Tuesday, November 4, 2008
and now for the knitted bracelet
Well that was a nice surprise. I thought that the knitting would be more difficult to manage, but it's actually just as easy as the crochet. You just need to be mindful of keeping your stitches loose. If you work too tightly, you will find it a struggle.
Once again you need to embrace the wiggle! Every now and then you can give your work a little bit of a stretch, just to shape it nicely.
One problem which I did encounter with the knitting is that you need to be careful when turning at the end of each row... it is very easy to over twist the wire, which results in kinks which are difficult to remove... so it's best not to let them occur in the first place.
Here is a side by side comparison of the two. As you can see the crochet results in a heavier, sturdier, more dense weave. The knitting gives a softer, more delicate look. I don't have a preference here, I like the way they both work up.
Click here to see a photo tutorial demonstrating how to make a knitted bracelet
Click here to read my post about the crochet bracelet