An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Necklace, 9 Around
The pattern is from Christa Kohlbauer. Because it has a 9 bead circumference, I could use a press stud to close it, to make a short necklace:
I learnt a lot about tension while I was working this. My phone rang, and as I talked to a friend, I looked at the rope, and realised that some of it was distorted. I unraveled it and worked it again, being careful not to pull the work too tight. With a rope bigger than 6 beads, there's a space in the middle of the rope, so it's easy to pull it too tight and make it collapse inwards. A light touch is needed!