Friday, June 26, 2015

Not Even Semi-Precious

Having knit for more than 30 years, this piece is, nonetheless,   my first attempt at knitting jewellery.

Knowing that my very, white-white Cotton Concerto  was so not my colour, I thought it a good idea to put some flattering colour up close to my face.  Not wanting a scarf - too hot in the summer- I decided to try to knit a piece of jewellery.  There are many necklace patterns on ravelry (just search I Cord Necklace) and I reviewed all the free ones.

In the end I decided to take the basic concept learned by reading the ravelry patterns,  then do it my way.

I knit 5 lengths of I Cord, each in a different colour.  I knit the first cord, then made the other 4 either just a bit longer or a bit shorter. I joined their ends  together  with a separate length of one of the  yarns used in the I Cord.  I then passed  that same piece of yarn through 4 beads and finished by tying  it to a little heart that would act as a stopper and not pass through the beads.

Having done that from both ends of  the I Cords,   those lengths of yarn  can now be tightened or loosened simply by pulling on the  hearts.  This allows me to wear the necklace tight to the neck or not so tight.  Whatever suits my mood. 

It is not diamonds or rubies.  It is not even semi precious.  But it adds just the right colour touch  to the neckline of my white-white   top.


Needles said...

Oooooh. I like this. Very cute idea.

Sel and Poivre said...

Brenda that looks fantastic! I love the cut of that top on you too!

Vera said...

Very pretty. Goes well with your top!

Anonymous said...

That top fits you PERFECTLY and the necklace adds the perfect touch of color to compliment. Kudos

LynS said...

Great idea. I also really like the shape of this top.