Arm knit necklaces, a quick and fun new way to wear yarn!
UPDATE 6/27/14: Now you can see a step by step of how to make this necklace. Scroll down to watch the Google Hangout, Summer camp session!
Bernat Softee Chunky, in color: Soft Taupe
Bernat Sheep(ish) by Vickie Howell, in color: Hot Pink(ish), Coral(ish) OR Turquoise(ish)
Bernat Roving, in color: Rice Paper
Bernat Soft Boucle, in color: White
2, Macrame Beades
Very Large Eyed Yarn Needle
Spray Primer & Metallic Paint (optional)
2, Jewlelry O-rings
1, Necklace Clasp
AK = arm knit
GAUGE Doesn’t matter — woohoo!
DIRECTIONS Holding all four strands of yarn together as if they were one yarn and leaving at least a 10″/25cm tail, cast on 3 sts.
1st Row: AK to end.
2nd Row: Slip all sts back onto the arm you just knit them off of; the working yarn will now be at the end of the row (closest to your elbow), instead of the beginning.
Bring the working yarn behind your work and AK the 1st stitch (the one closest to your wrist); AK to end. This method creates i-cord.
Repeat 2nd Row until piece measures 12″/30.5 cm.
BO, leaving at least at least a 10″/25cm tail
Prime and spray paint macrame beads; let dry.
Using a large-eyed yarn needle, feed tail strands through macrame bead; tie a knot to secure. Repeat on opposite side.
Braid tail strands (optional).
Using Jewelry pliers, generously wrap wire around tail strands of both ends; leave small space under last wrap; smoosh with pliers to secure.
Attach o-ring through wire wrap space on both ends. Attach necklace clasp onto one o-ring.