I have to admit when I first started seeing ribbons, sari silks and other fibers in jewelry I didn’t really care for the look. But, like with so many trends, these things tend to grow on you.
Now I’ve gone completely over the bend, using a tool intended for knitting yarn cords in my jewelry!
One thing that’s interesting about this style is the contrast between the soft fibers and the hard metal findings. It’s also unusual and unexpected, and then there’s all that texture, which I love.
Of course, if you don’t care for the fibers you can still trying knitting with wire.
That’s really fun, and the results are SO different.
By the way, in the video I mention that I had trouble with knitting strips of sari silk. While I was putting away the materials from this video I decided to give it one more try.
I turns out that the piece I was working with was more stiff and the fabric was thicker than most of the other strips, hence my problems. Knitting with soft, supple, lightweight sari strips isn’t hard at all! And the results are beautiful. Definitely worth a try.
Tools and Materials:
- Clover wonder knitter
- Recycled sari silk ribbon
- Silk ribbon (I was sent the silk ribbons used in this video by the folks at Thread Nanny. The sets I received: 4mm ribbons and 7mm ribbons. All opinions expressed are my own.)
- 26 gauge craft wire
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
Watch the How to Use Knitting to Make Jewelry-Wonder Knitter Tool Tutorial video at YouTube.