Graphite Sparkles Wrap by Melissa Metzbower

Graphite Sparkles Wrap

February 2014
Lace ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1000 yards (914 m)
66” x 18”/ 167.6 x 45.7cm
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Once upon a time, I was invited to a black-tie winter wedding. I found a sleeveless, peacock blue, silk dress, but I needed something to keep away the chill! There is just enough sparkly beads throughout the wrap to give it some “glitter” but not enough to slow down your knitting speed (or make you look like you’ve stepped out of Vegas). Since I can’t wear the wrap everywhere, I wrote the cowl pattern too. It is less fussy than the wrap, but still just as fun!

This pattern includes written directions for all charts!

Additional Materials Needed: Beads 140--size 6/mm beads, or size of your choice. As long as you can thread them overtop a knit stitch, (or you can pre-string them if preferred), feel free to use any type of bead you like!

Tools Needed:
Size US 2/2.75mm both straight or circular for working body, and 32”/81.3cm or larger circular needle to work border
Waste yarn, stitch holder, or spare needle to hold live stitches
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Stitch markers
Sewing thread and needle, if desired, for “lifelines”
Small steel crochet hook for attaching beads
Crochet hook and waste yarn for provisional CO