Watermelon Sugar Necklace by Maddie Harvey

Watermelon Sugar Necklace

June 2021
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch on smaller needles
US 11 - 8.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
66 - 109 yards (60 - 100 m)
One Size (customisable - see below)
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Have you got lots of yarn scraps lying around doing nothing, but you don’t fancy making a blanket or a shawl? Or maybe you’re looking for a fun and quick project that gives you a chance to experiment with knitting techniques? Either way, the Watermelon Sugar Necklace is perfect for you!

If you’re ever too hot for knitwear, but you’d still like to wear something handmade, then a knitted necklace is a great way to wear your handknits without feeling too hot, making them fantastic for summer.

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The pattern includes written instructions, photographs, a schematic full instructions on organising your yarn, and it has been professionally tech edited.

The foundation i-cord is created with the larger needles and Wool And The Gang Mixtape yarn. Stitches are then picked up along the i-cord and short rows worked to create the wedges of the main necklace piece. The necklace is finished with either a plain i-cord cast off or a fun bobble cast off.

Foundation i-cord: 15g of Mixtape Yarn in Jog Grey
Main Necklace: 25g in total of yarn at an aran weight thickness (see below)

Pink/Orange/Burgundy sample used 4 “colours/yarns” with strands held together at approximately an aran weight thickness as follows below:
Yarn A (pink top wide stripe – approx. 4m / 4 g in total): 2 strands of 4ply/fingering-weight held together with 1 strand of lace-weight
Yarn B (blue between wide stripes & i-cord edging – approx. 13m / 9g in total): 1 strand of DK held together with 1 strand of 4ply/fingering-weight
Yarn C (orange middle wide stripe – approx. 7m / 6g in total):1 strand of sport-weight held together with 1 strand of 4ply/fingering-weight & 1 strand of lace-weight
Yarn D (burgundy bottom wide stripe – approx. 9m / 6g in total): 2 strands of 4ply/fingering-weight held together with 1 strand of lace-weight

8 mm / US 11 straight or circular needle (any length) for foundation i-cord
5 mm / US 8 straight or circular needle (any length) One lockable stitch marker or safety pin
Clasp (optional - one featured is from Wool And The Gang)
Small screwdriver to attach clasp (optional)
Embellishments (optional - interesting buttons, patches or hand embroidery)

The pattern gives a variety of instructions on how to customise the shape and size of the necklace.