A little finished project!
Well, the finished object is little and it did take less than a day to knit. But, I’m not a fan of stringing lots of beads and the finished project isn’t exactly what I was hoping for. But, still wearable and still (somewhat pretty).
Moving on to the details.
Needle – US 0 Chiaogoo Red Lace
Pattern – Twilight (Ravelry pattern here) from Betsy Hershberg’s book Confessions of a Left Brained Knitter. It’s basically a long rectangle with beads prestrung and slid up between stitches. The pattern instructions for the knitting and beading portions are excellent and easy to follow. The only part I wasn’t crazy about was the directions for seeming up the rectangle. No matter how consistent and even I tried to be the seam was very noticeable. Book is Pattern is $19.97 US on Amazon.
Yarn – Knit Picks Stroll in fingering. It’s a super soft merino and nylon blend. I used black as the base for the necklace. I didnt use much (about 50 yards).
Beads – I used 6/0 beads in two colors – silver lined garnet and silver lined gray. Since I cast on extra stitches I used more beads than the pattern called for. I mixed 30 grams of the gray and 10 grams of the red in a random order, with some left. Beads were prestrung – which was painfully time consuming. I’m more of an add as you go type of girl.
My project page on Rav is here.