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Free Knitting pattern - Knit Lace Cuff with Beads     


Mikado Knit Lace Cuff with Beads  

Designed and knit by Cathy Campbell for Crystal Palace Yarns
as seen on DIY's Knitty Gritty

Abbreviations:
BO - bind off; CO - cast on; K - knit; K2 tog - knit two stitches together
Dec - decrease; DP - double-point needles; P - purl;
k3xp1 ribbing - knit 3, purl 1 to form ribbing;
PSSO - pass the slipped stitch over the stitch just knitted;
Sl 1 knitwise - slip one stitch as if to knit onto the working needle
Yb - yarn back (bring yarn to back of work)
Yf - yarn forward (bring yarn to front of work)
YO yarn over - (add a stitch by wrapping the yarn over the working needle once)

Materials:
1 - 50 gr ball Crystal Palace Yarns Mikado Ribbon, color #2679 "lime"
sewing needle and thread
40 6mm glass beads
U.S. size 5 (3.5mm) double-pointed bamboo needles
U.S. size 7 (4.5mm) double-pointed bamboo needles

Gauge: 22 sts = 4" over St st on size-7 needles
One Size fits most wrists. For larger wrists add 1-2 sts in K section between beaded lace sections.

To thread Mikado Ribbon with beads, proceed as follows:
[Note: test your sewing needle to make sure it will go through the hole in the beads you are using.]
Thread sewing needle with a fine thread. Tie thread to yarn, leaving about 3" at end of the yarn. Thread bead onto sewing needle and then onto yarn, pushing the bead farther down the yarn as you add beads. When you have 40 beads on the yarn, make sure they are far enough down the yarn to avoid being worked in during cast-on and ribbing.
Note:
As you work, it will be necessary to push the beads that are not being used farther away from the work.

Instructions
CO 36 sts on #5 DP needles. Distribute sts evenly on needles, be sure not to turn when joining into round.
Work k3xp1 ribbing for 3 rnds. Change to #7 DP needles.
Begin bead and lace pattern.
Rnd 1: *k5, yf, sl 1 purlwise, bring down bead and hold at front of slipped stitch (figure B), yb, k1, yf, sl purlwise, bring down bead and hold at front of slipped stitch, yb, k1, repeat from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 2: *k4, k2 tog, yo, k1, yo, sl knitwise, k1, psso, repeat from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 3 and 4: Knit
Rnd 5: Work as the same as for Rnd 2.
Rnd 6: Knit
Repeat these 6 rnds 3 more times.
Work Rnd 1 one more time. Change to #5 dp needles and k3xp1 for 3 rnds.
BO in ribbing.
Weave in ends with yarn needle.

Crystal Palace Yarns  160 23rd St, Richmond, CA 94804
phone: 510-237-9988,  fax: 510-237-9809

copyright 2006 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this free knitting pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting shops carrying CPY Mikado are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

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