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Inspired by the enameled and jeweled eggs made by Peter Carl Faberg for the Czar and Czarina of Russia between 1885 and 1917, this cowl captures the beauty and intensity of Imperial Russia. This pattern is knit out of worsted weight yarn and uses slightly larger "E" or "5/0" size glass seed beads, which, along with the included photo tutorials, make it a perfect first beaded project for someone wanting to try beaded knitting, while remaining challenging enough for more experienced knitters to enjoy making.
This pattern includes photo tutorials on beading with a crochet hook, and on the pattern stitch.
5 stitches = 1 inch in Beaded Trellis Stitch
Nina Machlin Dayton has been knitting, designing and teaching for over 35 years. Her first professional job was as a hand knitter for couturier designer Joan Vass in the early 1980s and she never looked back. A native New Yorker, Nina currently lives in western Massachusetts with her husband, daughter, 2 cats and a dog in an old Victorian house filled to the rafters with yarn and books.