Each Ocean Breeze requires 1 skein Hand Maiden Sea Silk and 1 skein Hand Maiden Maiden Hair.
Sea Silk: 70% Silk, 30% Seacell®; 3mm/US 2; 27 stitches/4″; 400m/437.4yds; 100g/3.53oz.
Maiden Hair: 67% Silk, 23% Kid, 10% Nylon; 300m/328yds; 100g/3.53oz
Photo by Amanda Lee, used with permission.
From the designer:
Ocean Breeze is a wonderful, crescent shaped shawl that has been designed to be knit in two different yarns of the same colour giving an undulating shawl that is just perfect for a summer cover up for too hot sunshine, cooler evenings, air conditioned restaurants and, of course, the ocean breeze. [Using a smooth and a halo yarn] create a shawl with wonderful contrast in texture. A different effect can be achieved by using different those yarns in two different colours. Beaded and textural, this shawl is a fun knit and a lovely thing accessory for your holiday, weekends or to wear to the office.
Be prepared – beads will be needed right from cast on – you will need around 800 in total. You will also need a 1mm crochet hook or crotat hook to apply your beads, a darning needle to weave your ends in and blocking mats and pins. You will also find it useful to print your pattern on a colour printer.
The pattern is both written and fully charted with bead placement indicated throughout.