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Bernat Matrix Yarn
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Feb 20, 2012 16:13:18   #
BellaNB
 
Today someone gave me three balls of Bernat Matrix yarn. I would call this a novelty yarn. It has two fine threads top and bottom with filled in squares spaced about 1/2 inch apart. I went to Bernat's site hoping to find some patterns for the yarn but the search came up empty. The lady who gave me this told me it can be used to make some very pretty knitted necklaces. Has anyone ever used this yarn and if so do you have any recommendations for its use or by any chance a pattern for jewelry to be made from it.

Thanks

Linda
 
Feb 20, 2012 18:29:16   #
Joy Marshall
 
Could this be what is called ladder yarn? If so, look for patterns under that description.
Feb 20, 2012 18:32:59   #
BrattyPatty (a regular here)
 
Sounds like ladder yarn. You may still find some free patterns on http://lionbrand.com.
This yarn makes beautiful scarves and shawls. Have lots of fun with it.
Feb 20, 2012 20:46:11   #
StitchDesigner
 
Bernat has no current patterns because the yarn is discontinued. The weight is a #2, same as fingering. A simple fingering scarf should be fun. Knit it with US5 or 6 needles to show off the ladders.
Feb 20, 2012 21:03:42   #
Jude2444
 
I have made many necklaces with this yarn. Cut 4,5 or6 strands 6 feet long. Make each strand the same. Use a 10 mm hook. Start 12in in. Make a Chain leaving 12in at the end. When you have completed them all, place them Side by side. line up the crocheted sections and make a knot 3in from the crocheted section. Then knot the 2 ends together leaving about 1 inch.
Hope this helps. They make gorgeous necklaced and I have seen them used as fundraisers.
Feb 20, 2012 21:06:50   #
BellaNB
 
Jude2444 wrote:
I have made many necklaces with this yarn. Cut 4,5 or6 strands 6 feet long. Make each strand the same. Use a 10 mm hook. Start 12in in. Make a Chain leaving 12in at the end. When you have completed them all, place them Side by side. line up the crocheted sections and make a knot 3in from the crocheted section. Then knot the 2 ends together leaving about 1 inch.
Hope this helps. They make gorgeous necklaced and I have seen them used as fundraisers.


Thanks, I'll have to give this a try. Do you attach a closer to it or just knot it at the back?

Linda
 
Feb 20, 2012 21:10:28   #
Jude2444
 
I usually just knot it but I have used beads I got at Micheals (in the children's section). They have a large opening. And I use fishing line to pull the threads through
Feb 21, 2012 13:14:13   #
cook
 
I think that is the yarn my swap pal sent me. I used it with knitting worsted (gray) held with the (red) novelty yarn and made a scarf. I think it turned out really well. cook
 
          
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