I used Schoppel-Wolle Lace Ball which is a self-striping yarn with long stretches of colour. I went for shades of blue but there are lots of other gorgeous colours. You can also use a more solid yarn or a variegated yarn.
I'm off to London for a few days. I'll be teaching Continental Knitting with Norwegian Purl at Iknit tomorrow from 4.30 to 8.30pm. So if you're in London this is the perfect chance to take a workshop with me as I rarely teach in London.
Keep an eye on the blog while I'm away as I'm planning to post some more 'Beads & Lace Collection' previews throughout the week. You can pre-order the 'Beads & Lace Collection' now for £9. The full price when the collection is published will be £12. If you order all the patterns separately the price will be £21 so you're getting a big saving. Click here to pre-order.