Loquita is a FUN spring necklace! Loquita uses the Loco stitch, which I developed for a shawl a few years back. I always wanted to incorporate beads onto it!
Loquita starts with a beaded cast on at the bottom edge of the necklace and is worked inwards so that the inside edge is smaller than the outside edge, creating a “Victorian” style collar. Beads are placed on the Loco stitch to highlight it!
Kits for Loquita were sent as May’s shipment for Lola’s Choice (Laura’s super fun small knitted kit club). If you don’t want to miss out on future Lola’s Choice kits you should subscribe!
Kits for Loquita are available here: http://www.nelkindesigns.com/loquitakits
35 yards [32 meters] light fingering weight yarn
Yarn I Used:
Kelbourne Woolens, Perennial (60% merino wool, 25% alpaca,
15% nylon; 497 yd [454 m]/ 3.5 oz [100 g]) color: Latte
US Size 2.5 [3 mm] needles
69 (76, 84) (Approx. 3 g) Size 8 glass seed beads (A)
27 (30, 33) (Approx. 2.5 g) Size 6 glass seed beads (B)
1 hook and eye clasp
1 dental floss threader (for stringing beads)
Super Floss (for placing beads)
Coordinating sewing thread and needle (optional)
17 (18, 19) inches [43 (46, 48) cm] inside circumference
26 sts x 40 rows = 4”/10 cm in St st, blocked