Saturday, 17 January 2009

Knitted Bangle Turorial

Knitted bangles are a great way of combining wool and plastic bangles - charity shops usually have some bangle bargains or check out the sales in any of the accessory shops.

Firstly gather your ingredients - bangle, wool and knitting needles.

(I used 4.5mm needles and a pure double knitting wool, but select whatever needles suit the wool you are using)

Then measure your bangle

and cast on the amount of stitches that will stretch to the same measurement
(my bangle was 10" and I cast on 35 stitches, so that the wool would sit very tight around the bangle)

Then knit away! Use whatever stitch you like (I've used stocking stitch here, knit one row, purl a row etc, but have also used ribbing, seed stitch - they all look good!) Knit until your piece will wrap around the bangle - either stretch it around whilst still on the needle or measure the bangle and knit your piece to match.

Cast off once you get to the right size - don't worry if your piece is curled at the edges, you can block it to flatten it out (see here for blocking techniques).I knitted 8 rows for my bangle.

Now for the sewing! Wrap your knitted piece around the bangle and sew up the seams - once you've finished sewing the wool piece will be able to be swivelled, so you can move the seams so that they sit inside the bangle.

And voila! Your bangle is done!

And you can also keep redoing them - bored of the colour? Simply snip off the wool and knit another colour. And a quick handwash keeps them fresh too.


Izabela said...

great tutorial Cloud, I may have to try as you shared the recipe for it ;]

incywincy said...

Brilliant! ... I will definitely give it a go. Thanks Cloud ;)

Buffy said...

Ah and a tutorial!

I found some bangles now I can knit the knit!

Thanks for sharing
~Buffy x x

Alexandra said...

Thank you for this great tutorial. I have some yarn that I could only afford a ball of, and this is ideal for it.

Primrose Corner said...

Thank you for the tutorial. I love the idea of a knitted bangle.... just a thought but do you think you could bead it ? Might try that at some point soon.

cloudhopping said...

Yes definitely you could bead it! That would look really effective too.

Lazy Daisy Glass said...

I like this tutorial - simple but very effective. You then add your own embellishments to jazz it up.

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