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|Style||Retro / Vintage, Traditional, Classic|
What was your source for this knitting project?
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Name of website or photo HeartStrings #KH02 Bella's Beads
What materials did you use? heavy worsted weight (12-ply UK weight) mohair/merino blend yarn in white color; 10/2 tencel thread in natural color; Miyuki size 8/0 (3 mm diameter) glass seed beads in a color mix of pearls, crystals, grays and blacks
What are you most proud of? Fire Mountain Gems showcased this Bella's Beads Cloche that I made in their full-page color ads in the Creative Knitting and Knit 'N Style magazines.
What advice would you give someone starting this project? Pattern instructions include two versions for the crown; one as shown here with the beaded garter spokes, and the other with beaded purl circles. Adult small[medium, large] - finished circumference 19[21, 22]" to fit head approximately 21[22, 23]". Heavy worsted weight or UK 12-ply yarn - 105[115,125] yards. 4 stitches/inch over stockinette on larger needles. Suggested needle sizes US 6 and 8, 40 g size 8/0 seed beads. Supplemental thread for carrying the beads: 35[40,45] yards. Written stitch instructions.