This ornate cross is knitted as a wide lace strip and then shaped using an interesting seamless construction. Instructions are provided for making with or without beads. The Lace Cross can be used as a bookmark, communion or Easter gift, mounted and framed, or a thoughtful Christian token of friendship. Stitch Instructions: Written Construction: Knitted flat and formed into a cross as stitches are bound off Special Techniques included: . Beaded cast on . Center double decrease bind off BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit, purl, yarn over for beaded version (optional): long tail cast on, stringing beads GAUGE 5 1?2 stitches per inch over garter stitch blocked (gauge is not critical although it could affect size and amount of yarn used) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 10" by 6 1?2"