Bling Bling! *plus free pattern*

Artyarns beaded silk coiled necklaces

Knitted jewelry has recently become a new trend, not only in the knitting world,  but in the fashion world too. Who doesn’t love to create their own pieces, not to mention knit something fairly fast and easy? The ease of this new trend is the ability to create something beautiful in any fiber and any style. For example, this easy coiled necklace is simply a ribbon yarn knitted as an i-cord. This is a free pattern from theblackstitch.

*free pattern from theblackstitch*Coiled Necklace 

Yarn- Dk or Aran weight yarn about 25 grams.
Gauge- 5- 6 sts= 1″
Needle- Size 5 or 6 (US) 3.5 or 4 (mm) double pointed needles (you only need two)

Cast on 5 sts on a size 6 needle
Knit until desired length. Usually about 60″.
Bind off and sew together.

Usually work wrapped around multiple times.

For instruction on how to knit an i-cord watch the video below:

There are many ways to enhance your knitted or crocheted jewelry-

1. Medium- From acrylics to gold threads- you can use many fibers to switch it up.

2. Beads and sequins- Why not add some bling to it?

3. Color- Here’s your chance to use the color that you might not necessarily choose for a large garment.

4. Stash- We all have odds and ends from old projects. This is a great way to use up that stash yarn packed away.

5. Felt it- Use up some of that itchy wool to change your texture and soften your yarn. Great for bangles.

Check out this new knit jewelry designer-Christne Ettelson

Christine Ettelson Necklace-Beads and Knits

There is also always the option of crocheting your own beads to incorporate into your designs. For example in the book Hooked on Jewelry, you can learn to make crocheted beads of all shapes and sizes to add to your jewelry collection.

So in these upcoming hot summer months, don’t put away the wool and needles! Knit yourself some funky one of the kind pieces to add to your warm weather wardrobe!!

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