Sunday, 5 June 2011

Pink Pearls

A few weeks ago I went dress shopping with my younger brother's gf A. (Love her!) I'm going to a wedding this summer, and I refuse to have the dress fiasco happen twice! So off we went to the mall. After finding a really cute dress, I mentioned to another friend that I thought a string of pearls would make the dress perfect! Not that I'm going to buy myself pearls. Maybe fake pearls. Maybe.
But when I saw a necklace named "knit your pearls" mentioned here just a few days later, I figured it was kinda fate. Not that I'm going to wear them with my new dress... And, come to think of it, not that I actually believe in fate...
But why not make them anyways?

As I was making them I had some serious doubt whether or not this was going to be yet another thing that I knit that just sits around, unworn. Let me tell you, I've got a lot of those. But this isn't one of them. I wore it to work last week.

Sure I took it off at about lunch, but that's only cause it was kinda itchy.

I made a few mods to the pattern because if I can avoid sewing I will do so.
What I did:
CO 9 sts
K 6 rows
Separate the 9 sts into 3 groups of 3. For each group of 3 do the following
kbf, k, kbf
make I-cord for desired length
k2tog, k, ssk put onto waste yarn
When all three I-cords are done, put the live sts onto a needle and K8 rows, putting in the button row.
Try it! It's a great way to use up left over from other projects.
(PS - this might remind you of another one of my projects. I like both the finished product and the construction, much better for this one!)


stephchows said...

itchy or not it's cute!! Next time use not so itchy yarn :D

Corrie said...

cute! and you totally should get some pearls- you can borrow mine for your wedding if you want!! :) (um, they're just white though)

Jeanne said...

Well, I don't actually want PINK pearls. I would want white ones. That's just the yarn I used here.
And I'd *love* to borrow your pearls! but I'd seriously worry about losing them... so maybe I shouldn't?

Susan M said...

LOVE your pearl necklace!