Pirra is a stylish necklace that can be knit within a few hours, making this a perfect gift or last minute accessory. It is also a terrific way to use some of your favourite left over yarns. The pattern features colour blocking of two contrasting colours, with a third colour used to wrap the necklace. Pirra is an Australian Aboriginal word meaning moon. The circle and crescent shapes in this necklace remind me of the full and waxing/waning moon.
This pattern is suitable for a beginner, the fiddly part is the construction/joining the pieces together. I have included a step by step photo tutorial in the pattern to guide you through.
Outer circumference: 27”/69cm
Inner circumference: 21.5”/55cm
Yarn: Main Colour (MC) 25 yards/23m 4ply/fingering weight yarn
Contrast Colour A (CCA) 10 yards/ 9m 4ply/fingering weight yarn
Contrast Colour B (CCB) 2 yards/ 1.8m 4ply/fingering weight yarn
Sample shown in:
Quince and co, Finch: 4ply/fingering weight yarn, (pure wool, 221 yards/202 m)
MC: Iceland, CCA: Carrie’s Yellow
Cascade Yarns: Heritage silk, 4ply/fingering weight yarn (Merino/silk, 437 yards (400 meters) CCB: (5618) Snow
Needles: 3mm/US 2.5 dpns or short circulars
Notions: Tapestry needle to weave in ends.
Follow this pattern with a heavier weight yarn and corresponding larger needle size for a chunkier version of Pirra. The pink version has been knit with DK weight, see the project page here for notes.