Afro-centric Vest with Wooden Beads by Lily M. Chin
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Afro-centric Vest with Wooden Beads

January 2004
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 45 rows = 4 inches
in Centre back panel pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
3.5 mm (E)
900 - 1350 yards (823 - 1234 m)
40" Bust

From Knitting and Crochet with Beads Displaying a decidedly ethnic feel, this vest can be worn by itself as a tank top or camisol. For warmer climates try substituting Louet Sales Euroflac Linen, sportweight. The unusual construction results in beads lying in different directions, horizontal in the center panels and vertically at the side panels. Because the type and shape of beads alternate, take special care in stringing order (it’s clearly spelled out in the directions).

Finished Size

  • 36 (40, 44, 48)“, 91.5 (101.5, 112, 122) cm

Additional Materials:


  • 4mm round wooden beads: about 1250 (1300, 1350, 1450)

  • 10mm X 6mm long melon- shaped wooden beads: about 400 (400, 475, 550)


-Bead stringing needle

  • extra set of needles in same size or smaller for three needle bind off

  • tapestry needle