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julietalpha
« on: January 02, 2008 09:47:59 PM »

My mother likes chunky bangles but has trouble getting them over her hands these days.  This is kind of good for me because she gave me all her old ones!  However, I have to extend great thanks to vysews for posting her knitted bangles.  Instead of using an existing bangle, I used the inside of a roll of masking tape with a slit cut in it.  It will expand to go over her hand but the slit doesn't show because of the knitted cover.



You can see how the colour varies in the yarn.



I actually meant to post this before Christmas but the net was playing up.  Mum was quite intrigued by it and Im really hoping she gets a lot of wear out of it!

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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2008 09:52:41 PM »

Wow, great idea with the expanding technique. And the colors of that yarn are great! Good job on making a new kind of bangle. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2008 10:17:05 PM »

that's so clever! i really like this idea and just may have to try it for my grandmother's birthday.
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2008 11:26:10 PM »

That's some fantastic thinking on how to make things functional without being overly convoluted. Plus, it looks expensive (yes, I am watching Project Runway right now hah)...the colors are very sophisticated without being boring.
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2008 07:27:08 AM »

What a clever idea!  great way to make an expanding bangle and recycle something as well
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2008 01:06:14 PM »

so pretty and clever!
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2008 02:19:49 PM »

how exactly did you do that?
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2008 10:23:37 PM »

Thanks for all the positive comments!

snappity-snap:  I followed vysews' link to a pattern of sorts but it's very easy.  You simply knit a panel wide enough to fit around the bangle (I used a stitch almost indistinguishable from stocking stitch but you could use any stitch!) crosswise and long enough to reach around the bangle.  Sew the short seam and then the long seam and voila!  Instant bangle!
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2008 11:33:48 PM »

thanks! but, what do you mean sew the short seam and the long seam?
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2008 08:39:40 AM »

This is such a great idea for using up stray bits of yarn!  I have several ends of skeins/hanks/balls that aren't enough to make anything with and this is an awesome way to use it all up.  Thanks for posting the link!!!  Your mom's bangle is lovely!!!  I especially like the colors and she'll be able to wear it with a lot of different things!
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