Acclaimed designer and author Laura Nelkin will be featured with and article on and patterns showcasing beaded knitting in the Knitcircus Gifts issue, coming out October 12th. Jump start your gifts knitting with a look at some of Laura's new designs and chance to win her book and a kit!
all photos courtesy of Laura Nelkin
Adorn is a collection of knitted jewelry designs. Patterns will be released once a month, starting with May's pattern, Ribband and ending in December. There will also be two surprises, for a total of 10 designs. These are great projects to get you playing with beads, to make as gifts, to keep in your purse for portable knitting projects, and most importantly, to get you started on creating a beads stash (if you don't have one already!)
She's released five designs already, with five more yet to come!
Some stylish Adorn designs: Ribband
The latest: September Pattern Beignet!
Laura offers lots of wonderful patterns on her site and kits in her store; check them out for Adorn and more of her delightful designs.
To get you started knitting beaded jewelry with confidence:
Laura has generously offered a Butin Collar kit to a lucky reader!
A striking garter stitch necklace, Butin requires only 20 yards of fingering weight yarn and is SO EASY you can make one in a night! Beads are simply slipped up to form a “swag” of texture at the center of the piece. This is knitted beaded jewelry at it’s easiest!
Just leave a comment on your favorite of Laura's designs, or a thought about knitted jewelry os using beads, to be entered to win! Make sure to leave your email or Ravelry/twitter ID so we can contact you.Contest runs through this Wednesday September 21, when the winner will be picked by Random Number Generator.
Have fun and enjoy Laura's patterns and ideas!
Winners for the Last Hurrah Yarn Giveaway are:
Sun Valley worsted: BellyLaugher on Ravelry; Red Sun Valley fingering: jesdod on Ravelry
Brooklyntweed Shelter: yarnaddictconfessions.blogspot.com: all have been notified!