One can give only so many scarves as holiday gifts. One gets tired of knitting scarves over and over again…
So this year I’ve created knitted jewelery for the ladies in my life. It’s been a really fun project and I thought I’d share it here with you first. (It will also be available on Ravelry later today if you like to keep track of your projects there.) Hemp cording was used in place of yarn, but I’m also using jewelery wire and embroidery floss to create some more delicate looking pieces.
Needles and Yarn: Choose your needle size and “yarn” gauge according to how tightly you’d like the finish project knit. A larger needle will result in larger holes between stitches. I used hemp jewelery cording; the black was knit with a size 3 needle, the tan with a size 7.
Slip on clasp for closure as you would beads.
Co2 leaving plenty of lead for jewel or charm.
row 1: k1, M1, M1, k1
row 2 :K1, yo, k2, yo, k1
rows 3,4,5 : k1, yo, knit to last stitch, yo, k1
row 6 : k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1
row 7,8 : k2tog, yo, knit to last 2, yo, k2tog
row 9 : k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1
row 10 : make stitches to continue row to the back of neck. Make last stitch extra loose to make closure for the necklace.
row 11: knit across, binding off in process. When you come to the end of the pattern, make the same number of stitches as you did on the right side. Allow closure clasp to remain on last stitch before continuing down to next row.
row 12 : (this row will bring you back down to row 11) k1, binding off until you come to end of row. Bind off last stitch by sewing through one stitch of original pattern.
Wrap extra CO lead to tie onto charm and pull through to make a knot. Add a dab of glue if you think it’s necessary.
Et Voila! A simple and pretty necklace great for any gift-giving opportunity.
Jennifer can be found over at Unearthing this Life where she blargs about living life in the slow lane.