Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cable Bracelet

Note: Hey! So this bracelet is pretty much just...a cable. The whole thing is really just a cable (with a bordering). It's a great project to practice your cables on, and well, it's really cute! Plus, you can knit the ring smaller to make a napkin ring at the dinner table, you can knit it longer to have a purse strap, it could be a headband, there's countless ideas!

Size 8 (5.0mm) knitting needles
Medium (4) yarn (in the pictures, I used Andes Alpaca yarn in 730 Damson)
Cable needle (I used a size 2 (2.75mm) needle)
Yarn Sewing needle

Note: This stitch is crossed every six rows. (Multiple of 10)

1)Start off by casting on 10 stitches.

Rows 1 and 3: knit 2, purl 6, knit 2
Row 2: purl 2, knit 6, purl 2
Row 4: Purl 2, slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and hold in back or front depending on the direction you want, (I held mine in the front), knit 3, then knit 3 from cable needle, purl 2
Row 5: Knit 2, purl 6, knit 2
Row 6: Purl 2, knit 6, purl 2
Start back at Row 1 to continue!

3) Continue knitting the cable and occasionally wrap around you wrist to check for length. (mine was about 8 inches, I had a 5 1/2 in. circumference wrist)

4) When your cable is at a length that you like simply bind off.

Sewing it Together:

1) Thread your yarn needle (with same yarn), turn bracelet to the inside (non cable side)and simply sew the seams!
(If you don't know how to, a great link is:
http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-sew-seams-together )

2) Turn your bracelet inside out and enjoy!

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