Debbie Abrahams Bead Club 2014
Tuesday 7th January 2014
The 2014 Bead Club has just launched and I was so thrilled to be asked to be a guest designer again.
For this year I have designed a half-moon shawl called ‘Lunar’. It’s a shape that I have been obsessed by this last 6 months, although as you know, luckily I don’t have an obsessive personality type.
This one is simple yet really effective for showing off beads – which is perhaps the main point of the club. I am on FIRE today, eh?
The segments are half filled with blocks of off-set beads, forming pyramid shapes that echo the triangular sections. These are also beaded and defined with lace. I was after a design that was a bit smaller and thus a tad quicker than the frankly epic stole I designed for the 2013 club – well, Debbie said I could use up to 2,000 beads and 4 balls of Kidsilk Haze – seemed rude not to.
I also wanted a clean art-deco effect from the symmetry of the bead placing. I absolutely loved designing it and I hope you will enjoy knitting it. Here is a link
to my page on the Club website. And here is a link
to the Club’s home page.
This year, you can join the Bead Club as usual and get all the designs as they are released. This is £75 – bargain for 6 exclusive designs and all the beads; or you can buy the designs and the beads used individually – £15 for each one. I think that’s a great idea.
I am Miss August. *demure smile* *dons vintage dress and Lunar Stole* But I think you can buy me now 🙂