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Dainty fairy motifs at one end of HeartStrings FiberArts'
scarf transform into flowers at the other end to create the Fairies and
Flowers scarf. Bead embellishment defines the fairy heads and flower
buds. Taking advantage of the natural bias of the lace stitch patterns, a
scalloped edging frames the entire piece.
Finished size: 8" by 64" after blocking; this project is
easily adjusted for other sizes in increments of approximately 2" in width or in
Yarn: 375 yards lace weight yarn at approx 250 yards per
Gauge: 23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches over blocked lace
Suggested needles: US 4 / 3.5 mm
Glass seed beads: 30 g size 6/0 (4 mm diameter)
small crochet hook or similar for placing beads
tapestry needle for finishing ends
blocking board and rust proof blocking wires/pins
Stitch instructions: charted and written
Skill level: intermediate
Special techniques used and described:
placing a bead with a crochet hook
5-stitch cable with center upright
chain stitch selvedge
k2togtbl bind off
end-to-end, one piece, no sewing or grafting
Detail of the fairy motif. A cable twist and eyelets define
the body and wings, while a bead (placed with the crochet hook method)
represents the head.