For a few days, I have had the urge to take out some of my beads and wire and try something out. The idea kept coming back, so finally, I gave in and set my needles down and went in search of the wire and beads.
I used 26 gauge copper wire and beads that I picked at Michaels a couple of months ago and with loom in hand, I started playing. I first threaded all the beads that I wanted to use onto the wire and then I used the single stitch to knit a tube long enough to go around my wrist. I still need to find a "good" way to join the two ends, something along the lines of a clasp but I need to go to my local bead store to find something appropriate.
After completing the first bracelet, I wanted to keep playing so I knitted a 2-stitch I-cord with the beaded wire and made a thinner version.
I am really digging this type of knitting and although I would like to try it on needles, I really don't want to "scrape" my addis with the wire. Have any of you tried knitting with wire? What type of needles do you use?
I didn't write a pattern/guide down for these two bracelets but if anyone is interested (just let me know in the comments), I will be willing (hehehe, anything to try loom knitting with wire) to make a couple of more bracelets and I will post the instructions.
Happy Monday to all!