Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Daisy uses pima cotton by rowan. I went for the 'grellow' look, combination of grey and yellow that I find very appealing. The buttons are a great find from ebay, true glass vintage yellow beauties. and isnt that pocket adorable with its contrast.? a simple pattern really, moss bands , fitted.. I have a good feeling about this one!just a warning about the gauge, kim states 26 sts per 10 cm, impossible for me to achieve even after sqizzing the hell out of the pima. I reckon it is a mistake.
Happy summer knitting!
Saturday, 20 June 2009
Saturday, 13 June 2009
The pattern is a silver evening bag, very glamorous, perfect for the theatre, weddings and black tie parties..
There were a few options of beads and yarn combination but I chose the original:
3*10 grams balls of no. 8 Pearle cotton in pale grey
160 grams of size 10 seed beads
size 1.25 mm needles!!! (American size 0000)
All materials for this bag available from Fiona
The metal hand bag frame in Nickel available from 'Bags of handles'.
The making of this bag took me about a month. It is on very small needles and at the beginning you have to get used to the small stitches. The beads need to be prestrung to the cotton with a beading needle and some nymo thread. The technique used is called beaded knitting. The bag is knitted in Garter stitch with beads strung between stitches. The shape of the bag is produced by stringing different numbers of beads between the stitches and some short row shaping.
The large amount of beads give this stunning bag some substantial weight. I decided to saw an inner silk material for extra touch. I wish I could see my mum's face when she opened her present, I gave it to my sister before she flew to Israel...