Knitted Cable Cuff…
November 4th, 2012
I’m really excited about this post :) I’ve designed my first knitting pattern and am quite surprised I’ve managed to pull it off! I love knitting and love doing quick knits that you know you can start using straight away. So here it is…
I’ve used Sirdar’s Snuggly Aran wool but you could use any aran wool in any colour. I’ve chosen a neutral grey/blue colour so I know it will go with most outfits. You will need 5.5mm (number 9) knitting needles. You can refer to my earlier post Knitting 101 for helpful hints and tips when making this bracelet. I would say this is a great starting pattern for someone new to knitting.
K = Knit
P = Purl
St St = Stocking Stitch
Beginning of Pattern:You should end up with three of these:
Cast on 5 stitches
Row 1: K.
Row 2: P.
Cont. in st st until reaches desired length. Desired length would be until fits around wrist plus 2 cm extra.
Then simply sew three ends together with the same wool and a sewing needle. It should look like this:
You then have three open ends which you plait together to get the cable look. This should be the result:
Now sew the three loose ends to the already sewn up other end. I hope that makes sense, it does in my head! Then you have your hand knitted cable cuff/bracelet. You can keep it as it is like I have done and I find it is more casual that way, however, if you wanted it for a specific occasion or outfit then you coud sew on beads or maybe thread ribbon through it etc. The possibilites are endless which is why I like this bracelet so much :)
I teamed mine with a bunch of other bracelets and a plain tee. It looks fab!
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