Some knitting

A FO actually, and a kinda sorta pattern.
Scallop Choker Necklace
Scallop chocker necklace
This little one-nighter was inspired by Judy Gibson’s clever top down scalloped edging. I still have quite a bit of a ball of Classic Elite Provence left over from Scarlet that’s been inspiring me to invent ways to use up, so this piece came about. Essentially I added a garter eyelet row and worked some beads and charms in the bind off then wove some ribbon through the eyelets to make a choker.
Here’s the simple little pattern.
Materials
Gauge: 21 sts and 26 rows = 4″ in St st.
Needle size: US size 7/4.5 mm
Yarn: Classic Elite Provence (100% Mercerized Egyptian Cotton; 205yds/186m per 100g skein) Color: #2627 French Red
Other: 8 black 6/0 seed beads, 3 small charms of choice, 1/4 inch black ribbon
Directions
Pre-string beads- my order was 2 seed beads, 1 charm, 2 sb, 1 Charm, 2 sb, 1 Charm, 2 sb.
CO 54 sts.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: K1, *k2tog, yo, k1; repeat from * ending k2
Row 3: Knit
Start chart or written directions via Judy Gibson’s site. Note: I changed the double decrease in row 7 to a centered decrease in my version, which is reflected in the chart.


Bind off all stitches (I bound off in Purl), working the beads in at desired locations. On the two outer scallops I did just one black seed bead centered. For the center 3 scallops I did 1 black, 1 charm, then 1 black centered in each.
Weave in ends and block. You’ll notice on Judy’s site she blocked the piece straight, but I kept it in its natural curved state. Thread ribbon through eyelet row with enough extra length to tie in back.
That’s it! I also got to use my new favorite “blocking boards” – puzzle piece cork board tiles. They work great!
Cork board blockers
I picked up this set of 6 or so on clearance for $5 at Hobby Lobby. The piece’s all interlock together so you can make your blocking surface as small or large as you need it and it breaks apart for compact storage. Yeay!

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21 Comments.

  1. Very pretty! Especially like it in the red and black. Great idea for blocking boards!

  2. Awesome! I love the silver dangle bits on the points..
    I’ve been looking for an inexpensive blocking board- thanks for the tip!

  3. Cute collar! And that’s a really good idea for a blocking board. I think I may even have seen some of those at the dollar store.

  4. great idea for the blocking board. :) hehehehe.
    the choker is purty!

  5. Cute choker and very unique too! The cork boards are genius. I think I’ll have to keep my eye out for a set.

  6. I love that! It’s so cute.

  7. Thank you for sharing the pattern, the choker is pretty!
    And that’s a very clever idea with those blocking puzzle pieces, good solution for small apartments.

    • I would love a copy of the chocker patternI think my grandaughter would like me to knit one for her
      thank you I DON;T HAVE A WEBSITE BUT MAYBE YOU CAN PUT IT ON FACEBOOK OR YAHOO

  8. Oh that’s really very pretty! Love the dangling beads.
    Your blocking board….oh my that’s a fabulous idea!

  9. Love the boards…what a great idea!!! And the chocker looks very nice, I love having the added touch of something special and knitted. Maybe that is why I am stuck on wraps!

  10. This is so inventive and beautiful! Thanks for posting the pattern.

  11. This is so inventive and beautiful! Thanks for posting the pattern.

  12. The blocking board idea is BRILLIANT! I think I saw some of these at the dollar store, actually. I can’t wait to put it to use!!

  13. Hi, Jen. I love your new chocker. So pretty! Great idea using those cork puzzle tiles for blocking boards. :)

  14. Nice choker. does the color rub off from the cork boards onto the yarn?

  15. AHA! I love the blocking board idea!!! I gotta get me some of those!

  16. I don’t know what I’m more impressed by, the necklace or the block board. You my dear are far to ingenious for your own good! =)

  17. Great choker! I can now add to my list of projects to knit up a choker. The best part is the finding out what one can do with the cork blocking board juzzles. What a great idea! I’d never have anything to do with them until you came up with the idea! For that, I’m forever grateful!
    By the way, I’ve never been in your blog. But now, your blog will be with the rest of knitting blogs I regularly visit. Thank you.

  18. pretty. I really like the red and black. Those blocking boards neat. Cool adn resourceful idea.

  19. I can’t count. I’ve made two of these necklaces thusfar and both have fairly badly spaced charms. Does anyone with actual counting skills know exactly where the bead placements should be? Eyeballing it clearly isn’t working.
    Great pattern: so quick to knit and with that one piece of info, they’ll be awesome Christmas gifts instead’ve crooked looking ones!

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