Monday, 12 January 2009

You've Got To Knit A Bangle Or Two....

I love wool bangles, wool wrist cuffs, fabric cuffs - there is something earthy about draping textures and fibres around yourself.

Using wool around a plastic bangle is a good way to have that chunky bangle look too - and a super method of upcycling any old plastic bangles that have served their purpose in their fashion life.

One of the problems with making these bangles though is that unless you get the tension and pattern just right, the wool can feel a bit "baggy" and not sit close enough to the bangle. However there is a way to ensure you get a tight fit - a little bit of felting.



I knitted these bangles using pure merino wools, then when finished and attached to the bangle, did a little bit of machine felting. They are now super soft and the wool sits really close to the bangle too. I have a lovely lilac wool in my stash that I think will be perfect for the next bangle too...

10 comments:

Craft Matters said...

Great idea! I'm off to look for old plastic bangles..

Glamglass said...

They are really fab!! Love em!

Suzanne Vaughan said...

These are great!!!

Izabela said...

they are lovely! I really like that you knitted a patterned ones, it gives them a look! ;)

x

Gill said...

They look great and I bet they're really comfy to wear!

Lin said...

They are great! I have never tried bangle knitting before.

LornaSmithStudio said...

lovely simple idea...

Just thought I would let you know that I am having a blog giveaway of a pair of my gloves...hope to see you there!
Hope you have a lovely Thursday.
Love L X

Primrose Corner said...

That's a lovely idea. Look really good and I bet they feel great.

Apryl said...

fantastic idea... they look lovely!

Buffy said...

What a great idea! they look really cool!

*scutters off to DD's jewellery box*

:D

Have a great week end,
~Buffy x x