Friday, October 06, 2006

Interlacements Beaded Scarf Finished wins 3rd Place




I have just finished the

Interlacements Beaded Scarf
Kit by Judy Ditmore.

The pattern is by

Deanna's Vintage Styles


I met these two designers and learned how to make this scarf this past August at
Stitches Midwest.

The beads are pre-strung and there are instructions on how to get the beads onto the yarn.
It is made with one skein of handpainted yarn from Interlacements.

I especially enjoyed the unique Long Tail Cast On method --- bringing beads from both the tail and the right side --- to make the lovely loops of beads at the bottom.

The scarf is made in 2 equal pieces then put together with a
3 NEEDLE BIND OFF.

There are excellent FREE online videos of how to do both the LONG TAIL CAST ON and
3 NEEDLE BIND OFF ( in addition to many other techniques ) here:

KNITTING AT KNOON


I had some trouble untangling the strands of beads at first and lost what could have been about 10 more rows of knitting to make the scarf longer. My 2 pieces didn't come out even and I had to rip out about 2 inches of one side.
I'm still pleased with the overall result and I would definately make this one again!!
My scarf won 3rd PLACE in my Knitting Guild annual competition,
"Shawls & Scarves" category!!

3 comments:

kat said...

good work despite your problems...I've tried a little knitting with beads & definately want to tackle more.

Jeremy said...

I bought the same pattern at Stitches in August. I haven't started yet. I'm using Koigu and I decide to make it thinner and use it as a belt. I'll have to come back to your comments once I get started.

KnicKnac said...

OMG! That bag is AWESOME!! Very good work!