Friday, 21 December 2012

WIP: Mudra Cuff

The winner of the deluxe edition of Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf is..... Candi! Congratulations, Candi!
For those that didn't win, I really recommend picking up a copy, it's totally worth it and I can't emphasize enough how beautiful and high quality the book really is.

On to the WIP!

I've wanted to try beading in my knitting for a while, and when I picked up a Mudra Cuff kit on my October trip to Montreal, it was the perfect opportunity to try. The  kit is great- it's a small project that even a newbie beader like me could manage, and comes with all you need, as well as weblinks to Laura's blog with great videos of how to get started.

I'm almost done, just one more strand to go. I'm loving it so far, even though I'm slow with it, I can see how beading your knitting gets addictive. I really like the clasp it comes with, too- feels really sturdy (read: baby proof). I'm excited to finish it over the holidays, hopefully I'll get it done in time for some lovely seasonal photos.


Hilary said...

That's going to be so pretty! And it looks like a lot of fun to knit. What a perfect project for learning more about knitting with beads.

Anonymous said...

I've never knitted with beads, but this seems nonthreatening enough that I might try it :)

HeatherKnits said...

I love that! Wonder if my LYS sells kits like this. Will have to check it out.

bren_na said...

I LOVE this pattern. I made a bunch of these for Christmas gifts (actually modified to just a single strand so I could make more faster). It is a great way to use up small bits of fingering or sock yarn, and just a couple of packages of beads go a long way.