Sometimes quick and simple make the best gifts. Bookmarks are a gift that most anyone can use. Pretty yarn and very little time can make a stunning Whirly Bookmark making it great for end of the year teachers’ gifts as well as gifts for any holiday or birthday.
|LOOM: Sock Loom EFG
YARN: 2 yds of 2 weight yarn. Lion Brand Bonbons in Celebrate used in sample.
NOTIONS: knitting tool, tapestry needle
SIZE: Approximately 12” in length
Step 1: e-wrap K peg 1, 4 times
Step 2: figure 8 wrap (see 2 Peg I-Cord Instructions) both pegs and K over, one time
Rep steps 1 & 2 until the curlicue is the length stated in the pattern. Curls may need to be worked into place by hand.
2 Peg I-Cord Instructions
Step 1: Wrap both pegs in a figure 8 by bringing the working yarn behind peg 1, around the front and between pegs 1 and 2, then behind peg 2, around the front and between pegs 1 and 2. K over.
Rep step 1 until the i-cord is the length stated in the pattern.
Using 2 strands of yarn held together as one, CO 2 pegs by placing the slip knot on peg 1 and wrapping peg 2 Wrap both pegs in a figure 8 by bringing the working yarn behind peg 1, around the front and between pegs 1 and 2, then behind peg 2, around the front and between pegs 1 and 2. Knit over.
Step 1: Work Curlicue Instructions (above) until the work curls and is about 1” long.
Step 2: Work a 2 peg i-cord until the work is approx. 10” from the end.
Note: If a shorter or longer bookmark is desired, knit the i-cord to the desired length before the next step.
Step 3: Work Curlicue Instructions until the work curls and is about 12” from the end (top curl should be only 2” long).
BO by moving the stitch on peg 1 to peg 2, lift bottom loop over top, cut the working yarn leaving a tail to weave in, pull the tail through the final loop.
Weave in ends.