Baby Socks? Sock Yarn Afghan? Shawl of mixed yarns?
What about a bookmark.
This is to compliment the Mermaidia socks I blogged about in this post.
I still have heaps of this sock yarn left, so might have to do a small pair of socks afterall.
Tell Me a Tail
Gauge is not important on this, but the smaller the better. I used leftover 4ply/fingering weight yarn, which is about the thickest yarn I would use for a bookmark.
8g 4 ply/fingering weight yarn (approx. 35 yards)
Wool needle for adding the tail.
K = knit one stitch
P = Purl one stitch
yf = yarn forward (bring the yarn to the front as if to purl). Also known as a yarn over.
sl1 = Slip one stitch purlwise from the left to the right needle.
k2tog = knit two stitches together
psso = Pass slipped stitched over
P2tog = Purl two stitches together
Using Long Tail Cast On, cast on 23 stitches.
Knit three rows border rows as such: *K1, P1*, repeating ** to last stitch, K1
Start the pattern:
Row 1: k1, p1, k2, *yf, k2, sl1-k2tog-psso, k2, yf, k1* repeating ** once, k1, p1, k1
Row 2: k1, p1, k1, p17, k1, p1, k1
Row 3: k1, p1, k3, *yf, k1, sl1-k2tog-psso, k1, yf, k3* repeating ** once, p1, k1
Row 4: Repeat row 2
Row 5: k1, p1, k4, yf, sl1-k2tog-psso, yf, k5, yf, sl1-k2tog-psso, yf, k4, p1, k1
Row 6: Repeat row 2
Repeat rows 1 – 6, fourteen more times.
Knit two border rows as such: *K1, P1*, repeating ** to last stitch, K1
Knit third border: [K1, P1] x 5, K1, yo, P2tog, [K1, P1] x 5
Cast off loosely on a needle two sizes larger OR
*Cast off 5, cast on one using backward loop and immediately cast off 1* repeating to end.
For the twisted cord tail, take a piece of yarn approx. 40inch long. Thread it onto a needle and pull through the yo opening on the last border row so that the bookmark is centered on the doubled yarn. Twist the yarn tightly, and then allow the two yarn sides to twist into each other. Tie a knot at the end and trim the ends.
Block and enjoy.