Knowing that I was going to see the knitwear designer Kirsten Johnstone (Assemblage) at The Craft Sessions I decided to make her Seven Circle knitted necklace pattern to wear at the retreat. The pattern has been on my ‘wish to knit’ list on Ravelry for a while and when I was looking for a bolder black necklace to wear with an outfit one day I decided to cast this one on.
I used some super soft Debbie Bliss Pure Silk that is now discontinued. The fabulous thing about this pattern is that it’s great for using smaller balls from your yarn stash that you either have left over or you just don’t have very much of it. The pattern is designed for seven knitted rings but I decided from the start that I only wanted three on mine as I wanted it to look more like a necklace than a scarf. If you pick a smaller or larger ball of yarn you could do as many or as little rings as you like.
It’s such a fun and simple design but looks great. I purchased some variegated yarn at a recent craft show and I’m excited to see what one will look like made out of it.
It’s funny but at The Craft Sessions in our welcome goodie bags we were given this pattern but in a 2 ring version called TwinCircles. There was also a little sample of some wool to make it with so there might be a few more knitted necklaces in my future. I think they’d make a great gift for someone too.
Have you knitted any of Kirsten’s other patterns? She has some very modern designs created for Shibui Knits and has just released some striking new patterns called The Monochrome Collection.
I have made a crochet necklace once before which doesn’t sit as nicely as this one does. It tends to twist around where this one stays where you want it.
So do you like it? Have you ever knitted a necklace before?