I have been thinking about how to combine leather with hand-knitting. The contrasting qualities of these materials is striking, and I believe leather accents can add a bold, fresh look to popular knitwear.
I recently made a very simple garter stitch infinity scarf and embellished it with a leather bracelet I purchased from American Eagle. It’s a snap…to make and to add the bracelet!
To create another look, I wrapped the cowl around my neck twice and used the bracelet to cover the folds of the cowl:
I also used the same leather cuff to cinch my Eileen Capelet:
The bracelet itself is beautiful. Of course, you could use any leather cuff with a snap closure to achieve these looks.
I will continue to explore how to combine leather with handknits in future posts. In the meantime, I will pin my ideas to my “Wool & Leather” board on Pinterest.com.