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Lost in a sea of yarn and needles. Lusting after handmade socks and all things lacy


Ball Band Babes Earrings

Using sock yarn or another tightly twisted fingering weight yarn, size 000 needles
Earring findings.

Pattern repeat is 6 + 5, rather then the book pattern which is 6 +3. I like the extra stitch at the beginning. So rather then knit 1 slip 1, I have knit 2, slip 1. I find it keeps the slip stitch from rolling around to the back as you carry the yarn up.
I carry the yarn ends behind the work so there is no sewing in at the end. And with something this small you don't want to try sewing in anything :-)

Cast on 17 stitches.
Knit 1 row
Purl 1 row
Join second thread
Knit 2, slip 1, Knit 5, slip 1 end with slip 1, knit 2
Proceed just as when you are knitting a full sized ball band washcloths

Knit 5, slip 1, etc end with knit 5

Do three sets of slip stitches.
End with beginning color
Knit 1 row
Purl 1 row
Bind off
The directions may seem a bit skimpy, but the pattern is copyrighted and if you don't have the book, go buy it. I am only giving the changes I made.
Next I have will probably be mitered earrings or maybe log cabin. ;-)I think I need a longer neck.
Close up of earring without the fat head

By Suzann
On Tuesday, September 26, 2006
At 9/26/2006 11:57:00 AM
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Blogger Vamanta Says:

Suzie, I can't imagine knitting with 000 needles. Isn't that like dental floss? Yikes! Can you find a warm body to snap a clearer photo? I'd love to see the detail.

Anonymous Anonymous Says:

these are so darn cute...lol

Blogger Suzann Says:

I posted a picture of just the earring. The needles are smaller then toothpicks I think. And I have already put a curve in them. The real problem is splitting the yarn. You have to make sure that you have picked up all of the stitch. The stitches are so small it is easy to split one.

Blogger knittynicky Says:

those are soooo cute!


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