Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Now for something completely different...

For  my Craft Book Challenge no. 2 of February, I tried something completely different.  Ladies and ... erm... ladies, let me introduce to you - knitting with wire!


OK, so you're sitting there thinking "big deal, like we haven't seen this before", but I hadn't!  I went to a craft show back in November where one of the stalls was demonstrating knitting with wire.  I was entranced.  I bought some wire and beads and thought I'd get started straight away.  Then I forgot about it.  On a trip to HobbyCraft, perusing the after-Christmas sale section I found the book Wire Knits by Heather Kingsley-Heath.  I snapped it up and finally got to work on a bracelet.  Wow, did that knit up quick!  It's pretty much like knitting with yarn, the only difference is that you have to place the wire round the needle and nudge the stitch off the end.  Oh, and you can't wrap the wire round your hand unless you want to cut it in half! 

It's quite hard to keep it neat, especially at the edges, but a little tugging and stretching works wonders.

You will definitely be seeing more of these from me!

I'm linking up to Liesl's Craft Book Challenge.


10 comments:

Kandi said...

It's wonderful, well done! I bet it was a fiddle to do, but it looks really effective.
Kandi x

Sandra :) said...

Sweet! The first time I saw this done I was with Nancy at her kitchen table and she "crocheted beads" - I couldn't believe my eyes! It's such a pretty craft!

Joysze said...

Ooooh NICE!!! I love it.

lieslmade said...

That is so pretty!
I can hardly knit with yarn let alone with wire!

Katherine said...

Well done, Wendy! This is really lovely. If it makes you feel any better, I've yet to try knitting with wire, so you're waaaaaay ahead of me.

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

Wow that looks fab! Knitting with wire is something I've always wanted to try too.

Now you've reminded me that I'd better do something about the Craft Book Challenge, whoops!

Little Treasures said...

Hi there Wendy! First of all thank you for dropping by at my place with such a sweet comment! Second, I love your place! I was immediately drawn to it by the name you chose for your blog and after browsing through your numerous projects I might say you do an amazing job out of your crafting!!
Will visit again!
Best,
Maya

Jamie said...

What a cute idea. I'm your newest follower. Be sure to stop by my blog Monday and add your project to the More The Merrier Monday Link Party.

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Nancy Lee said...

Crochet with wire is soooo easy and less fiddly than knitting with it, although you have inspired me to try it! Very pretty and your Buttercup Bag is way cool too.

Amie {Kitty Cats and Airplanes} said...

This is sooo cool! I really want to try this! The bracelet is fantastic, great work.