Tulips by Andree Beddoe


June 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23.5 stitches and 99.99 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch with largest needles, smoothed out
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1.0 mm
1470 - 1480 yards (1344 - 1353 m)
one size: 80”/203cm across, and 18”/45cm at the deepest point (at gauge listed)
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Do you like

  1. learning something new?
  2. doing something different?
  3. being challenged?
  4. knitting brioche, brioche syncopation, brioche + beads?
  5. knitting lace, and lace + beads?
  6. learning about and knitting Beaded Stacked Increases (BSIs)?
  7. learning a super cool stretchy bind-off, perfect for brioche?

If you answered yes to any of the above then Tulips is for you!

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General Information

Tulips is a really cool design and has fun learning opportunities. It starts with the left and right wings worked identically, each forming one long and one short triangle. The 2 pieces are joined together as stitches are picked up to work the lace center. Lastly, in the border is where you will find the innovation and fun learning opportunities. The border is brioche but worked on top of Beaded Stacked Increases (BSIs) to give it a unique shape. Also, I use beaded brioche syncopation, which means I use a bead at the base of the brioche tulip to shape it.


4 colors in fingering or sock yarn.
The yarn below is used in the sample.

A, Green, Manos, Alegría (semi solids), Spirulina 367yds, 351m
B, Magenta, Hazel Knits, Artisan Yarn, Giddy Up, 422yds, 385m
C, White Speckled, Manos, Alegría (speckled), Caracas,367yds, 351m
D, Pink, Manos, Alegría (semi solids), Estancia, 313yds, 299m


You need circular needles in 3 sizes. You also need 2 cable lengths 40”/100cm, and 60” /150cm - see specifics below.

4mm (US 6) - 40”/100cm
3.75mm (US 5) - 40”/100cm, and 60” /150cm
3.25 mm (US 3) - 60” /150cm

or if you knit loosely, you need:

3.75mm (US 5) - 40”/100cm
3.25 mm (US 3) - 40”/100cm, and 60” /150cm
3 mm (US 2 1/2) - 60” /150cm

you also need a 1mm steel crochet hook to insert beads.


Center – Leaves, not required, Seed Beads, 6/0, 240 beads
Center – Tulips, not required, Seed Beads, 6/0, 42 beads
Border – BSI, required, Seed Beads, 6/0, 54 beads - Used same ones as for center tulips
Border – Tulips, required, Seed Beads, 2/0 or 3/0, 19 beads - Used same color but larger size as for center leaves

KAL is here

Errata: here