Pattern: Jeweled Cowl by Sachiko Uemura, a free pattern on Ravelry
Yarn: Our Humble Castle Shalom in New Jeans, fingering weight superwash BFL & nylon, 405 yards
Needles: US 7
Mods: I kept knitting until I almost ran out of yarn (about 44 repeats), then I bound off!
Beads: 8/0 hexagon 462D oiled gold beads.
This skein of yarn was a test skein from the dyer - a local knitter & dyer in the Lansing area - who wanted to find out if she wanted to bring the base yarn into her stable. It was a very enthusiastic YES from me! The yarn is lovely - it has that wonderful BFL hand to it, with extra strength from the nylon. And it obviously likes to soak up dye! As soon as I saw the color of the yarn she wanted me to test I knew EXACTLY what color beads I wanted: copper - like rivets on old-time Levi's.
|yarn color is more accurate in the first picture, but bead color is accurate here!|
Another fun project. And I should have some beading tips soon - how to use the crochet beading method when your beads are too small for your hook!