The Bead Goes On by Renee Ladd

The Bead Goes On

November 2004
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 66 rows = 4 inches
in beaded garter stitch
US 0 - 2.0 mm
213 yards (195 m)
Finished circumference: 6½ inches; Finished width: 3 inches
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Pattern description from Stitch ‘N Bitch Nation: “I love knitting with beads and am always looking for new ways to combine beads and yarn. I took a class at Arnhild Hillesland’s knitting studio in 2001 and learned about traditional Norwegian pulse warmers (more commonly known as wrist warmers). I made a pair to warm my hands in my very cold office (they really do work!), then decided my sixteen-year-old niece would love a pair. After seeing the Skully sweater in Stitch ‘N Bitch, I knew the combination of girly pearls and edgy skulls would be perfect for her. I’ve also included an alternative broken heart design for the sixteen-year-old in all of us.”


  • Adult
  • Finished circumference: 6½ inches
  • Finished width: 3 inches


  • Sandnes Lanett (100% merino wool; 50gr/213yds) 1 skein #1099 Black
  • 3 US 0 (2mm) straight needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • 172 silver (283 red) size 9 seed beads
  • Twisted wire collapsible-eye beading needle