Daily Archives: May 16, 2008

Backbone Bookmark

I let the boys name this one.  Ayup.

Materials: Fingering weight yarn, about 20 yards (I used Twisted Fiber Arts’ Playful, colorway: Filanon), size 2 needles (+ dpn or cable needle, unless you like to cable without a needle), tapestry needle.

CO 21 stitches, knit every row for 4 rows for garter stitch edge.

Row 1: k4, p2, k9, p2, k4

Row 2: k2, p2, k2, p9, k2, p2, k2

Row 3: k4, p2, slip next 3 st to cable needle and hold to back of work, k next stitch, k3 from cable needle, k1, slip next stitch to cable needle and hold to front of work, k next 3 st, k1 from cable needle, p2, k4

Row 4: k2, p2, k2, p9, k2, p2, k2

Repeat rows 1-4 to desired length, finish with 4 rows knit for garter stitch edge, bind off.  Block lightly.

Happy knitting (and reading)!