Share


After I’d made my first yarn necklace on the knifty knitter spool loom, I discovered I could get many different looks from it. I made my yarn necklace as a tube so by adding a different pin for closure, the look could be changed according to the style I wanted.

Yarn Necklace with Beaded Pin

Yarn Necklace with Beaded Pin

I started looking through all the pins I’d made or collected over the years and came up with several I could use as a focal point for this necklace.

I supposed it helps that I’ve always been drawn to these colors! If I’d knitted a necklace in red, I might not be able to come up with as many pins to match.

Materials I used for the yarn necklaces

The pin in the first photo features a dichroic glass cabachon which I beaded around to make a pin. The colors seem to perfectly mirror the yarn necklace.

Yarn Necklace with Hand Painted Pin

Yarn Necklace with Hand Painted Pin

The second pin was one I picked up at a craft fair. It’s a hand painted desert scene.

The third is a piece of costume jewelry, probably from about the 1950′s, that was given to me by an aunt to use in some of my jewelry pieces.

One time, when my mom visited her mother and sisters in another state, I asked her to see if they had any old costume jewelry they didn’t want. I thought these would make nice additions to scarves or other hand knitted items and this blue pin sets of the yarn necklace perfectly.

These yarn necklaces are super easy to make. You can use any bits of yarn that go together from your yarn stash and knit one up on a knifty knitter spool loom in a couple of hours. Search through any jewelry you already have or maybe hit some second hand stores or the Goodwill for inspiration. You can probably pick up old jewelry at those places for a couple of dollars and give it a whole newYarn necklace with an antique pin closure

Yarn necklace with an antique pin closure

use in life.

All you need to make one of these yarn necklaces is a Provo Craft Knifty Knitter 4 1/2″X8 1/2″ Spool Loom Set, a hook and the yarn or yarns of your choice.

I can see on my next trip to visit my mom, I’ll be raiding her jewelry box for more yarn necklace ideas!

 

Share