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Bulb Necklace and Cuff

Knitting
September 2014
Light Fingering / 3 ply ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, blocked
US 2 - 2.75 mm
12 - 43 yards (11 - 39 m)
Cuff: 5½ (6, 6½)" (14 [15, 16.5]cm) around Necklace: 16 (17½, 19)" (40 [44.5, 48.5]cm) around

Skill level: Advanced Beginner

This undulating Bulb Stitch teaches two beading techniques: slipping beads and placing beads, plus my favorite integrated I-cord edging. Use the stitch in a cuff or a necklace, or even a headband. It’s easy to add more repeats should you want the piece longer or shorter.

I’ll never tire of designing simple beaded cuff stitches. I played with this puppy for hours to get it just right and loved every minute of it. One thing I learned is that it needs to be knit at a dense gauge to keep the bulb from rolling: The whole undulating effect is lost if it’s not knit tightly enough.

See pattern for more detailed bead and yarn information!