Mmario designed this shawl from a picture of of “The Courtyard of the Maidens” Alcázares Reales de Sevilla, and named it for my wife.
I knit it using aqua colored Zephyr (50/50 wool/silk) starting on a US 3 needle and working my way up to a US 8. It took approximately 1,200 yards and 840 5/0 seed beads.
I edited the pattern as Mmario's designs tend to be a little too large for my wife to wear. I quit knitting at row 138 (there are a total of 181 rows in the pattern). The blocked size is 62" in diameter (which is the same as my wife's height). I also used an I-cord bind off - my wife loves the look of that so I did it even though it takes FOREVER!