Traveling Ribbed Eyelet Bookmark

Friday, September 14, 2007
This bookmark ended up long and skinny - and while I prefer short and wide bookmarks, my DH likes longer ones. He wants a bit of bookmark sticking out both ends... I suppose this is the difference between someone who shelves her books and someone who piles them up on the bedside table. You could, of course, make it shorter by knitting fewer repeats (actually, I'm a bit embarrassed for pointing that out), and wider either by doubling the pattern repeat or by adding more "fluff". I could have also blocked it more heavily than I did!

Finished dimensions: 2in (5cm) wide by 9in (22.5cm)
Gauge: Not particularly important; you want it slightly firmer than normal.

Materials:
1 skein Patons Grace 100% mercerized cotton (1.75oz/50g to 136yd/125m)
US 3 (3.25mm) needles
Darning needle

Instructions:
Cast on 13 stitches.
Knit all stitches for two rows.

Pattern row 1: K2; P2; K5; P2; K2
Pattern row 2 (and all ws rows): K4; P5; K4
Pattern rows 3, 5, and 7: K2; P2; YO; SSK; K1; K2tog; YO; P2; K2
Pattern row 9: K2; P2; K5; P2; K2
Pattern rows 11, 13, 15: K2; P2; K2tog; YO; K1; YO; SSK; P2; K2
Work one more wrong side row to complete pattern.

Work these 16 Pattern rows a total of 4 times, then work rows 1-9 once more.
Knit all stitches for two rows.
Bind off.
Weave in ends.

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