I love to knit, but I’m gunna be real: I’m no expert. Sure, I can knit a pretty long, beautiful scarf without too much error, but that’s basically the extent of my knitting ability. There are a few reasons for this. One: knitting, while extremely relaxing and fulfilling, does take some time. Two: scarves, the one thing that I really know how to knit, are the one knitted object within my skill set that I would actually wear. I hardly ever wear hats, and even though I’d love the final product, I just don’t know if I’d have the patience to knit an entire blanket. For quite some time, I thought my rudimentary knowledge of knitting limited me to making potholders and scarves.
Two weeks ago, however, while drafting my quick-start guide to knitting, I discovered one more thing that I can make somewhat competently — bracelets! Although I’m not really a bracelet kind of guy, I know plenty of guys and gals who are. Essentially made using the same process as a scarf, these little lovelies are totally cute and take under an hour to make! A perfect project for a beginning knitter. Continue after the jump for full directions! — Max
- knitting needles
- yarn or upholstery sewing needles
1. Cast on enough stitches so that your piece will be roughly the length of the circumference of your wrist.
2. Knit continuous rows until the bracelet reaches your desired thickness. We made our bracelets about an inch in thickness.
3. Cast off. Leave about six inches of excess yarn at the ends of your piece.
4. Sew a button with your yarn onto the end of your bracelet that doesn’t have the extra strand of yarn hanging from it.
5. Attach your bracelet to your wrist by stringing the excess strand of yarn around the button at the opposite end a few times. BLAMO! You’re done! Go check out your stylin’ knittin’ self in the mirror!