This pattern was originally published in the March 2007 edition of MagKnits.
This easy and fun bracelet is quick to knit up in an evening or two. It would make a great last minute surprise gift for a friend, or make one to go with each of your outfits for parties.
I love knitting with teeny little needles and fine thread, and experimenting with the different shapes you can create by adding beads to basic garter stitch. The beads are all prestrung before the knitting starts, and all rows are knitted, with the same number of stitches in each row. The shaping is produced by varying the number of beads in a row. This bracelet makes a great introduction to the fun that is knitting with beads.
Â· Cast on
Â· Cast off (bind off)
Â· Place a bead between knit stitches (instructions included in pattern)
Â· 1 x 10g (82m / 91 yds) ball Anchor Pearl Cotton No. 8 (also called Coton PerlÃ©) in colour 100 (purple) (One 10g ball will make several bracelets)
Â· 1314 (approx. 15g) x size 11 seed beads in colour silver lined emerald rainbow
Â· Two 1.25mm (US Size 0000) knitting needles
Â· 9mm (3/8 in) press-stud (snap fastener)
Â· 1 beading needle and length of sewing thread to aid threading of beads
Â· Tapestry needle
Any other crochet cotton of a similar thickness would be appropriate. A non-stretchy yarn works best for this design since otherwise the weight of the beads would distort the bracelet.
The finished bracelet measures 17cm (6.75 in) long, and is 3cm (1.25 in) wide at the widest point.
Approximately 60 stitches and 120 rows to 10cm (4 in) in garter stitch (knit every row) without beads using 1.25mm needles.
The tension (gauge) for this pattern is not critical since plain knit rows can easily be added in. Add more rows immediately after the cast on before the pattern begins, and add a similar number of rows immediately before the cast off. If the bracelet is coming out too long, simply omit 2 rows (or 4 if it is going to be really long) from each section of the pattern.
This pattern is available free as an electronic file in PDF format. File size is 754 KB. The pattern has 5 pages.
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