These earrings are reminiscent of coral found on the beach,
twisted and airy, with bits of sea life
hanging on. My fictional character, Coralie,
would wear these earrings every day,
but a different combination of yarn and beads for each day of
Short rows create a spiral as you knit. The stainless steel in the
yarn gives body to this very thin yarn. You can choose to use bads
anywhere from size 11 to size 6, each size creating a different effect.
It is not difficult to knit except for working with small needles and very
Experience with stringing beads and knitting with beads is helpful.
Fowler photos: Sarah
Shorter[Longer] Note: burgundy earrings shown above are the longer size.
Dusty blue and lime green shown below are
Length of knitted portion: approx. 1.75[2.25] inches
Textiles a-20/21 [69% silk, 31% stainless
steel; 311yds/280m per 14.2g cone];
colors: Taupe or Lime Green [shown bottom right] OR
Brand Yarns LB Collection Wool Stainless
Steel [75% wool, 25% stainless steel; 273yd/244m
per 14g cone]; colors: #108 Dusty Blue
[shown top right] or #114 Cerise Note: 1 cone of either yarn will make many earrings; each earring requires
approx. 5yd/4.5m of yarn.
Recommended needle size
US size 0/2mm double-point needles (straight or circular needles
can also be used) Note: Metal needles are recommended,
as this yarn can be hard to work with
on wooden needles.
Note: It is important
to knit loosely to achieve the desired
seed beads, any size from 6 to 11
Burgundy earrings: SL extra
dark smoky amethyst size 8 beads.
earrings: MA4-2136 transparent pale gray AB magatama/teardrop
Lime Green earrings: Matte Metallic
Khaki Iris size 8.
Use beading needle or dental floss threader
to thread 13 beads onto yarn.
CO 6 sts.
Note: Earrings are shaped using short rows. It is not
necessary to wrap sts at turning points of short rows for
Rows 1-2: K all sts.
Row 3: Place bead, BO 3 sts, k to end.
3 sts on needle.
Row 4: K all sts.
Row 5: Place bead, kfb, k1. 3 sts on
right needle, 1 st on left needle. Turn work.
Row 6: K to end. 4 sts.
Row 7: Place bead, kfb, k1. 3 sts on
right needle, 2 sts on left needle. Turn work.
Row 8: K to end. 5 sts.
Row 9: Place bead, kfb, k1. 3 sts on
right needle, 3 sts on left needle. Turn work.
Row 10: K to end. 6 sts.
Repeat Rows 3-10 two[three] times more.
Work Rows 3-4 once more. 3 sts.
To finish off, work [sk2p]. Break yarn, leaving a tail
approx. 6 inches long, and draw through remaining st.
Use yarn tail to sew knitted piece to closed jump ring. Attach
ring to ear wire.
Note: If you
are not familiar with how to attach something
to an ear wire, this
link shows directions for opening and closing jump rings.
The bottom of an ear wire is opened and closed the same way.
Weave in and trim ends. Shape knitted piece as desired
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Sarah Punderson lives at the (New) Jersey
shore and takes a lot of her inspiration
from nature, especially the beach. She
loves to work with simple shapes to create
surprising designs. She
designs for Plymouth Yarn Company and for
her own website, sarahmontie.com.
can also be found on Ravelry as
sarahmontie and on etsy selling
knitted and crocheted jewelry in addition