crazy disaster scarf

I have been working on a beaded scarf kit that I bought at Stitches this year. It is called Gilda, from Twisted Sisters Knitting. The yarn is their Rayon/Cotton called Mirage, and you knit beads into the scarf as you go. First you string beads onto the yarn, the directions say to string 7 strands of beads on. I happily knit along following the directions, a fairly simple pattern, moss stitch with a bead every 5 stitches. At the ends each panel is scalloped by sliding 10 beads between the panels, then 9 then 8 etc… Like so:


It was all going just fine until I ran out of beads with about half of the scarf left to knit. AHH!
so I unraveled the ball of yarn remaining and started stringing on more beads. (My friend, Char gave me a floss threader that works much better than the copper wire I was using) I slid the beads along the yarn toward my knitting then, the yarn broke! Beads went everywhere, in my lap, between the couch cushions, on the floor…….. now it all is a big messy disaster. I am about ready to just shove it under the couch and pretend I never started, beaded scarf? what beaded scarf? I’ve always wanted to try beaded knitting. Maybe I’ll forgive it tomorrow.

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2 comments

  1. HAHAHA! That looks like some of my projects! Put it in time out in the stash and let it think about what it’s done for a while–that always works for me. It will come out much more docile and cooperative.

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  2. Greetings! Do you have any words of wisdom for that very first row? When they say to ‘hold the two strands together’ how do you do that and do a long-tail cast on? I’m baffled… Thanks!

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