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Lagniappe Beaded Cuffs and Mitts

from Sunset Cat Designs by Stephannie Tallent
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Lagniappe Beaded Cuffs and Mitts
Lagniappe Beaded Cuffs and Mitts
Lagniappe Beaded Cuffs and Mitts

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round, beading; for picot hem, provisional cast on & /or sewn hems; for full mitts, Kitchener stitch.

Pattern Description:

I use this pattern in my beaded knitting class.

It has what I consider a good glory to work ratio: a beautiful result that's not nearly as difficult as it looks. (See one of my favorite posts by the Tech Knitter (HTTP: / /TECHKNITTING.BLOGSPOT.COM /2009 /11 /TWO-BITS-OF-KNITTING-THEORY-WORK-TO.HTML) on that particular topic!)

Play with this pattern! Try different colors of beads, in different combinations, with different colored yarns.

Want a vintage feel? Go for a soft pastel with pearlized beads. Something edgier? Try a dark gray or black yarn with light amethyst, sapphire, or ruby colored beads.

A high contrast between bead color and yarn will, of course, highlight the beading more, but subtle glints of shine and color against a similarly colored yarn works well too. It all depends on the mood you want to evoke.

Don't forget to explore the possibilities of various fibers. Different fiber blends of fingering weight yarn can also give quite different results -- compare a swatch of an alpaca blend, with a delicate halo, with one of a tightly twisted merino, for example.

Why lagniappe -- that little bit extra, the 13th donut in the dozen, that extra piece of fruit when you buy a pound? I hope this pattern (which, in itself, is really three patterns) gives you a little extra -- the tools & inspiration to create a variety of your own beautiful beaded cuffs & mitts.


28 sts & 40 rounds = 4in / 10cm in St st using larger needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Palm Circumference: 6 3/4 (8)in / 171/4 (20.25)cm


  • YARN Fingering weight yarn: Approx 100 yds for cuffs, 150 yds for fingerless mitts, 250 yds for full mitts. NEEDLES US1 /2.25mm needles or size to obtain gauge US0 / 2.0mm (or) one size smaller than main needle Your choice of Magic Loop, 2 circulars or DPNs for circular knitting. Crochet hook for beading (I use a ChiaoGoo #14 / 0.8mm hook)

You Will Also Need:

  • Yarn needle, (3) stitch markers, waste yarn or extra circular needle for provisional cast on if you choose that option Beads (Size 6 /0) C1: 156 (182) beads C2: 96 (112) beads C3: 12 (14) beads
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Hi! I live in Hermosa Beach, California, with husband Dave, dog Rigel and Tonkinese cats Meggie and Cali.

I've been knitting on & off for the past 30+ years, and began publishing my knitting ...

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