I’ve grown to love beadwork. The motifs in this sweater are meant to evoke the simple Moroccan geometric shapes that you find in many of the deco (decorated) tiles.
The silk/merino/cashmere yarn from Woolen Rabbit makes a lovely, soft, warm but lightweight fabric with wonderful drape; no wonder Opal Kim’s (the dyer) go-to sweater yarn. The sweater is shown with an inch or two of ease, with figure-flattering shaping in the form of front and back darts.
Notions & Other Supplies: Extra needle or waste yarn for provisional cast on; (6) stitchmarkers; Crochet hook for beading; Yarn needle
Beads Size 6/0 from www.beadwrangler.com (approx 480 beads/tube)
#107 Egg Shell 617 660, 699, 783, 839, 889, 941 beads
#456 Dk Red Luster OP 356 384, 408, 460, 496, 528, 560 beads
#721 Emerald Rbw 58 63, 66, 74, 80, 84, 88 beads
I highly recommend purchasing more beads than this quantity to account for breakage, loss, etc.
Skills Required: Knitting in the round, beading, picot hems, provisional cast on, sewn hem, 3 needle bind off, single crochet, reading charts (beaded motifs only)
ERRATA: Yarn is 370yds/113gm.
Thank you to Alexandra Virgiel for tech editing.