Monday, January 17, 2011

Spool knitted chain

Our daughter's First Lego League (FLL) tournament was on Saturday and to kill time between rounds I took my spool knitter and some 28g copper. Spool knitting is a great portable craft and the results are surprisingly good. Some sites with instructions on spool knitting with wire are:

I made the focal piece several months ago with the intention of pairing it with leather, but I was just not loving it. The spool knitted chain is just the right touch. The beads are (of course) Raku with a copper lobster claw closure at the front.

BTW, the kids did really well in the tournament. It was their first time competing and they came in 4th (out of 24) for the Mindstorm Robot mission.

1 comment:

  1. This is really beautiful! I'm fond of pectoral necklaces anyway but the combination of turquoise raku and copper is just great.