Friday, September 3, 2010

Beaded Annis

Pattern: Annis,
Needle: 5mm, 6mm knitting needles and 1mm crochet hook
Yarn: The Woolen Rabbit Lace Merino, Colourway "Arabian Nights" (1/3 of 1200 yd. skein)

I decided to use beads instead of the nupps designed for the pattern, simply because I don't like the look of nupps and had been dying to try something with beads.

I used a teeny, tiny crochet hook to work the beads -- so easy and very pretty!

This pattern doesn’t use as much yarn, so I have lots left to make another one or two :)

I definitely agree with other comments on Ravelry, that in future, I would prefer to do w&t and pick up on return side to avoid long ‘slash’ stitch. Thankfully, it doesn’t show too much on a yarn this dark, but you’d definitely see it on a lighter colour.

Found the suggested bind-off a bit loose, even after blocking, so am thinking I may take it out and re-do. Definitely would choose an alternate bind-off for my next one -- probably just a regular bind off, but use a larger needle.


Tara said...

Lovely colour, Kerry. I've been dying to get my hands on some Woollen Rabbit yarn. How was it to work with?

yoel said...

Very pretty!

Preeti said...

That's a work of art and the beads add glamor to this piece! Beautiful!!