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Sivia Harding's Aquitaine are an elegant
beaded wrist cuffs or arm warmer that includes up to four different beads and
beading styles. Ruffles, lace and twisted stitches add dimension. The overall
effect is charming elegance from another time.
Some beads are prestrung and some are placed with the
add-as-you-go crochet hook method for a variety of effects. Options are given
for using only two types of beads, or only one bead color. You are
encouraged to make your own bead modifications for a completely unique work of
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight
(100% superwash merino, 127 g/ 360 yds), Seduction (50% merino, 50% tencel, 113
g/ 400 yds), or similar fingering weight yarn
Finished Measurements: Length of cuff (gauntlet): 6
(11)"/15 (28) cm, or as desired. Wrist circumference ofsmall (medium, large): 6
(7, 8)”, unstretched. Cuff will stretch up to 1.5” above this measurement.
Gauge: 28 sts = 4"/10 cm in K1, p1 rib, slightly stretched.
Knitting needles: 2.25 mm (size 1 U.S.), set of 4 double
pointed needles, 2 circular needles or 1 long circular needle
Notions: Beads for pair of cuffs or gauntlets: For small
Bead option 1: Color A, 42 (48, 54) beads; Color B, 112
(128, 144) beads; Color C, 28 beads; Color D, 28 beads.
Bead option 2: Use only Colors A and B.
BBead option 3: Use one bead color for all types of beads -
210 (232, 254) beads.
Stitch marker and Crochet hook, 0.6 mm (size 14 U.S)