12.29.2005

wip: mrs. beeton cuffs

ahhh, mrs. beeton. so much fun to make. and so much nifty technique jammed into such a pretty package! made the first one during a christmas visit with my brother and his girlfriend laurie, who also happens to be as obsessive about knitting as i am.

there is much to love about mrs. beeton. first, there is not one, but two ruffles. you're supposed to only bead the top one. but i got a little carried away and ended up beading the bottom one, too. it's actually done via a beaded cast-on, which was easier than i thought it would be.



from there, you attach the ruffles by knitting through both ruffles. this means you have six needles going at once! a little cumbersome, i must say.

the last bit is a picot bind-off, another fun technique with oh-so-pretty results.


voila!

12 comments:

Angela said...

I love it. It looks really nice, Kate! (love that ring, too!)

Nessie Noodle said...

Yours looks great (I linked over here from Whit's page)! I love the colors combo you choose and the extra beads look great.
I did mine on circs... I am at a standstill with the second because I am so frutstrated with the first row of the first ruffle.. I will get it done though, I can't wait to wear them around!

clairity123 said...

the pics do not do them justice, they are fabulous!!!! and in real life they are such a snappy golden swish...all sparkle....love them!!! now to finish mine.

Amy said...

Those are so pretty! I didn't really get the Beeton love from the photos on Knitty, but yours look gorgeous.

Lisa D. said...

Very pretty! I love your yarn choices and the beading looks fab!

nicole said...

Fabu! What yarns did you use?

Ina said...

Love your Mrs. B!

Alison said...

I love yours - and you're right, such a great project with so much interest!

Julie said...

Your cuffs are beautiful! I agree with you- this one small project is a great exercise for using several different techniques.

Julie said...

Beautiful! Isn't that such a great project? I'm finishing mine as we speak. :)

Debra said...

Just lovely! I recently finished two sets of Mrs. Beeton as gifts. Since I'm a new knitter, I decided to knit them flat -- much easier for me and not really much seaming to do. For one set, I used Alchemy Synchronicity in color Dragon with Kidsilk Haze in Jelly -- such gorgeious, glowing colors, hard to part with!
Debra

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