Three Wire Necklaces by Annie Modesitt
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Three Wire Necklaces

January 2003
Aran (8 wpi) ?
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
5.0 mm (H)
Knitted wire section measures anywhere from ¼" (6 mm) wide and 15" (38 cm) long at outer edge
This pattern is available from for $4.55.

Pattern Description from Interweave Online Store: “Three unusual knitted necklaces, combining glass beads, colored wire, and just a bit of yarn or ribbon. The wire, prestrung with beads, is used as the knitting-yarn and the beads are slipped into place as required. The necklaces are shaped after the knitting is completed.”

Finished Size: Knitted wire section measures anywhere from ¼“ (6 mm) wide and 15” (38 cm) long at outer edge.


  • Berroco Zen (60% nylon, 40% cotton): #8115 Tokyo rose (variegated pink/peach).
  • Ribbon Midori Organdy 3” (7.5-cm) Ribbon (100% nylon; 55 yd (50 m)/roll): #ORO98 Robin’s egg blue; #8343 Midori green
  • Trendsetter Aquarius (78% polyester, 22% cotton): #812 sunflower (green and bronze variegated).

Yarn weight: #4 - Medium

Wire: 26-gauge Artistic Wire (available at bead and craft stores).

Gauge: Specific gauge is not important. The finished size depends on stretching during the finishing process.

Needles: Size 8 (5 mm) or 9 (5.5 mm): Straight.

Beads: 6-mm beads; 8-mm round cat’s eye beads.

Notions: Tapestry needle; needle-nose pliers; clear nail polish; jewelry clasp (available at craft and bead stores); sewing thread, size H/8 crochet hook.

Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Summer 2003