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Home : Patterns : Coral Necklace
 

Free Knitting Pattern: Coral Necklace

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Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: L10033
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

About 22 in. (56 cm) circumference



CORRECTIONS: (applied Mar 31, 2014)
Coral # 3 (make 2)
Cast on 3 sts and work knitted cord as follows:
Rows 1-4: Knit.
Row 25: Kfb in each st.
Turn.
Row 36: Purl Row 47: Ssk, k2, k2tog.
Row 5-128-15: Knit.
Row 1316: Using thumb loop method, cast on 4 sts (photos #3 & 4). Turn.
Row 1417: Bind off 3 sts, bring yarn between needles, sl remaining st to left needle (see photo #5).
Row 1518: Knit 3, k2tog. Slide sts to other end of needle to continue working knitted cord.
Row 1619: Knit.
Bind off.

The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
 
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This nature-inspired necklace was designed for us by Kim Hamlin.

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Wool-Ease®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 620-188: Wool-Ease Yarn: Paprika
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Natural Heather Fisherman Ranch Red Blush Heather Blue Heather Navy Denim Blue Mist
Seaspray Mink Brown Cocoa Cranberry Dark Rose Heather Rose Heather Grey Heather Oxford Grey
Black Mustard Blossom Eggplant Gold Sage Avocado Chestnut Heather
Forest Green Heather Paprika Denim Twist Pumpkin Wood Multi White/Multi Wheat Mushroom
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*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
  • Glitter/Multi-colors: 78% acrylic, 19% wool, 3% polyester
  • Frosts: 70% acrylic, 20% wool, 10% polyamide
  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Frosts: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
Prints: 2.5 oz/70g; 162 yd/146m balls

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  620-188 Wool-Ease Yarn: Paprika
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$ 4.69  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
Double pointed knitting needles size 2 (2.75 mm), set of 5

JEWELRY MAKING SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS
7 eye pins, each 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) long
Lobster claw clasp set
2 jump rings
2 lengths of gold chain, each 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm)
Jewelry wire cutter
Needle nose pliers for jewelry making

 

Coral Necklace

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®

GAUGE:

Exact gauge is not essential to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

Knitted CordWork with 2 double pointed needles, cast on the number of sts specified in the pattern. Knit across the cast-on sts. Do not turn work. *Slide sts to other end of needle and knit them, pulling yarn tightly across the back of the work, (do not turn work); rep from * to make knitted cord.

kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then knit through back of same st - 1 st increased.


 

CORALS
Coral #1 (make 3)

Cast on 4 sts.
Follow instructions for knitted cord to work as follows:
Rows 1-4: Knit.
Row 5:Using thumb loop method (photos #3 & 4), cast on 4 sts. Turn.

 

 

 

Row 6: Bind off 3 sts, bring yarn between needles, sl remaining st to left needle (see photo #5).

 

 

Row 7: Knit 3, k2tog. Slide sts to other end of needle to continue working knitted cord.
Rows 8-10: Knit, sliding sts to other end of needle and the end of every row.
Bind off.

Coral #2 (make 2)
First Section

Work Rows 1-10 of Coral #1, cut yarn and set pieces aside.
Second Section
On a separate double pointed needle, cast on 10 sts.
Row 1:Bind off 5 sts, bring yarn between needles, sl remaining st to left needle. (see photo #4).

 

 

Row 2: K3, k2tog. Slide sts to other end of needle to continue working knitted cord, and continue to slide sts to other end of needle at the end of every row.
Rows 3-7: Knit.
Row 8: (Kfb, k1) twice.
Rows 9-12: Knit.
Row 13: With WS together, hold in one hand the needle with sts of First Section and the needle with sts of Second Section. With a 3rd needle, knit tog 1 st from each needle, *knit tog 1 st from each needle, pass first st worked over 2nd to bind off, repeat from * until all sts of First Section have been bound off. Knit to end of row.
Row 14: K4, k2tog. Slide sts to other end of needle to continue working knitted cord, and continue to slide sts to other end of needle at the end of every row.
Rows 15-18: Knit.
Bind off.

Coral # 3 (make 2)
Cast on 3 sts and work knitted cord as follows:
Rows 1-4: Knit.
Row 5: Kfb in each st. Turn.
Row 6: Purl
Row 7: Ssk, k2, k2tog.
Row 8-15: Knit
Row 16: Using thumb loop method, cast on 4 sts (photos #3 & 4). Turn.
Row 17: Bind off 3 sts, bring yarn between needles, sl remaining st to left needle (see photo #5).
Row 18: Knit 3, k2tog. Slide sts to other end of needle to continue working knitted cord.
Row 19: Knit.
Bind off.

FINISHING
Weave in yarn ends.
Insert an eye pin through center of each piece of Coral.
With wire cutters, trim eye pin, leaving about 1/4 in. (6 mm) of wire above Coral. (photo #6)

 

 

Bend wire over needle nose pliers to create a right angle (photo #7), then bend wire into a loop (photo #8). Leave loop open slightly, in order to connect to other Corals.

 

 

 

Link Corals together (photo #9), in the following order: 2, 3, 1, 1, 2, 1, 3, using pliers to close the wire loops.

 

 

In same way, connect one length of chain to each open end of joined Corals.
Use jump rings to attach clasp set to each end of chain.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)  


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