I wanted to knit this pattern straight after it came out. And the original version in that greenish yellowy Malabrigo lace is so pretty. And the differently coloured beads work so well. And it's a cowl, and it's light and versatile. It all made me want want want this.
However, I did not know what yarn to use. Maybe I had the right thing in my stash?
When I got home from California and went looking for a skein of Madelinetosh to knit the Wisp shawl, I discovered a skein of Malabrigo lace. And I do admit that I had forgotten it existed in my very own yarn drawer.
Once I had the right beads (they should not be too heavy, yet when they are small, the crochet hook cannot get through the hole), I was good to go. It went fast and was very addictive, especially the beads bit.
Needles: 5 mm circulars
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Lace, colourway - purple mystery
Notes/mods: I twisted the last stitch before the lace portion and knitted as many repeats as the yarn would allow. I believe it was a couple more than what the pattern called for. But who would count those rows anyways. Otherwise, we love this as is. And my sister enjoys wearing it and receives many compliments on it. That's what I hear.