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.
sl 1 kw, purl each st
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.)