Crescendo: Beaded Kits

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Salt Water Taffy (Diane's choice)
Salt Water Taffy (Diane's choice)
Good N Plenty
Good N Plenty
Good N Plenty on the left, Saltwater Taffy on the right.
Good N Plenty on the left, Saltwater Taffy on the right.
A close-up so you can see the beads.
A close-up so you can see the beads.
And a full view of the lovely piece knit by Diane.
And a full view of the lovely piece knit by Diane.
Ilga's original
Ilga's original

Only one kit left in stock!

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Crescendo is a lovely design by Ilga Leja that I have been thinking about for quite a while.

When Trendsetter brought in some striking loooooong color run yarns, I thought they might work very well indeed and possibly with some beading as well. 

And when Diane (aka dyeing2weave on Ravelry) expressed a willingness to do some test knitting....well, as they say, the rest is history.  

Her project notes are quite interesting and can be found here

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Please get your pattern from Ilga's Ravelry page here.  What we offer is gorgeous yarn and beads. 

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The Design

Here is what Ilga writes:

This shawl with flared ends is shaped like the musical symbol for increasing volume, the crescendo.

It does so with a series of short rows that add volume and drape, crating a shawl with unique shaping. The Filet Mesh Stitch Patttern defines the character of the piece.

The Yarn and Colorways

The yarn is from Trendsetter, their Gomitolo Molto, a long color run yarn made up of 53% Merino/ 47% Acrylic with each pre-wound cake having 200 grams - +/- 770 yards.

The colorway that Diane used is #610 Saltwater Taffy.  It is a lovely southwestern-type colorway with golds and brown, lilacs and violets, aqua and blue.

We also have in stock the same yarn in a colorway called Good N Plenty.  This one is cooler, with pale gray and charcoal, raspberry, lime, green, v violet and periwinkle blue.  

Beads

Diane used about 120 size 6/0 beads, adding beads 12 on each side to accent the triangle. She told me that she felt that more would get lost in the design. 

We wil include a few more than that in each kit just in case you need them.  Again, you might like to refer to Diane's project notes for what she decided to do. 

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