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HeartStrings knitting pattern #A98
This ornate cross is knitted as a wide lace strip of just 4 rows, then shaped during bind off using an interesting seamless construction. Instructions are provided for making with or without beads. The Lace Cross can be used as a bookmark, communion or Easter gift, mounted and framed, or a thoughtful Christian token of friendship.
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Yarn: fingering weight
Beads (optional): size 8/0 (3 mm diameter)
Construction: Knitted flat as a wide strip and formed into a cross as stitches are bound off
Options: Choice of beaded or unbeaded. (beads are strung on yarn before casting on)
Special techniques: Beaded cast on; center double decrease bind off
Shown above left in Tilli Tomas Demi Plié silk color atmosphere; above right in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock color Aslan with Miyuki beads color Silver-lined Light Amethyst; below in DMC Cotton Perle size 3 in colors Ecru and #840.
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