Espira by Laura Nelkin


September 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
US 1 - 2.25 mm
25 yards (23 m)
approx. 5 inches high and 5.5 inches around at widest point
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This fun ornament is knit from the bottom up in the round and then stuffed. It is one of 5 ornament patterns in Adornaments!

Espira is worked with pre-strung beads that are slipped between sts, it is worked with an addictive spiraling stitch that flies off the needles!

All the techniques are simple, so start with one, and then try the next!

The pattern includes detailed exclusive video tutorials to help you with the tricksy bits!

Beads and other Materials:
10 grams Size 6/0 glass seed beads
5 grams Size 6/0 glass seed beads (color A)
5 grams Size 6/0 glass seed beads (color B)
Dental floss threader (for stringing beads)
Tool for placing beads: super floss, .75-1 mm steel crochet hook, or a Beadle Needle
Stuffing, hooks (optional)

There are also kits available for Espira and Ilumina (one kit can make two of these!)