November 2, 2012 in Knitting
This is a simple little bracelet to make. It is very light and works for both adults and children.
I had never made i-cord before and found myself flitting around YouTube the other night. I thought I would give it a try, but didn’t know what to do with it. Then I saw i-cord jewelry!
I used bedspread weight thread and size 3 dpns. You can tell that my tension was not even – I had a hard time keeping it on the needles. But it was a good thing to practice with.
To make the bracelet, stitch two i-cords of equal length, leaving a long tail on each end. Knot the cords together at each end and weave the tails through a button. Knot the tails behind the button and trim. Very easy.
I made mine 7″ long, but that ended up being too short for my own wrist. Plus the thread made the bracelet too delicate for me. So, of course, Morgan ended up with it. It was perfect for her wrist and easily slipped over her hand.
This project can be made with left over yarn when you finish a project. I also though about stitching three of them and braiding them before applying the button. I may try that in the future. I also think it would be a good craft show or fundraiser item. Very quick to make with very little in the way of supplies.
Give it a try and let me know what you think. And do a search for knitted jewelry to see some spectacular i-cord necklaces.