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Topic: Knitted beaded cuff... of course it's purple, what else could it be??  (Read 3652 times)
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« on: October 25, 2009 03:12:53 AM »

I saw this post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=325375.0 by Mishimon and said... "hmmm, I want the purple one!" and I decided to give it a try. Knit ? Hmmmm... I had this big roll of wire I use for putting up the xmas decorations... I have knitting needles... let's try! So, here is what came out:


I like these colors soo much!! The only problem is that I don't have many big beads left!


I decided not to go all the way around and leave the back mainly made up by the clasps & chains, because I plan on wearing this on my right wrist if I want to cover up my tattoo, so I wanted the back to be thin not to annoy be when typing, writing, etc....

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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2009 03:29:25 AM »

KNITTED?  Shocked I never thought you could knit metal wire! I must! try that Smiley You just added the beads as you went along?

And you did great on choosing the colours and different beads too, I also like the way it is only a full chunky bracelet at the front.
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2009 03:39:24 AM »

KNITTED?  Shocked I never thought you could knit metal wire! I must! try that Smiley You just added the beads as you went along? 

Neither did I, but then I googled it and yes, you can... it is just harder and more irregular than using thread! (my hands were aching and my nails suffered some damage!)
Actually I had to add all the beads to my wire before knitting, because once it's cast on, it is all closed... so in theory you thread a lot of beads randomly, then cast on, then knit slipping one bead between the stitches when you want.
I actually miscalculated how many beads I would need, so I had to unroll quite a bit of wire (thankfully I estimated this well), cut it apart from the big roll, add many more beads, then fix it on the roll again and roll it up (to avoid a big tangled mess) and sliding the beads near the knitted part, then resume knitting.

This cuff came out very wide and it's only 10 stitches cast on, if I were to make presents of it I would probably do half this width so it would be even faster to make... 
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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2009 08:02:15 AM »

This is gorgeous! Never would have know you could do that...

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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2009 04:38:28 AM »

Could you make this with a knitting loom? Ooh, I have one of those knitting dollies (is that what you call them?) where the finished product is a woven tube... Would that work? I so have to try now. But I need to go to bed... It's Monday tomorrow. Nooo!
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2009 07:30:19 PM »

Great job!! Did you think it was easier to cast on without the bar the other jewelry maker used?? They both look very nice, so wondering which one I should try?
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2009 10:47:54 PM »

By the way, I did try the kitting dolly: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=327330.0
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