Twisted and Twirled Knit Necklace #1
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot
The first necklace in the Twisted and Twirled Knit necklace series is made with a simple garter stitch in the round, this means knit and purl stitches. It has 3 twists in it, and lots of fun hanging ends. This playful necklace can be worked up quite quickly with less than 30 yards of fingering weight yarn. It can be made with or without a knot at the end for a fun little detail.
The yarn used in this sample was donated by Miss Babs for the Marly Bird Designer Dinner at the summer 2015 TNNA Needlearts Trade Show.
This necklace is part of the Twisted and Twirled MKAL (Mystery Knit ALong).
Miss Babs Sojourn Fingering yarn ~ Babette: 24 yds; Moonlight Stroll: 6 yds
US 3/3.25mm 16″ circulars
23 sts in 4″ in garter st
Stitches and Skills used:
k ~ knit
p ~ purl
st(s) ~ stitch(es)
I had several 6 yard pieces of Miss Babs Sojourn Fingering yarn from the Marly Bird Designer Dinner. I couldn’t figure out what to do with them. They are great for little swatches when planning a design, but I wanted something to share with you! So, I came up with this fun knotted idea. Cut your yarn into 1 yard pieces, then tie them together with an overhand knot, leaving 2″ tails. Once your yarn is all tied together, you can begin your necklace.
When I finished my necklace, I couldn’t decide if it was too long. I kept jumping back and fourth between wanting it long and thinking about frogging it and casting on less. Then I had a thought: tie a knot!! I tried it and I really loved the look! Plus a knot is just a fancy twist, right? So if you want your necklace long, leave it as is, if you want the knot, then tie a little overhand knot for a fun detail. If you just want it shorter, cast on about 120 to 130 sts instead of the full 150.
Twisting Necklace: Lay needles down and work out any twists so that all the sts are laying in the same direction. add 3 full twists before beginning round 1. See photos below:
Rounds 1~7 odd: Place/slip marker, k all.
Rounds 2~8 even: Slip marker, p all.
Bind off knit wise, tie end and clip to 2″ long.
Wear or give and enjoy!
This pattern can now be found in the Twisted and Twirled Knit Necklace eBook. The eBook includes all 5 patterns from the MKAL, plus 2 more patterns that can only be found in the eBook. This is the only printable version of the pattern available.
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