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Beaded Mohair Scarf

Knitting
September 2009
Lace / 2 ply ?
16 stitches = 4 inches in garter stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
2.0 mm
300 - 350 yards (274 - 320 m)
12 1/2" X 60" after blocking
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Tiny glass beads sit like raindrops on the gossamer web of this simple garter-stitch scarf. Lacy loops at the edges are created as you go with a yarn-over at the beginning of each row. But the real secret to the beauty of this piece is in the finishing. Slip blocking wires through each edge loop and steam press gently—transformation!

Instead of pre-stringing the beads, we’ve chosen to add them as you knit with a tiny crochet hook. With this method, beads sit securely around both strands of your stitch and show equally on both sides of your fabric.

Another advantage of this method is that you can change your mind about how many beads to place as you go along. Once you’ve mastered this technique, you can easily add beads to any project.

We love this scarf knit in the subtle variegated colors of Alchemy Haiku, but it also looks lovely in solid colors of mohair lace yarn (like Rowan Kidsilk Haze).