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Saturday 02/25/2012, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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River Rock Scarf with Sivia Harding
This decadently beaded scarf, first seen in the book No Sheep for You, creates nests of beads that create the illusion of natural "rocks" embedded in a flowing "river" of 2"x2" rib. A bit of lace at the edges provides the perfect backdrop for this imaginative bead treatment.
Students learn how to manage large numbers of pre-strung beads with ease and explore the creative possibilities of this technique, along with conquering any fear of knitting with beads. Students can choose to either follow one of four charted designs or throw caution to the winds and create their own unique freeform piece.
360 yards of sport to worsted weight yarn, 4.5mm/US 7 circular needle at least 24" in length, or pair of straights or needle size to obtain gauge; approx 1,500 size 6/0 seed beads.
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.
String beads onto outside strand of yarn. Note: if you are using more than one ball of yarn, divide the beads evenly between the balls.