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« on: October 27, 2005 03:15:29 PM »

Has anyone tried this?  Do you have any tips on making this EASY!!!

I just started making a simple garter stitch necklace (I plan to twist it when it is done)

This is about as far as I have gotten, my fingers are sore and I want to give up...but I know this will look AMAZING when it's done.

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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2005 03:31:20 PM »

It will look amazing!
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2005 08:07:47 AM »

that is so cool!!  i wanted to try knitting with wire, but haven't had the time... it looks awesome!  i will definitely check it out now...
thanks for sharing!!!

xox rachel e.
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2005 08:56:07 AM »

I knitted a  bag made of plastic bags recently. When I started it was hard going. I hated it, my fingers were sore, every stitch was an effort. I persisted for a while and then made it my "car project" (the project I keep in my car to do if I'm stuck anywhere). A few months passed and I picked it up again and wizzed through it, I suddenly knew how to streatch the plastic. It still hurt, but my left finger developed a callous, and it wasn't so bad. My frustration with cutting up the plastic bags decreaced too.
In short, knitting with plastic was harder than knitting with Yarn, but I developed a feel for it. I got used to it, which is what I suspect will happen with you and wire too.

I want to try wire. I'm really happy with my plastic bag. I'd like to try other stuff too, like grass etc etc.
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2005 09:28:31 AM »

You've only just begun - don't give up.

I knit the sample for Spun Magazine (see the link below):


It was a bit awkward at first, but once you get the hang of it it's not so bad.  The first one I made is not the best, but the results are worth the trouble.  Once finished, you will want to make a dozen more.  The thing is, it is quite a short project - not like knitting a sweater.

Go on, you can do it!

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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2005 12:19:08 PM »

Do you think wearing thin cotton gloves would help?  They sell them in "industrial shops", I know that my mum used to wear them under rubber gloves when she worked for a school kitchen doing the washing up.

They're thin enough so that they won't interfere with the knitting but thick enough to stop your fingers getting VERY sore?

It might be worth trying.  I plan on starting to knit with wire soon (talk about fancy christmas and birthday presents, wahey!) and this was going to be my plan of action! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2005 12:22:19 PM »

i like to use lubricant like machine oil when i knit or crochet with wire so the friction isn't so bad.  it only helps a little and is really better on the wire than your fingers, but you might try it to see.  you can get machine oil at any craft store or radio shack.
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