Volvox was the 1st N Club pattern for 2020:
Volvox, inspired by lace reminiscent of nature! Volvox is a sperical, hollow algae colony that contains from 500 to 60,000 cells that is often invisible to the naked eye.
Volvox is my opportunity to play with a beaded version of Barbara Walker’s Sunspot lace pattern. I didn’t count but I know the shawl has more 500 and less than 60,000 stitches!
The construction of Volvox is unique and engaging. The pattern includes a detailed map of the construction and video tutorials when necessary!
There is a KAL for this pattern here.
Yarn I Used
Yarn L- Olann, Smoked Lace; (70% Alpaca, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere; 875 yd [800m]/ 3.5 oz [100g]); Lavender Water
Yarn C- Olann, Cloudy; (74% Baby Suri Alpaca, 26% Mulberry Silk; 328 yd [300m]/ 1.76 oz [50g]); Smoke on the Water
Ndl A- US Size 1 [2.25 mm] 32-inch or longer circular needle
(for picking up sts)
Ndl B- US Size 4 [3.5 mm] needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
(for lace border)
Ndl C- US Size 6 [4 mm] 32-inch or longer circular needle, or two sizes larger than needed to obtain gauge (for wings)
Ndl D- US Size 4 [3.5 mm] 32-inch or longer circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge (for center panel)
3.25-3.5 mm crochet hook
Scrap yarn for provisional cast on and stitch holders
123 4mm Czech Crystal Beads
Super Floss for placing beads
Approx. 115 inches [292 cm] wingspan x 30 inches [76 cm] deep at center (this will vary with blocking technique!)
22 sts x 30 rows = 4 inches in St st with Yarn L, unblocked on Ndl B