DIY Lucet Knit Rope Necklace
Looking for a quick project for a craft night with friends? Need an accessory to wear with your outfit today? This Lucet Knit Rope Necklace is for you!
A lucet, aka knitting fork, is a tool that goes back to the Viking days. It’s used to make lengths of cord, out of anything string-like, which can then be used for any number of things (or sewn or woven together to make even more!) Pair up this days-of-old tool with some simple rope and wooden beads and get a Scandinavian-modern style accessory that’s both quick to make and cool to wear. My favorite combo! Here’s how.
How to Use a Lucet
Lucet Knit Rope Necklace
YarnYAY! Lucet (aka knitting fork)
Approx 2yds, ¼” Cotton Rope (clothesline works!)
2, Large-holed Beads
Optional: Jewelry Closure Findings (2 jump rings, 1 lobster claw clasp, and 2 end caps)
Hangs approx 10 ½” long, with a 21″ circumference — Or desired length
- Using rope, lucet, and leaving a 6″ tail, use Method #2 (in video above) to make an 8″ cord.
Fasten off, leaving a 6″ tail.
NOTE: If you’re not using jewelry findings, leave longer tails to allow for them to be knotted as well as long enough to fit over one’s head.
- Make a simple knot at one end of cord. Repeat for opposite side.
- Slide a bead onto tail so it’s nestled against the knot; tie another knot to secure. Repeat for opposite side.
Pro Tip: Can’t find wooden beads with large enough to slide over rope? No problem! Just enlarge the hole using a drill and the appropriate-sized bit for rope you’re using!
- Attach jewelry findings, or knot to create a necklace loop.
That’s all there is to it. Fun, quick, and makes a great gift, too!
Try dyeing the rope before you knit with it, or dip dyeing the finished necklace for added, unique coolness!