A Little Bag to Bead-Knit
Eileen Lee's intricate bead-knitted purse is perfect for a night on the town. Hone your bead-knitting skills with this small project.
Finished Size: About 6½ inches (16 cm) wide and 6inches (15 cm) long, excluding handle
Thread: Presencia Fincrochet, 100% cotton thread, size 10, 312 yards (285.3 m)/50 gram (1.8 oz) ball, 3 balls of White; www.presenciaamerica.com
Needles: size 0000 (1.25 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge; Tapestry needle.
Notions: Fusion Beads, size 11 seed beads, 7,300 of #SB2445 Ecru (A), 240 of #SB2462 Plum (B), 200 of #SB5894 Cotton Candy (C), 150 of #SB5771 Ruby (D), 250 of #SB2452 Orange (E), 70 of #SB2450 Yellow (F), 230 of #SB2530 Emerald (G), and 320 of #SB5665 Sour Apple (H); www.fusionbeads.com; Sunbelt Fastener Metal Purse Handle, #SFPF-M21 Starry Night; www.sunbeltfashion.com; Lining fabric, silk or satin, ¼ yard (0.2 m)
Gauge: 35 sts and 46 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in beaded St st.
Originally Published: PieceWork March-April 2015.