DIY Alpaca Silk Accessory

This week, we are loving this quick and simple accessory project which requires zero experience with yarn or knitting. This beautiful necklace is made from I-cord, which is a tube of knitted fabric. But by using an I-cord maker, you can make this piece without any knitting needles at all. The project uses just one hank of Metalico yarn, a blend of Alpaca and Silk that has a natural shine and incredible softness. With a length of 348”, you can style the finished necklace in a variety of ways using loops and knots. 



The materials are very simple, and you only need an afternoon to complete this.


· One hank Blue Sky Fibers Metalico (be sure to have the yarn wound into a ball for you by our team)

· Tulip I-cord maker

· Copy of the free pattern from Blue Sky Fibers




The I-cord maker is easy to use, but if you need some help, local designer Olga Buraya-Kefelian has a helpful video on how to use it! It’s a fun project that children would enjoy as well.


  • The latest from Danielle
Danielle, owner of the fibre space shop, has been knitting since the age of six or so, when she completed her first project – a Cabbage Patch doll scarf. A Pittsburgh native with a degree in international development, she moved to the D.C. area to find a job and quickly established a career in non profit management and fundraising. For extra cash, she decided to turn her hobby into a job and taught knitting classes in the evening at area shops. With a heavy dose of sarcasm and a tough love style of teaching, Danielle quickly developed a following of students – busy D.C. professionals looking for a creative outlet. In October 2006, she struck out on her own with Knit-a-Gogo, Inc. – offering knitting classes and events all over the D.C. metro area. Before she knew it, Knit-a-Gogo had grown out of control and Danielle moved to the next natural step – a full service yarn shop. In July 2009 fibre space was born and has been rockin’ ever since. When she isn’t behind the scenes with a mocha in hand, Danielle is hanging with her daughter or lobbying for small business needs at City Hall.

fibre space™ specializes in unique yarns and fibres from hand dyed, independent, local and U.S.-made sources for knitting, crochet & spinning. Enjoy our wide selection of classes, designer workshops, yarn tastings, movie nights & more. Join the community in our comfy lounge, and let the helpful staff at fibre space™ get you started on your next handmade creation!

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