A part of Operation: Use Up Stash
The I-cord Necklace. Just a simple little project to use up a small bit of stash yarn not suitable for any substantial purpose. This necklace literally takes minutes, depending on how long you want your necklace.
I based this on a free pattern available on Ravelry posted by Teresa Dair. I didn’t have the same material, so used a natural fiber (mohair?) yarn I had left over from a project long ago.
If you need to learn how to make an i-cord, or just need a refresher, Judy Graham has a good tutorial on YouTube. Judy says you have to use dpn for this technique, but I’ve used a circular needle when I didn’t have dpns on hand. In any case, the technique’s quite easy once you get the hang of it.
The other mod I made was to add beads. Funny story about these beads…well, maybe not that funny. I bought an entry way table through a local Craigslist-like website, and the previous owner left a pill bottle’s worth of tiny white beads in the drawer. The beads were SO tiny, I wasn’t sure if I’d ever find a use for them, but they JUST fit on this mohair. Serendipity, I guess.
If you want to add beads to the necklace, string the desired amount of beads onto yarn BEFORE you begin. When you want to add a bead to a stitch, simply pull a bead up and continue knitting.