It is knitted sideways, and has a lovely cable and lace edge.
I haven't got very far with it yet, but it is an easy pattern...
I'm not putting beads on it, as I thought that might make the edge rather heavy. Also, I didn't have any suitable ones and wanted to get started on it right away!
I'm using a 50/50 superwash merino and tencel blend (from Susan's Spinning Bunny), which is light and silky and in beautiful shades of blue.