It is made from...I don't know what? It was yarn on a cone, possibly from a machine knitter but it was all in a mixed up bag given to me a good while ago. It looks like pearlised cotton but I think it is probably synthetic.
I did the same border as last time but without the beads because the scarf is quite heavy on it's own.
I did some serious blocking which always makes a shawl I think, I blocked the main triangle and then did the border. Next I blocked out the points. See Kristen's shawl at Cozy things for a full photographic persuasion to block here!
Here is a rough tutorial for the shawl edge if you ever need one:
ROW 1: 1 round of dc into every stitch along the shawl edge.
ROW 2: Chain 5, miss 2dc, 1 tr, *ch2, miss 2dc, 1tr* all along each edge (It looks like a fence)
ROW 3:*Chain 7, 6dc in the second chain from the hook, ss to close the bobble, chain 6, 1dc in the top of the treble* Repeat along the edge. (It should make a triangle with a bobble)
You can thread 100 beads on before you start the border and bring up each one in the bobble. That is how I did the one here.
I simply love this pattern - it is going to be a birthday present for a very special friend of mine.
The colour is so evocative of my Spring garden at the moment.
Happy Crochet. Jo xx