Thursday, August 15, 2013
Wrap Bracelet Knitting Pattern
I knit myself a turquoise wrap bracelet with a pretty rhinestone button.
It's really just a glorified i-cord, which means it's a contender to be the quickest knitting project ever. I made the whole thing while I was watching America's Got Talent the other night. (Some of my skating friends were on that show!)
Anyway, let's get down to business about the bracelet.
A small amount of fingering weight yarn (any type that's lying around in your yarn stash)
US Size 3 double pointed knitting needles
A small button
To determine the length of your bracelet, measure the circumference of your wrist. Multiply that number by 2 and then add 1 more inch. (Example: my wrist is 6 inches around, so 6 x 2 is 12 and 12 + 1 is 13. My i-cord should be 13 inches long.)
Cast on 3 stitches
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Without turning your work over, slide the knitting to the other end of the knitting needle and knit again
Repeat row 2 over and over until your i-cord is the desired length. (13 inches long in my case.)
Bind off the first two stitches.
As you bind off the last stitch, leave a loop large enough for your button to pass through, as pictured below on the left. Tie a knot with the loop still intact and cut off the excess yarn.
On the other side of the i-cord, thread the button through the tail that you left while casting on, tie a knot to secure it, and cut off the excess yarn.
Pretty fun and easy, huh?
I wore my new bracelet to a party at my friend's farm yesterday, along with the skirt that I sewed. I love wearing things that I've made myself, don't you?