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Beaded Wristlets

designed by Marilyn Losee
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These stylish beaded wristlets keep your hands warm in the colder months while leaving your fingers free to text, BBQ, play guitar and of course, knit! 

Single Size
Approx. 7"/18cm circumference x 8"/20.5cm long
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The materials for this project cost $28.17

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • Single Size
Measurements:
Approx. 7"/18cm circumference x 8"/20.5cm long

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Simply Soft Party | Black Sparkle, 0007Edit Color
$4.29

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 6/4mm
$3.95

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 7/4.5mm
$3.95

Bead Stitch Markers

Pink 3/Pkg
$15.98

Materials not included in this kit:

 32 beads (#3 seed beads). Dental floss threader for threading beads. 

The materials for this project cost $28.17

Abbreviations

K = knit

P = purl

pat = pattern

rep = repeat

st st = stockinette stitch

st(s) = stitch(es)

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Measurements:
Approx. 7"/18cm circumference x 8"/20.5cm long

MATERIALS

Simply Soft Party (85 g/3. oz;150 m/164 yds)
Main Color (MC) Black Sparkle (0007) 1
One pair each U.S. sizes 6 (4mm) and 7 (4.5mm) straight needles or size to obtain gauge. 4 stitch markers. 32 beads (#3 seed beads). Dental floss threader for threading beads.

GAUGE

In St st, using U.S. size 7 (4.5mm) needles, 20 sts and 28 rows = 4"/10cm

INSTRUCTIONS

STITCHES USED
 

K1, p1 rib
Stockinette stitch (St st)
Bead Stitch: Bring yarn to front, slide bead up to needle, slip next
stitch purlwise, bring yarn to back, tighten yarn before working next
stitch.
 
PATTERN STITCH
Bead Pattern (worked over 5 sts):

Row 1 (RS): K2, bead st, k2.
Rows 2, 4 and 6 (WS): Purl.
Row 3: K1, bead st, k1, bead st, k1.
Row 5: Rep Row 1.
Row 7: Knit.
Row 8: Purl.
Rep Rows 1–8 for patt.

Wristlets are worked on two needles. The thumb stitches are added to each side and joined by a seam.

The bead pattern is worked over five marked stitches.

The beads must be large enough to thread the yarn through.

Thread the beads before starting project using a dental floss threader or any beading needle.

 

LEFT GLOVELET

Thread 16 beads onto yarn.

With larger needles, CO 34 sts.

Change to smaller needles Work in k1, p1 rib for 12 rows. Change to larger needles.

Next row (RS): K across inc 4 sts evenly spaced—38 sts.

Next row: Purl.

 

Beginning patt:

Row 1 (RS): K7, pm (place marker), work Row 1 of bead patt on next 5 sts, pm, k to end of row.

Rows 2, 4 and 6 (WS): Purl.

Row 3: K7, sm (slip marker), work Row 3 of bead patt on next 5 sts, sm, k to end.

Row 5: Rep Row 1.

Row 7: Knit.

Row 8: Purl.

 

Thumb Gusset:

Row 1 (RS): K1, k1-f/b, k1, pm, k4, work Row 1 of bead patt on next 5 sts, k to last 3 sts, pm, k1, k1-f/b, k1—40 sts.

Rows 2, 4 and 6: Purl.

Row 3: K2, k1-f/b, k1, sm, k4, work Row 3 of bead patt on next 5 sts, k to next marker, sm, k1, k1-f/b, k2—42 sts.

Row 5: K3, k1-f/b, k1, sm, k4, work Row 5 of bead patt on next 5 sts, k to next marker, sm, k1, k1-f/b, k3—44 sts.

Row 7: K across row, k1-f/b in st 2 sts before first marker and in 2nd st after second marker—46 sts.

Row 8: Purl across row.

Continue in est patt repeating incs and bead patt until there are 52 sts.

BO 7 sts at beg of next 2 rows to end thumb—38 sts.

 

Rep Beginning Patt Rows 1–8 once more.

Change to smaller needles. Work in k1, p1 rib for 4 more rows. BO in rib.

 

RIGHT GLOVELET

Work as for Left Glovelet, reversing for thumb placement.

 

FINISHING

Using yarn needle, weave in ends. Sew side seam.