Knotted Knitted Necklace

It's officially Fall.  It's also officially 83 degrees fahrenheit today.

I'm itching for some cold weather comfort and because it's not quite appropriate to don a wool beanie and cashmere scarf in this heat, I give you:

 The Knotted Knitted Necklace

  • Yarn
  • 2 double pointed knitting needles OR a knitting spool
  • Fiber Soak or Mild Detergent
  • Internet Access AND/OR awesome knot tying skills!
  • Optional: Fabric to hide the knot at the back of the necklace (if it bothers you)
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1. Knit approximately 3 feet of I-cord, leaving a few inches of yarn on each end.  

I used 5 stitches for this necklace (more stitches will yield a more substantial I-cord while fewer will appear more delicate)

The Purl Bee has a wonderful step-by-step tutorial which can be found HERE!

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2. Find a knot that calls to you and use your length of I-cord to tie it. 

The TyingItAllTogether youtube channel has some great tutorials.

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3. One you've impressed yourself (and let's be honest, all of your friends) with your sailor skills, find the length you want your necklace to be and tie or graft your ends together.

You can wrap and sew a piece of fabric round this knot if it bothers you, I'm imagining leather...

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4. To make sure your necklace hangs nicely, soak it in a basin of lukewarm water for 10-15 minutes with a fiber-specific soak or mild detergent.  

Roll your necklace in a towel to remove excess water (don't wring it out!)

Hang from a door handle to dry!

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5. Enjoy your tiny woolen-comfort until the weather changes and you can bust out the cabled sweaters and mittens!

Posted on October 9, 2014 .