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Namaskaram - salutations I dedicate my blog to the enormous art lovers across the globe I love knitting so much that I have started a blog for knitting.Knitting is a job that I will like to go on.Through knitting I breathe life into many people's life. It is knitting time. When I want to relax I do it with knitting. I am a knitting buff.I love to do knitting on various topics. There is no way that you can stop me doing knitting.I am born with a flare for knitting.My face brightens once I touch the knitting needs.The electronic media has helped knitting to travel across the world.Every stitch made will talk about how knitting has influenced people.I have done some and would like to share it with you. Some patterns have been taken from free knitting sites. Some designs have been created by me. Many a times I have modified the patterns to suite my requirements. Finally I can say that I breathe knitting, I talk knitting, I walk knitting - a total knitaholic

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Friday, July 22, 2011

Kunguman- manjal haram [vermilion-termeric necklace]

Aaadi vanthachu Ammannuku oru nal. Today is first Friday of aadi and I dedicate this haram[necklace] to the Goddess in all forms. During the days betwen July 15th to August 15th it is a very special occassion for hindus in Tamilnadu. All the Amman temples gets renovated and there is festivity lasting for 3 days.The festival starts with paal kudam [milk pot] and ends on the 3 rd day with fire walk.People keep fast and walk on fire.This month kick starts for the other festival that will follow

1. The haram


2. Close up of the haram


3. Haram adoring Santhoshi ma


4. Haram adoring Lakshmi ma
PS: I leave the ends loose so that the necklace can be decorated on any god's idol or image

Pattern:
Cast on 1 st
kfb - 2 sts
knit all even rows
K1, kfb - 3 sts
K1,kfb,k1 - 4 sts
K1,kfb,k1,k1 - 5 sts
knit as garter stitch for 8 rows [ get 4 ridges]
Next row knit 1,k1,make a bobble ,k1,k1
Repeat these 2 rows as per your desired length
Then start reducing
k1,k2tog,k1,k1 - 4 sts
knit even rows
k1,k2tog,k1 - 3 sts
k1,k2tog - 2 sts
k2tog
bind off.

The length of my haram is 32 cms.Since the bobble did not come as per my requirements, I did bobble separately and then stitched it on to the necklace. I turned the piece to give a v-shape in the center.




2 comments:

Mira said...

beautiful divine mala adoring the goddesses. Similar patter also suitable for wearing like belts. If you do it in zari sort of thread it will make the traditional 'odiyanam' and in different colour thread can be worn with casuals as belt too.

nityakalyani said...

Thanks Mira for giving me valuable suggestions. Here I after making the 'v' in the center I stitched a bobble , so that it will be perfect like that.

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