Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Pattern: Faberge Cowl by Nina Machlin Dayton
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Worsted (Sunset) 0.8 skein
Needles: 4.5 mm / US 7 circular and 0.75 mm crochet hook
I had a very productive weekend and managed to finish this cowl. I did it over 102 sts (120 sts according to pattern) as I saw some of the FOs and wanted a smaller cowl; also I’m a loose knitter so I thought that my looseness would make up for size. I might have made it a little too small but I like a cozy cowl fit.
The beading with 6/0 beads was a bit painful, especially for the first beading row (I would suggest if possible that 5/0 beads are used). I think it might have popped a bit more with larger beads as well. This is my first project with beads and I hadn’t realized that beads weren’t made equal. I seemed to bead about 2X no problem and then the third would be ridiculously painful. However I noticed that some beads had wider diameters than others and became more discriminating with my bead choices (I used a 0.75mm crochet hook).
Now I’m going to see if I can manage some faberge mini mitts with my leftover yarn and beads.