Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Use This Easy Knotted Necklace Tutorial for Kumihimo and other Crafted Cords?

By on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 2 Comments

My first thought when I saw this easy knotted necklace tutorial from Lia Griffith?  Use kumihimo for a truly unique piece!  This should be fun for kumihimo fans.  You do have to make a few adaptations.  Instead of burning off the raw ends of typical macrame cords, you will have to use Fraycheck or some other fabric sealant and some sewing to deal with the kumihimo ends.


If you can knit or crochet, you could also make a thin i-cord for the knotted necklace. I recommend using crochet yarn not knitting yarn. You will have to experiment with needle or hook sizes to get the look you want.

Here is the classic knitted i-cord tutorial.  I think it is easier to knit an i-cord than to crochet one. But it is down to which technique you are most comfortable with.



Here is an easy crochet i-cord tutorial which uses an additional needle to help make the process less awkward.



Or you could use any spool or french knitting tool!

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2 comments:

  1. Loom knitting an I-cord is really easy, too. Even if you're not good at knitting or crochet. Isela Phelps's beginners' book has some instructions.

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  2. Yes, knots with thick cords make for statement jewelry! The three knots do not only look better but also lay better, I believe, as light materials/pendants tend to move to the sides (at least this is my experience).

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