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« on: April 28, 2006 04:15:57 AM »

I made a felted necklace which I'm pretty happy with.  I used mostly Frog Tree alpaca wool, plus a little left overs which were super wash wool, so they didn't felt as nicely.  I like the effect though, so that's okay.  The icord felted up to abou 1/4", so its not too thick. 





The backs of the circles aren't as nice as the front, so I might put some fabric on the back.  And maybe add a few tiny beads to the circles to dress it up a little.  I'm pretty happy for my first attempt at a necklace.  I think I'll do another, but the circles will be double sides and bigger.
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2006 07:25:31 AM »

that's cute--it would be great if you could post directions....

so how many stitches was the I-cord? what size needles? how'd you make the balls? and I'm guessing you just attatched another length of yarn to the I-cord and knitted out the little branch?

clever!
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2006 07:38:15 AM »

 This is beautiful! I love it! So earthy....
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2006 07:40:25 AM »

That is a great idea and it is so cute!
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2006 08:53:17 AM »

that is really awesome and I like your idea to use beads. If you're willing to post directions, i'd love to see them!
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2006 10:13:42 AM »

this would be an awesome way to use up some of my wool scraps.  (I have a ton of them.)  hmm...  I could always use more accessories   Grin
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2006 05:38:31 AM »

thanks!

The icord was three stitches on a #3 needle.  The circles were made using the small leaf pattern on page 62 of Stitch 'n' Bitch Nation, also #3 needles.  Also, I knit a hole in the icord to slip the necklace through, like a keyhole scarf.  Just increase your icord to 4 stitches, and then knit two icords, 2 stitches wide, with two different pieces of yarn.  When the hole is big enough, join the two icords together and decrease one stitch. 
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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2006 08:17:21 AM »

for crocheters, there's this pattern for a "vine lasso necklace"
http://www.crochetme.com/Feb_Mar_2005/patt_lasso_necklace.html
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