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Rings Around My Wrist Bracelet
Designed by Gloria Tracy
This colorful knit bracelet is a great accent that shows off your personal style. We show it for casual wear – throw in some metallic-thread yarns and gemstones for an evening showstopper.
Skill Level: Easy
Skill Level: Easy
- BO-bind off; CO-cast on; k-knit; kfb-knit in front and back of st; LH-left-hand; rep-repeat; st(s)-stitch(es)
- Adult: 7" (18 cm) circumference not stretched
- #1 fingering weight yarn: we used Lion Brand® Sock Ease® (75% wool/25% nylon), 3.5 oz (100 g), 438 yd (400 m) – 1 ball #240 Cotton Candy (One ball can make several bracelets)
- Boye® double-pointed knitting needles US size 3 (3 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge
- Boye® hand sewing tapestry needle
- 14.5 sts & 18 rows = 4" (10 cm) in stockinette stitch. Gauge is not critical for this project.
- I-Cord: With two double-pointed needles, *k3, do not turn work. Slide all the stitches to opposite end of needle; rep from * until I-cord measures indicated length.
Knitted Cast-On: Insert needle into first stitch, *knit without removing stitch from needle, slip new stitch to LH needle; rep from * for desired number of stitches.
Knitted Corkscrew: Cast on 16 sts. (Kfb) across. BO purlwise. Twist into corkscrew shape.
- Working with double-pointed needles can look intimidating if you have not done it before. Think of it as a circular needle in pieces – you just keep going round and round moving from one needle to another. The beauty of double points is that you can make small circular items like socks or this darling little bracelet.
- In order not to twist the beginning cast on when joining for the first round, lay all 3 needles on a flat surface with the cast-on edge to the inside and with the working yarn to the right. Insert a fourth needle into the first st on first needle on the left and work the first stitch. Continue to work to the end of each needle then use the empty needle to work the stitches on the next needle. Continue working around and around in this manner.
- CO 40 sts and divide onto 3 double-pointed needles. Join, being careful not to twist work. (see Notes). *Knit all sts for 8 rnds. BO 32 sts—8 sts remain and 1 ring has been formed. CO 32 sts using the Knitted Cast-on (see Special Techniques). Rep from * 2 times more—8 sts remain and 3 rings have made.
BO 5 sts—3 sts remain. Beginning with the 3 sts that remain on the LH needle, work I-cord as directed in Special Techniques until 7" (18 cm) of cord has been formed. Pass middle st over end st, pass inside st over end st. Fasten off.
- Squeeze together the 8-st center area between the rings and wrap the I-cord around it. Tack in place. Make a Knitted Corkscrew as directed in Special Techniques and fasten to the wrapped area. Weave in all ends.