Knit your own Beaded Lace Wristlets using these clearly-written instructions by knitwear designer Jackie E-S of HeartStrings FiberArts.
Here are three styles of beaded hand coverings designed for under-the-cuff wear to give the look of layering. Pretty enough to even wear by themselves!
All three styles have a special elegance with their contoured beaded edging and bead-embellished lace.
The Wrist Warmers feature a slightly frilly look that looks fabulous peaking out from the underneath the cuffs of a blouse or sweater. The beaded pattern leans left on one wrist warmer and right on the other. giving a balanced look to the duo.
The Hand Warmers are styled to cover the back of the hand. This version features a symmetrically mirrored arrangement of the bead-embellished lace on each Warmer. The shaping is done in pattern to conform to the hand.
The Mitts are similar to the Hand Warmers except made longer to cover more of the hand, and incorporate a wider gusset to span the thumb hole. What a flattering alternative to wearing mittens or gloves!
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Beaded Lace Wristlets can be knitted in any fingering weight yarn of your choice and size 8/0 seed beads. Size US 1 / 2.25 mm needles suggested. Written stitch instructions.
Shown in Brown Sheep Nature Spun fingering weight yarn and Miyuki beads. Yarn color and bead color numbers:
- Wrist Warmers: 720 Ash, 725 Dark Bronze
- Hand Warmers: 107 Silver Sage, 456 Gunmetal Iris
- Mitts: N81 Cranberry Fog, 460 Metallic Plum