Grandma's Candy Bowl by Annie Modesitt
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Grandma's Candy Bowl

January 2003
22-gauge Artistic Wire
3 stitches and 3 rows = 1 inch
in Stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
45 yards (41 m)
About 9" (23 cm) across at widest point, and about 3½" (9 cm) tall
This pattern is available from for $6.50.

Pattern Description from Interweave Online Store: “In this new take on an old tradition, the designer has combined wire “yarn” and glass beads to create her own ingenious version of Grandma’s classic knickknack - the candy bowl.“

Finished Size: About 9” (23 cm) across at widest point, and about 3½“ (9 cm) tall.

Yarn: Wire: 22-gauge Artistic Wire (15 yd 13.7 m/spool): dark blue, 3 spools; dark green, 1 spool. Available at bead or craft stores.

Gauge: About 3 sts and 3 rows = 1” in St st.

Needles: Size 9 (5.5 mm): 24” (80-cm) circular (cir) and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Beads: 6-mm beads as follows:

  • 300 each gold-tone glass silver-lined, mixed green beads (forest green, olive, spring green, and chartreuse), and mixed blue beads (dark blue, blue-purple, light frosted blue, and blue-green);
  • 200 each iris (iridescent) blue/green/purple and deep red bead mix (maroon, frosty magenta, and deep red). These beads are available at bead or craft stores.

Notions: Markers (m); small knitting needle or tapestry needle; needle-nose pliers.

Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Spring 2003