Mardi Gras Necklace

Mardi Gras Necklace
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Whether you're just learning to knit or a skilled knitting superhero - you'll love creating this festive Mardi Gras necklace to wear or share! Use our free knitting pattern to make a simple and fun necklace to help you celebrate such a bright and unique holiday. Make up a few (that's how quick and easy they come together) and pass them out at the office or among friends. Add a beautiful brooch or button to really add flair to your necklace. Here's wishing you the king's piece!

Skill level: Beginner

Materials:
50 yards of three different colors or sport to Worsted weight yarn. To make it a Mardi gras necklace use bright green, gold and purple.  Eyelash or other novelty yarns work great for this project.
2 size 7 dpns.
Yarn needle
Large decorative button or pin

Special notes: This project is made with 3 I cords. To make a I cord after you cast on the required stitches  slide the stitches down to the right tip of the needle. DO NOT TURN WORK. Bring the yarn from the back knit the 4 stitches, and repeat

Instructions:

Cord (make 3)
Cast on 4 stitches.
Working I cord for 48 inches then cast off.


Putting it all together:
Once you have all three cords made sew the first 3 ends together. You can either braid the cords or lightly twist them. Sew the other end together and then sew to first end to make a necklace. Add you pin or button, weave in ends and enjoy!

 

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About The Author

Melanie has more than 25 years experience as a Hands-on fiber artist and fiber arts teacher specializing in crochet, knitting, spinning, weaving and tatting. She has taught classes through various yarn stores, Community Education Programs, fiber fairs; as well as in 4-H programs around Idaho. She has been designing her own unique projects and patterns for numerous year and she has spent several years as a pattern tester for many yarn and design companies. You can usually find her working on something or planning her next project.