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)!


12 thoughts on “Backbone Bookmark

  1. Mrs. Heidmann

    Beautiful colors. The name is quite apropos! Please excuse the dumbness of my question, but where on earth do you find “fingering weight” yarn? Or “sock yarn” for that matter? Maybe I shouldn’t phrase it that way since where YOU find such things will hardly help me in Arizona… I’m just sayin… I have no clue where to start looking!

  2. Ketutar

    I made this 🙂
    I don’t think it’s a good bookmark – a bit too thick to my taste – but it’s very pretty as a wristwarmer 🙂
    If you want to see it, go to my Ravelry – I’m Ketutar there too 🙂

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    1. Kiersten Post author

      I didn’t measure it, and have given all mine as gifts, but my recollection is about 1.5″


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