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Improvised Bead Threader
When knitting a lace shawl, I find it helpful to mark the areas between the repeats. You can see them in the picture... made with green yarn stitch markers. Also, the clip clothespins are very handy. Attach them to the bottom of the shawl after a few rows to help keep the piece weighted down and also so it doesn't spiral around the needle. Add more clips if you need to as you go along. Eventually the shawl will be heavy enough to hold itself in place as you knit.