Victoria meets Cleopatra in this supremely surprising six-row beaded collar, where no stitch is what it seems. Sleight-of-hook techniques yield a strong yet feminine collar with a dainty bead trim and a single-button closure.
DESIGNER Sue Perez
FINISHED SIZE 19 (20¼, 21½)” circumference and 2½” from top to bottom; after blocking.
YARN Classic Elite Yarns Firefly (25% linen, 75% viscose; 155 yd [141 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #7794 pistachio, 1 ball.
HOOK Size G/6 (4.0 mm) and smaller steel hook for invisible join. Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Size 6º beads, about 105; 1 fashion button, shank style, about ½” diameter; 1 thin, flat 2-hole backing button, about 3⁄8″ diameter; wire needle for stringing beads.
GAUGE: 19 sts = 4″.