Nelkin Designs Ailé PDF
This bit of bijouterie, reminiscent of wings, is written for both sport and lace weight yarns. I designed them to use up some wee little bits in your stash and get you playing with beads. My favorite part is choosing beads and a clasp to coordinate. Start looking in your jewelry box or Antique stores, the best clasps are ones that have been lying around just waiting to be repurposed for Ailé.
This pattern is a downloadable PDF file.
Sport weight version:
Schaefer Yarn Susan [100% mercerized pima cotton; 470 yards [430 m] per 6 oz [170g] skein; colors shown: Empress Wu Zhao, Althea Gibson, Ethel Waters; 20 yards
2 US #5/3.75mm straight ndls
Size 6 glass seed beads, approx. 6 grams
Lace weight version:
Schaefer Yarn Andrea; 100% cultivated silk; 1093 yards [1000 m] per 3.5 oz [100g] skein; color shown: Elena Piscopia; 25 yards
2 US #1/2.5mm straight ndls
Size 8 glass seed beads, approx. 3 grams
Dental Floss Threader
Coordinating Sewing Thread
XS [S, M, L]
16 [18, 20, 22] inches not including clasp
Sport weight version- 24 sts/28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, unblocked
Lace weight version- 36 sts/48 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, unblocked
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