Devana Pulse Warmers by Rosemary (Romi) Hill
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Devana Pulse Warmers

Knitting
October 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 57 rows = 4 inches
in beaded garter stitch, blocked
US 1 - 2.25 mm
100 - 120 yards (91 - 110 m)
one - medium
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Inspired by the beaded wristers found in many European cultural traditions, Devana Pulse Warmers are a fun and quick knit that produce a lovely gift for a loved one or for yourself. Make sure to use Japanese seed beads; they are very uniform in size and therefore will yield a better result. All beads are prestrung.

As always, weighing your yarn before starting is recommended when you have limited amounts of yarn; the warmers shown used only half a skein.

Pattern includes written and charted instructions which are meant to be used in conjunction with one another. The bead placement is charted only.

Read on about my project! This is the tenth pattern in an eBook subscription.

One knitter.

One box of yarn.

Endless possibilities.

Welcome to my oddments project! Everyone has them: stray balls and skeins of yarn here and there. They’re different weights and different colors. Definitely not a sweater’s worth of anything, let alone a shawl’s worth or a pair of socks. You can’t imagine what to do with them, but you don’t want to throw them away. Well, I’m no different; Kathy Elkins of WEBS sent me a box of yarn to swatch. It stared at me reproachfully and demanded my respect: riches of wool, silk, alpaca and other blends. And an idea kept niggling at my mind (for a couple of years, no less). And so I finally gave in.

This is my project: to use this box of yarn and to respect the fiber. The rules are simple: I use what’s in the box, no matter the weight and the color, no matter what the fiber content is (luckily for me, there’s some really nice stuff). I can add buttons and other little embellishments, but that’s it. I may not go out and buy other yarn or beg Kathy for anything else. I have 18 balls of yarn and my imagination. There will be 15-18 projects. Some will be easy to dream up. Others? Not so much! But fun knitting for you, all the same!

The patterns for this eBook will be delivered to subscribers within a subscription period ending November 15, 2014. There is no specific delivery time for each pattern, but look for the first pattern in mid November 2013. All patterns will have charts (if needed) and written instructions, and you will be able to make them out of oddments. These are small projects, not big ones: the perfect size for an evening or two of knitting in front of the fire or sitting on the porch sipping a lemonade! So…knitters: pull out those oddments!