Pretty, isn't it? I know, I know, you want DETAILS. Here's the back:
And a close-up of the front; just lovely.
Of course, I'm not just showing you pictures for fun. There's work to be done here. The pattern I had chosen for the stole just isn't going to work for this dress. It's a little too busy, and I think it will compete with the beading too much.
So, I've picked out three more options (thank you Ravelry!) All will be in white, to match the dress. Thankfully, the samples are in color so you can see details more clearly.
First up, Plum Lotus, by Badcat Designs. I love the rounded motifs in this. Obviously I would make it bigger so it's a true stole size.
I would VERY much appreciate votes in the comments. I'm having an incredibly difficult time with this decision, and any input would help. And if somebody makes a comment that seals the deal for me, there might be a teeny tiny prize in it for you! Oh heck, I might as well make it a medium sized prize. ;)
PS: The beading on the dress, the lace weight yarn, should I be concerned about a tragedy, or should I just knit blindly on? You know I'm all for blind knitting...