Knitting jewellery is a wonderful way to express your love for knitting. And whats more, these small and delicate projects make for fabulous presents.
It really is not difficult at all to knit with wire. Especially if you are using the inexpensive, often coated copper craft wire. It is available in many colours and is very soft and easy to work with. If you decide to work with .925 silver, you will be rewarded with a luxurious piece of jewellery. Thin silver wire is great to work with too. Make sure to purchase soft wire, as silver wire comes in varying degrees of hardness. If you do not mind putting in some effort, you can use wire with a diameter of 0.4 mm (26 ga). You will need to help every single stitch onto the needle with a crochet hook, but your jewellery will look very professional and last forever!
The earrings shown in the images are worked with 26, 28 and 32 gauge respectively, seen from left to right. The wider bracelet in the pictures features 32-gauge silver wire, while the slimmer bracelet is worked with the thicker 26-gauge silver wire.
Have fun experimenting with the new material and wear those badges for the love of knitting with pride!
My name is Jana Huck. I live in Luebeck, Germany. I started knitting when I searched for something that I still could do while being sick and it has become a passion. I almost started designing right ...
My name is Jana Huck. I live in Luebeck, Germany. I started knitting when I searched for something that I still could do while being sick and it has become a passion. I almost started designing right from the beginning as I had no patience for following directions. I always need a challenge when I knit. I love to have an idea and to think: Yes, this would be nice but it is impossible to do. Then I find a way to do it. Whenever I see hand-knitted items, I try to figure out in my head how they were knit. Of course, there are many, many knitwear designers that I admire and to relax, I now love to work from their patterns.
I feel that it is very fulfilling to write down my ideas and share them with other knitters. Hooray for the internet which is making this so easy!
I have been knitting for a few years now. I am still in awe by the many possibilities. I definitely do not knit fast enough. ;)