Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Bangles

An experiment: soft knit bangles inspired by Mimsie's. One was knit flat using Sirdar Harlequin, a discontinued variegated rayon tape and mohair yarn. The short edges were grafted and the long edges allowed to curl under.

Knit bangles

The other was knit in the round using gray Rowan 4-ply, which is a fair stand-in for the original cashmere. The long edges were grafted and the resulting torus lightly stuffed with fiberfill. The fiberfill tends to clump in the knit areas and not in the purl areas, which initially made the top down view of the bangle look a bit like a gel teething bracelet.

Pictured with the bangles are a couple felted balls made from roving, which are easy to make, but tedious to make well – they form in under a minute, but require 7-10 minutes of steady rolling to look their best. Speaking of which, the light tent still needs tweaking, although I'm happy with the way the cables show up.

Overall, I'm undecided about the bangles. What do you think?


ETA: Talk about experimental – have a look at the nekkid knitted chicken that Jessica found.

7 comments:

Bezzie said...

I like the bangles, but I could never wear them. I'm just not a bracelet type of girl.

Suburbaknitsta said...

I love the bangles I would totally wear them as a matter of fact I think I need to make some!! Totally cute ;)

--Deb said...

I think the bangles are great.

Kim said...

The bangles rock (the bracelets that is, not the band). What a great way to use up odd bits of yarn. I've seen felted balls on necklaces too. A Jersey Knitter Jewelry line perhaps?

Nancy said...

I really like the concept of knitted bangles...these would make excellent Hannukah gifts!

Donna Lee said...

I am not a bracelet person but I love the cabled bracelet. It looks great! I have a tattoo bracelet on one hand because I can't stand things on my wrists that get in the way. I can just tolerate my watch...

Deborah said...

Etsy, etsy, etsy!