60 grams (about 1000 yards) of Love Potion #3 yarn from The Gossamer Web in colorway Cranberry
14 grams of Japanese 8/0 Rusty Orange Gold-Luster seed beads (Toho)
7 grams of Japanese 3mm magatama beads in African Sunset Gold-Luster (Toho)
US 1 circular needles (32 inches will be best) or size for gauge
US 14 crochet hook or size to fit beads
A few stitch markers
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Waste yarn for saving stitches and provisional cast-on (smooth cotton)
Stainless steel t-pins and/or wires for blocking
The combination of the gold luster beads and the wonderful color of this hand-dyed gossamer yarn is very elegant and feminine. The detail shot, above, shows the bead work.
The center panel has many beads and elaborate scroll work.
The border has delicate scallops and megatama beads at each point, which are incorporated into the cast-off.
The top edge also includes beads. The entire project is cast-on provisionally with three stitches and the yarn is not broken until the final cast-off. The finished size is 60 inches across and 27 inches deep. This project is available starting today and is for the experienced knitter who loves charts and skinny needles! The pattern is 14 pages, with detailed charts and directions. You must be willing to use charts to knit this project. You can buy the pattern at my Ravelry pattern store or get a copy for free with a purchase of the specified yarn at The Gossamer Web.
I'll be back next week with some photos of my fibery birthday goodies (yes, yesterday was my b'day!) I will also be back with a Snow Queen update, including photos through chart E. Until then, knit on!