Melanie Shawl by Nina Machlin Dayton

Melanie Shawl

September 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Body pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
800 yards (732 m)
One size - Wingspan: 60" / 152.5cm, Depth: 30" / 76cm
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Melanie Daniels looks so beautiful and glamorous at the start of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. If she had only had this shawl perhaps the birds would have thought her one of them, and left her alone. The next time you watch The Birds wrap this version of their wings around you. The softness and drape of the shawl replicates their softness, the lines on their wings flowing gently into the feathery tips, the beads sparkling the way the sun glints off their feathers, slightly iridescent, and magical. While the birds in the film may be scary, these beaded lace wings are anything but.

Pattern also uses 282 size 5/0 or “E” seed beads

Required Skills:
Basic knitting skills
Increases / decreases
Garter Stitch Tab start
Working lace from charts and / or written instructions
Twisted knit and purl stitches
Charts and written instructions
Beading a knit stitch with a crochet hook