Sunday, December 18, 2011

BEADED SCARF



The first weekend in Dec. The Weavers of Orlando have their Christmas sale in Mt. Dora. I try and get there every year because there are always lovely things to buy either for myself or as gifts. this year was no different. I bought a beautiful beaded knit scarf and a cotton vest that were made by the members. They do beading, tating, knitting, etc. along with the weaving.

As a coincidence last winter my good friends Joyce and Pierre were staying at the Villages about an hour north of us. They came down to lunch and Joyce bought a beautiful off white scarf with a pearl knit fringe on either end. It was gorgeous.
She sent me the pattern which turned out to be the same as the one I purchased this Dec. I wanted to knit one but before you do you have to find a thread thin enough that you can thread about 950 beads onto it. I bought some I thought might work but it didn't so it went back last week to JoAnnes. I am going to have to get to a good knitting store and get them to help me. In the meantime I have the one I bought. You just sling it over your shoulders and the weight of the beads holds it down. Very neat.

I forgot to take a pic of the vest but will and will show it next time.

7 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

Oh My! I love that scarf!!

Gerry Krueger said...

Well Freda IMHO does the "yarn" actually go through the beads? I would think it would be the same principle as crocheting with beads or doing that tambour that Shirley does... The beads would be on a thread and would be hooked into the knitting on the thread by the needles... An interesting problem...The scarf is lovely tho... Merry Christmas... Hugs Gerry

Maggie R said...

Oh Freda! The scarf is gorgeous. I make amulet bags using that technique using a pearl cotton and #11 seed beads....I never thought of doing a scarf...
I think the secret is using a #8 bead or a pony bead. the holes in those beads would be big enough for just about any fine wool.
Be sure and share the wool you find??
xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Maggi said...

A gorgeous scarf.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Beautiful scarf - it looks to be knitted in much the same way as I've done amulet bags and like Maggie I've used pearl cotton. I think you'd have to choose your bead size according to the yarn you end up using.

Suztats said...

I love your new scarf! It's beautiful!

Jillayne said...

I love it! What a lot of work it is to string all those beads! I've never done it myself but I have seen it done and it is labour intensive!