Bead Knitted Tassel
This little beauty can be used to embellish a zipper on a jacket or sweater,
or as a special added extra on any of the Swallow Hill Beaded Bags.
S2B Slide the designated
number of beads up to the last worked stitch (in this case 2 beads)
S1 Slip one stitch knitways
K1 Knit one stitch
K2tog Knit two stitches together
If the beads are on strings, make a loop and tie a slip knot in the thread of one of the strings. Place the end of the perle cotton through the slip knot loop and carefully slide the beads from the thread to the cotton. If the beads are loose, use a beading needle to pick up the beads and string them onto the knitting cotton. Using the cotton strung with the beads, cast on (loosely) 6 stitches.
Row 1 K1, *S2B, K1* across
Row 2 S1, knit in front and back of each stitch across row to last stitch, K1 (10 stitches)
Row 3 S1, *S2B, K1* across
Row 4 S1, knit across row
Repeat Rows 3 and 4 four more times (6 beaded rows).
Row 13 S1, *S70B, knit in front of stitch, then leaving stitch on left hand needle, S70B and knit in back of same stitch* across to last stitch, K1 (18 stitches, 16 tags)
Row 14 S1, K2tog across to last stitch, K1 (10stitches)
Row 15 K2tog *S2B K2tog* across row (5 stitches)
Row 16 S1, K2tog across row (3 stitches)
Row 17 Cast off.
Sew up side of tassel. Run a gathering stitch along the top edge and pull tight.
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Used here with permission.