Monday, August 20, 2007

My yarn

is the Ariel silk flamme from Natural Dye Studios in a dusky purple color (I think it was called "Heather"). I know it's not very "cherry," but it's a great color, and I think the slightly bumpy yarn will look nice in this pattern. I still need to get my beads, and I'm thinking about adding more to the pattern (so I'll be looking here for someone who has already figured it out to do the work for me!)

6 comments:

aj said...

I've added beads into the body of mine!

In the basket weave part, I put one in the center of each diamond. I left the middle unbeaded, then in Chart E through Chart G I've added beads in through there.

What I did was put my charts on the floor, grab my beads and start placing them in the squares on the charts, moving them around, until I found a placement that I liked.

Then I highlighted the squares I wanted to add beads to.

This worked nicely for me and everyone who has seen it really loves the beads in the cherry blossom section.

Hope this helps!

AJ

meeshmom said...

Thanks, aj, this was just what I needed. How many beads do you think you're using altogether?

Amanda said...

What a good idea AJ. I've also been thinking about adding extra beads and now I'll give your idea a go.

Amanda

J. said...

Wow! You people are so smart! Maybe I should add extra beads, too! Except that I haven't bought my beads yet and this is my first beaded project. I'm sure it'll be fine.

Terri said...

Melanie had a great post about bead placement on her blog for adding extra beads to a project. The pictures of the stole I've seen are beautiful. I hope all yours turn out so nice! I'll be checking back on your progress, so please post lots of pictures....

Stitch-ay Woman said...

The method that Melanie used to work the beads into the pattern (slipping onto the live stitch) means that you really can add a bead whenever the mood strikes you without having to plan it out in advance, so you can either wing it or think about placement- whatever you like. I would probably do what aj said, lay out the charts and try it out first. But, I am also going to be knitting a lace-ish (fine yarn on larger needles) stole in the near future for which I am going to use the winging-it method so it is truly random.
Looking forward to seeing your modifications! Post lots of pictures...