Portland is the City of Roses, and these photos were taken in the central garden of Ladd’s Addition, famous for its roses. The neighborhood, a landmark of architectural planning dating from the early part of the twentieth century, departs from the grid of surrounding city streets, setting Ladd’s Addition apart in more ways than one.
This shawl captures the flavor of the neighborhood with its strong diagonals, roundabout gardens, and craftsman elegance. The crescent-shaped, bottom-up structure consists of a lace border, a center that is short rowed in pattern, and a graceful, beaded rosebud...
The Aegis Cowl is a charming cable-y addition to the cowl repertoire. It is a quick, super wearable garment topper featuring an intensely cabled front section ornamented with beads that are strung onto the yarn before you cast on. The pattern includes instructions for matching cuffs.
“Aegis” refers to an ancient protective shield that was worn by Athena, among others. In ancient Greece, it is often depicted as bearing a serpent-haired image. I think cables might represent a slightly more civilized version. I hope wearing your Aegis will empower you!
Bead requirements: 98 size 5/0 triangles for cowl and pair of cuffs.
We don’t usually think of the dead of winter as a time to knit ethereal lace, but isn’t it nice to have a reminder that warmer days are just around the corner?
The theme of this installment is renewal, and I delved into not only old shops but vintage buttons, but old books for the stitch patterns used in this design. Old things respectfully used in a new way make my heart sing. I hope you feel the same.
This time, the crescent shape looks whimsically like a crescent roll about to be rolled up! This piece casts on in a corner and grows in a diagonal manner. You will notice that most of the charts feature...
Aquitaine is an elegant beaded wrist cuff (shown) or arm warmer that includes up to four different beads and beading styles. Ruffles, lace and twisted stitches add dimension. The overall effect is charming elegance from another time.
Some beads are prestrung and some are placed with the add-as-you-go crochet hook method for a variety of effects. Options are given for using only two types of beads, or only one bead color. You are encouraged to make your own bead modifications for a completely unique work of art!
Bead requirements: For small (medium, large): Bead option 1: Color A, 42 (48, 54) beads; Color...
Welcome to my collection of four beautiful beaded bracelets! These little bracelets are a perfect opportunity to experiment with beads, and they make perfect gifts.
I have employed a variety of bead knitting techniques. I hope you enjoy the interaction of beads with the stitches and the ways they display their combined beauty, which I feel is greater than the sum of their parts.
Buttons provide opportunities for more color and texture play.
Bead requirements: Size 8/0, 6/0 or 5/0 seed beads, Japanese preferred for their larger inner hole. Amounts will vary per bracelet. Pattern includes four bracelet designs.
The bracelets are one size but most of the bracelets...
Belle Nuit, or Beautiful Night, portrays an explosion of falling stars over a night sky. Make your wishes known as you knit this shawl that is worked from the top down featuring one of my favorite constructions: center panel with additional shoulder shaping. The side lace panels are outlined with a subtle cable or twisted stitch pattern, depending on how you choose to work the stitch, and you may choose to end the shawl with a delightful optional beaded picot bind off.
Shawl is worked from the top down, starting at center back neck. Beads are placed using the crochet hook add-as-you-go method. Lace patterns are written and charted. Instructions are given for two sizes, scarf and shawl.
These darling toe-up baby socks will delight you! Using clever shaping and a gussetless structure inspired by Cat Bordhi’s New Pathways for Sock Knitters, you will find this the perfect knitting diversion, and the perfect gift for a little angel.
Seed beads, 90 size 6/0 seed beads. Sample used cream ceylon beads. Beads are added with the crochet hook add-as-you-go method.
I have wanted for a long time to make intensely cabled socks, and here they are… elegant socks with cables galore, plus a “buried treasure” of glittering beads. The cables cause the leg to draw in more than usual, so the number of leg stitches has been increased to compensate. These extra stitches are then decreased in the gusset with a special technique. These socks were first published in Yarn Magazine Issue 8, November 2007.
This pattern is charted only.
Bead requirement: size 8/0 seed beads - approximately 226 (254) for medium (large) sock.
Error found in pattern on 4/22/10. The number of stitches after completing the heel and picking up stitches for...
In honor of Spring, I present Celeste: an ethereal yet fitted, extremely wearable lightweight shawl in two sizes. Celeste consists of seven panels: a wide back panel and three narrower side panels on each side. The side panels are what create the crescent shape, with a bonus: shoulder shaping for a superior fit.
This highly textured pattern on a reverse stockinette stitch ground features ornate beaded leaves, twisted stitches, and a stellium of beads to ornament the designs. Beads are placed with the add-as-you-go crochet hook method.
Cherry Blossom Socks…Bowers of beads descend down this fetching sock.
A fetching lace rib, columns of beads, and a lively cable bring to mind the gentle motion of the cherry blossoms in the spring as they fall all too quickly from the cherry trees that line the streets of my neighborhood in Vancouver.
The beading technique is easy, just let pre-strung beads rest between stitches. Pattern is both written and charted, and is designed for 2 circular needles in the round.
Like bodies of water emerging from a single spring, the panels of this shawlette flow effortlessly from a few cast on stitches at center back. The simple garter stitch sides and borders combine elegantly with beaded lace, and additional increasing at the center panel provides for a wonderful fit. Beads are placed with the crochet hook add-as-you-go method. Flow on!
Bead requirements: 83 size 6/0 seed beads or 4 mm megatama beads.
Errata: In the written instructions, Row 23 should have 83 as the stitch count. Row 27 should read: Row 27: Sl 1, k2, sm, yo, knit to next marker, yo, sm, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, k2tog, p3, ssk, k1, yo, k5, yo,...
This heavily embellished warmer in three lengths will sit prettily layered atop any boot, knee sock, or on its own. A fun knit with a mixture of beaded twisted stitches, cables, and ribbing, it looks more complicated than it really is. The name comes from the center cable, a simplified version of the Tibetan never-ending knot, symbolizing the interconnectness of all beings.A joyful knit to wear or to gift to someone you love!
Bead requirements: Seed beads: 208 (482, 938) size 6/0 seed beads for cuffs (thigh warmers, leg warmers). Beads are strung onto the yarn before knitting in order to take advantage of...
This pattern is also available in native KnitCompanion format here.
Crescendo is an asymmetrically shaped shawl that is guaranteed to hold your interest from start to finish. The upper section is a ram’s horn shape that is worked side to side. Stitches are picked up along the bottom edge and the beaded ruffle is worked downward. This shawl combines the best of garter stitch, cables, lace, and beads in a showstopping design. I hope you enjoy every stitch!
Deco is a beautiful knitted necklace in two lengths that features cascades of beads in a deliciously sensuous (and easy to knit) design.
Beads are strung onto the yarn before casting on, and short rows are used for shaping. Most of the piece is constructed in garter stitch, which removes the need for concealing any wraps in the short rows.
This design is part of a series meant to instruct the knitter on the joys of combining more than one kind of bead for interesting and beautiful effects.
A dazzling and unique neckpiece created in two pieces for a sculptural effect. Two different methods of using beads are used, one for the body, one for the wings and neck cord. The matching bracelet echoes the beading pattern found on the wings of the dragonfly.
A correction has been posted to this pattern on April 21, 2009.
This pattern is available in native KnitCompanion format here.
Two lovers… Lace and beads provide sinuous lines in this poetic glove and scarf duo. Fan and Leaf lace motifs are framed by twisted ribs in the gloves and mirrored beaded waving cables in the scarf. The gloves are sized for women’s small, medium and large, in two lengths .
The pattern features beads as a prominent part of the design. The scarf requires approximately 500 size 6/0 beads; the shorter gloves, 114 (122, 130) beads. The longer gloves require 134 (142, 150) beads. For the samples, I used off-white pearl finish seed beads.
Egyptian Beaded Wristlets and Rings…Sparkly bangles that make great gifts.
Sparkling knitted rings and wristlets in two widths are sized for children and adults. Beading is easy and fun, with no need for pre-stringing. Instruction for beading technique is included. Pattern is written and consists of 4 pages.
Category: Accessories • Jewelry • Bracelet
Size: one size fits all
Gauge: 32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in garter...
Leafy goodness! Twisted stitches, lace, cables and beads.. all the stops have been pulled for this sock, which is worked from the toe up. The interesting bits start right away at the tip of the toe. Sock is sized for average women’s foot. Stitch patterns are presented in chart form only. Socks are beaded using the crochet hook add-as-you-go method.
Bead requirements: Approx. 120 for a pair of socks. Bead number will depend on length of foot and leg, and whether foot is beaded or not.
This sock was first published as part of the Creatively Dyed Yarns Sock Club, Winter 2009/2010.
These toe-up, heel flap and gusset socks feature three sizes and a high instep option for all sizes. First published as part of the Dye Dreams Four Seasons Sock Club, Spring 2009.
Fiddlehead ferns are the harbingers of spring, with their tender spiraling shoots that are fun to watch as they unfurl. The beaded center of the front lace pattern reminds me of the tiny buds that emerge everywhere in the springtime, and the top is the feathered glory of the ferns in their bloom of full growth. Socks are beaded throughout using the crochet hook add-as-you-go method.
This pattern is available in native KnitCompanion format here.
These gloves flow! Watch the ribs part to show the hidden beads glimmering when you stretch them over your hands, and don’t miss the special twisted stitch pattern that adorns the thumb. The ribbing creates a delicious hug for your hands that is very stretchy.
Pattern fits a wide range of hand sizes. Gloves are fingered or fingerless. Beads are prestrung before knitting, but it’s so worth it!
This light-as-air cardigan sweater is worked from the top down and features a cabled round yoke and lace details at center front and hem. The sweater uses decreases in the fronts and increases in the back to create an interesting diagonal lace side seam and a universally flattering swing shape. A gusset at center back echoes the cabled yoke pattern.
The Wicomico yarn is extraordinarily lofty, and while it is technically a fingering weight yarn, its size equals a sport weight yarn after being washed and blocked (for yarn substitution purposes).
Graceful and pure, infinitely adaptable, Galatea is a stunning lariat neckpiece that is so comfortable to wear you will forget it’s on! Begin the necklace with a center fringe of beads, then work a variation of 4-stitch I-cord for the spiral beaded pattern that continues around the neck cord.
Galatea is a Greek name meaning “she who is milk white”. This neckpiece reflects that ideal in its simplicity and purity of form. Galatea is a graceful neckpiece that flatters all body types and is easy and fun to knit.
The center fringe beads can be anything you fancy… lampwork, ceramic,...
This elegant, easy-to-knit lace stole lends itself to infinite variation. Dimensions are for fingering weight yarn, but this design is suitable for any yarn, any gauge. As designed, the stole is symmetrical, knit from both sides to the center and grafted together. However, if you don’t mind the lace pattern being asymmetrical, you can forego the grafting and knit the stole straight through from one end to the other. Instructions are included for both ways to knit the stole. Pattern contains 4 pages and is both charted and written...
Hanging Garden Stole…Wrap yourself in a hanging garden!
An ethereal delight, this intricately patterned rectangular lace stole features beaded cast on and bind off edges. Recommended beads are size 6/0 glass seed beads, or even better, a novelty bead such as the wavy leaf drop beads shown, daggers, drops, or Japanese megatama beads. Pattern contains 5 pages.
Beads shown are available from Earth Faire.
This pattern was previously available from Knit Picks.
This pattern is available in native KnitCompanion format here.
This beautiful top-down triangle shawl based on nautical themes features a slim, lighthouse-like centre lace panel that “beams” its lace pattern down the side panels, all the way down to the playful wave edging. The shawl is beaded throughout using the crochet hook add-as-you-go method.
The shawl requires 377 size 6/0 seed beads. I used silver lined crystal beads for the sample.
This pattern is available in native KnitCompanion format here.
This cowl, which uses Cat Bordhi’s Moebius cast on to achieve its mysterious spiral shape, is worked from the center out in a self-pleating stitch pattern that adds to the warmth and coziness of this graceful garment. The cowl can be stretched over most of the head for extra warmth and protection against the elements. Pattern includes instructions for beaded picot bind off, and a chart for the cowl stitch pattern.
Note on needle lengths: You will need a long circular needle for the Moebius portion of the pattern.. 47” is recommended. You will also need a 24” or 32” long circular needle for the in-the-round...
Join me in welcoming the newest member of the Harmonia family… the sleeved sweater! Like the tunic and cowl, but with three sleeve options, this Harmonia sweater is wearable,comfortable and graceful.
The Harmonia’s Rings Sweater features three-quarter length sleeves, which work well with the proportions and high-hip length of the sweater. Also included are two other sleeve options: full length sleeves and full length bell sleeves.
Bead requirement: Seed beads (size 2/0 or 3/0), crow beads, or roller beads: 22 (22, 23, 23, 24, 24, 24).
Harmonia’s Rings has grown… into a tunic sweater! After many requests, the Harmonia’s Rings Cowl has been re-engineered to fit seven sizes. The addition of a fitted body to the drapey yoke makes a world of difference! Because of the drape of the yoke, this design accommodates a wide range of body types.
Wear it alone or wear it layered… the perfect compliment to your wardrobe through the seasons.
Bead requirements: Seed beads (2/0 or 3/0), crow beads, or roller beads: 22 (22, 23, 23, 24, 24, 24)
Many thanks to my technical editor, Jeane deCoster, and to my many test knitters.
This pattern is available in native KnitCompanion format here.
This crescent shaped scarf, fetchingly strung with beaded hearts, is as sweet as pie! The scarf consists of the heart border, an easy garter stitch body, and a tubular edging, and is worked sideways from one narrow point to the other.
Beads are placed with the crochet hook method throughout.
Incognito, presented in three sizes, begins at the bottom with a seed stitch border, then the slip-stitch colorwork begins. The shaping happens as you follow the pattern charts up to the top. The matching cuffs are also in three sizes for a perfect fit.
Sizes are shoulder circumference” 39 (44, 49)”
An error has been found on Page 5, second column at top.
The line should read: Rounds 9-12: Repeat Rounds 5-8 once more.
Texture, lace, and beads are more than the sum of their parts when merged together in this delightful toe-up sock. Jack- in-the-pulpits march up the center front, beads and all, and the undulating lacy ribs on either side step aside to let them pass. The beaded pattern starts right away at the tip of the round toe, and the fun continues from there. Heel is traditional gusset and heel flap construction with pattern on the heel flap. Socks are beaded using the crochet hook add-as-you-go method.
Bead requirements: 50 size 6/0 seed beads.
This sock was first published as part of the Pico-Accuardi Dyeworks Sock Club in 2010.
Beaded lace and garter stitch combine beautifully in this hooded shawl which is cast on in the traditional manner at bottom edge and is worked up to the top of the hood, where a single seam joins it all together. Shoulder shaping produces an excellent fit, and the garter stitch border provides a lovely resting space for a shawl pin at the neck overlap. This pattern is both written out and charted. Beads are added with the crochet hook add-as-you-go method.
This shawl first appeared in the Victorian Writers’ Club as a tribute to Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, one of my favorite books while I was growing up. I always related best to Jo, the feisty young writer-to-be. Despite the rigid...
A sock for all the generations in your family, this design features sinuous cables and a sculptural feel. They fit superbly! Sized for baby, women’s medium and women’s large in sportweight yarn, and women’s medium in fingering weight yarn. Socks are worked top-down on two circular needles. Pattern is written and charted and consists of 10 pages.
Some versions contain an error on Round 21, page 2 of the pattern. This line should read: Round 21: P1, 2/1 LPC, p2, 2/2 RC, p2, 2/1 RPC, p1.
Join the ranks of the asymmetrical and confound your knitting friends.. this little scarflet is not as simple it seems. An easy lace pattern provides the basis for bias shaping, and a scalloped border adds charm. You are done in a flash.. knot up a corner and you’re on your way, or use a beautiful button closure for a different style.
Beads are placed with the crochet hook add-as-you-go method. Bead requirement: 60 size 6/0 beads
Sinuous cables and sumptuous yarns combine gracefully in this featherlight ensemble, consisting of capelet, unattached sleeves, and matching felted purse. Pattern is both written and charted, and consists of 6 pages.
Category: Accessories • Neck/Torso • Cape
Needles: US 5 - 3.75 mm
Hook: 0.6 mm
Materials: Fleece Artist Mo
Laurien is a luxuriously wide triangle shawlette that is worked from the neck down. It is shaped to produce a beautiful fit in the shoulders. This design calls for two bead colors for a dimensional effect.
In my sample, bead A is brighter and therefore seems to come forward. Bead B is darker (but contrasting enough with the yarn that it is still seen well) and seems to recede. The effect could be achieved in different ways by varying texture, color, and brightness. Or it could be reversed for a different effect.
Bead requirements: Size 6/0 beads, 740 (524 Bead A, 216 Bead B)
Layer Cake is a lively shawl confection in two contrasting colors with beads. It begins with a nautilus shell-shaped center section, then to layers of texture, stripes, and two beaded lace sections. This shawl, originally released in clues for a Mystery Knitalong, is a fun, engaging knit! It has a slightly asymmetrical shape which can be draped in many ways.
This sideways knit, round-edged cowl in three sizes features delightful leaves amidst a forest of other embellishments.
Beaded leaves circle top and bottom edges while beaded mock cables play in the center, interspersed with twisted ribs. Shaping is provided by easy-to-work short row wedges. Beads are placed with the crochet hook add-as-you-go method. Bead requirements: 382 (432, 482, 532) size 6/0 round seed beads.
Instructions are given for either a buttoned or ribbon-tied cowl.
I have been in love with the center-out structure of knitting for a long time. It gives me great pleasure to merge the center-start with the crescent form. In addition, this design features other interesting structural and textural details, such as garter stitch as a counterpoint to beaded lace, one of my favorite combinations.
Levana begins with a center-start square panel, from which wings emerge at right and left. The top and bottom of the center square, along with the tops of the side panels, are finished with a tiny, sweet beaded picot edging. On the bottom edges of the side panels, framing the beaded...
Liken was inspired by a beautiful and unique shelf lichen I brought home from San Juan Island, WA, a veritable paradise. I tried to capture the drama and flow of the island setting in the modulations of this design, which uses three colors of yarn and includes colorwork, lace, and beads. I guarantee you won’t be bored!
The sweetly shaped Lorelei begins with the Moebius cast on taught by Cat Bordhi, and features a knit/purl pattern reminiscent of drifting seaweed. The cowl is delightfully slim and form-fitting, allowing many options for wearing: it will easily fit inside a jacket or coat, or just as easily be worn as a lovely topper on its own. The cuffs are long and flare slightly at the hand. This set is guaranteed to be well-used, incorporating the best qualities of beauty, form and function.
Bead requirements: 114 size 6 seed beads for cowl and cuffs.
Midsommer takes its inspiration from the beautiful knitting patterns of Estonia, and particularly an ancient ritual enacted at midsummer, when young lovers search the forests for a mythical fern that brings fertility, luck, wealth, and even the ability to understand animals’ speech. This fern flowers only on the summer solstice.. so for you lovers young and old, follow the winding path of the fern down the center panel to the flowers at the edge, and imagine that you are one of the fortunate few!
This shawlette is worked from the top down, beginning at center back, and features my favorite center panel...
This versatile beaded trio is marvelously decorative, like the millefiore, or thousand-flowered beads that originated in Italy. Millefiore beads look very mandala-like, and I thought it a very appropriate name for a beautifully beaded garment that is knit entirely in the round. Pattern is written and charted. Beads are added by two methods: pre-stringing and the crochet hook add-as-you-go technique.
In each piece, the lace pattern begins at the bottom with a scallop, then becomes a charming textured lace pattern that is lightly shaped as it goes up toward the top. Wimple is long enough to gently cover the head. Wristlets can be worn either way: scallops extending over...
The romantic Moonshadow Stole is designed for fingering weight yarn and requires 1000 yards of yarn. Sample yarn is Leili from Unique Sheep in the Moonshadow colorway.
516 beads are required for the borders and edgings, which must be strung onto the yarn before knitting. I recommend either size 6/0 seed beads or 4 mm megatama beads. Sample beads are frosted crystal megatamas from Earth Faire.
The stole is knit lengthwise.
Dimensions: 68.5” wide, 23” long after blocking
Correction on bead requirement: 580 beads required for stole.
This lovely half-wheel crescent-shaped shawl consists of a garter stitch top section interspersed with eight columns of beaded lace, and a bottom section that is a beautifully ornate knitted-on edging with lace patterning on both right and wrong sides. Beads are placed with the add-as-you-go crochet hook method.
The actual yardage for Mighty Sock is 420, not 380. This shawl needs the larger put up!
Bead requirement: 352 seed beads, 6/0 or equivalent.
This top-down lace triangle portrays a forest progressing from winter into spring. Beads grace the bottom edge. Bead requirements: Scarf size requires 179 beads; shawl, 251. For the samples, I used Toho 3x3 mm cubes available from Earth Faire.
This pattern can be upsized by doing more repeats of one or more of the three lace patterns used in the shawl. Note that more yarn and beads will be required if the pattern is made larger.
Sept 2008: Note added under Chart A reminding knitters to work two plain RS rows before going on to Chart B.
The Oaken Dreams shawl is worked from side to side. The beaded lace border is 32 rows long and is repeated throughout the shawl, as is the beaded textured pattern at the top edge (which reminds me of a string of acorns). The crescent shaping occurs within the center garter stitch section, which grows from one stitch to 25 stitches, then back again to one stitch.
Beads are placed using the crochet hook add-as-you-go method. Bead requirements: 370 size 6/0 seed beads.
The Peacock Shawl features a beautiful gradient yarn from Yarn Fairy and the Pixies that begins with the deepest purple and continues through all the peacock colors that you love. The gradient colors in the kit come in 20, 50, and 100g sizes in order to blend colors throughout the shawl.
The shape is unusual, as you may have come to expect from me. Not a triangle, not a Faroese either, the center back panel increases in width as you go down the back of the shawl, which makes the shawl both beautiful and easy to wear.
Order Yarn Fairy’s amazing kit for this shawl here.
This pattern was a MKAL that took place in September...
Penumbra is a top-down wide crescent shawlette that is shaped with short rows. The short-rowed sides are worked in garter stitch, while the center back features a stockinette panel of elegant beaded lace that is worked at the same time as the garter stitch sides. Following the short row section, the areas of garter stitch flow into a textured lace pattern which then morphs into a dramatic beaded border. Beads are placed using the crochet hook add-as-you-go method.
There is nothing simple about this elaborate beaded shawl, a variation on the basic top down triangle. A flame-like, textured center panel makes all the difference. The shawl begins with only a few cast on stitches at the top and increases quickly with additional back neck shaping. After the wavy diagonals on the sides morph into textured diamonds, the shawl finishes with a beautiful beaded edge.
Bead requirement: Seed beads, size 8/0 - 266. Sample used magenta lined amethyst ab triangles available from Earth Faire (www.earthfaire.com). Always purchase more beads than you think you will...
Rainshadow - This lengthwise-worked garter stitch scarf in two colors offers a beautifully rhythmic knit. Little short-rowed color insets adorn one side of the ram’s horn shape, while stripes and eyelets wind their way up and around the long curve. Shaping is accomplished with a combination of short rows and judiciously placed decreases. Beads are placed with the crochet hook add-as-you-go method. Enjoy!
Bead requirements: 390 size 6 seed beads or 4 mm magatama beads.
Pattern requires two colors, 1 skein of each color. Actual yardage was 278 yds Yarn A, 273 yds Yarn B. Please have more yards...
River Rock Scarf…Stream of consciousness knitting.
This heavily beaded scarf is an exercise in stream of consciousness knitting, Follow your imagination as you add beaded “rocks” to the ribbed stream… or you can follow any of the four charts provided. Beads must be prestrung; pattern provides instructions and hints for bead management. Pattern is both written out and charted, with blank charts included for your own designs, and consists of 6 pages. This pattern was first seen in the book No Sheep for You by Amy Singer. That version calls for 546 yds of Handmaiden Fine Yarn Silken.
A tale of loves lost and found again, mistaken identities, royalty hidden away in the forest… and one of the greatest heroines put to paper. This is Shakespeare’s comedy, As You Like It. In this garment, I tried to capture Rosalind’s trials and tribulations as she strives to rescue her kingly father and gain the love of her life, all the while disguised as a boy. The yarn is humble enough, a fingering weight shetland, but the design is complex and rich, featuring cables, lace, beads, and a labyrinthine center panel. I hope you will agree that although the “plot” may go far afield, all comes right in the end, and...
Seussical is a whimsically textured round-yoke cowl in three colors, featuring ribbing, twisted stitches, lace, slipped stitches and stranded colorwork. Pattern includes matching mitts.
I used YOTH Yarns Big Sister 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 231 yds/100 g), or similar DK weight yarn, 200 (240) of MC, 50 (55) of CC 1, and 45 (45) of CC 2. An additional 100 (120) yds of MC and 20 (24) yds of CC 1 and CC 2 are required for pair of cuffs. Sample used colorways Caviar for MC and Mandarin and Cider for CC 1 and CC 2. Size small/medium cowl and cuffs are shown.
Shetland Garden Faroese Shawl…A garden of lacy delights.
This top-down Faroese shaped shawl features a garden of lacy delights: marguerite daisies, Shetland ferns and Shetland leaves fall gracefully over the shoulders, while rose trellises adorn the bottom border. Although the shawl is designed for fingering weight yarn, other yarn weights can be used, resulting in a smaller or larger garment. Pattern is charted and consists of 8 pages.
There are three sections in this sideways-worked beaded shawlette: the lace edging, the center that widens and then narrows, and a clever tubular edge on top. Beads are placed with the crochet hook method. This design is another in the new series of crescent shaped silhouettes. I find this shape incredibly graceful to wear, something between a shawl and a wrap.
Sister Joan is dedicated to my good friend Joan Deneen, late of Janesville, WI. Knitting friends are the best friends, and Joan was the best knitting friend anyone could wish for. She is sorely missed.
Four variations of one eye-stopping, unique design, all featuring spiral beaded I-cord. Beading is easy and fun, with no need for pre-stringing beads. Pattern instructions are fully written out and consists of 6 pages.
Category: Accessories • Jewelry • Necklace
Size: one size
Gauge: 28 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch bead pattern
Needles: US 5 - 3.75 mm
Stepping Into Fall Socks will take you to a new level of fun in your toe-up sock knitting!
Inspired by a lovely self-striping colorway, you can make any self-striping yarn more beautiful simply by following the sequence of textures in your sock.
This pattern is part of the School of Stash Autumn Term 2016 from Must Stash Yarn.
Always wanted to do a toe-up sock? Do you love self-striping yarn but you’re bored with stockinette?
Let me show you a MUCH more fun way to make self-striping socks. I’ve devised a sequence of textures to go with a lovely self-striping custom colorway from Must Stash Yarn, but which could be used to beautify ANY sock yarn that stripes.
These short but very sweet toe-up socks begin with my favorite round toe and feature a beaded openwork rib, a sculpturally fitted back, and just a hint of beaded ruffle at the top. Inspired by a wonderful family reunion that took place in July 2010 near Tallulah Falls in North Georgia, the first sock was improvised and finished on the plane trip home. The first pair was a gift for my mother and her pair contain no beads, but my pair had to have them! The beads, inset into the openwork rib pattern in the front and around the top rim of the sock, give an impression of sparkling water drops that catch the light now and then.. a lovely effect.
I am a toe-up convert and I want to convert you too!
This pattern offers you a template for toe up socks with traditional heel flap and gusset construction in seven sizes with many options.
8/2013 version updates the Pattern Note concerning sock gauge. The new information reads: Sport-weight yarn is usually knit at about 7.5 to 8 stitches to the inch for socks; fingering weight (sock-weight) yarn is usually knit at about 8 to 8.5 sts/inch.
Doubled heavy laceweight yarn means not only extra softness, drape, and warmth, but the opportunity to gradiate yarn colors in a very subtle manner. This design combines lace, beads, and gradient colorwork within a long, fitted cowl that can also serve as a wimple. Cowl is in three sizes (shown in size medium); matching cuffs are in two sizes (shown in size small/medium). Beads are placed using the add-as-you-go crochet hook method.
Note that yardage stated is for cowl ONLY and is total yardage for all colors. Cuffs require an additional 310 (375) yards of lace weight yarn.
Tyrian - This top-down triangle shawl in 2 sizes is worked in regal geometric, textured lace patterns. Beads are placed using the add-as-you-go crochet hook method.
Tyrian purple (Greek, πορφύρα, porphyra, Latin: purpura), also known as royal purple, imperial purple or imperial dye, is a reddish-purple natural dye, which is a secretion produced by certain species of predatory sea snails in the family Muricidae, a type of rock snail by the name Murex. This dye was possibly first used by the ancient Phoenicians as early as 1600 BCE. The dye was greatly prized in antiquity because the colour did not easily fade, but instead...
This shawlette features easy garter stitch, Faroese shoulder shaping for a great fit, and a sideways-knit lace border. A miniature work of art! Sample shawl used Blue Sky Melange (100% baby alpaca, 110 yds/50 g) in Salsa colorway. Pattern is both written out and charted and consists of 4 pages.
Slight corrections were made to the pattern charts as of Sept. 2008. View errata here: http://www.siviaharding.com/patterns/victorian_shoulderette/
The sinuous beaded cables and lace of the Waterlily Socks evoke romantic, lazy summer afternoons. The beading technique is easy, just let pre-strung beads rest between stitches. Pattern is both written out and charted and consists of 4 pages.
Category: Accessories • Feet/Legs • Socks • Mid-calf
Gauge: 8 stitches = 1 inch in Stockinette...
The unique shaping of this beautifully patterned shawl ensures a comfortable, stable fit.The shawl consists of three equal sections of graceful “Print o’ the Wave” and a beaded picot border. Pattern is both written out and charted, and consists of 8 pages.
Note: an error in the pattern was discovered November, 2007: Row 10 on Chart A contains an extraneous ssk. The row is correct in the written instructions. Please correct your pattern if it contains this error.
August 2008: On row 40 of Chart B, there should be a yarnover symbol in the leftmost box of that row.
In the beaded picot instructions, I omitted the part about transferring the...
Gracefully buttoned, this gentle Moebius cowl, edged in beads and lace, is light and amazingly easy to wear. The position of the button accentuates the spiral in the cowl and offers a resting place for the thumb in the matching cuffs.
Beads are placed with the add-as-you-go crochet hook method.
Measurements Cowl Approximately 25”/63.5 cm around neck 13”/ 33 cm long including edging, measured flat Cuffs 6 (7)”/15 (18) cm around arm at widest point (will stretch up to 3”/ 7.5 mm above this measurement) 9.5”/24 cm long from cast on to hem
Willa Cather was an American author who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, in works such as O Pioneers!, My Ántonia, and The Song of the Lark.
Willa Cather was one of my favorite authors as a young girl, and as an adult, I keep returning to her books again and again. I dedicate this colorful, exuberant design to her memory.
This very wearable, three-panel, two-color, highly textured shawl is worked top down in three equal panels, which offers a raglan-like fit around the shoulders and a flat-across-the-bottom sillhouette.
Edit this itemWings of Song Beaded Scarf…Amazing drape!
This lovely scarf is an easy to wear and dramatic accessory. Dropped stitch technique gives “wings” wonderful drape. Beading on scarf edges and center neck section is easy and fun. Instruction for two different beading techniques is included. Pattern is written out and consists of 3 pages.
Category: Accessories • Neck/Torso • Scarf
Size: one size fits all