Beetlebum shawl by Renee Callahan

Beetlebum

Hello!

Beetlebum by Renée Callahan 2

December’s pattern is Beetlebum–a semi-circular shawl designed to use a single skein of lace-weight yarn (about 750 yards for the sample size, but easy to make bigger or smaller). With two easy-to-follow lace patterns, this shawl is a pleasure to knit–not too complicated and just interesting enough. The lace patterns form three distinct shapes that look to me like a beetle opening its wings.

Polybothris sumptuosa framed specimen from www.butterfly-designs.com/

Amaze-balls Polybothris sumptuosa framed specimen from http://www.butterfly-designs.com/

 

I normally avoid lace-weight yarns, and not only because of my extreme laziness.  I am pretty sure God invented knitting machines because fine-gauge hand knits can drive a person crazy.

Beetlebum shawl by EastLondonKnitBut when the lovely Dani, aka Lioness Arts, showed me this gorgeous yarn in this beautiful blue-green colourway, I couldn’t resist. As a happy bonus, the shawl knit up surprisingly quickly.

Beetlebum by Renee Callahan 1

Kits for Beetlebum with a skein of Julie Asselin’s beautiful Merletto is available at the Unwind Brighton Shop.

You can buy the pattern for Beetlebum here.

Beetlebum by Renee Callahan 3Happy holidays and knitting!

R.

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