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 loveknitting.com
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
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!