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Traveling Lace Beaded Shawl

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Design by Christine L. Walter

What's in the Bag

Berroco Ultra Alpaca (worsted weight; 50% alpaca/50% wool; 215 yds/100g per hank): 3 hanks lavender mix #6283
38 Mill Hill Pebble Beads size 3/0 in midnight rainbow #05086
Size 10 1/2 (6.5mm) circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
One blunt tapestry needle small enough to fit through beads

Skill Level


Finished Size

Approx 20 x 62 inches


12 sts and 17 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Traveling Lace pat (after blocking).
To save time, take time to check gauge.

Special Abbreviation

Bring Up Bead (BUB): Slide a bead up against the st just worked.

Pattern Stitch

Traveling Lace Pat (multiple of 10 sts + 1)

Row 1 (RS): K1, *yo, k8, k2tog; rep from * across.

Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.

Row 3: K1, *k1, yo, k7, k2tog; rep from * across.

Row 5: K1, *k2, yo, k6, k2tog; rep from * across.

Row 7: K1, *k3, yo, k5, k2tog; rep from * across.

Row 9: K1, *k4, yo, k4, k2tog; rep from * across.

Row 11: K1, *k5, yo, k3, k2tog; rep from * across.

Row 13: K1, *k6, yo, k2, k2tog; rep from * across.

Row 15: K1, *k7, yo, k1, k2tog; rep from * across.

Row 17: K1, *k8, yo, k2tog; rep from * across.

Row 19: *Ssk, k8, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 21: *Ssk, k7, yo, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 23: *Ssk, k6, yo, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 25: *Ssk, k5, yo, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 27: *Ssk, k4, yo, k4; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 29: *Ssk, k3, yo, k5; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 31: *Ssk, k2, yo, k6; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 33: *Ssk, k1, yo, k7; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 35: *Ssk, yo, k8; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 36: Purl.

Rep Rows 1-36 for pat.

Pattern Notes

Purchase extra beads because some beads may have bad center holes.

A chart is provided for those preferring to work from charts.


Measure off approx 50 inches of yarn, make a slip knot and place on needle.

String 19 beads on the 50-inch tail.

Beaded cast-on row: Using Long-Tail Cast-On method, BUB, [cast on 3 sts, BUB] 18 times, cast on 1 st -- 56 sts.

Knit 7 rows, increasing 1 st on last row -- 57 sts.

Row 1 (RS): K3, work Row 1 of Traveling Lace pat, k3.

Row 2: K3, purl to last 3 sts, k3.

Continue working first and last 3 sts in garter st and working Traveling Lace pat between markers as established.

Work 8 complete reps of Traveling Lace pat.

Knit 7 rows, decreasing 1 st on first row -- 56 sts.

Cut yarn, leaving a 50-inch tail.

With RS facing, working from left to right, using small tapestry needle and keeping the working yarn above, thread a bead onto the yarn and BUB; *go into the 2nd st from the front, then into the first st from the back; pull the yarn through both sts; slip the first st off the needle; rep from * twice more omitting the bead and keeping the tension fairly loose. Continue binding off in this manner, introducing a bead every 3rd maneuver until 19 beads have been placed and all sts have been bound off.


Weave in ends. Block to finished measurements

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