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Silver
03-19-2007, 01:12 PM
This is my first time knitting with wire (or beads), but man I had so much fun with these!

They're knit on size 4s, with 2 wires together, a 28 gauge copper wire and a 32 gauge silver wire, with silver lined glass beads and silver toggle closures.

(Clickie for biggie piccies!)
http://www.cometosilver.com/knit/fos/image/thumb/DSC00525.JPG (http://www.cometosilver.com/knit/albums/fos/DSC00525.JPG)

http://www.cometosilver.com/knit/fos/image/thumb/DSC00526.JPG (http://www.cometosilver.com/knit/albums/fos/DSC00526.JPG)

Jan in CA
03-19-2007, 01:22 PM
:shock: Wow..those are beautiful!!

sara_jayne
03-19-2007, 01:23 PM
So pretty! You sure are brave!!!

hunterjenn
03-19-2007, 01:27 PM
That's awesome! :cheering:

Lieke
03-19-2007, 01:29 PM
:thud: That looks really great.

Godiva337
03-19-2007, 01:30 PM
:muah: So beautiful!!!! :cheering:

KathyinCali
03-19-2007, 01:41 PM
Wow-they are beautiful :cheering:

CarmenIbanez
03-19-2007, 03:00 PM
Those are lovely!

nonny2t
03-19-2007, 03:06 PM
I have never seen anything like it and they are simply gorgeous!

Tamar Dohel
03-19-2007, 03:44 PM
I've seen some woman do this on TV using a crouchet hook. Did you do this with two needles?

Can you teach me or tell me how you learnt? I'd like to make something that pretty too.

Tamar

jeanius80
03-19-2007, 04:22 PM
very pretty silver!..last night i was laying in bed thinking about [what else :shrug: ] knitting, and i thought about doing something similar! i have a bunch of quartz beads and tiny seed beads...now you have me really excited to make one......... :heart: :heart:

Silver
03-19-2007, 04:50 PM
I've seen some woman do this on TV using a crouchet hook. Did you do this with two needles?

Can you teach me or tell me how you learnt? I'd like to make something that pretty too.

Tamar
I used a book called Twist And Loop (http://www.knitpicks.com/books/itemid_30827/books_display.aspx). The set I made is based on one of the patterns in the book, which starts with 9 stitches cast on, and then it's knit in an easy little lace pattern with regular knitting needles. I made some minor changes because I couldn't find the exact same wire or beads though.

It's actually really easy. It's a lot like knitting with yarn, but I recommend getting the book so you can read about the little nuances about knitting with wire.

Thank you everyone for the compliments!! :hug:

auburnchick
03-19-2007, 06:07 PM
Wow! I'm always amazed at how talented everyone is!!

:cheering:

momwolf
03-19-2007, 08:18 PM
Those are beautiful :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :shock: :woot: :woohoo:

jodstr2
03-19-2007, 08:53 PM
:heart: oh wow Silver, that's gorgeous! :heart: :cheering:

psammeadred
03-19-2007, 10:28 PM
That's amazing!

auburnchick
03-20-2007, 12:18 AM
Ok. I could NOT believe this, but when I sat down this afternoon to watch (shhhh...I'm supposed to be studying) my PVR'd episode of Knitty Gritty from today...

Yes, they were doing wire knitting!!!!! Talk about timing!!!!

Here's (http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/shows_dkng/episode/0,2046,DIY_18180_40462,00.html) one link, and here's (http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/pac_ctnt_988/text/0,2829,DIY_24936_57581,00.html?videoid=98839&c=902) another link.

Silver
03-20-2007, 03:36 PM
Ok. I could NOT believe this, but when I sat down this afternoon to watch (shhhh...I'm supposed to be studying) my PVR'd episode of Knitty Gritty from today...

Yes, they were doing wire knitting!!!!! Talk about timing!!!!

And of course I forgot to set my DVR to record it yesterday. Grrrr!

loveswildflowers
03-20-2007, 05:22 PM
Silver, Those are GORGEOUS! You are inspiring!

Andrea
03-20-2007, 06:15 PM
Gorgeous, I love it!!!!!! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Braden
03-20-2007, 10:05 PM
[quote="Silver"]
I used a book called Twist And Loop (http://www.knitpicks.com/books/itemid_30827/books_display.aspx). /[quote]

The one by Annie Moddesite? (sp?) I'm thinking about getting that book. I just might now! :thumbsup: