Meet Bellona, I designed these fingerless mittens for The Knitter magazine and they were featured in issue 77. The beaded fleur de lis catch the light beautifully as the Debbie Abrahams beads nestle down in the scrumptious Sparkleduck Spirit yarn.
The mittens are worked in the round and the beads are added using the crochet hook method. No having to thread hundreds of beads onto your yarn before you start! These mittens would make a great addition to your wardrobe anytime of year.
It is never too early to start preparing for Christmas, is it? I know I hear you screaming at me. But I really wanted to share these with you. These were also featured in The Knitter issue 77. They are a great project to develop both your beading and your Fair Isle skills.
I hope you can forgive my indulgence in sharing Christmas projects in February and that you will share your finished projects with me on my Facebook page.
Happy Knitting x
Christmas Glamour Knits are my best selling pattern by far, all year round I sell these little Christmas knits across the globe. I have been a busy bee adding a couple of new patterns to this collection, so you can add to yours.
New for this year are two pattern leaflets…
The aptly titled Christmas Glamour Bauble pattern (I know where did I come up with that name, right?)
This is knitted in the round on double pointed needles, with a small stranded colour work section (which is worked from a chart). If you are new to stranded colour work this is the project for you to dip your toe into the stranded knitting pool so to speak (because there is only a small section of colour work). The pattern includes as always full written instructions and video links to tutorials to get you started with any new techniques or offer a refresher should you need one.
Finally, a couple of small balls (too easy?) Christmas Glamour Mini Baubles
This pair are tiny, measuring a mere 11cm in circumference, you will be able to make these in no time at all. The beaded bauble uses a crochet hook to apply the beads. There is both written and video instructions for this technique. I can not recommend learning this skill enough, no more threading hundreds of beads onto your yarn!
I hope you enjoy the new additions to the family, I would love to see what you make.
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