As I mentioned earlier, Mary, Michelle and I are going to share three different colors of Tahki Crystal yarn and knit jewelry. The color I’m using is #15. The “yarn” has a silver cast to it and the sequins are a dark blue.
The pattern for the Adele Triple-Strand Necklace calls for a knitted cast on. I dutifully did as directed, however, I didn’t like the result. The loops were inconsistent in size. I thought it looked kind of sloppy and decided to use the long-tail cast on. Mind you, I didn’t attempt to redo the knitting cast on by focusing on stitch consistency,
I ever so carefully wound it into a center pull ball so I would have two ends with which to cast on, rather than estimating the yardage for 240 stitches. Afer I did the first strand of the necklace it became clear to me why the pattern used a knitted cast on. You are binding off one strand and casting on enough stitches for the next strand. This meant that for the next two strands I had to retie the yarn to use the long-tail cast on to keep the necklace looking consistent.
This whole production reminded me of the line from Meet the Robinsons:
sprayed it with water.
So I thought about what I could do to it to make it lay flatter. HAIR SPRAY was the brilliant idea that popped into my head. Look at all the things the hair spray promises, everything I wanted it to do.
Better. May need more hair spray. After all, it is a very humid, rainy day. Even hair spray can only do so much.
I think I’m going to try this design again, but crocheted.