Saturday, 7 May 2011

Simple plait cable knitted bookmarks

Knitted Bookmarks.
Simple plait cable
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   Picture post today are some bookmarks I knitted with a simple plait cable. A very easy and good looking cable to knit.

Instructions. Cast on 13 stitches.

  1.  (RS) P2, K9, P2.
  2.  K2, P9, K2.
  3.   P2, Slip next 3 sts to front on cable needle, K3, then K3 from cable needle, K3, P2.
  4.  As 2nd row.
  5. As 1st row.
  6. As 2nd row
  7. P2, K3, Slip next 3 sts. to back on cable needle, K3, then K3 from cable needle, P2.
  8. As 2nd row.
Repeat these 8 rows for the pattern.
knitted bookmarks
  I added a few extra stitches for boarders, prefer a moss/seed stitch boarder and think the green/bluey one stands out best. The green one is knitted in a cotton yarn.

  The red one looks fine but doesn't picture very well, the cable is very pronounced in real life.

  The variegated one is knitted in sock yarn and is a lot thinner. In good light the cable is easy to see but in dull light you can't make it out fully and it doesn't show up in the picture very well.

  Have a play around with different yarns and colours, bookmarks are great to knit as there fast and make great presents to give.
simple plait cable knitted bookmarks.
  All the bookmarks are unfinished, they need weaving in and blocking.

  Hope you all have a great weekend, take care folks.

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