As I become more obsessed with knitting I’m always trying to think of new ways to incorporate it into my life, so I thought it would be fun to make a knitted necklace. I’ve included the instructions in this blog post, but the pattern will also be available on Ravelry. If you would prefer the pdf version follow the link under the patterns tab above.
What You'll Need:
- Fingering weight yarn (I used Knit Picks Comfy Fingering in Ivory)
- Size 2 mm needles (US 0)
- Lobster clasp
- 4 jump rings
- Needle nose pliers (with wire cutters)
In my opinion gauge is not important for this project, because it isn’t something that needs to be sized correctly. Instead of knitting a swatch just knit the triangle for the necklace, and if you aren’t happy with the size adjust your tension. This is a quick project to knit, so knitting a swatch would take about the same time as knitting the triangle anyway.
- sts - stitches
- ssk - slip, slip, knit
- k2tog - knit two together
- Cast on 13 sts
- Purl 1 row
- ssk, knit until there’s 2 sts left, k2tog
- Purl 1 row
- Repeat steps 3&4 until 3 sts remain (knit side facing you)
- ssk, knit 1
- Pass 1 stitch over the other, and sew in all loose ends
- Sew a length of chain around the three edges of the triangle
- Attach jump rings to the top two corners of the triangle
- Attach a length of chain to each jump ring (cut chain so it’s the length of necklace you want)
- Attach a jump ring and a lobster clasp to the end of one chain
- Attach a jump ring to the end of the other chain
You’re done! Now you can wear a knitted piece with every outfit, even though it’s the middle of the summer and too hot for most knitted accessories like scarves and hats. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!