Knitting Traditions 2018: Mackintosh Leaves Jewelry
Perfect for any occasion, the Mackintosh Leaves Jewelry Set by Melissa Metzbower, featured in Knitting Traditions 2018, adds knitted jewelry to your repertoire! They’re fun and fast to make, perfect for best friend sets or goodie bag gifts.
We have a great article about the art of Charles Mackintosh, Margaret Macdonald and Glasgow Style from Knitting Traditions 2018 and this set reminds me strongly of their work. They loved botanicals—as their famous Mackintosh Rose suggests—but they are also masters of texture and color, often drawing from nature and their roots.
They designed beautiful tearooms that you just need to see. I can imagine myself there enjoying some afternoon tea while I wolf down tiny sandwiches and flip my hair so everyone can see my beautiful earrings.
Did I mention how quickly these knit up? It took Melissa 5 minutes per leaf! Are you thinking what I’m thinking? If it’s a leaf scarf, a knitted tree wall hanging, and a cute tree tank, then you’re spot on! You can make so many different things with this pattern and wear them just about anywhere.
If you want to see more botanicals you should definitely check out the rest of the issue—it’s full of beautiful flowers and soothing colors!
DESIGNER Melissa Metzbower
FINISHED SIZE Earrings: 3″ long. Bracelet: 8¼ (10½, 13)” long. Bracelet shown measures 10½”.
YARN Nazli Gelin Garden 5 (100% cotton; 174 yd [159 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #500-68 leaf green (dark green; A) and #500-65 light sage (light green; B), 1 ball each. Yarn distributed by Universal Yarn.
NEEDLES Size 1 (2.25 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Tapestry needle; 2 earring hooks; 2 eye hooks; 2 jump rings; pliers; 2 size 6 beads; 4 seed beads; one ¾” button.
GAUGE 32 sts and 64 rows = 4″ in garter st; small leaf measures 1 5/8″; large leaf measures 2″.