rep Row 5 – 380 sts.

Row 42: With MC, p.

Row 43: With B, k 5, [fhb, k 12] 15 times, fhb, k 2, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k 6, [fhb, k 12] 15 times, fhb, k 1 – 378 sts.

Row 44: With B, k 5, [bhb, k 12] 15 times, bhb, [k 12, bhb] 16 times, k 1.

Row 45: With MC, k 2, [sl 2, k 10] 15 times, sl 2, k 2, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k 2, [sl 2, k 10] 15 times, sl 2, k 2 – 376 sts.

Row 46: With MC, p.

Row 47: With MC, rep Row 5 – 374 sts.

Row 48: With MC, p.

Row 49: With C, k 11, [fhb, k 12] 14 times, fhb, k 5, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k 9, [fhb, k 12] 14 times, fhb, k 7 – 372 sts.

Row 50: With C, k 11, [bhb, k 12] 14 times, bhb, k 18, [bhb, k 12] 14 times, bhb, k 7.

Row 51: With MC, k 8, [sl 2, k 10] 14 times, sl 2, k 4, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k 4, [sl 2, k 10] 14 times, bhb, k 8 – 370 sts.

Row 52: With MC, p.

Row 53: With MC, rep Row 5 – 368 sts.

Row 54: With MC, p.

Row 55: With A, k 5, [fhb, k 12] 14 times, fhb, k 8, k2tog, k 2, ssk, [k 12, fhb] 15 times, k 1 – 366 sts.

Row 56: With A, k 5, [bhb, k 12] 14 times bhb, k 24, [bhb, k 12] 14 times, bhb, k 1.

Row 57: With MC, k 2, [sl 2, k 10] 14 times, k 8, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k 10, [sl 2, k 10] 14 times, sl 2, k 2 – 364 sts.

Row 58: With MC, p.

Row 59: With MC, rep Row 5 – 362 sts. Row 60: With MC, p.

Row 61: With B, k 11, [fhb, k 12] 13 times, fhb, k 11, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k 15, [fhb, k 12] 13 times, fhb, k 7 – 360 sts.

Row 62: With В, k 11, [bhb, k 12] 13 times, bhb, k 30, [bhb, k 12] 13 times, bhb, k 7.

Row 63: With MC, k 8, [sl 2, k 10] 13 times, sl 2, k 11, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k 11, [sl2, k 10] 13 times, sl 2, k8-358sts.

Row 64: With MC, p.

Row 65: With MC, rep Row 5 – 356 sts. Row 66: With MC, p.

Row 67: With C, k 5, [fhb, k 12] 14 times, fhb, k 2, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k 6, [fhb, k 12] 14 times, fhb, k 1 – 354 sts.

Row 68: With C, k 5, [bhb, k 12] 29 times, bhb, k 1.

Row 69: With MC, k 2, [sl 2, k 12] 14 times, sl 2, k 2, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k 2, [sl 2, k 10] 14 times, sl 2, k 2-352 sts.

Row 70: With MC, p.

Row 71: With MC, rep Row 5 – 350 sts.

Row 72: With MC, p.

Row 73: With A, k 11, [fhb, k 12] 13 times, fhb, k 5, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k 9, [fhb, k 12] 13 times, k 7-348 sts.

Row 74: With A, k 11, [bhb, k 12] 13 times, bhb, k 18, [bhb, k 12] 13 times, k 7.

Row 75: With MC, k 8, [sl 2, k 10] 13 times, sl 2, k 5, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k 5, [sl 2, k 10] 13 times, sl 2, k 8 – 346 sts.

Row 76: With MC, p.

Row 77: With MC, rep Row 5 – 344 sts.

Row 78: With MC, p.

Row 79: With B, k 5, [fhb, k 12] 13 times, fhb, k 8, k2tog, k 2, ssk, [k 12, fhb] 14 times, k 1 – 342 sts.

Row 80: With B, k 5, [bhb, k 12] 13 times,

bhb, k 24, [bhb, k 12] 13 times, bhb, k 1.

Row 81: With MC, k 2, [sl 2, k 10] 13 times, sl 2, k 7, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k 9, [sl 2, k 10] 13 times, sl 2, k 2 – 340 sts.

Row 82: With MC, p.

Row 83: With MC, rep Row 5 – 338 sts.

Row 84: With MC, p.

Row 85: With C, k 11, [fhb, k 12] 12 times, fhb, k 11, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k 15, [fhb, k 12] 12 times, fhb, k 7 – 336 sts.

Row 86: With C, k 11, [bhb, k 12] 12 times, bhb, k30, [bhb, k 12] 12 times, bhb, k 7.

Row 87: With MC, k 8, [sl 2, k 10] 12 times, sl 2, k 11, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k 11, [sl 2, k 10] 12 times, sl 2, k 8 – 334 sts.

Row 88: With MC, p.

Row 89: With MC, rep Row 5 – 332 sts.

Row 90: With MC, p.

Row 91: With A, k 5, [fhb, k 12] 13 times, fhb, k 2, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k 6, [fhb, k 12] 13 times, fhb, k 1 – 330 sts.

Row 92: With A, k 5, [bhb, k 12] 27 times, bhb, k 1.

Row 93: With MC, k 2, [sl 2, k 10] 13 times, sl 2, k 2, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k 2, [sl 2, k 10] 13 times, sl 2, k 2 – 328 sts.

Row 94: With MC, p.

Row 95: With MC, rep Row 5 – 326 sts. Row 96: With MC, p.

### OP TRIM:

Row 1: With C, k 1, M1, k to within 2 sts of first marker, k2tog, k 2, ssk, k to within last st, Ml, k 1.

Row 2: With C, k.

Row 3: With MC, rep Row 1.

Row 4: With B, p.

Row 5: With В, p 1, M1, p to within 2 sts of first marker, p2tog, p 2, p2tog, p to within last st, Ml, p 1.

Row 6: With MC, p. Row 7: With A, rep Row 1.

Row 8: With A, k.

Row 9: With MC, rep Row 1.

Row 10: With MC, p. With MC and RS facing, BO all 326 sts using a p st.

## FINISHING

Side trim (right half):

With MC and RS facing, PU 68 sts evenly spaced along bead pat edge, bet and not including top and bottom trims. Row 1 (WS): With C,

PU 1 st in color C row of top trim, p to end, PUst in color C row of bottom trim.

Row 2: With C, p 70.

Row 3: With MC, PU 1 st in next MC row of bottom trim, k to end, PU 1 st in MC row of top trim.

Row 4: With B, PU 1 st in color B row of top trim, p to end, PU 1 st in color B row of bottom trim.

Row 5: With B, p 74.

Row 6: With MC, rep Row 4.

Row 7: With A, PU 1 st in color A row of top trim, p across, PU 1 st in color A row of bottom trim.

Row 8: With A, p 78.

Row 9: With MC, PU 1 st in MC row of top trim, p to end, PU 1 st in MC row of bottom trim.

Row 10: With MC, k 80.

BO all 80 sts on WS using a k st.

Side trim: (left half): Work same as Right half. Weave in ends.

Tassels (make 5): Using a 51/2 in. piece of cardboard, wrap MC around 40 times, cut yarn. Holding A, B and C tog, wrap all three yarns around on top of MC 5 times, cut yarn. Slide a length of MC through top of tassel and tie securely. Slide tassel off cardboard. Wrap a length of MC around tassel about 1 in. down from top and tie securely. Cut bottom end loops and trim even. Sew 1 tassel to bottom center back. Sew 1 tassel to each corner of Shawl front.