Saturday, May 24, 2014

Chunky Knit Necklace

The soft fibers of the yarn combined with the chunky navy nuggets makes an interesting statement piece. The necklace involves knitting an icord, and stringing beads. It's a simple tutorial, with great results. 
Materials: a few yards of Simply Soft in Dark Country Blue, coordinating nugget beads, small silver beads, chain, bead caps, toggle clasp, jump rings, crimp beads, beading wire, size 6 dpns, bent nose pliers, round nose pliers, and wire cutters. 
Cast on 3 stitches for the icord. Basically, you knit across, then slide the sts to the other end of the dpn and knit the sts. There is no turning involved. 
Continue knitting until it is 13" or the desired length. 
Finish off, and weave in the ends. 
Cut a length of wire, and attach the crimp bead with an eyepin. 
Start stringing the nuggets and silver beads until it is a little longer than the icord. Finish it off with the crimp bead and eyepin like the other side. 
Thread the end of the icord onto the eyepin, then thread the bead cap. 
Bend the eyepin, then trim the end and form a loop. Before closing, attach a piece of chain. 
Repeat for the other side. Then attach the class with your jump rings. 
All finished!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

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