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Knitted Silver Anklet

A project where you create a beautiful piece of silver anklet combining knitting and jewelry making arts.


What you need:

Wire Cutters
Needle Nose Pliers
Flat Headed Pliers
28 GA Zebra Wire - Silver covered copper wire for wire wrapping {any kind of
wire will do as long as it is bendable}
Size 3 wooden or metal Double Pointed Knitting Needles
lobster claw
Sterling Plated Chain Medium Wide
Beads
A - 8 4-5mm Blush Potato Pearl Bead
B - 4 3mm Silver Bead
C - 14 4mm Clear Crystal Round Bead
Before you begin it is important to place the beads on the wire prior to beginning to knit. Take care not to tangle or kink the wire as this can cause breakage of the wire.




Instructions

Bead Placement on Wire : 1B 2C 1A 2C 1A 1C 1A 2C 1A 1C 1A 2C 1A 2C 1B

Tie wire in loose knot leaving about 10 -12 inches on one end.

Place knitting needle inside knot.

Cast on 2 additional stitches total 3 stitches including knot.

You have completed the knitting portion of the necklace. Now lets finish the creation.

Cut wire with wire cutters about 8 inches from the end of the last knitted row.

Slip out needle and thread wire through loops creating a loop knot.

Pull wire through and take end of wire and put through new large loop.

Pull tight.

Go back to first end and take the extra wire and place in stitch opposite the knotted stitch and create the same loop knot.

Get knitted portion of the necklace ready for the chain.

Place the following beads onto one of the wires – 1A 1C 1B.

With needle nose pliers create a loop and wrap wire neatly around the loop to secure.

Cut excess and tuck end in.

Repeat on the other side.

Cut link at 15 loops for the adjustable portion of the anklet – Open link on chain and slip loop through and close link.

Repeat on opposite side with a section of 10 loops for the lobster claw.

Open link on chain and attach lobster claw.

Repeat on opposite side with beads or dangles if you wish.

All done!