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Arch Lace Bookmark Knitting PatternDesigned by Barbara Breiter Bookmarks knit up very quickly. This pattern uses an easy lace pattern so it's a great way to try your hand at lace if you've never knit it before. The metallic gold yarn adds sparkle but it would knit up nicely in any fingering weight yarn. One skein makes 3 to 4 bookmarks depending on the amount of yarn used for the tassel. Size:
Approx 6" long and 2½" wide Gauge:
7½ sts=1" in pattern stitch Materials:
Lurex Shimmer by Rowan
80% viscose, 20% polyester
25 g/104 yards/95 meters
Size 3 US (3.25 mm) needles Instructions
CO 19 Sts. Work seed st for 3 rows:
Row 1: p1, k1; rep across
Row 2: p1, k1; rep across
Row 3: p1, k1; rep across P one row, keeping first three and last three sts of each row in seed st. Begin pattern stitch, keeping first three and last three sts of each row in seed st. Row 1 (RS): k2, yo, k2tog, k5, sl1, k1, psso, yo, k2
Row 2 and all even rows: purl
Row 3: Rep row 1
Row 5: Rep row 1
Row 7: k2, yo, k3, sl1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k2
Row 9: k3, yo, k2, sl1, k2tog, psso, k2, yo, k3
Row 11: k4, yo, k1, sl1, k2tog, psso, k1, yo, k4
Row 13: k5, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k5
Row 14: purl Repeat rows 1-14 three more times.
Work 3 rows of seed st.
BO in pat.
Make and attach tassel if desired. Starch, using any method desired. ©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author. See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.
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