Wednesday, October 17, 2012
This jeweled collar can be knit in an evening and makes a spectacular gift. Luca Tape is a 3-strand yarn of rayon, cotton and a wee bit of polyester. The sequins are so securely attached that not a single one popped off as I re-knit the yarn. Yes. Re-knit. 3 times to get the right look! I started out knitting a long cowl. That wasn't right. I ripped it out and knit a second shorter cowl and that wasn't right either. As I was taking it off, I held it up around my neck as a collar and knew that was the right thing to do with the yarn. So I ripped it out a second time, rewound it, and created the third and final pattern pictured here. I was amazed at how well the yarn held up...especially with the sequins. I was prepared to sacrifice the first skein but it wasn't necessary. So keep this beauty in mind for the holidays and for gift giving. We've got about 7 handsome colors on the shelf and it retails for around $26.00.