Friday, January 25, 2013

A Pattern for You: Knit Bracelet or Cuff






I love to knit big projects. It is gratifying to see the results of all those stitches spread out over my lap, keeping me warm as I knit. But there is also something wonderful about small projects. They are little wonders of almost instant gratification. Sometimes I just need that kind of knitting too!

I also really like accessories that are comfortable and don't get in the way of the practicalities of life...

A happy marriage of both quick knit and comfy fashion are found in this sweet little bracelet. Both things I need right now in the middle of all of the chaos of moving!

Remember when I knit the first one and promised to revise it and share the pattern? Well... here it is.

The Extended Twin Rib Stitch Knit Bracelet 
Gosh that is long....

Let's just call it:

The Mover

Supplies:
~ 1 set of size 1 knitting needles
~ Light to medium yarn of choice. The bracelet and cuff in the photos were knit with Patons silk bamboo yarn. 1 skein will knit 5-6 bracelets.
~ Tapestry needle
~ Shank Style Button
~ Needle and matching thread

The pattern:
This bracelet is knit in a two row pattern, the extended twin rib stitch.

Row 1: slip 1 stitch knit wise, *knit 5 stitches, purl 5 stitches,* to last 6 stitches. Then knit 5 stitches, purl last stitch.
Row 2: slip 1 stitch knit wise, *knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch,* to last 2 stitches. Then knit 1 stitch, purl last stitch

Buttonhole row: slip 1 stitch knit wise, knit 1, purl 2 together, yarn over, purl 1, continue as with row 2 to the end of row.

Instructions:
Cast on 47 stitches
Rows 1 -5 knit in 2 row pattern (ending on row 1)
Row 6 knit  buttonhole row
Rows 7-11 knit in 2 row pattern (ending on row 1)
Cast off in pattern (knit, purl)
Weave in the ends
Mark button placement to fit **
Sew on button

Cuff variation:
Row 12 instead of casting off make a buttonhole row.
Rows 13 - 17 knit in 2 row pattern (ending on row 1)
Cast off. Continue with instructions.

* repeat
** I usually sew my button on in the middle of the second vertical row of knit stitches at the end of the bracelet.

Please let me know if you have any questions or find any problems with the pattern! It is the first time I have written up a knit pattern.

This has given me a great distraction from all the details of moving. And I am sure I will be knitting up many more on our long drive. My little lady already has a color request!

If you knit it up please share the results. I would love to see it!


2 comments:

  1. Awesome, thanks for sharing. I too like the instant gratification knitting sometimes :)

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    1. Yes. Sometimes you just need simple things ;-)

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