Teeth/ Beaded "Thingie" Kits

Price: $72.00
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Maine Tourmalines
Maine Tourmalines
Imperial Blue
Imperial Blue
Silvered Spruce
Silvered Spruce
This photo is courtesy of Mosil1949 (that's her Rav name; real name is Monika), a lovely version she test knit in this design.
This photo is courtesy of Mosil1949 (that's her Rav name; real name is Monika), a lovely version she test knit in this design.
This photo shows one of Mindy's original pieces.
This photo shows one of Mindy's original pieces.
Another one of Mindy's, a close-up showing beads.
Another one of Mindy's, a close-up showing beads.
Here is Monika's work again -- note she used cube beads and they look great!
Here is Monika's work again -- note she used cube beads and they look great!
By Mindy.
By Mindy.
By Monika.
By Monika.
A close-up of one of Mindy's.
A close-up of one of Mindy's.
A close-up of Monika's.
A close-up of Monika's.
Mindy's again.
Mindy's again.
And again we show the shawl as knit by Monika.  With thanks...
And again we show the shawl as knit by Monika. With thanks...

Mindy Ross has done it again!

Here is her latest  creation:Teeth.

The Design

I will let Mindy tell you about this:

TEETH is a ‘simplified’ version of FINS (note: we show Fins on a separate web page). Beginning with a 3 stitch Cast On, and minimal beading (if so desired).

This enchanting design grows slowly with increases on Right Side rows. Wrong side rows are purl only.

Gauge is not critical.

Your needle size and yarn type will determine the actual length and width you desire. The pattern is adjustable, with two areas for Binding Off.

If you choose to expand further, by the time to get to the end of instruction, you’ll have the ‘beat and the rhythm’ down, (I’m sure), to continue even further.

The Yarn

This design can be knit in anything from light fingering to fingering, to sport weight, to DK weight yarn.

Our kits do not contain the same yarn as what Mindy used in her original piece.  We show what we offer here in the inset photos on the top picture and again below that.  Mindy's photos are being shown below as well as one of her test knitter's, Monika, (shown with their permission) so you can get an idea of the design itself and then let your imagination roam.

What we have here (in a bit of a departure for Earth Faire) are DK weight gradiently-dyed yarns.  These are from Done Roving and each is 100% superwash merino, with 350 yards to each 4-oz ball (yes, they are already wound for you!).

The Done Roving folks write: This yarn is a 100% domestic product.

And also:  DK Gradient cakes start with one color and gradually transition to another hue for a true gradient project that is sure to please and surprise any knitter.

I love it!

Now for yardage, Mindy suggests 500 - 720 yards (457 - 658 m).

 So each kit will include two balls of these DK gradient cakes.  

Bear in mind that the gradient runs its gamut in one ball so you will be starting again with the second.  I strongly suggest continuing with whichever color you end up with. 

The Colorways

We brought in to start with three of their colorways, prefering to stay with ones that are more tonal and blend subtly one hue to the next. 

1. Maine Tourmalines (named after the very striking semi-precious stone) is a most special look, ranging from purples into teals.  A rich and cool blend with much depth, this one is a catch-your-breath colorway. 

2. Imperial Blue surprised me with its beauty.  I was expecting simply a gradient of blues but now I'd call it a cool deliciousness of periwinkle, ranging from deep to light.  Really superb, in my oh-so-humble opinion.

3. Silvered Spruce is what it sounds like.  Take a deep cool evergreen and gradually lighten it without sacrificing the look --- this is a marvelous depths-of-the-forest look.  I really like it.

And not only is each ball already wound for you but it comes in its own oyster-case, with a hole on the top for feeding the yarn through. 

The Beads

You will need approximately 350 to 425 beads.  I tried size 6/0 beads and they fit very well indeed on this yarn.

So each kit will also include a 35 gram container of 6/0 beads, which should give you roughly between 400 and 420 beads.  If you want more, contact us and we'll set you up with it.  And if you'd like cubes instead, as in the photos here of the shawls by Monika, just let me know that -- your wish is my command! :-)

If you have a preference for bead color, let us know.  I tend to like beads that mirror the colors in the yarn though a strong contrast can also look very fine indeed.  Unless you have a feeling for what you would like, I will choose for you. 

The Pattern

First of all, we just wanted to mention that the pattern is written out only, no charts.

I know some knitters prefer to get the pattern directly from Mindy via her Ravelry web page. This will give you a copy in your Ravelry library. In this case, set the drop-down menu above to "No Pattern Needed." This will also ensure that you receive any updates automatically. 

Plus!  Mindy is offering a special on the purchase of her Teeth and Fins together.   You will see the details on her Ravelry web page.

If you would prefer a printed copy or a PDF via email, please select that option via the "Pattern" drop-down menu. The PDF file will be emailed right before your kit is shipped.

 

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