We brought back kits for this, a most stunning set of beaded cuffs by Katherine Matthews!
When we first were shown this free pattern from the Summer 2009 issue of Knitty.com, we knew we had to (simply had to!) find yarn and beads so that we could offer this kit.
We now again have a wonderful (wonderful!) combination of yarn and beads to offer.
You can find the pattern here.
Please note that for copyright reasons, we cannot print out this pattern for your use. However, you may print it out for your own personal use as many times as you'd like. And Knitty makes it easy to do, as you see on the web page.
This design is simply gorgeous. I quote here the amazing designer:
"“Rani” is a beaded cuff pattern. The name “Rani” means “queen”, and this pattern was inspired by inspired by a photograph of Hindi film actress Rani Mukherjee wearing a mulberry sari with gold embroidery."
Oh, yes. This is special.
We are unable at this time to offer you here the exact yarn in the exact colors that Katherine (the designer) used in her samples as Shibui is no longer producing their Sock yarns. We have instead some lovely colorways in their Staccato, a 70/30 merino/silk blend with 191 yards per 50g skein.
You can see the yarns we offer for these kits in the inset photo on the top picture and again below that.
We have just been informed that Staccato is being discontinued by Shibui. That saddens me greatly as I really like this yarn. Just know that once these sell out, we will not be able to replenish them.
The original beads for each kit were golden and these look amazingly glorious. We find quite a few other colors of beads also look awesome and mention some with each yarn color below.
Each kit will contain your choice of yarn (by color) and 35 grams of 8/0 beads (more than you will need) to go with them.
Imperial is a wondrous merlot color. It would look amazingly regal with golden beads; silver or a dark red-violet would also look superb. If you have a preference, tell me.
Fjord is a lovely deep sea foam color. Personally though golden beads add a wonderful depth to this colorway, I also like silver beads on this one as well as a deeper sea green. If you have another thought, let me know.
Velvet is a darker version of merlot, a deeper wine that is amazingly rich. Again, I like the same beads as I mention above for Imperial.
Cove is a deep and vibrant teal. A bit darker, with a bit more blue and definitely more saturated than Fjord, again gold or silver beads strike me as looking mighty fine with this one.
Make your choices from the drop-down menu and have a wonderful time creating...
This is a beauty.