Unicorn Power! by Amanda Schwabe
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Unicorn Power!

Knitting
August 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 0 - 2.0 mm
120 yards (110 m)
3" long, 6" circumference (unstretched)
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This pattern is available as part of a bundle. When you put it in your cart along with the Beaded Wristers Collection, you’ll automatically save 10% off both.

Unicorn Power! Who doesn’t need prancing unicorns skipping merrily around their wrists? That’s what I thought.

And, of course, unicorns need fancy borders because magical creatures deserve an entourage of some sort.

I’ve knit these up using two colours of beads, but you’re welcome to make things simpler and use one colour for the whole thing. However, if you’re brave enough to try the spicy two-colour version, the pattern handily gives you the bead counts for stringing with very little stress. As long as you count carefully during the stringing-on process, the knitting-with-beads itself actually becomes easier because the beads will tell you what comes next.

The Unicorn Power! wristers are available at a discount when you bundle them with my Beaded Wristers Collection. Because knitting with beads is addictive, and I’m a shameless enabler. (And fellow addict.)

Add a little bling and a surprising amount of warmth to your day with these beaded wristers. They beautifully cover the pulse point on your wrists, which warms up the blood circulating through your hands and fingers. They’ve been used for years in cold climates like Lithuania and Greenland as an added layer of warmth. They fit perfectly underneath a sweater or mittens and keep the cold from creeping in.

As a knitting project, they’ve become one of my favourite things to make. The knitting is relaxing, interesting (because of the beads), and portable. All the beads are pre-strung onto the yarn using a humble dental floss threader. (That ingenious idea comes from Donna Druchunas, who also has some beautiful wrister patterns available.)

These quick little wristers make perfect gifts and really add a little something special to each outfit, whether long- or short-sleeved.

They’re really useful in air conditioned offices, they don’t get in the way when you’re typing or knitting, and they’re pretty enough to wear anywhere. I keep a pair in my purse for just in case.

To knit a pair, you’ll need about
20-30 grams of fingering-weight yarn and 20 grams each of two colours of size 8/0 glass seed beads.

Make sure you get high-quality Czech or Japanese beads; they’re more uniform, look better, and are easier to string onto the yarn.