La Carlotta Collar and Cuff

Inspired by the beautiful costumes of The Phantom of the Opera — particularly those worn by the show’s diva, La Carlotta — this collar and wristlet set is a great and simple accessory set that’s lightweight enough for the summer.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished neck circumference: 12”-13”; Finished wrist circumference: 6”-7”

Gauge: 25 sts x 40 rows = 4” in pattern

Materials

Yarn: Knitpicks Palette (100% peruvian highland wool; 231 yards [211 meters]/50 grams): #4718 Currant (1 ball)
Needles: US size 3 (3.25 mm) straight or circular needles for collar and double pointed needles for cuff
Notions: 432 size 8 seed beads; 81 for cuff, 351 for collar

Abbreviations

C6B (Cable 6 back): Slip next 3 sts onto a cable needle and hold at the back of the work, k3 then k 3 from dpn.
Cdd (centred double decrease): Slip 1, k2tog, pass slipped st over.
Beaded cdd: As above, add bead to remaining st using crochet hook method.
B1 (bead 1): Add bead to stitch using crochet hook method and slip without working.

Pattern Notes

The collar pattern is worked flat from the bottom up beginning with the beaded scalloped edge. Options are included for either a button fastening or a ribbon fastening depending on preference.
The cuff pattern is worked in the round from one edge to the other.

Pattern

Cuff

Thread 33 beads onto yarn. Using backwards loop cast on, co 33, sliding one bead into place after each cast on stitch, join to work in the rnd being careful not to twist.
Knit one rnd.
Rnd 1: * Yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k6; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 2 and 6: K.
Rnd 3: * K1, yo, cdd, yo, k1, C6B; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 4 and 8:  K2, *b1, k10; rep from * to last 9 sts, b1, k8.
Rnd 5: *Yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k6; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 7: *K1. Yo, cdd, yo, k7; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rep rnds 1-8 twice in total then rnds 1-6 once more.
Bind off beading each st after knitting using the crochet hook method.

Collar

Thread 336 beads onto yarn.
Using backwards loop method, *co 3 sts, slide 6 beads up; rep from * 16 times in total, co 3 sts. (51 sts)
Row 1: *K3, move 5 beads up; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 2: *P3, move 4 beads up; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3.
Row 3: *K3, move 3 beads up; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 4: *P3, move 2 beads up; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3.
Row 5: *K3, move 1 bead up; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3, co 5 sts. (56 sts)
Row 6: P to end, co 5 sts. (61 sts)
Row 7: K5, *yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k6; rep from * to last 10 sts, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k5.
Row 8 and all remaining WS rows: P.
Row 9: K2, yo, ssk, k1, *k1, yo, beaded cdd, yo, k1, C6B; rep from * to last 10 sts, k1, yo, beaded cdd, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k2.
Row 11: K5 *yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k6; rep from * to last 10 sts, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k5.
Row 13: K2, yo, ssk, k1, *k1, yo, beaded cdd, yo, k7; rep from * to last 10 sts, k1, yo, beaded cdd, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k2.
Row 15: K5 * yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k6; rep from * to last 10 sts, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k5.
Row 17: K2, yo, ssk, k1, *k1, yo, beaded cdd, yo, k1, C6B; rep from * to last 10 sts, k1, yo, beaded cdd, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k2.
Purl 1 row.
Bind off loosely, knitwise. yarn ball

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