Don't you just love a crisp autumn afternoon... the sort of day when you just want to hang out in a comfy chair with a cup of tea and a good book. You can elongate the otherwise boxy silhouette of a cozy sweater by pairing it with an extra-long necklace. Finishing both ends of the braid together in one front endcap pulls the necklace into a V-shape and further enhances the long, lean look. This necklace pulls over the head. There is no clasp.
Sweater Weather is a kumihimo kit for intermediate braiders. Previous experience with the basic round braid (kongoh gumi) on the foam disk is required.
Techniques used: kumihimo
The Sweater Weather kit includes printed instructions, big-eye needle, Czech glass lentil beads, size 11 Delica beads, bronze endcap, bronze leaf pendant, superlon micro, binding thread, and E6000 glue. You have enough materials to make one necklace up to 29" long (that measures 27" on the inside of the necklace.)
You’ll need the following tools (not included) to complete the project: foam kumihimo disk (regular 1/2″ thickness), 8 weighted bobbins (~23g each), clip-on center weight (~45g), and scissors.
This is an original design by Rebecca Ann Combs of Design & Adorn. ©2019
The Sweater Weather instructions also appear in Rebecca's third book Beaded Kumihimo Jewelry.
This kit and the included pattern are offered for sale for your personal use only. This pattern may not be copied, transmitted or taught without the express, written permission of Design & Adorn.
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