KAL with Handmaiden

chipsir's picture

This was KAL and the only stipulation was to use Handmaiden fibre. I had a couple of skeins of silk and cashmere so I designed this scarf using the "Lily of the valley and Spruce" pattern from Estonia Knitting and I substituted beads for "nupps". I was going to add a edging border but had a major melt down over it lol. Maybe I will add it later.

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I really like the way the

I really like the way the beads compliment the yarn and stitches, yet stand alone. Great knitting, Dennis.

AKQGuy's picture

Beautiful! I too have been

Beautiful! I too have been known to use beads in place of baubles or nupps. A good pattern with nupps can be quite pretty, but baubles are absolutely useless in my world. You found some fantastic beds to compliment the yarn wonderfully. Fantastic work.

CLABBERS's picture

Truly a beautiful piece of

Truly a beautiful piece of craftsmanship! The lace pattern is a very eye-catching design. I can imagine that a 2-ply yarn might break when you least expect it, which could certainly cause a good deal of angst. The substitution of beads for nupps is a nice touch. A lily of the valley would be proud to sport those little gems. Thanks for sharing such a labor of love!
Mark

chipsir's picture

Thank you Mark, yes for me

Thank you Mark, yes for me knitting is a true labour of love, I knit several hours a day every day and still find myself getting up at 6 in the morning to knit in the quiet of the days begining lol.

ronhuber's picture

Beautiful work (as always),

Beautiful work (as always), Dennis. The beads sure add the crowning touch. Isn't that luscious yarn?

chipsir's picture

Yes Ron it is really really

Yes Ron it is really really nice, it was 2 ply and I snapped it a couple of times....I am just way to heavy handed at times lol.