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Waterlily Silk Knit Bead

Created in this Craftsy Course

Brilliant Knit Beads taught by Betsy Hershberg

Author and self-described "left-brained knitter" Betsy Hershberg shows you how to knit unique jewelry pieces from glittering seed beads and delicious yarns.

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Category Knitting
Type Accessory
Sizing Other
Style Whimsical
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What materials did you use? Waterlily Silk Thread, the color: Tahiti

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What are you most proud of? The way the colors flowed and the ease of working with the silk.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Check out the colors of the Waterlily Thread online.

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Beauty!

10/22/2012 Flag

Gorgeous fiber. Gorgeous bead! Thanks for sharing the alternative cast on and shaping techniques you used for this single ball. For those who need help replicating this, make sure you watch the Bonus lesson of this class because although the beads are "stuffed" into a continuous knitted tube, the shaping techniques that Dragonfly used here are exactly the same as taught in order to make the Python necklace in the Bonus lesson. Nice work, Dragonfly!

10/23/2012 Flag

Thanks! I love the shaping technique you gave us in the Python. My most fav of all the lessons. The Waterlily silk thread is lovely, but expensive. It took one hank to make the 1" ball, just so anyone will know if they want to purchase.

10/25/2012 Flag

I know.....good fibers almost always come at a price. But usually worth it, right? I mean, just look! :-)

10/25/2012 Flag

PS I also agree about the use of an SSK for the decreases over the wooden ball. Much easier on the hands than a K2tog.

10/23/2012 Flag