After my try at knitting with wire and making a knitted wire bracelet – I wanted to do more. I decided next to try and make some wire knitted napkin rings. I needed a heavier wire and smaller knitting needles -I wanted them to hold their shape when a napkin was not inside. It was a little more difficult working with a thicker wire and took longer – but I really liked the results!
Wire Knitted Napkin Rings
Beading Wire (gauge 28)
Size 4 Metal Knitting needles
1. String you beads onto the wire.
2. Cast on 8 stitches. Make a slip knot and place on your knitting needle. Then cast on using the Thumb method.
Row 1 & 2: Knit
Row 3: is where I started using my beads and making a pattern. K4, bring a bead up, K4. The bead, depending on the size with either lay above the knitting or in the loop between the two stitches.
Row 4: knit
Row 5: K2, bring bead up, K4, bring bead up, K2
Row 6: Knit
Repeat Rows 3 – 6 to create this pattern or create your own pattern.
When the piece measures a little over 5 inches, end with two knit rows and then bind off.
Weave in the wire on both the cast on and bide off sides. Slip over a napkin and there you go.
I LOVE these!!