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A Cuff with a Twist (of wire)

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : A Cuff with a Twist (of wire)
A Cuff with a Twist (of wire)
A Cuff with a Twist (of wire)
A Cuff with a Twist (of wire)
A Cuff with a Twist (of wire)
A Cuff with a Twist (of wire)

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit and purl
  • increase
  • slip stitches
  • wire working

Pattern Description:

This cuff bracelet draws its inspiration from someone I saw while riding on BART, once upon a time. He was a gentleman of a rather crunchy persuasion, and had a spiral of wire woven into the side of his chunky crocheted hat. I loved this little detail, so shortly after, I installed a wire spiral in a hat of my own, which remains one of my favorite accessories. In the back of my mind, though, I kept thinking about how cool it would be if the spiral were not just decorative, but actually served a purpose. Here, a hammered copper wire spiral functions as a no-sew alternative to a button in this easy-to-make seed stitch cuff. You will need only a tiny bit of a skein of sock yarn, so it's a great way to use up leftover yarn.

Gauge:

17 sts and 28 rows = 2 inches in seed stitch

Gauge is not critical in this project, as the length and width can be adjusted. Use larger or smaller needles as needed to give you a gauge you like.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Length: 9.5 inches, excluding I-cord loop
  • Width: 2 inches

Materials:

  • 1 set US #1/2.25mm double-point needles
  • safety pin or split-ring stitch marker
  • yarn needle

You Will Also Need:

  • 10 inches of 14 gauge copper wire (or similar)
  • round-nose pliers
  • ball-peen hammer (optional)
  • bench block (optional)
  • doming block (optional)

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

a small amount of superwash wool sock yarn
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I live on an orange ranch with my husband and small daughter. Keeping a toddler happy is a full-time job, but I still manage to squeeze in some time to knit or draw or sew while she's asleep. Even ...

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