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By Talitha Kuomi


(inspired by kirsten johnstone’s se[ven]circle) 

 

 Last summer on vacation I took a detour off the highway into a local yarn shop that carried fantastic locally spun and dyed sock yarn.  I stood there before the basket it was in running my fingers through the fiber and wondering what it wanted to be made into.  Let me say here that I love sock yarn.  The way the colors mix & mingle and the different blends of fibers really draw me in.  And yet much as I love to knit, I can't see doing all that work in such gorgeous yarn on such tiny needles and then hiding it in my shoes.  Seems so wrong somehow.
 
     So, I bought the gorgeous sock yarn and started to knit up Kirsten Johnstone's Se[ven]Circle sitting in my little beach chair the very next day with the waves lapping lazily at my toes.  So nice.  Then the knitted rings of that pattern's cowl started my mind going in different directions, stretched out there in the sun thinking ... hmmm ... and i wound up turning her original idea all inside out and backwards to make this bracelet cuff.
 
    Now I'm pleased to have found a way to wear the fingering weight colorways that call out to me 'on my sleeve' where i can see them.  And i like to think that the sock yarn itself is happy as it lazily enjoys it's new vantage point from which it can lounge, happily watching the world spin by.
 

 

Materials: 

one skein plymouth yarn company happy feet 

 sz 2 double pointed needles 

 ten 1.3 cm or beads 

 

 fits wrists 12 to 21 centimeters around 

 with instructions for custom sizes 

 gauge:  

 19 sts & 18 rows =  

5 cm in stockinette 

 

button placket 

co 30. 

first row (rs):  (k2, p2) to last two sts.  k2. 

next row (ws):  (p2, k2) to last 2 sts.  p2. 

 

repeat these two rows one more time. 

 

 first bracelet 

 row 1:  kfb, k1, kfb.  place the remaining sts on a holder 

or spare yarn.  turn. (5 sts) 

 row 2:  p to end. 

row 3:  kfb, k3, kfb.  turn.  (7sts) 

row 4:   p to end. 

 

row 5:  k all 7 sts. 

row 6:  p all 7 sts. 

 

***continue in stockinette stitch 

(repeating rows 5 & 6) until you 

have finished 66 rows. 

 

each buttonloop is 1⁄2 “ long.  for 

a custom fit, continue in 

stockinette stitch until bracelet 

is 1⁄2 “ shorter than you want the 

finished bracelet to be.  then 

continue on to buttonloop. 

 

 

buttonloop 

 

row 1:  k3, bo1, k3. (you now have 3 sts, a space and then the last 3 sts.) 

 

start an i-cord on the left 3 sts.  work 5 rows. 

 

next, using a “three needle bind-off” (& with right sides of stockinette facing each 

other),  attach the 3 st i-cord to the 3 live stitches still on your needle from row 1 

of these buttonloop instructions.  bind off. 


second bracelet 

 

when joining new yarn leave 

about a ten inch tail.  this will 

be used to sew a button on 

after all ten bracelets are knit. 

 

attach yarn (as if to knit) to 

the 3 sts on the holder closest 

to the bracelet you just 

finished.   

 

repeat directions for the first 

bracelet ending at the three 

needle bind off after the 

buttonloop.is completed. 

third bracelet 

 

repeat directions for second bracelet except at *** continue in stockinette stitch 

until you have finished 68 rows. 

 

 

fourth bracelet 

 

repeat directions for second bracelet except at 

*** continue in stockinette stitch until you have 

finished 70 rows. 

 

 

fifth bracelet 

 

repeat directions for second bracelet except at 

*** continue in stockinette stitch until you have 

finished 72 rows. 

 

 

sixth bracelet 

 

repeat directions for second bracelet except at 

*** continue in stockinette stitch until you have 

finished 74 rows. 

 

 

seventh bracelet 

 

repeat directions for second bracelet except at *** continue in stockinette stitch 

until you have finished 76 rows. 

 

 

eighth bracelet 

 

repeat directions for second bracelet except at *** continue in stockinette stitch 

until you have finished 78 rows. 

 

ninth bracelet 

 

repeat directions for second bracelet except at *** continue in stockinette stitch 

until you have finished 80 rows. 

 

tenth bracelet 

 

repeat directions for second bracelet except at *** continue in stockinette stitch 

until you have finished 82 rows. 

 

 

finishing 

 

using the 10” yarn tail on each bracelet (at the side where it connects to the other 

nine), sew one button at the end of each bracelet making sure the buttons are all 

sewn in a straight line. 

 

weave in ends, slip on your arm and go, go go.

Talitha Kuomi lives contentedly in the house she grew up in with her hubby and 3 young children for company.  She has spent the last few years designing custom wedding gowns while the babies napped.  Now the napping is over, leaving no safe place for satin & lace with kids always lurking about.  Yarn is much more forgiving toward things like the odd bit of jelly or the mud tracked in from the latest worm digging expedition, so Talitha has returned to knitting which she began when she was a very young child herself.  And she is ever so glad she did.  
   Her latest patterns can be found at www.talithakuomi.etsy.com or visit her on www.ravelry.com where her username is 'talithakuomi'.