Heavy metal chains conduct cold--and another word for diamonds? Ice! So if a girl wants to accessorize and keep warm, regular jewelry isn't going to throw any sparks. Since all I want to do when the cold winds blow is knit, I decided to knit a necklace that would add some color to my thermal turtleneck while keeping me warm.
This is an easy project, fine for a beginning knitter who has knitted in the round with double pointed needles. The only tricky part is making sure you add the "links" as you go, sliding them and moving them over your needles as you go.
Step 1: Casting On
Using 100% wool (no blends), cast on 18 stitches on size 8 or 9 double-pointed needle. Since you will be felting all of this later, exact guage, number of stitches, etc. is not crucial.