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August 15 2015
September 2 2015
Project info
Mermaid's Tears
Petits trous de printemps by Berangere Cailliau
until I ran out of yarn, about 64" long
Needles & yarn
US 10 - 6.0 mm
Knit Picks Aloft
none left in stash
1 skein = 246.0 yards (224.9 meters), 25 grams

This is my first time incorporating beads into knitting or crochet. Also my first time knitting mohair, if you don’t count a scarf using yarn with only 10% mohair. This yarn bumps that up to 75% mohair (and 25% silk).

Using glass E beads-- “opal lined”.

What with a couple of false starts and a cooling off period, I’m not really getting started on this until August 23rd…

I’m basing most of my modifications on CraftyTaoCat’s helpful notes.

Long tail cast-on 31 sts, size 11 needle. The rest is knitted on size 10.

First row: sl 1 kw, p each st

Second row: work eyelet row:
sl 1 kw, k2tog, yo, ~k2tog w/ bead, yo, k2tog, yo~, repeat from ~to~, k last 2 sts. (In other words, bead every other k2tog, starting with the second one.)

To add beads (using size 11 steel crochet hook):
-slip purlwise 1st st of k2tog pair
-place bead on 2nd st
-slip 1st st back onto left needle

Work Rows 1 and 2 (see below) for a total of 15 rows, then work eyelet (beaded) row. Repeat as desired for length of scarf. End with eyelet row, purl row, and then bind off.

Row 1:
sl 1 kw, purl each st

Row 2:
sl 1 kw, knit each st

I used Elizabeth Zimmermann’s sewn bind-off in an attempt to match the long tail cast-on.

September 4, 2015

I still have to weave in the ends and block it. I’ll add more photos when that’s done.

I really enjoyed this project, once I got the hang of adding the beads (which isn’t even part of the original pattern).

The yarn was fun to work with, too. Soft and cozy-warm. The cold glass of the beads makes an interesting contrast.

I used almost the entire ball of yarn-- only 4 or 5 yards left. It’s plenty long enough. (I’ll try to remember to add measurements after blocking.)

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75% Mohair, 25% Silk
246 yards / 25 grams
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  • Originally queued: December 23, 2013
  • Project created: August 13, 2015
  • Finished: November 16, 2015
  • Updated: January 9, 2018
  • Progress updates: 5 updates