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knit in Suede™
Skill level: Easy

This is a crochet knit.

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Tornabouni is a knitted Suede necklace with leaf shapes stranded and arranged to create a chevron focal point, punctuated with beads that are knotted on the end of each leaf.


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Approximately 18” long.



1 Ball BERROCO SUEDE (50 grs), #3717 Wild Bill Hickock

2 Double pointed knitting needles, size 6

Five 1/4” glass beads with large holes

Tapestry needle



There are no gauge requirements for this necklace



With double pointed needles, cast on 2 sts and work I-Cord as follows:

Row 1:  * K2, do not turn work.  Slide sts to beg of needle to work next row from RS.  Rep from * for 18” or desired length.  Fasten off.

Center Leaf:  Cast on 2 sts and work I-Cord for 9 rows.

Inc Row (RS):  K1, yo, k1 – 3 sts.

Next Row:  K1, (k1, yo, k1, yo, k1) all in yo, k1 – 7 sts.  Knit 8 rows.

Dec Row (RS):  SSK, k to last 2 sts, k2 tog – 5 sts.  Knit 1 row.  Rep the last 2 rows once more – 3 sts.

Next Row (RS):  Sl 1, k2 tog, psso – 1 st.  Break off yarn leaving a 6” long end.  Thread end into tapestry needle, draw through bead and knot to hold on bead.  Trim end.  Sew cast-on end of  I-Cord at beg of leaf to center of 18” I-Cord.  Make 2 more leaves working I-Cord for 5 rows and sew to 18” I-Cord on each side of center leaf.  Make 2 more leaves working I-Cord for 2 rows and sew to 18” I-Cord on each side of previous leaves.