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Monday, July 28, 2008

Hydrangeas Here; Hydrangeas There, I've Got Hydrangeas Everywhere



"God almighty first planted a garden: and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasure."
-Francis Bacon




HYDRANGEA

THIRD PATTERN IN
THE GARDEN VARIETY COLLECTION
An original beaded design by Susan Pandorf



















Size:
80” long by 16” wide
Materials:
850 yards Handmaiden Sea Silk or Mini Maiden
4300 size 8/0 seed beads
72 dagger beads for ends
Size 3 (US) needles
Size 14 or 16 crochet hook (for beading)
Tapestry needle
Stitch holder
Prototype knit with:
Seashore Sea Silk
Miyuke beads #0263 (Sea Foam Lined Crystal AB)
5/16 Dagger Beads (Matte Amethyst AB)
Gauge:
6 stitches = 1 inch
Skills needed include:
basic lace experience, crochet hook beading (optional), and chart reading.

5 comments:

Knit and fall back in it said...

Beautiful

Kristy said...

So pretty!

Donna Lee said...

Congratulations on another beauty! How's the wedding shawl?

Sourire11 said...

Beautiful!!!

Ann said...

Gorgeous - another master piece!