I’ve finished (but not blogged, she needs a proper photo shoot) my Colour Affection shawl and have already been wearing it with pride. After each big project I often look for a few smaller projects before launching into something big again. I was browsing Etsy, as you do, and spotted a gorgeous knitted necklace and inspiration struck. This was the perfect project that would be super quick and would use up some of the leftovers I have in my stash.
The necklace was pretty straightforward to make. The mustard necklace is some Debbie Bliss Rialto Aran I had left over from the Leopard Bootcuffs. I knitted about 80cm of icord (which just happens to the length of the arm of my couch where I knit) using two 5mm DPNS. I created a loop on either end by folding the icord over and wrapping the tail around to secure the loop. Using a tapestry needle I buried the ends inside the icord.
Next I made a loop at one end, just inside where I had tied off the first loop (although I didn’t tie this one off). Then I used my fingers to essentially chain a few stitches. I got six stitches in this necklace. I then slid the end of the icord through the final chain stitch. I had to play around with the tension a bit until I was happy, but once I was happy with the final chain I used a tapestry needle and some yarn to stitch the first and last stitches to the icord to hold them in place. Again I buried the ends in the icord.
To finish off the necklace I simply platted three very long strands of yarn and and used a Chinese Sliding knot so that the length of the necklace can be adjusted. I’m so happy with the result. I think these will make lovely presents too and can be tailored to the recipients’ favourite colour. The purple one will be winging its way to London next week.