Bead Isle Cuff is what happens when traditional Fair Isle knitting and modern beadwork decide to party. Beads take center stage in this design as they contrast strongly against a neutral yarn background. Just like traditional Fair Isle, color is key with this design so that your beadwork POPS!
Bead Isle is constructed in one long strip that is wide at the center, and tapers off at both ends. The cuff wraps around your wrist twice before clasping together with a slide clasp. Bead Isle is sized for a variety of wrists and is easily customizable.
Designed for July 2021's Lola's Choice
, the kit includes an Emma's Yarn Basic Bittie, three colors of Size 8 Miyuki Delica seed beads, a slide clasp and a piece of Super Floss for placing beads.
As with all my Lola's Choice designs the pattern is available individually and included in the kit.
The pattern includes a detailed video tutorial explaining my design process and teaching you how to knit your cuff!
43 yards [40 meters] fingering weight yarn
Yarn I Used:
Emma's Yarn, Basic Bitties (100% merino wool; 43 yd [40 m]/ .35 oz [10 g]) color: It's Casual
US Size 1.5 [2.5 mm] ndls, or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 8 Miyuki Delica Beads:
A- 54 beads, B- 66 beads, C- 46 beads
Tool for placing beads- Super Floss, .75-1 mm steel crochet hook, or a Beadle Needle
1 inch [2.5 cm] at narrowest point x 12 (13, 14, 15, 16) inches
[30 (33, 36, 38, 41) cm] around (with clasp)
Cuff is wrapped double, so choose a length that is twice your wrist circumference.
8 rows per inch, blocked