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.

Materials:
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
Scissors


Directions:
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?


Happy knitting!
xoxo
Laura

7 comments:

  1. How did you do your hair?

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  2. oh gosh I got to learn how to knit!

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  3. Love your hair too! Could you do a tutorial?

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  4. The bracelet is soo cute! And it goes beautifully with the skirt too :)

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  5. This was fun to make it was my first project outside of making a scarf

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