This colorwork cowl showcases a bold repeating oval motif connected by seed beads. I am particularly enamored with the way the seed beads sparkle but aren’t noticed right away. They add a touch of magic to this cowl, while the applied I-cord adds structure and stability. Want a bolder look? Consider using a bead in a color complementary to your contrasting-color yarn.
Because beads are added on only a few rounds and in locations clearly indicated by the chart, this is a good project for those just learning how to use beads in their knitting.
Knitting Knowledge |
The body of this project is worked in the round, and requires:
• Knitting with circular and double-pointed needles
• Casting on
• Reading charts
• Knitting and purling
• Two-color ribbing
• Turned hems
• Crochet hook beading
• Locking floats