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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Pretty Little Stash-Busting Bookmark

I needed a gift in a hurry, so I decided to try this lace pattern as a bookmark.........I ruined the first one I made by melting the yarn, but this knits up so quickly, I was able to make a second one in time!  The metallic yarn makes it a bit difficult to see the stitches in the photo, but you can get the general idea.

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This will work with any yarn and whatever needles are recommended for the yarn you are using.  I used a 2-weight metallic yarn for this one and size 3 needles.  The bookmark is about 1.5 inches wide and about 8 inches long.  Different yarn will give you different dimensions, but really, that’s fine for a bookmark!  Play around with it and see what you get!

Pretty Little Stash-Busting Bookmark

Small amount of yarn   
Corresponding needles

Abbreviations:              yo  - yarn over
                                    S1  -  slip one stitch knit-wise
                                    psso – pass slipped stitch over the next stitch
                                    K2tog – knit 2 stitches together

Cast on 15

Knit border:

            Row 1:  Knit all stitches
            Row 2:  Knit all stitches
            Repeat Rows 1 and 2 one time

Knit lace pattern:

            Row 1:  K7, yo, S1, K1, psso, K6
            Row 2:  K3, P9, K3
            Row 3:  K5, K2tog, yo, K1, yo, S1, K1, psso, K5
            Row 4:  K3, P9, K3
            Row 5:  K4, K2tog, yo, K3, yo, S1, K1, psso, K4
            Row 6:  K3, P9, K3
            Row 7:  K3, K2tog, yo, K5, yo, S1, K1, psso, K3
            Row 8:  K3, P9, K3

            Repeat Rows 1 – 8 until the piece is the desired length

Knit border:

    Row 1:  Knit all stitches
            Row 2:  Knit all stitches
            Repeat Rows 1 and 2 one time

Bind off all stitches, weave in ends and enjoy!  Or better yet, give as a gift!

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