Tirana Beaded Wristlets
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Upper wristlet circumference 8 (9 ½)”/20.5 (24)cm
In Stockinette stitch, 20 sts and 28 rows = 4”/10cm
Due to the ripple pattern stitch, gauge is measured over Stockinette stitch.
To make threading seed beads onto yarn easier, thread a sewing needle with a short piece of thread (approximately 8” long). Tie this thread into a loop and then put end of knitting yarn into this loop. Pick up beads onto needle, slide them onto the thread loop, and then onto the knitting yarn.
Wristlets are knitted flat and then seamed.
To avoid having excessive ends to weave in, do not cut MC after joining it but carry it loosely along the side of the knitting when knitting with CC.
WRISTLET (make 2):
Thread 13(16) beads onto CC.
Co 42 (52) sts.
Rows 1-3: Knit.
Row 4: *K3, slide a bead next to right hand needle; rep from * to end of row, ending last rep k3 (4).
Cut CC. Attach MC.
Row 5: With MC, k1, inc 1 st in next st, k2, *ssk, k2tog, k2, inc in each of next 2 sts, k2; rep from * to last 8 sts, ssk, k2tog, k2, inc 1 st in next st, k1.
Row 6: With MC, purl all sts.
Rows 7-16: Rep Rows 5 and 6, 5 times more.
Thread 13 (16) beads onto CC.
Rows 17–19: With CC, knit.
Row 20: With CC, rep row 4.
Rows 21–36: Rep rows 5–20.
Row 37: With MC, k1, inc 1 st in next st, k2tog, *ssk, (k2 tog) 2 times, inc 1 st in each of next 2 sts, k2tog; rep from * last 8 sts, ssk, (k2 tog) 2 times, inc 1 st in next st, k1—34 (42) sts.
Rows 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48: With MC, purl all sts.
Rows 39, 41, 43, 45, 47: With MC, k1, inc 1 st in next st, k1, *ssk, k2 tog, k1, inc 1 st in each of next 2 sts, k1; rep from * last 7 sts, ssk, k2 tog, k1, inc in next st, k1.
Thread 11(13) beads onto CC.
Rows 49–51: Knit.
Row 52: K2 (3), *slide a bead next to right hand needle, k3; rep from * to end of row, ending last rep k2 (3).
Rows 53, 55, 57, 59, 61, 63: Rep Row 39.
Rows 54, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64: With MC, purl all sts.
Rows 65–68: Rep Rows 49–52.
Row 69: With CC, rep Row 39.
Row 70: With CC, BO all sts in knit.
Block wristlets if needed.
Sew seams. Using yarn needle, weave in loose ends.