A most stunning set of beaded cuffs by Katherine Matthews!
When we first were shown this and told that they would be running in the Summer 2009 issue of Knitty.com, we knew we had to (simply had to!) find the yarn and beads so that we could offer this kit.
We contacted Shibui for this most lovely yarn, and we contacted our Toho bead importer for the beads.
We now have a wonderful (wonderful!) combination to offer.
First of all, go to the Summer '09 issue of Knitty.com (or follow the link below) and take a look at this gorgeous pattern. Please note that for copyright reasons, we cannot print out this pattern for your use. However, you may print it out for your own personal use as many times as you'd like. And Knitty makes it easy to do, as you see on the web page.
This design is simply gorgeous. I quote here the amazing designer:
"“Rani” is a beaded cuff pattern. The name “Rani” means “queen”, and this pattern was inspired by inspired by a photograph of Hindi film actress Rani Mukherjee wearing a mulberry sari with gold embroidery." Oh, yes. This is special.
We are able to offer you here the exact yarn in the exact colors that Katherine (the designer) used in her samples. You can choose between Shibui Sock in Wasabi or in Mulberry.
The beads that she picked out are very special indeed -- they are a bit more expensive than "regular" seed beads, containing some true precious metals. They have a wonderful depth to them. Beads with real "Ooomph!"
We were able to get the same beads for each of those yarns and will be including them with the kits.
So we have no reservations on saying that we have the perfect beads for the perfect yarns for this most lovely design.
Each kit will contain your choice of yarn (by color) and 35 to 40 grams of these special 8/0 beads to go with them.
Make your choices from the drop-down menu and have a wonderful time creating...
In fact, if you would like to create your own kit using one of the other Shibui Sock Yarn colors, we'd be delighted to help you put it together -- we're only an email away.
This is a beauty.