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These are knotted, knitted brooches - made in colours to go with the scarf and other jewellery. The knot is called a "Dahlia Knot" designed by my knotting friend Bernard Cutbush.

These are knotted, knitted brooches - made in colours to go with the scarf and other jewellery. The knot is called a "Dahlia Knot" designed by my knotting friend Bernard Cutbush.

The same stitch pattern as the Tuck lace suit!  Made from 2 strands of wire. Next time I will use 4 strands of wire together to make it more substantial.

Made from 4 shaped sides and a base, sewn together and curled. Made from 4 strands of wire.

Wire bangle made using 4 strands of wire

An interesting wire bowl made from 9 identical wire shapes stitched together. Made from 4 strands of wire.

Wire Christmas Tree Card

Knitting with wire Christmas card.
Tub and Star cut from copper sheet.

The wire used here is fine copper and is knitted on a standard gauge knitting machine - T 8
I sell fine copper wire in many colours which you could use - I suggest 2, 3 or 4 strands together.
 

Here is the pattern, if you are interested:-
This is only a very simple shape but may get you started with wire.
Cast on 1 stitch by e wrap, leaving needle in HP
Put needle next to this one into holding position on the SAME side as carriage to increase, Knit 1 row.
Repeat this increasing and knitting until you have a tree big enough to fit your card.
Mine is 21 rows and 21 stitches.
Knit the last row on tension 10 and remove by casting off with the latch tool (or do your normal cast off).
Pull the tree into shape. The loops formed by increasing on the same side lie neatly along the edges making the tree shape quite triangular.
Fasten to card by sewing it on with the wire tails.

 
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