Saturday, March 8, 2008

When you have beautiful yarn....

You want to use every last inch! With that in mind (and the need to whip up a quick birthday gift) I created a little bookmark to use the last little bit of Zenstring Bliss Aran that I had in my stash and, cheerfully, a yarn that the birthday gal particularly likes. Okay, so a bookmark is hardly a sweater, but it is at least functional and handcrafted always says "I love you".

In case you are interested....

Zen Bookmark

Materials

Approximately 20m of worsted weight yarn.
4.5mm needles
Darning needle

Abbreviations
yf - yarn forward
psso - pass slipped stitch over
sl1kw - slip 1 stitch knitwise
k2tog - knit 2 stitches together

Pattern

Cast on 15 stitches
Knit 3 rows
Row 4: (RS) k3, yf, k2tog, k5, sl1kw, k1, psso, yf, k3
Row 5 (and every odd row) : k1, p to last stitch, k1
Row 6: repeat row 4.
Row 8: repeat row 4
Row 10: k3, yf, k3, sl1kw, k2tog, psso, k3, yf, k3
Row 12: k4, yf, k2, sl1kw, k2tog, psso, k2, yf, k4
Row 14: k5, yf, k1, sl1kw, k2tog, psso, k1, yf, k5
Row 16: k6, yf, sl1kw, k2tog, psso, yf, k6
Rows 18 - 31: Repeat rows 4 to 17
Rows 32 - 39: Repeat rows 4 to 11
Row 40: k2, sl1kw, k1, psso, yf, k2, sl1kw, k2tog, psso, k2, yf, k2tog, k2
Row 42: k2, sl1kw, k1, psso, yf, k1, sl1kw, k2tog, psso, k1, yf, k2tog, k2
Row 44: k2, sl1kw, k1, psso, yf, sl1kw, k2tog, psso, yf, k2tog, k2
Row 46: k2, sl1kw, k1, psso, sl1kw, k2tog, psso, k2tog, k2
Row 48: k2, sl1kw, k1, psso, k2
Row 50: k1, k2tog, k1

Pass yarn through remaining stitches.

Finishing

Weave in cast on tail. Make tassel at decreased end using the tail in the tassel. Block finished piece.



This pattern is provided free for your own personal use. You may knit it for yourself, as a gift, a swap or for charity. This pattern is not intended for commercial use. Any intended commercial use requires permission in writing.

2 comments:

Sam said...

YAY! When i first saw this blog entry I was hoping it was for me and it turns out it was :) It is now gracing the pages of, "The Time Traveller's Wife". Thanks Jack xx

pamel said...

This will be a great quick item to knit for the Autism Bazaar I am participating in. Thanks