Thursday, January 5, 2012

Knitted Yarn and Chain Mixed Media Bracelet Tutorials

By on Thursday, January 05, 2012 8 Comments

Image by Transient Expression
I've seen and even featured chain and braided yarn bracelet tutorials before. However Rachel's cool mixed media bracelet tutorial over at Transient Expression requires knitting!

Her clever tutorial shows how to attach the metal chain to the knitting needle with yarn loops thus setting up for the first row of knitting.

You can use any color you wish - think about coordinating with outfits - or even add different color combinations.  Best thing yet, this is a yarn stash busting idea!

Image by Transient Expression
Gina over at Crochet Clouds has a different approach.  Her Anthropologie inspired version is a knitted tube with short lengths of chain.  Her bracelet has no closure as the knitted portion has some give.  Nice touch with the tag charm.

Image by Crochet Cloud
Now those of you who can crochet might be wondering about the crochet version.  So tune in next week for my tutorial on how to crochet on chain!
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Original Post by THE BEADING GEM
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8 comments:

  1. Its like you read my mind..I saw the brc and thought, 'can I crochet that?'....heee

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  2. I have some chain just sitting there waiting for some yarn! thanks, Pearl for the idea.

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  3. How very cool! I don't know how you keep coming up with all these wonderful links!

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  4. I'm passing this on to some of my favorite knit bloggers. I'd love to try the chain one. It looks like fun! Thanks.

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  5. Great tutorials. She read my mind too Divya!

    I was reading something about knitted bracelets this morning and thought that the Beading Gem might have a post about this on the blog!!

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  6. I love the idea of knitting on chain. I am a crocheter at heart, but have been working on my knitting skills. I am gonna pin this to try out next!

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  7. Hey, just wanted to let you know that the link you put up for the other tutorial is not the right one. It's actually this one-

    http://transientexpression.com/marni-inspired-mixed-media-bracelet-tutorial/

    Thank you for the post though, I was so excited when I saw it, and I can't wait to try it out 8)

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  8. Thanks for letting me know, Gracie! I have updated the link. Have fun!

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