May 8, 2015

Shawl for Britain's new Princess

ELEGANT SOFT WOOL BABY SHAWL from G.H. Hurt and Son Ltd. for Britain's new Princess a second child of Prince Charles and Kate. A beautiful machine made shawl is on high demand right now and can be pre-ordered for £68.00. Of coarse it is possible to hand knit the same design. The pattern looks not too complicated, but indeed very elegant.

May 7, 2015

Instructions: Place Bead Using a Hook

Impale the bead onto a crochet hook (Figure 1). Insert the hook into the stitch loop where the bead will sit, making sure that the hook is facing yo (Figure 2). Pull the loop through the bead (Figure 3). Replace the stitch loop onto the left needle (Figure 4). Knit the stitch (Figure 5).

Figure 1

May 2, 2015

Pattern : "Mitts with Beads" fingerless gloves

Main accent of these fingerless garter stitch gloves is a decorative lace design with beads on the cuff edge (about 3”). It is made in Orenburg lace pattern and is worked seamlessly and simultaneously with the main part of a glove, forming a lovely scalloped edge. Glass beads, incorporated in the lace pattern, meant to emphasize a sophisticated look. These fingerless gloves are knitted on straight needles in garter stitch and lace pattern. Thumb gusset is created using one of the short row techniques. Grafting completes each glove. Tutorials for all essential techniques necessary for this project are included in this pattern for convenience of a novice knitter.

Finished size
One size fits most - from 6 ½” (17.7 cm) to 8 ½” (21.6 cm) hand circumference across knuckles. When relaxed and flat: 8.5” (21.6 cm) long, 2.75 ” (7 cm) wide across knuckles, 3” (7.6 cm) across widest part of the glove over thumb gusset.
The size can be adjusted by repeating Chart “Right (and then Left) Hand” after Chart “Right (and then Left) Hand Thumb Gusset” one or two more times if desired.

Lace weight yarn (CYCA 0).
Shown here: Rowan Fine Lace (437 yards / 400 meters, 50 gram, 80% Alpaca, 20% Merino), “Black” color, approximately 0.2 skeins = 87.4 yards (79.9 meters), 10 grams.

US 0 / 2.00 mm needles (straight or circular).

Waste yarn and size US D-3 / 3.25 mm crochet hook for provisional cast-on;
Size US 13/0.85 mm crochet hook for placing beads;
190 Beads size 8;
Darning needle for grafting.

28 sts and 65 rows = 4” (10 cm) in garter stitch when relaxed, not stretched.

Table of Contents
Introduction ------------------------------------- Page 1
Right Hand Glove (written instructions) ---- Page 2
Right Hand (Chart) ----------------------------- Page 3
Right Hand Thumb Gusset (Chart) ----------- Page 4
Left Hand Glove (written instructions) ------ Page 5
Left Hand (Chart) ------------------------------- Page 6
Left Hand Thumb Gusset (Chart) ------------- Page 7
Crochet Chain ----------------------------------- Page 8
Crochet Chain Provisional Cast-On----------- Page 9
Grafting ------------------------------------------- Page 10
Place Bead with a Hook ------------------------ Page 11
Make 1 Increase (M1) -------------------------- Page 11
Abbreviations ----------------------------------- Page 12

Helpful tutorials

Place Bead Using a Hook
Make 1 Increase (M1) - Left Slant
Grafting (Kitchener stitch)
Crochet Chain Provisional Cast-On
Crochet Chain

The pattern "Mitts with Beads" can be found here:

LaceKnit shop on Etsy
LaceKnit pattern shop on Craftsy
LaceKnit official website