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Fabulous Fresco Beaded Cowl


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I can't be any more in love with this yarn! It's a breeze to bead knit. It has an incredibly soft hand with the added delight of angora promising to bloom as it is handled. It's lightweight, yet warm. I know I want to knit one in every color for everyone in my life? Enjoy two patterns for this beaded cowl. I've written it as a beaded moebius cowl, and I've also added directions for a simple Infinity cowl knit in the round and not twisted. The Moebius has a 180-degree twist, which is created at the join of the special cast on. Rounds of knitting grow from the center of the work to the outsides. The Infinity Cowl version is knit from a cast on to bound off edge. **Beading Information** It is essential to use only the best quality seed beads for restringing onto yarn. Using the dental floss threader, prestring approx. 300 beads (20 grams) of TOHO 6/0 seed beads onto each hank of yarn. You will need 40 grams of beads for the entire project. This is a helpful U-Tube video for stringing beads onto the yarn using a dental floss threader: I use a fleece mat on a flat table surface rather than hold the beads in my hand. Fleece fabric is available at any fabric store. Cut a small square to use for bead stringing. Beads are available at many of the LYSs and online at: Two hanks of Classic Elite Yarns, Fresco 60% Wool/30% Baby Alpaca/10% Angora. Each hank is Approximately 164 yards. (328 yards total) This is color #5371 Pink. 40 grams of TOHO 6/0 seed beads. **For Pattern #1: Size 8 circular needles in a 47" inch length. For Pattern #2: Size 8 circular needles in a 24" or 32" inch length.** Stitch marker. Yarn needle. Either cowl is approximately 5 1/2" deep x 62" in circumference with enough length to comfortably wear as a doubled cowl as well. Gauge is 3sts./in. blocked. Have fun and enjoy knitting with beads! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY kinit & purl knit in the round moebius cast on (info in pattern) bead stringing GAUGE approx. 3 sts./in. in garter st. SUGGESTED YARN 328 yards of Sport weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Classic Elite Yarns, Fresco COLORWAY #5371 Max Factor Pink

Recommended with this pattern

  • 2 hanks of Classic Elite, Fresco yarn
  • 40 grams of TOHO size 6/0 seed beads
  • Pat. #2: size 8, 24" or 32" cirlcular needles

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Hi! I'm Diane L. Augustin and I am Yarn Happy - Bead Happy I teach knitting, crocheting and Tunisian crochet classes at several yarn shops and art centers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul/St. Croix Valley area. One of my passions is knitting and crocheting with beads. I also manage the daily activities and teach classes at ThunderWillow Community Arts in Hudson, WI. I have classes at Ramsay County and Hudson libraries, as well as through Hudson Community Education. I often conduct workshops and demonstrations at special events and festivals in the area. I have been teaching professionally for seven years. My background as a graphic artist in the publishing industry facilitates my ability to design, write, produce and publish my patterns. I am also the photographer. I continuously develop new designs, offering them as classes, with a focus on teaching techniques. I learned to knit continental or combination style at seven years old from my grandmother, who had to teach me in order to get her own knitting back from me! I live in western WI, just outside of Hudson, with my husband, Lance and the boss of the household, Thomas Edison, our stray kitty who came to stay. I am Yarn Happy Bead Happy! I hope my designs will become your favorites. I am Yarn Happy Bead Happy! My pattern was published in the newly released book, [North Shore Knits][2], produced by [Three Irish Girls][3]. The book is composed of patterns by local designers, inspired by the fantastic new color ways created by Three Irish Girls. My designs are also published in the [Knitting: 100+ Patterns Throughout the Year: 2013-2017 Day-to-Day Calendars][4] as well as [Crochet: 100+ Patterns Throughout the Year: 2013-2017 Day-to-Day Calendars][5]. Berroco Yarns has posted a very nice write-up to their blog, Designer Spotlight: Get-up-and-go Cowl by Diane Augustin. The pattern is a free download. Thanks for your interest! Please Enjoy! Diane My classes are available at: DarnKnit Anyway in Stillwater, MN All About Yarn in Coon Rapids, MN Knitting from the Heart in Woodbury, MN White Bear Center for the Arts in White Bear Lake, MN Textile Center in Minneapolis, MN ThunderWillow Community Arts in Hudson, WI Twisted Loop Yarn Shop in Prior Lake, MN Double Ewe Yarn Shop in Circle Pines, MN Linden Yarn and Textiles in St. Louis Park, MN Thank you for all of the class and pattern support!