From the genius of Sivia Harding, a wonderful project -- a very well-written and easy-to-follow tutorial on beaded knitting that yields you a wonderful finished product in the form of a little purse.
This beaded purse includes several techniques for knitting beads into fabric. After you finish knitting this sampler, you will know lots of ways to knit with beads, including how to make beaded fringe!
You will need about 40 yards of a fingering weight or a sport weight yarn. For the beads, go with size 6/0 or equivalent, main color - 256; accent color - 40.
You will also want either a dental floss threader or big eye bead and a very thin crochet hook (the 0.6 mm crochet hook will work well: see our Needles and Hooks section) and about size 3.5 mm or 3.75 mm wooden double point needles.
There is also an option for adding larger 8mm glass beads as part of the drawstring fringe.
What we offer here is Sivia's tutorial pattern plus a kit with almost everything you need for this -- a small amount of fingering weight yarn, a set of beads to make this with, a dental floss threader-- I just set up an option to get a kit via this web page if you so choose.
Each will include::
1. One skein of a Unicorn Tail from Madeline Tosh. This is 100% merino, a small skein of 52 yards of their Tosh Light fingering weight yarn. We have limited colors so please allow me to choose one for you (if you have strong preferences or dislikes, let me know and we'll do our best).
2. The needed beads, a variety of colors to match and to contrast with the yarn
3. A dental floss threader
You would also need a very thin crochet hook which we carry on another web page. If you need help choosing one, simply contact us and I'll make suggestions. Any that are 0.6mm or thinner would work just fine.
(The kit also does not include the needed knitting needles.)
This is a wonderful little project and the finished item makes a lovely gift as well. One friend of mine has made many of these which she then fills with potpourri for delicious scents.
We offer two ways to get the pattern for this.
If you would like a printed copy, please make sure the "Pattern" drop-down menu is set to that.
We also can email the pattern to you, as a PDF, though I have to do it manually so please be patient. Just make sure that drop-down menu is set as you would like before you check out.