Friday 02/24/2012, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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Aquitaine Beaded Cuffs with Sivia Harding
This class is a virtual cornucopia of beading techniques in knitting. The Aquitaine Cuff is an elegant piece with a heavily beaded hand covering that includes ruffles, lace and twisted stitches and a slim, ribbed cuff that can be wrist or elbow length. The overall effect is Victorian charm. Three different colors or types of seed beads are used, and many design options are given from simple to complex. Students are encouraged to make their own modifications for a completely unique work of art!
Approximately 120 yds #1 (fingering-weight) yarn; 2.25mm/US 1 set of 4 double pointed needles, 2 circular needles or 1 long circular needle; size 6/0 beads or 4mm magatama beads in 3 colors: Color A, 54 beads; Color B, 180 beads; Color D, 28 beads; threader such as dental floss threader (from drug store), wire needle, or big eye bead needle; stitch marker; 0.5mm/US 14 crochet hook.
Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.
Gather 3 colors or types of 6/0 seed beads or 4mm magatama beads. Using outside strand of ball, string 2 of these types of beads onto yarn in a specific order as follows: For size small (medium, large) cuffs: String 70 (80, 90) Color B, then 21 (24, 27) Color A. The third type will be crochet hooked and will not need to be strung.