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This past weekend I was going through all my stash and disposing of all those little bits and pieces of yarn that I seem to hold on to for whatever reason.  During this stashing cleaning, I came across a bit of leftover Elsebeth Lavold’s Hempathy and thought it might make a fun little bookmark.

 

For someone who has been apprehensive in trying a lace pattern, this little beauty is for you.

By using a basic increase and decrease method, you end up with points at the top and bottom of the book mark, and by using yarn-overs and decreases, you learn how to create a simple lace pattern.

This pattern is not brilliant and I’m sure there’s one similar out there but here you go and I hope you enjoy!

 

 

Abbreviations:

K = Knit
P = Purl
K1FB = Knit one stitch front and back in the same loop (Click here for a how to video on YouTube)
K2TOG = Knit two stitches together
S1,K1, PSSO = Slip one stitch knit wise, knit one stitch and pass the slipped stitch over

Top Border:  Cast on 3 stitches

Row 1 and all odd rows:  Knit
Row 2:    K1FB, K1,  K1FB = 5 sts
Row 4:    K1FB, K3, K1FB = 7 sts
Row 6:    K1FB, K5, K1FB = 9 sts
Row 8:    K1FB, K7, K1FB = 11 sts
Row 10: K1FB, K9, K1FB = 13 sts
Row 11:  Knit
Knit 4 rows

Pattern:

Row 1 (rs) :  Knit
Row 2 (ws)  and all even rows:  K2, P9, K2
Row 3 (rs):   K2, KTOG, K2, YO, K1, YO, K2, S1,K1, PSSO, K2
Row 5 (ws):  K3, K2TOG, YO, K3, YO, S1, K1, PSSO, K3
Row 6 (ws):  K2, P9, K2
Repeat rows 1 – 6  5 more times or until desired length.

Bottom Border:

Row 1 and all odd rows:  Knit
Row 2:     K1, K2TOG, K7, S1, K1, PSSO, K1  =  11 sts
Row 4:     K1, K2TOG, K5, S1, K1, PSSO, K1  =   9 sts
Row 6:     K1, K2TOG, K3, S1, K1, PSSO, K1  =   7 sts
Row 8:     K1, K2TOG, K1, S1, K1, PSSO, K1  =   5 sts
Row 10:  K2TOG, K1, S1, K1, PSSO  = 3 sts
Row 11:   S1, K2TOG, PSSO = 1 st

Break yarn, pull through loop and cinch up tight; weave in all ends.  Gently block and use!

This project would also be fun to use beads with or create a tassel by not breaking the yarn, but continuing with an I-Cord at the end and then add a tassel.

Hope you enjoy and have fun making a bookmark today!

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