Jun
21

I-cord Variation Knit Rope Jewelry

Ask Me Monday: Knit Rope Jewelry
I-Cord Variation Knit Rope Jewelry

Now that summer’s here, I always like to play with projects that are fun and doable for kits and adults alike. This week on Ask Me Monday
we’re a combining a few unexpected supplies with our knitting needles to make i-Cord Variation Rope Jewelry.  We’ll learn a few variations —  Garter i-cord, Twisted Knit i-Cord, and Twisted Rib i-Cord — of a tried and true technique that can be applied to making a bangle, bracelet or necklace. These nautical-meets-Palm Beach pieces make for a good wear to your next pool party. Did someone say, kaftans? 

Have fun, and don’t forget to tag @vickiehowell on Instagram with your finished Knit Rope Jewelry!


This episode of Ask Me Monday is sponsored by Knitter’s PrideKnitPro

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Products shown in this video: Smart Stix Circular Needles

I-Cord Variations

How to Knit Garter i-Cord

Garter i-Cord

Garter Stitch i-Cord

CO 3 sts. Slide sts to opposite end of needle.

Row 1: Bringing yarn around back, purl. Slide sts to opposite end.

Row 2: Bringing yarn around back, Knit. Slide sts to opposite end.

Repeat Rows 1-2 until Garter Stitch i-Cord is desired length. 

Fasten off.

 

How to Knit Twisted Knit i-Cord

Twisted Knit i-Cord


Twisted Knit i-Cord

CO 3 sts. Slide sts to opposite end of needle.

Row 1: Bringing yarn around back, k1tbl (knit stitch through the back loop) to end. Slide sts to opposite end.

Repeat Row 1 until Twisted Knit i-Cord is desired length. 

Fasten off.

 

How to Knit Twisted Rib i-Cord

Twisted Rib i-Cord

Twisted Rib i-Cord

CO 4 sts. Slide sts to opposite end of needle.

Row 1: Bringing yarn around back, [p1, k1tb] twice. Slide sts to opposite end.

Repeat Row 1 until Twisted Rib i-Cord is desired length. 

Fasten off.

I-Cord Variation Knit Rope Jewelry: Make it

MATERIALS

Approx 3 yds, 1/4″ cotton rope (clothesline works great!)

Size US 15 circular (or 2 dpns) needle

Sewing needle and thread

2, 10mm or larger jump rings

Lobster clasp

Jewelry pliers

NECKLACE ONLY: 2, wooden beads with 1/4″ (6mm) holes (don’t be afraid to drill the holes yourself!)

Optional: Craft paint and brush

 

DIRECTIONS

Garter i-Cord Rope Necklace by Vickie Howell

Garter i-Cord Necklace

  • If you’re painting your beads, do that first and set them aside to dry.
  • Leaving a long tail, cast on 3 sts and work 7″ of Garter Stitch i-Cord. 

Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

  • Slide a bead onto one end of necklace so it butts up against i-cord. Make a knot. Repeat on opposite side.
  • Using jewelry pliers, attach lobster clasp to one of the jump rings.
  • Trim end to about 1/2″ longer than desired rope length. Slide jump ring onto end, and fold over 1/2″. Using needle and thread to sew down end and secure jump ring. Repeat with lobster clasp and ring on opposite end.

Twisted Knit Bangle

  • CO 3 sts and work Twisted Knit i-Cord for as many inches as you need to be able to fit over your hand when closed (approx 6″-8″).
    Fasten off.
  • Using needle and thread sew i-cord ends together to form bangle. Bury ends by weaving.
  • Optional: Using paint, brush on some color over the twisted “V” stitches.

Twisted Rib Bracelet 

  • CO 4 sts and work Twisted Rib i-Cord for approx 2″ LESS than your wrist measurement. Fasten off.
  • Trim end to about 1/2″ longer than desired rope length. Slide jump ring onto end, and fold over 1/2″. Using needle and thread to sew down end and secure jump ring. Repeat with lobster clasp and ring on opposite end.

Knit Rope Jewelry: Bangles and Bracelets

 

 

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