|Missoni crochet-knit necklace|
Fact: Missoni is, hands down, a great designer.
The maison's garments are a perfect blend of colors, textures and intricate patterns. All of the above could be a taki taki mixture if you just screw up one or the other.
So, bravo Missoni, indeed.
I was browsing the net-a-porter website and stumble on this necklace. Pretty, uh? Yes, so the 280$ price tag...
--> Supplies :
* my little toy, the spool knitter and its tapestry needle (Caron Embellish-Knit! Machine Kit)
* fabric paint: I used Pebeo Setacolor Opaque Fabric Paint 45-Milliliter Bottle, Titanium White and Pebeo Setacolor Transparent Fabric Paint 45-Milliliter Bottle, Ultramarine Blue
* masking tape
* 8 end caps (100 Cord Tips/caps, Silver-plated Brass, 8x8mm Outside Diameter with 7mm Inside Diameter. Sold Per Pkg of 100.)
* a big clasp (Chrome Lobster Claw Trigger Snap Hook Swivel Eye Pet Leash Strap 1-1/2" x 3/8") and 2 splitrings
* a short piece of chain
* the glue gun
* knit 4 cords of about 18" each (let's say each one 3/4" longer than the other)
* with the tapestry needle, bind off the 4 stitches of the cords and weave the tail in.
* also weave the other side of the tail in.
* grab your masking tape and stick it around the cords making stripes about 1/4" smaller than the size of your masking tape
* get your blue paint (I decided to go more on navy blue than this kind of indigo-purple-ish color) and start painting the cord by dabbing the paintbrush into the knit
* remove the masking tape
* and start making some other stripes with the masking tape, sticking the tape over the blue lines and giving about 1/8" on each side of extra coverage.
* mix some white and blue until you get to the shade of lighter color of your choice.
* paint the new set of stripes
* LET IT DRY!!!
* plug your glue gun
* glue the tip of your cords and put them into the end caps
*... yes let it dry (and cool off)
* slide the four cords into the splitrings on both sides
* slide in one side the big clasp
* and in the other a piece of chain
Mission Missoni accomplished!