July 4, 2009
Designed by Alyssa Kabel
Yarn: 1 skein of Debbie Bliss Pure Silk (100% Silk, 137 yards).
Other Materials: 1 small button for closure, less than ½” in diameter
Needles: #2 32” addi turbo lace needle (Recommended for the extra pointy tip that is helpful when knitting re-cast on stitches.) The 24″ length is a little too bunched. 40″ would also work.
Gauge: N/A. The most important factor in this project is that the material is knit densely.
Note: This pattern can easily be repeated to increase the number of strands.
CO: Cast on K: Knit P: Purl BO: Bind Off YO: Yarn over
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together
KFBF: Knit stitch leaving it on the left needle, knit into the back loop of this stitch, do not slip the stitch off, knit into the front of the stitch again and slide all three off together.
BO: Bind Off YO: Yarn over P3tog: purl 3 sts together
CO 210 sts evenly.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: K5 *bind off 8 sts, K2* repeat between *’s. End row with K7
Row 3: K7 *cast on 8 sts, K2* repeat between *’s. End row with K5.
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: Bind off stitches until one stitch remains.
Row 6: Cast on 114. (115 sts total)
Row 7: K1 *YO, K2tog* Repeat between *’s. End row with K2.
Row 8: Knit
Row 9: Bind off stitches until one stitch remains.
Row 10: Cast on 144 sts (145 sts)
Row 11: Knit row.
Row 12: Repeat Row 9
Row 13: Cast on 134 sts (135 sts)
Row 14: Knit one row.
Row 15: Repeat Row 9
Row 16: Cast on 124 sts (125 sts)
Row 17: K1 *Kfbf, turn, p3tog, turn, knit bobbled stitch, K3* Repeat between *’s. End row with K5.
Row 18: Bind off in the purl stitch.
Pick up 4 at either end of necklace.
Knit 2 rows.
Next row: K1 st, BO 2 sts, K1.
Next row: K1, CO 2 sts, K1.
Knit 1 row even. Bind off.
Work all ends in.
Sew button on opposite end of closure.
Immerse necklace completely in water, soak for a minute or two. Wrap necklace in towel and squeeze excess water out. Lay flat to dry. Pull “O’s” from the first strand of the necklace open. For the bobble strand, give each bobble a tug so they stand out. Allow time to dry.