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This bit of bijouterie, reminiscent of wings, is written for both sport and lace weight yarns.  I designed them to use up some wee little bits in your stash and get you playing with beads.  My favorite part is choosing beads and a clasp to coordinate.  Start looking in your jewelry box or antique stores. The best clasps are ones that have been lying around just waiting to be repurposed for Ailé.

Sport weight version:
Schaefer Yarn Susan [100% mercerized pima cotton; 470 yards [430 m] per 6 oz [170g] skein; colors shown: Empress Wu Zhao, Althea Gibson, Ethel Waters; 20 yards
2 US #5/3.75mm straight ndls
Size 6 glass seed beads, approx. 6 grams

Lace weight version:
Schaefer Yarn Andrea; 100% cultivated silk; 1093 yards [1000 m] per 3.5 oz [100g] skein; color shown: Elena Piscopia; 25 yards
2 US #1/2.5mm straight ndls
Size 8 glass seed beads, approx. 3 grams

Both versions:
Dental Floss Threader
Coordinating Sewing Thread
Sewing Ndl

XS [S, M, L]

16 [18, 20, 22] inches not including clasp

Sport weight version-
24 sts/28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, unblocked
Lace weight version-
36 sts/48 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, unblocked

Skill Level


Pattern is delivered electronically upon purchase in PDF format.  You will need Adobe Reader to view/print this pattern.

Please contact a Nelkin Designs stockist if you would like to purchase a hard copy of this pattern.

No duplicating except for personal use.  Please do not copy and share with your friends or colleagues; each sale of a pattern helps support my designing.  Items knit from this pattern may not be sold except with permission of the designer.