Saturday, 14 November 2009

Lizzy - Fishnet Scarf with Beads


















You Will Need
7mm needles
1 skein Rowan Kidsilk Haze
256 seed beads
(NOTE: Kidsilk Haze is not the same as Kidsilk Aura - Aura is a much heavier yarn (aran vs lace) - I note a lot of people have been making this with Aura and saying it takes a lot of yarn. Making it in Haze results in an exceptionally light scarf.)

The Pattern

This pattern has been translated into French - you can find it here: http://salsamelie.canalblog.com/

Beaded Section 1
Put 128 beads on the yarn before casting on.
Cast on 50 st
R1: [yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog with bead] 12 times; yo, k2tog
R2: [yo, k2tog] 25 times
R3: as R1
R4: as R2
R5: as R1
R6: as R2
R7: as R1
R8-10: as R2
R11: as R1
R12-14: as R2
R15: as R1
R16-18: as R2
R19: as R1
R20-22: as R2
R23: as R1
R24-26: as R2
R27: [yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog with bead] twice, [yo, k2tog] three times, yo, k2tog with bead, [yo, k2tog] three times, yo, k2tog with bead, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog with bead, [yo, k2tog] three times, yo, k2tog with bead, [yo, k2tog] three times, yo, k2tog with bead, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog with bead, yo, k2tog.
R28-30: as R2
R31: as R27
R32-34: as R2
R35: as R27
R36-38: as R2
R39: as R27

Mid-section
Continue with repeats of R2 until scarf measures approx 110cm. This makes an approximately 140cm scarf - if you want it shorter or longer, adjust this mid-section accordingly - if you make it longer, you will need another skein of yarn.

Beaded Section 2
Break yarn leaving enough to work 40 rows. Place 128 beads on yarn.
R1: as R27
R2-4: as R2
R5: as R27
R6-R8: as R2
R9: as R27
R10-12: as R2
R13: as R27
R14-16: as R2
R17: as R1
R18-20: as R2
R21: as R1
R22-24: as R2
R25: as R1
R26-28: as R2
R29: as R1
R30-32: as R2
R33: as R1
R34: as R2
R35: as R1
R36: as R2
R37: as R1
R38: as R2
R39: as R1
Cast off VERY LOOSELY

Finishing
Work in ends with tapestry needle.
Wet block to 36cm wide by 140cm long.

Beading Pattern
Each end of the scarf has the bead pattern as follows
Each . is a 'yo, k2tog' without a bead - i.e. the 50 cast on st appear as just 25 wide in the chart.
Each o shows the placement of the beads.

The beading for section two is the same but upside-down.

R1 .o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.
R2 .........................
R3 .o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.
R4 .........................
R5 .o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.
R6 .........................
R7 .o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.
R8 .........................
R9 .........................
R10 .........................
R11 .o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.
R12 .........................
R13 .........................
R14 .........................
R15 .o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.
R16 .........................
R17 .........................
R18 .........................
R19 .o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.
R20 .........................
R21 .........................
R22 .........................
R23 .o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.o.
R24 .........................
R25 .........................
R26 .........................
R27 .o.o...o...o.o...o...o.o.
R28 .........................
R29 .........................
R30 .........................
R31 .o.o...o...o.o...o...o.o.
R32 .........................
R33 .........................
R34 .........................
R35 .o.o...o...o.o...o...o.o.
R36 .........................
R37 .........................
R38 .........................
R39 .o.o...o...o.o...o...o.o.

4 comments:

  1. I make a translation but I simplified making all the beaded raow as row 1 :)
    Thank you for this wonderful pattern !

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  2. I'm a new knitte and want to make this scarf! I understand everything up to this point? Is this scarf two pieces then sewn together. Hope you can help me with this!

    Beaded Section 2
    Break yarn leaving enough to work 40 rows. Place 128 beads on yarn.

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  3. It's knit in one piece. Break yarn leaving enough to work 40 rows does not mean break yarn at end of middle section. You need to determine, after completing middle section, how much yarn you will need to complete next 40 rows. Leave yourself a little extra then break yarn. Now you add beads to the very long hanging end of yarn and continue knitting.

    The reason this is done is because if you strung all the beads at once, the weight and friction of moving all those beads across the yarn will damage the Kidsilk Haze. (We wouldn't want that to happen!)

    I'm not sure how you would accurately calculate how much yarn you would need to complete the last 40 rows. Perhaps someone else could help you with that. I suppose an alternative would be, instead of breaking off yarn to go to end of skein and add beads and continue. If the pattern uses most of the skein it shouldn't matter too much. If a good amount would remain unused you would run into the same problem of damaging your yarn remainder.

    Good luck!

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  4. To estimate the amount of yarn needed, I weighed my ball of yarn before starting. I plan to weigh it again after the first 40 rows. That should give me a good enough approximation of how much wool is needed.

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