Accessorize Me Monday – Knit Jewelry Takes Center Stage
Knitting fashion and stylish accents, such as jewelry, can be fast, fulfilling and result in some insanely fashionable accessories. If you’re not sure what kind of jewelry knitting project to try we’ve got you covered. Here are a few of my favorite knit jewelry accessories, from the whimsical and complex to the easy and bold.
Photo credit: Pearls
Bracelets are a great place to start knitting jewelry. The patterns are simple and lend themselves to a wide variety of yarn weights. I think bracelets are a great way to use up excess material without braving a new dye lot. This free knitting pattern from Lion Brand Yarn uses a simple seed stitch, although you can change up the stitch, yarn and color for limitless combinations. The bangle is a classic accessory that won’t be going out of style anytime soon, so you’ll get plenty of wear out of a knit bracelet.
Photo Credit: Katie Carlson
These knit earrings from etsy seller Katie Carlson are an amazing example of how a delicious color and simple stitch can make amazing accessories. This shop is full of appealing combinations of this basic design. If you’re looking for a DIY version try this berry trapezoid earrings knitting pattern from Ravelry’s Linda Wilgus. I almost like them a bit better without the berries and might try adding beads for a little glamour.
Photo Credit: Imperial Yarn
If you’re looking for a statement piece in record time, this ring is it. Sporting a stack of felted knit squares on a simple square base, Leigh Radford’s cocktail ring design is truly inspired. I suggest sticking with the same yarn weight for each square, but letting your imagination run wild when it comes to color choice. I can’t wait to make one in a cool turquoise pallet to rock as the ultimate home-grown accessory.
Photo Credit: Hannah Haworth
Brooches are extremely versatile accessories, and there are tons of patterns out there for fun knit ones. I like this free pattern from Ravelry user Hannah Haworth because it’s so straightforward and looks beautiful. While the pattern is free it isn’t extremely detailed, so you might have to play with gauge a bit to get it just right.
Photo Credit: evahandmade
Finally we come to my favorite knit accessory, the knit necklace. Knit necklaces are dramatic and beautiful, and I’m in love with this chunky piece made of braided knit rope from etsy shop owner evahandmade. Its casual elegance makes me want to lounge on a yacht off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. It’s a great example of a design that doesn’t involve knitting jewelry wire or crocheting most of the project.
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