Do you ever think you want to add a little bling to your summer projects?
I don’t often get dressed up for big occasions, but going to the Enterprise Awards in May called for a little bling. In our world, bling means beads. Sparkling, memorising beads. Right?
I found a dress that was both understated but had a little sparkle and I wanted a wrap that would match that feeling.
Enter the Deora wrap, part of the Summer Seasons Club, was the perfect mix of understated and sparkle. The beading on this wrap is very subtle, and optional, so this can be used for a summer event or thrown over your shoulders on a cool evening.
Either way, the feeling you get when you wear it?
Well, I’ll let you figure that out when you wear yours!
If beads aren’t for you, this stitch pattern also works very well without the beads. The wrap begins at the centre of the back with a provisional cast-on.
From here there is a beaded mesh lace panel which gives a nice weight to the back of the shawl.
Then you move onto a herringbone lace before slipping into the mesh lace once again. For finishing, there is a bit of edge beading, which creates a lovely weight, and drape to the shawl. But I know some of you are going to get very excited about these edges, and it’s the perfect spot to add your own flair.
Seasons Club Summer Yarn 2023
This shawl is knit in Pascuali ‘Sole’. It’s a blend of pima cotton (Peru) and cashmere (Mongolia) that creates a light, luxurious summer yarn. This unusual blend makes this yarn so soft and dreamy.
It is a 6 ply yarn with a triple twist, meaning, although this yarn is soft, it is also strong, making the beading on this project fun!
As you work on this pattern, you can see that the stitch definition in this yarn is truly beautiful. I love when a pattern and yarn combination idea turns into the perfect pairing.
If you want to take care of your wrap made in Sole, it can be washed by hand at a maximum temperature of 86° F (30° C), preferably using a mild wool detergent. Dry flat, best on a terry towel, to keep its shape.
Deora Pattern Details
Length: 62.5” / 159 cm
Width: 10 (14.25)” / 25.5 (36) cm
Pascuali ‘Sole’ (90% Pima Cotton, 10% Cashmere, 153 yds / 140 m per 1.76 oz / 50 g); Colour: Crocus 85: 4 (5) balls
Approx. yardage: (514) 738 yds / (470) 675 m
For the second club pattern, I wanted a small accessory that would introduce beads to your knitting in a small, fun way. This is a simple cuff that is knit from the side that adds two beads at a time to create a simple stacked cuff. To adjust the length of the cuff, all you have to do is adjust the number of your stitches.
I enjoyed knitting this so much I just had to experiment with all the yarn/bead combinations!
Join our Digital Summer Club
If you’re reading this post and would like to join us, you can dive right into our Summer Seasons Digital Club here.
You’ll have instant access to both the patterns, step-by-step tutorial videos, seasonal recipe by the Cook Book Circle, zoom live and replay as well as access to our dedicated community form on Knithub! It’s where all the cool club members hang out, chat, and share ideas.
If you’re wondering about yarn for these projects as a digital club member, we are recommending our Coral yarn. Digital club members also receive a yarn discount in our member welcome email too, so keep an eye on your inbox!
The only question that’s left is:
To bead or not to bead?
Let us know in the comments below!