Learn How To Knit With Beading Wire On Beads Baubles And Jewels

Sara's Southwest Knit Bracelet looks beautiful. If you want to make this gorgeous bracelet part of your collection, we have the video and instructions. It looks so intricate and amazing, but with Sara's easy to follow instructions, you will be making your own in no time! 

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You can find the video and broadcast information below. It is Sara's segment on episode 2704 of the new season of  Beads Baubles and Jewels. You can find the show on your local public television station. Check your local listings for air times.

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Southwest Knit Bracelet

Design by Sara Oehler

Size: Made for a 6" wrist.
Length: Knitted Wire is about 6", 8" from clasp end to end.
Width: Knitted Wire is about 1/2".

Materials
Soft Flex Beading Wire, .019 Medium, Citrine Color - 15 ft
Soft Flex Beading Wire, .019 Medium, Red Jasper Color - 15 ft
Soft Flex Beading Wire, .019 Medium, Turquoise Color - 15 ft
(You can also find all three of these colors in our new Trios Southwest Beading Wire Set.)
2x2mm Sterling Silver Soft Flex Crimp Tube - 4 pcs
3mm Sterling Silver Soft Flex Crimp Cover - 2 pcs
White Bronze Cone from  Saki Silver - 2 pcs
White Bronze Toggle Clasp from Saki Silver - 1 set

Tools
4-Pin Knitting Spool
Regular Crimping Pliers
Cutters

Instructions

Step 1: (Demonstrate) Using all three wires, pass the wire down through the center of the 4-pin knitting spool and use your hand to hold the tail down.

Step 2: (Demonstrate) Position the spool to look like a clock with the top peg at 12 o’clock (Peg 1). Wrap the wire around Peg 1 from left to right.

Step 3: (Demonstrate) Wrap the wire around 9 o’clock (Peg 2) from left to right.

Step 4: (Demonstrate) Wrap the wire around 6 o’clock (Peg 3) from left to right.

Step 5: (Demonstrate) Wrap the wire around 3 o’clock (Peg 4) from left to right.

Step 6: (Demonstrate) Wrap the wire around the outside and top of Peg 1 above the existing wires.

Step 7: (Demonstrate) Using the stylus, take the loop at the bottom of Peg 1 and pull it up over the wire wrapped above it and into the center of the knitting spool. Give a gentle tug from the bottom.

Step 8: Repeat Steps 6-7 on Pegs 2, 3 and 4.

Step 9: Continue this pattern until your knitted cord is the length that you prefer.

Step 10: (Demonstrate) To finish your design, trim the wire about 6 inches. String the wire through each loop around each peg.

Step 11: (Demonstrate) Pull each loop of wire off each peg. Pull on the wire to tighten the end.

Step 12: (Demonstrate) String the three wires into a crimp tube. Snug the tube to the knit and crimp.  Click here for crimping instructions. Trim the citrine and turquoise wires, leave just one strand of red jasper. String a cone, a crimp tube, half the clasp and pass the wire back into the tube. Snug the tube to the cone and crimp. Trim excess wire. Cover the tube with a crimp cover.

Step 13: Repeat Step 12 on the second side.

Tips:
     1. You can use any diameter of beading wire, threads, cords, and thin gauged craft wire.
     2. You can use one or multiple strands (as shown here).
     3. You can knit in 3 different ways on 3 different sizes of spools – 3 peg, 4 peg and 5 peg.
     4. You can add beads into and onto the knitted wire in multiple different ways.
              a. String the beads and on first and feed them into the design in a pattern.
              b. String beads down the center of the knitted wire.
              c. Attach beads on the outside with wire to make wire wrap dangles.

Resources
Soft Flex Company
Saki Silver

Click here to download a PDF of the instructions for the Southwest Knit Bracelet.

Projects not intended for children under the age of 13. The information on this instruction sheet is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed. Soft Flex® Company disclaims all liability from any injury to anyone undertaking the construction of this project as a result of improper safety precautions.

As Seen On Beads Baubles And Jewels: "Southwest", Episode 2704

"As seen on  Beads Baubles and Jewels"

(This is a segment from the "Southwest" episode on Beads Baubles and Jewels.)

Travel is not required to develop a sense of place, certain colors and materials might be the look you gravitate towards. This episode looks at southwest designs and its distinctive color palette and patterns. Sara Oehler from Soft Flex Company shows knitting with wire for a southwest inspired bracelet. Desert landscapes and warm colors provide today’s sense of place!

You can watch the entire episode of "Southwest" on your local public television station starting January 24, 2019. Check you  local listings for air times.

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Blog contributor Thomas Soles is the Trade Show Coordinator for Soft Flex Company. His favorite stones are Lapis and Pietersite. His favorite hobby is day dreaming. And his favorite mustache is Tom Selleck's. As you can see, he has a healthy (or possibly unhealthy) sense of humor. You can write to him at [email protected]