Talea is inspired by the gown in Soul of the Rose, a painting by John William Waterhouse. The undulating trellis of roses in the body of the stole comes from the fabric texture, and the fluttery ends mimics the draping of the gown. The ends of the stole flare slightly, and are weighted with a zigzag of beads for both sparkle and drape. The second end is cast on separately and grafted to the body of the shawl. This pattern can be worked to any length to maximise yarn usage.
Approximately 25g of size 8 beads are required, the sample used 736 beads. Beads are placed using the crochet hook method.
Pattern has both written instructions and charts