Long awaited, here is a new design by Sivia Harding, with beads enhancing the beauty of the lace work.
I quote her here:
"Lace and beads provide sinuous lines in this poetic glove and scarf
duo. Fan and Leaf lace motifs are framed by twisted ribs in the gloves
and mirrored beaded waving cables in the scarf. The gloves are sized
in two lengths for women's small, medium and large.
"The Dué Amori Gloves and Scarf Set is designed for fingering weight
yarn and requires 400 yards for the scarf and 180 (300) yards for the
shorter (longer) gloves. I used a US 2-3 (3 mm) needle for the scarf
and US 2 (2.5 mm) needles for the gloves, which are knit in the round...
"The pattern features beads as a
prominent part of the design. The scarf requires approximately 500
size 6/0 beads; the shorter gloves, 114 (122, 130) beads. The longer
gloves require 134 (142, 150) beads. "
We think these are just and absolutely wonderful!
Perfect to make for gifts -- or for yourself, of course. These are great examples of small-ish projects that are oh-so-rewarding to make, don't take forever, and produce such satisfying results.
That's not to mention the oooohs and aaaahs that will come your way.
So choose to make the set or either part thereof, and you will have a glorious knit.
Here are the specifications for this design:
Fingering weight yarn / 4 ply (14 wpi)
Gauge is 34 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in twisted rib
Suggested needle size US 1½ / 2.5 mm and US 2½ / 3.0 mm or size to make gauge.
Hook size (for adding beads) would be 0.6 mm (available on our Hooks & Needles pages)
The size shown in the photos is Medium
The set shown on the pattern is worked in Blue Moon Fiber Arts
Seduction (50% merino, 50% tencel, 400 yds/100 g) in the Quilla
colorway. The set required two skeins. The longer gloves are worked in Seduction in the Tanzanite colorway -- this longer pair requires one skein
If you would like help choosing yarn and beads to work with these fantastic creations, let us know.
Sivia chose beads that matched the yarns -- ones with an off-white pearl finish for the cream colored ones shown above and silver lined amethyst for the longer tanzanite gloves. We would love to help you pick beads that would be perfect for your new creation.