Saturday, June 9, 2007

Flowering Vine Bookmark


This bookmark uses slipped stitches and easy cables, together with eyelets to create a picture . I've been wanting to incorporate some cables into my designs, and thought it would be best to start small. I'm glad I did because I tried several methods to do the same thing before I decided on the one I liked best. I'm sure the next time I design something with cables it will be much easier, but I am pleased with the way this turned out.

Flowering Vine Bookmark

materials:

small amout of size 10 crochet cotton

US size 1 needles

small cable needle (CN) or extra size 1 DPN

special stitches used:

SSK- slip, slip, knit
K2tog- knit 2 stitches together
YO-yarn over
S1- slip 1 stitch purlwise
T2R- twist 2 right- slip one stitch on CN, hold in back of your work, on right side knit one stitch from left needle, then knit stitch from CN, on wrong side purl next stitch from left needle, then purl stitch from CN
T2L- twist 2 left- slip one stitch onto CN, hold in front of your work, on right side knit next stitch from left needle, then knit stitch from CN, on wrong side purl next stitch from left needle, then purl stitch from CN.

Cast on 19 stitches

1. K ALL
2. K ALL
3. K9, S1, K9
4. K2, P15, K2
5. K9, S1, K9
6. K2, P15, K2
7. K7, T2R, S1, T2L, K7
8. K2, P4, T2L, P3, T2R, P4, K2
9. K5, T2R, K2, S1, K2, T2L, K5
10. K2, P15, K2
11. K5, S1, K3, S1, K3, S1, K5
12. K2, P15, K2
13. K3, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K1, S1, K1, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K3
14. K2, P15, K2
15. K4, K2tog, YO, K3, S1, K2, K2tog, YO, K5

Repeat rows 4-15 until bookmark is about one inch shorter than you want it to be. The bookmark in the photo has a total of 6 repeats (so 5 more times) and is about 6" long.
When bookmark is almost as long as you would like it to be, move on to these rows for the top of the vine, and the finishing.

1. K9, S1, K9
2. K2, P15, K2
3. K9, S1, K9
4. K2, P15, K2
5. K4, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, SSK, YO, SSK, YO, K5
6. K2, P15, K2
7. K7, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K7
8. K2, P15, K2
9. K6, K2tog, YO, K2tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K6
10. K2, P15, K2
11. K5, K2tog, YO, K1, K2tog, YO, K2, YO, SSK, K5
12. K2, P15, K2
13. K8, K2yog, YO, K9
14. K2, P15, K2
15. K ALL
16. K2, P15, K2
17. K ALL
18. K ALL
19. K ALL
Bind off, weave in ends.

3 comments:

Happy House Quilts said...

Hi! I'm a friend of Kim's (Deedaloos.etsy.com) and I just wanted to say your work is wonderful! I hope to meet you someday! Let's get you over to etsy.com pronto!!!
Jodi
http://www.happyhousequilts.com
http://www.happyhousequilts.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I love all of your work it's very beautiful and I'm making some!:D

Katie said...

I've made several of these already and am planning on giving them away as gifts. However, how do you get them to stay flat?! Because it's mostly stockinette, all the ones I've made curl immensely.

Thanks bunches!