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Old 07-09-2013, 07:42 PM   #1
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FO: Perdita - Bluebell - Beaded Bracelet
This pattern is called Perdita. This pattern, free on Knitty, actually consists of three patterns for three different bracelets.

I made Bluebell.

I used Artiste DMC Cotton Pearl. The colorway is #790196. It's a light blue...very pretty.


I used size 0 needles and made the XS size. I should have made the small though, which only adds one more repeat.

I bought the beads at Hobby Lobby. It's the Chocolate/Blue mixture. I used a .75mm crochet hook to string the beads as I knit. I did not string them all beforehand. This link explains how to add beads to a project.


The pattern was super-easy. I easily knit it in one evening...during a movie that Chicky and I sat down to watch together.

I'm so happy that I've been practicing my crocheting skills, because I was able to SC around one end and chain the button loops. I wound up adding an extra button because there was a large gap between the two I originally put on. The extra repeat would have prevented this gap. Hindsight. All worked out in the end.

The buttons are actually brown, not orange.

I absolutely love this little bracelet and will probably make more in different colors!



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Old 07-09-2013, 10:32 PM   #2
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Beautiful! That's the first knitted bracelet I've seen that I actually like well enough to want to make it myself. I think I have crochet thread 'round here somewhere....
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Very pretty!
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I really like this. You did a great job on it too
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I've been a little scared to try knitting with a chart...but now, I think I'm going to have to force myself to learn! Those are soooo pretty!

Thank you very much for sharing!
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That is so pretty!
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So delicate and pretty on your arm! I love it and I can certainly see making more.
KnittinGal, do give the charts a chance. They really aren't difficult to follow. Some people prefer them and others avoid them but they're certainly worth a try.
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Very pretty! This gives me a reason to hold onto my crochet thread.
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Originally Posted by claireweber View Post
Very pretty! This gives me a reason to hold onto my crochet thread.
Crochet thread makes good lifelines too. I can thread it through the hole on my Nova needles.
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Originally Posted by KnittinGal View Post
I've been a little scared to try knitting with a chart...but now, I think I'm going to have to force myself to learn! Those are soooo pretty!

Thank you very much for sharing!
Although I prefer too knit by charts, I actually used the long-hand version of the instructions simply because the stitches have to be reversed on the wrong side. It was easier just to read across the written out instructions. There aren't many stitches on the needles, so it's easy.

But do give chart knitting a go. I love it! Most designers use the same symbols, so once you learn them, it's even easier!
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