Hydref/ Beaded Kits

Price: $28.82
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Mona Lisa (one ball plus beads per kit)
Mona Lisa (one ball plus beads per kit)
Abbey's original piece
Abbey's original piece

And we offer this beautiful design in kit form again!  I just had some perfect yarn for this one and so here it is, a song for autumn and gorgeous!

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The Design

Here is what Abbey writes about the pattern:

Hydref is the Welsh word for Autumn and this pattern allows you to create fall leaves you can keep with you the whole year.

Worked in one piece as you go the leaves are created two at a time, as you begin one you bind off another. This is a fantastic pattern for solid, variegated and tonal yarns, I do not recommend gradient or self striping.

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Yarn and Colorways

Abbey's original piece is shown on this web page, though she knit it of a lovely autumn colorway in a different yarn. It is here so you can see the design. The yarns for our kit can be seen pictured in the inset on the top photo and again right below that.

We found a stunning colorway in Louisa Harding's Pittura.  The yarn is 75% wool/ 25% viscose and has a wonderful feel and sheen to it.  Each ball has 437 yards (400m) per 100g.  

This colorway is called Mona Lisa, and is a gorgeous blend of autumnal tones, a variegated mix including deep chocolate, crimson red, amber, cantaloupe, and cedar.  

Now Abbey wrote: Use 400 yards to make a small scarf that wraps around your neck (pictured) or use as much yarn as you like and keep making as many leaves as you want. Each section takes 7 drop beads.

This kit will make the small size as seen here.  If you decide that you want a larger piece, go for two kits for the extra yarn and beads.  

Beads

Each kit will come with the needed 6/0 beads and some striking drop beads.

The 6/0s might be a striking contrast in color; or they might be selected to mirror one of the colors in the yarn colorway.  If you have a preference, let me know. Otherwise, let me choose for you.

I love golds with this as well as reds and oranges and browns.

The tear drops will be my choice of color, depending on what I like best with your other beads.  

The Pattern

Note that the kit will not automatically include the pattern.

I know some knitters prefer to get it directly as a PDF file of the pattern from Abbey via her Ravelry web page.  And indeed, we recommend getting it that way. This will put a copy in your Ravelry library and also ensure you get any updates.  If you elect to do this, set the drop-down menu labeled Pattern to "No Pattern Needed."

Alternatively, 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 via email (just be aware that it is not automatic; I have to manually send it to you and generally do that right before shipping your kit).

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So each kit will include one skein of the yarn, about 20 grams of size 6/0 beads and at least 40 drop beads.

This really sings to me!

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