Black Mamba by Rachel Wadsley

Black Mamba

July 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
10 - 15 yards (9 - 14 m)
Bracelet, Wrap Bracelet, Necklace
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Snakes can be mysterious and terrifying at the same time. They are able to glide across any surface silently, but can exert deadly force when needed.

Now we don’t need deadly force, but we would like to stop people dead in their tracks to admire our knitting and awesome new wrap bracelet!!! Black Mamba is sure to get attention with its undulating waves of beads and yarn cascading down your arm.

The best part, this bracelet is totally customizable! You can make a single loop or create a sparkly long wrap bracelet to wear snug or loose. It’s all up to you. This lets you make the most what you have on hand.

This bracelet is crazy fun to knit and can be completed in one evening. This is the perfect accessory that can be made at the last minute to compliment any outfit.

The Black Mamba is the perfect project to introduce you to knitting with beads. I have video tutorials to walk you through the process so cast one on today!

Needle: Two US 1 (2.25mm) double point needles

Yarn Used: Knit Picks Stroll (75% Merino, 25% Nylon, 462 yds/ 422m per 3.53 oz/ 100 g skein) 1 skein in the color way Pansy.

Yardage: 15 yds (92 m)

Gauge: 8 rows of beads per inch (2.5cm) knitted in pattern (16 total beads per inch or 2.5cm)

Notions: Darning needle, dental floss threader, 512 size 8/0 seed beads (12g), jewelry clasp.

Special Techniques: i-cord, knitting with beads

Final Measurements: 36 in (91.5 cm) long, 1/4 in (.65 cm) wide

Video Tutorials Included:

  • I-cord
  • Stringing beads
  • Knitting with beads