Knitting is an enjoyable and relaxing pastime that is making a huge comeback in popularity. Even celebrities and some men are enjoying making their own knit fashions. Knit jewelry is making its way onto the scene and you can make your own in no time with this free pattern for a knitted ring. A simple string of i-cord adorned with colorful seed beads will add a touch of homemade glamour to any outfit. When you receive compliments on your new knitted jewelry you can reply “I made it myself” and bask in the joy of knowing that you created your own DIY ring.
You will need:
Small amount of lace weight yarn
2 double pointed needles US size 5
Needle for weaving in ends and connecting
Clear thread and coordinating seed beads (optional)
This pattern uses plain i-cord to create a comfortable and beautiful band. Here are simple instructions for i-cord if you are rusty or haven’t learned how yet.
To knit in i-cord simply knit the number of stitches you have cast on. Do not turn work at the end of the row. Move your stitches to the other side of the double pointed needle. Carrying the working yarn across the back, knit the first stitch on the needle which will be the last stitch you just knit before sliding the stitches over. Your i-cord will begin to look like a rope or a closed tube.
Knit the Ring
Cast on 3 stitches leaving at least a 3″ tail. Do not turn work and being working in i-cord.
You will continue knitting in i-cord until your strip is long enough to comfortably fit around the finger you would like to wear your new knitted ring on, about ____”. Bind off the three stitches. Using the 3″ tail you left when casting on, stitch the ends of the ring together. You will now have a homemade ring that fits your finger.
Add the Beads
To add a little sparkle and shine to your new knitted ring, you can now add some seed beads in a coordinating color of your choice. This is also a good way to help cover up any small blemishes you may have made when closing the knit ring.
Bring the needle up through the inside of the ring. Thread a seed bead over the needle and down the clear thread until it rests comfortably on the ring. Insert your needle very close to where you bought it up through the fabric and pull firmly. Continue in this manner until you have created a design that pleases you. You can create a simple row of seed beads across the top of the knit ring or you can cluster them and have them appear like a stone. The options are endless. Be sure to weave in all loose ends of yarn and to fasten off your clear thread when you are done beading.
Once you have completed you new knitted jewelry, wear it with pride and let everyone know that you made it yourself.