Amillë is a rectangular shawl featuring unique construction. It begins at the center back, with a circular cast on. After the first chart two of the sides are elongated, creating the central strip of leaves. Stitches are then picked up around this edge, and the remainder of the shawl is knit in the round.
Beads (which are optional, but you really should bead!) are placed as you knit. You will need around 1,200 seeds beads, in size 8/0 for a subtle touch of sparkle, or 6/0 for a more pronounced pop. The sample shawl was knit with 6/0 beads.
This pattern features large, easy to read charts, full line by line directions, and stitch count totals for every row, which are broken down into sections, so you don’t have to count every stitch. It also has a photo schematic illustrating the unique construction.
The final 2 charts, which are quite large, are available both on a single page (for easy scrolling and zooming when viewed on a screen) and spread over two pages that you can cut and tape together. In addition this pattern has a fully functioning index, so you can choose which pages to print.