As pretty as the blue yarn was, it seemed rather silly to swatch in a completely different yarn.  So I discarded it, changed needle sizes, grabbed some beads and grabbed the red wool/silk blend.


I’m using size 11 Miyuki Delica beads.  They’re a little smaller than what is called for in the pattern, but for me, I don’t want the beads to overpower the effect.  I want to have a beaded lace shawl, not a lacey beaded shawl.  For the full size shawl, I actually have deep red translucent seed beads (size 11/0), so it will be very subtle.

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