I Wove LED Lights Into My Knitted Wristers!

I Wove LED Lights Into My Knitted Wristers!

:: FEATURED BY CRAFT ON AUGUST 6th, 2014: http://makezine.com/craft/cable-wristers-with-leds ::

About a month ago I made a pair of wristers with Lion Brand’s Martha Stewart Glitter Ribbon and a slightly modified version of the Grace Cable Boot Cuffs pattern. Although I liked how they turned out, I felt they needed something more … buttons, beads, embroidery … something. Then one day it hit me, LEDs!

So I hopped onto Amazon to research LEDs with small battery packs and found these “Fairy Moon Lights” and they turned out to be perfect!

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I showed them off all weekend at the Knit and Crochet Show in Manchester, NH and they were a hit! Now I’m thinking about my next LED project …





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Danielle

Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more.

Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.

6 Comments

  1. Is there a Crochet pattern or something similar?

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  2. Was this with some type of arduino kit? Very cool, I have a 17 yr old who would love this if I made her some for Christmas!

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    • Hi Sally, it’s not a kit – I just made it up. All the links/info are in the post. Thanks for your comment.

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  3. Great wristers – looks fabulous! Did the spacing of the LEDs on the wire match your row gauge or was some “fudging” required (if yes, how & do you have pictures)? Where is the battery pack hidden and does it compromise the comfort of the wristers? Can you comment on the durability of the fairy moon lights in a wearable?

    Thanks for sharing – I’m really inspired!

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  4. wow…so cool, where did the battery pack go?

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