Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Knitted Leaf Necklace

Make this knitted leaf necklace nice and long to accessorize your long tunics and leggings. Or double the yarn and bump up the needle size and knit this up as a belt!

Approximately 40” long

1 Ball BERROCO SUEDE DELUXE (50 grs), #3904 Hopalong Gold
2 Double pointed knitting needles, size 6

There are no gauge requirements for this necklace

With double pointed needles, cast on 2 sts and work I-Cord as follows:
** Row 1: * K2, do not turn work. Slide sts to beg of needle to work next row from RS. Rep from * for 2”.
Leaf: Row 1 (RS): K1, yo, k1 – 3 sts. Turn.
Row 2: K1, (k1, yo, k1, yo, k1) all in yo, k1 – 7 sts. Knit 8 rows.
Dec Row (RS): SSK, k to last 2 sts, k2 tog – 5 sts. Knit 1 row. Rep the last 2 rows once more – 3 sts.
Next Row (RS): SSK, k1 – 2 sts. Rep from ** 11 times more – 12 leaves. On last leaf, work Next Row as sl 1, k2 tog, psso – 1 st. Fasten off.

Sew cast-on edge of first section of I-Cord to base of first leaf forming a loop. Draw last leaf through loop to fasten. More leaves may be pulled through loop to adjust length of necklace.

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