Instructionscast on 18 on red yarn, k2, *p1,k1* 12 times, p2, both sides to desired length. Then finish both ends garter stitch with the eyelash yarn to desired appearance. (If you use provisional cast on it makes the adding the accent to the beginning a bit easier, I just picked up 18 stitches myself)
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Whimsical, Holiday
Kiparoo Farms Glitter yarn and nonspecific Chinese eyelash novelty yarn
What was your inspiration?
Kerry at work sent me an image from the net for something like this - I think I've seen something similar from one of the cheap US yarn companies (Maybe Lion yarns?)
She asked me to make two of these for her daughters for Christmas pictures, and I happened to have three skeins of the Kiparoo yarn stashed, left from an Ebay purchase of a large mohair lot last year.
Personally, I'm so not into any kitsch or holiday nonsense. But Kerry loved them and I got rid of two skeins of yarn I wasn't going to use for anything.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
The only reason I gave the difficulty rating a "two" is that the eyelash yarn is a pain in the youknowhwat to knit - if you slip a stitch, you'll never find it again. I had KnitPro needles with this, and even those were almost too slippery for this. Perhaps doubling over the yarn would make it a tad easier?
I actually have three skeins of the Glitter yarn leftover, one red, two blue. You can find me on Ravelry as 'neulehullu'. They're available in my stash.