четвъртък, 25 юни 2015 г.

Beaded Phone Case


I tried my hands at beaded knitting again - a beaded phone case. First I chose how I wanted my case to look - black with a light green Greek key ornament. Then I made a chart and bought the beads. The green beads turned out to be too transparent and the ornament is not clearly visible and I don't like the quality of the beads - they are not equal in size and not quite round - but that was to be expected, as they were really cheap.


Then I strung up the beads, following the chart from the end to the beginning, forming a stack of beads (first in - last out). My thread is YarnArt Violet, 100% mercerized cotton, 50 g = 270 m and I used 2 mm (US 0) size needles.


I knit the case flat in garter stitch, placing the beads every other row, only when knitting from the right side.


This is the wrong side - garter stitch, no beads.

I also added soft lining and a small zipper.




6 коментара:

  1. That's so lovely! I can imagine it feels incredible too - I love the heft of beaded knitting.

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    1. You're right - beaded knitting is slick and heavy, very pleasant to run your fingers over and feel :)

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  2. I don't know if my last comment went through. I may have clicked off too soon. It's really neat how you combined both crafts to create this. Was it more work than stranded knitting?

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    1. It's definitely more work than stranded knitting, as you have to string up the beads one by one, carefully counting the different colors - and it was only two colors, it would be scary with more colors - one misplaced bead and the picture would be a mess.

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  3. This is amazing! I've never tried knitting with beads! Your case turned out very stylish!

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