Create a dramatic look with this eye-catching and versatile knit. Wearable in any season and for any reason, Knight Service can carry you through a glitzy New Year’s Eve party in chilly January, a wedding reception in sunny June, an every-day-work-day in mild September, and even a dress-up-this-t-shirt-and-jeans outfit for popping out to do some shopping any time! The large beads and easy-to-work with gauge make this a quick project, despite its intricate, time-consuming looks. Make this adaptable, statement-making piece part of your permanent, year-round wardrobe!
Finished Size: S (M, L, XL); please see garment schematic for measurement details. Shrug shown in Knit Picks Gloss DK in size S, and Periwinkle Sheep in size M.
Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss DK, 70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk; 123yds/50g: Blackberry, 2 (3, 4, 4) skeins.
Yarn: Periwinkle Sheep Merino DK, 100% Superwash Merino Wool; 225yds/100g: Fields of Summer, 2 (2, 2, 3) skeins.
Needles: Size 6 (4 mm) and Size 7 (4.5 mm): straight or circular. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); 6” length of monofilament (or fishing line or dental floss); stitch holders; scrap yarn; tapestry needle; beads, 8 mm round with 2 mm hole, 300 (374, 500, 624).
Gauge: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st on smaller needles.
Notes: Adding beads to knitting can be done in many ways. All you need is a thin, semi-rigid string of some sort. Fishing line (also called monofilament) is very well suited to the purpose. This article on Knitty is a good resource to read how to add beads to your knitting. A video showing how to add beads to knitting using dental floss. This project calls for a large number of beads. It’s important that the hole in the bead be at least 2 mm, so that the yarn can fit through easily. A good place to look for affordable beads is etsy.com.
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