Knitted Felt Beads by Claire Fairall Designs
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Knitted Felt Beads

Knitting
March 2013
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
3 - 55 yards (3 - 50 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

These felt beads are so quick and easy to make.

Why not make a necklace and matching bracelet, or even some earrings?

They are also a fantastic way to use up every last scrap of stashed felting wool.

I give full and detailed instructions for knitting, making up,felting and jewelry making with these fun beads in my 3 page pattern.

With three size options the creative possibilities are endless.

Felted Size
Small 2cm (0.8”) diameter
Medium 3cm (1.2”) diameter
Large 3.5cm (1.4”) diameter

Yardage
50g (50m) ball felting / filz woolmakes approximately 33 small or 15 medium or 8 large beads.

Yardage for each bead
Small 1g (1m, 1yds)
Medium 3g (3m, 3yds)
Large 6g (6m, 6yds)

Recommended yarn:-any felting or filz yarn- if using Cascade 220 use two strands knitted together

BASIC SKILLS NEEDED FOR THIS PATTERN.

Stocking stitch - knit one row then purl one row.
Inc- increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and then into the back of stitch
k2tog - Knit the next 2 stitches together

SUITABLE FOR- All knitters this is an easy pattern. If you can do stocking stitch and follow a pattern I explain the rest as you go along.