Knit Today Magazine - - Notebook -

Be bold! Throw on this mega chunky, ul­tra light chain – it won‘t weigh you down but it‘ll cer­tainly get you no­ticed. Make it as short or as long as you like. Yarn 1 x 100g hank of Manos del Uruguay Max­ima in shade High­lighter (M2060). At the time of writ­ing, this shade was not avail­able in the UK. A good al­ter­na­tive is Red Heart Lisa, in shade Neon Yel­low (8232) Nee­dles & ac­ces­sories 1 pair of 4mm (UK 8, US nee­dles Ta­pes­try Manos del Uruguay Max­ima Worsted weight 100% ex­trafine merino 100g/200m (218yds) Hand wash £14 per 100g hank from Other shades avail­able in the UK from loveknit­

Red Heart (8232) DK weight 100% acrylic 50g/133m (145yds) Ma­chine wash 95p per 100g ball 22 sts and 30 rows to 10cm or 4in over stock­ing stitch us­ing 4mm nee­dles. Fin­ished size: Ad­justable. Our neck­lace was about 1m in cir­cum­fer­ence and used 18 chain links. For a chain that doesn’t twist when it hangs you’ll need to use an even num­ber of links.

Us­ing 4mm nee­dles cast on 35 stitches us­ing the thumb method (p91).

Row 1 Row 2



(WS): Purl. (RS): Knit.



in shade Neon Yel­low

last two




rows once


Row 5 (WS): Cast off knit­wise us­ing the sim­ple cast off. Leave your yarn ends un­wo­ven for fin­ish­ing later. We used the clip­pings from our yarn fringe for the key ring.

ends to make the

MAKING UP The small pieces of fab­ric you have made will nat­u­rally curl to­gether to show the ‘wrong’ (purl) sides on the out­side as a kind of tube. Your fin­ished chain uses this as the outer edge, so don’t press your fin­ished pieces to pre­vent this curl­ing from hap­pen­ing.

1. For your first link, hold the two short ends of the fab­ric to­gether with the ‘wrong’ (purl) sides to­gether, and stitch them to­gether us­ing one of your yarn ends from the cast on or cast off. 2. Weave in the re­main­ing yarn end, fas­ten off and clip both yarn ends.

3. Turn the link the other way out, the ‘wrong’ (purl) side is show­ing.

4. For the next, and all but fi­nal link, do the same thing, but make sure you’ve passed your loop around the pre­vi­ous link first, so that the two are con­nected.

5. For your fi­nal link, loop through both the first and last links you’ve made, to join them to­gether, and then fin­ish it as be­fore to com­plete the neck­lace.

6. Wrap it around your out from the crowd!

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