I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do with a couple of the yarns I bought at The Knit Shop in Montgomery – the Berocco in Quest, color 5813 (dark copper), and Trendsetter Yarns in Joy, color 1329 (which has nice bronze and turqoise ‘flags’ as the detail).
Although my knitting skills really aren’t up to making anything even moderately hard, I thought I might try to make a necklace. Here are the results.
I cast on 12 stitches.
I knit the next row.
On the third row, I bound off one stitch from each end.
On the next row, I knit all stitches.
From then on, I continued binding off one stitch from each end, and knitting all on the following row until I was left with two stitches. This gives a nice tapered look:
Then I cut the yarn and wove the ends from the top & bottom into the work.
Next, I took some brown woven jewelry cord, wrapped the Trendsetter Joy around it a few times, and then ran those strings together through the two stitches that had been left on the knitting needle. I cut the strings to the length I wanted the necklace to be (which is about 28″ – I thought it would be the perfect length to wear with a long-sleeve, button-down shirt – a little longer than I usually wear necklaces, but I was going for something a little different this time):
Once that was done, I very loosely wrapped the Berocco Quest around the other two strands so it had just a little more volume. Then, I just added the crimps, jump rings, and lobster clasp, and it looks really nice, I think: