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Topic: Rowan Vintage Style "Joy" - 5,300 beads???  (Read 610 times)
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tailoress
« on: December 27, 2005 08:42:14 AM »

Hello,
It's my first Craftster post Grin
I'm not normally a knitter, but I really like some of the patterns in Rowan's "Vintage Style" book, especially Joy: http://www.royalyarns.com/ptrn/RNW/rowanvinatgestyle/JOY.html
However, the instructions say you need 5,300 beads (the beads are in diagonal rows if you look carefully). That can't be right, SURELY??  Shocked

Does anyone know if this number of beads is normal??
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eunnyjang
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2005 08:48:59 AM »

That sounds about right for a garment of that size and if the beads are fairly closely spaced.  That would be  a little less than a hank and a half of 10/0 seed beads, or 2 ounces (more or less, probably a little more).
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tailoress
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2006 08:36:47 AM »

Wow, okay, perhaps I'd better try something simpler for now. Thanks very much for your reply!
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lisascenic
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2006 12:29:00 PM »

The beading doesn't look particularly difficult, since it is all based on a geometric pattern (every sixth stitch).  However, this sweater is knit on some pretty tiny needles, so there are a *lot* of stitches. 

(Best never to think about the number of stitches in a project!)

I like this sweater, but would worry about where the waist hits on my body (it seems high on the model).  I would probably create a muslin mock-up pattern and fit it on myself before I do commit to knitting something so ambitious!
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