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Coralie

Knitting
July 2010
Lace / 2 ply ?
US 0 - 2.0 mm
5 yards (5 m)
This pattern is available for free.

Needles: Metal needles are recommended, as the reccomended yarns can be hard to work with on wooden needles.

Note: It is important to knit loosely to achieve the desired effect.

Notions:
- 26 to 34 seed beads, any size from 6 to 11
Beads used:
Burgundy earrings: SL extra dark smoky amethyst size 8 beads.
Dusty Blue earrings: MA4-2136 transparent pale gray AB magatama/teardrop shaped
Lime Green earrings: Matte Metallic Khaki Iris size 8.

  • 2 closed sterling silver jump rings, 4mm diameter

  • 1 pair sterling silver ear wires

  • Beading needle or dental floss threader

  • Sewing needle

  • Flat nose pliers

Gauge: Gauge is not important for this project.

These earrings are reminiscent of coral found on the beach, twisted and airy, with bits of sea life hanging on. My fictional character, Coralie, would wear these earrings every day, but a different combination of yarn and beads for each day of the year.

Short rows create a spiral as you knit. The stainless steel in the yarn gives body to this very thin yarn. You can choose to use bads anywhere from size 11 to size 6, each size creating a different effect. It is not difficult to knit except for working with small needles and very thin yarn.

Experience with stringing beads and knitting with beads is helpful.</i>