You may have seen a recent trend of t-shirt scarves. They’re abundant on Etsy, Pinterest and other crafty sites. I purchased one of my own almost 2 years ago that included some chains to make it a scarf/necklace combo. I haven’t seen one like it since, and I’ve been wanting to make one for quite a while now. I put my own knitted spin on this and created it out of i-cords and added some chains to make it a necklace.
Original purchase on the left. My creation on the right.
Using some Madelinetosh Sock in Winter Wheat, I made 7 i-cords of various lengths using this really handy tool. At first, I thought it might be cheating by using this machine instead of hand-knitting them… but then I realized, Really? it’s a i-cord. So I got over it. My method for measuring was very non-scientific. I would start making the i-cord and then hold it up for a rough measurement and when it looked about right I would end it and start a new one.
I also added in two braided strands for variation. Once all of the i-cords were complete, I roughly tied the two ends together to make them into loops. The great part is that you don’t have to be very neat with knotting them together because the knots will all be wrapped & covered by another i-cord.
I found the chains at a specialty beading store in Northampton, MA but I imagine you can find them just about anywhere online. I simply didn’t have the patience to wait for shipping so I went out to get some.
Total project time was just a couple of hours! I have some really lovely bright blues in my stash that just might end in the same result.