Thursday, February 11, 2010

Magnetic neckwrap

Ilove this neck wrap. It goes with so many of my sweaters. It couldn't have been easier to make. And a great way to use up leftover yarn.

All it takes is about 20 yards of yarn, a spool of 32gauge jewelry wire, and a magnetic necklace clasp, scissors and a measuring tape.

Begin with a 21 inch length, loop back 20 inches, loop another 20 inches, and then back another 20 inches, repeat all together 18 complete loops or (36 strands) You may want to hold this up to your neck to see if you like the length. Tie off the loose ends. Take a 6 inch length of wire and slip it through one end of the looped yarn and twist it tightly. do the same with the other end of the loop. You should have more than enough wire it thread it through one end of the magnetic clasp. Feed it through the clasp two more times and then twist around the already twisted end. Repeat with the other end. (It may help to loop the yarn over a door knob while doing this to keep the yarn taut.)

To wear the neck wrap just give it a twist, clasp the magnetic ends and enjoy.
If you have any questions you can leave them in the comments.
PS: I'll be back tomorrow with the last of my Valentines.

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