Miscellaneous ramblings about, from and relating to the Three Bags Full wool shop, Halifax.
Sunday, 27 May 2012
More red, white and blue
For those of you caught up in Jubilee fever knit yourself a patriotic wristband...
(photos: copyright Mike Hodgson)
Here's what you do:
Cast on 9 stitches in red yarn.
Knit 10 rows garter stitch, slipping every row's first stitch purlwise and knitting through the back of every row's last stitch.
Row 1: slip 1 purlwise, knit 1, knit 1 through back of stitch.
Put other 6 stitches on a holder and continue to work on the first three stitches.
Row 2: slip 1 purlwise, purl 1, knit 1 through back of stitch.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until the band is long enough to fit round your wrist.
Keep these three stitches on a spare bit of yarn, join white yarn to the next three stitches on the spare needle and work the same number of rows 1 and 2.
Put the white stitches on spare yarn, join blue yarn to the last three stitches from the spare needle and work the same number of rows 1 and 2.
Return all stitches to one needle and knit another 10 rows of garter stitch as before across all of them, adding a button hole, by casting off the central stitch on the 5th row and casting on over the gap on the 6th row.
Sew all ends in.
Sew a button on.
Wear on your wrist while your chest swells with pride and you join in with Land Of Hope and Glory. Too much? Hmm, possibly...
I made my first one by knitting all the single sections in the middle at one time but it all got a bit twsited and messy.
If you don't have time to make your own, we'll be selling them at the Jubilee Craft Fair.