Nouveaux by Maria Yarley


April 2011
Lace ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
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A stunning and unique accessory made with that leftover lace weight you can’t figure out what to do with. Pair it with a chiffon scarf belt still hanging in your closet from 2007 or an elegant satin ribbon. This bit of ruffled lace can be worn with a sassy dress, or add some feminine flare to your typical tee and jeans.

Knit up in Knit Picks Shadow, the yarn for this project is not a hefty investment. You can make 4+ necklaces from one skein of each color, making this a great gift knit. It is also a wonderful project for those few extra yards left over from that lace shawl you just finished. The additional materials are also fairly inexpensive. The chiffon scarf can be obtained quite easily with a bit of thrifting, and satin ribbon can be purchased by the spool. The rings pictured in the photo above cost $5 at my local bead store. In total you can make this necklace for about $6-12, depending on your choice of materials.

Required Materials

  • 1 skein each of Knit Picks Shadow in basalt (MC) and foxtrot (SC) heather. Actual yardage used is 160 yds. of basalt and 30 yds. of foxtrot. (440 yds/402m to 50g/1.76 oz. 100% Merino wool.)
  • Set of #4 US or 3.5mm DPNs
  • 6 rings. Be creative. Use anything you find at your local craft or bead store. The inside needs to be about 0.75 to 1 inch in diameter. Closed jump rings of the correct diameter will work just fine.
  • Chiffon scarf about 3-5” wide by at least a yard long, or a yard of wide ribbon with some good drape.