Two Projects with Beads!

Raindrops on Roses - Small Beret

I’m working on the pattern for my Embossed Beret, a lace beret accented with beads.  The Beret is knit with worsted weight yarns and size 6/0 or 4/0 glass or wooden beads.  The medium and large sizes are knit and I am knitting the small size now, (it was the model for the beading tutorial in the previous post).  The written pattern is about 1/3rd done and enough is ready for the class on Thursday.  The writing will be mostly finished next weekend.

Embossed Beret


The beads on the yarn, looked like raindrops.  The colours reminded me of roses in a garden.  The yarn is Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted, an absolutely gorgeous yarn to work with, very soft with great colours – this one is the Tuscany colourway.

My Helix Scarf so far - the center section is about 3 1/2 inches deep.

Mad About Ewe started its first ever KAL this weekend – Helix Scarf. I’ve made a few modifications.  I like the rounded end shown in one of the samples and have provisionally cast-on my initial stitches so that I could graft the ends together later. 

Since I think that beads really can accent curves and edges I have also decided to bead my Helix – 1000+ beads really slow you down!  The knitting is simple, but the effect is rich, making this a very satisfying knit so far.

I hope that your knitting is going well!

Happy Knitting


About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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