This bracelet pattern mixes traditional beading materials with knitting to create a very pretty piece. Because of the addition of beads, this is for a more experienced knitter.
- 2 Size 0000 DPN’s
- Seed beads, size 8. (I lost count of how many I used, but it’s a lot)
- DMC Coton Perle #5 in color 3042
- Toggle Clasp
- Wide eye beading needle or hand sewing needle
String seed beads on the DMC cotton.
CO 4 sts, leaving a long tail, which you will use to attach the clasp later.
Knit an i-cord for 1/4 inch. (Making an icord www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtEcPORG5Aw) From this point on, you’ll be working in garter stitch with beads until you have reached the other end.
K 4 rows.
First beaded section:
Row 1: K2, slide 1 bead up to work, K2. The bead should always be sitting on the side of the work that is not facing you.
Row 2: K across.
*Row 3: K1, slide 1 bead, K2, slide 1 bead, K1.
Row 4: K across.
Row 5: K2, slide 1 bead, K2.
Row 6: K across.*
*Repeat rows 3-6 two more times. There are 10 beads total in this section.
Row 7: Kfb, k to last st, Kfb (you now have 6 stitches total)
Row 8: K across
Second beaded section:
Rows 1 and 2: *K1, slide one bead up to work* across, end K1.
Rows 3 and 4: *K1, slide 2 beads up to work* across, end K1.
Rows 5 and 6: *K1, slide 3 beads up to work* across, end K1.
Rows 7 and 8: *K1, slide 2 beads up to work* across, end K1.
Rows 9 and 10: *K1, slide one bead up to work* across, end K1.
Row 11: K across
Row 12: K2tog, k to last 2 sts, K2tog (4 sts remain)
Repeat sections 1 and 2, ending with section 1, until you have almost reached your desired length, remembering that your clasp and the i-cord at the end will also add to the length of your bracelet. On the final repeat of section one, omit the increase in Row 7.
Knit i-cord for 1/4 inch, and BO leaving a long tail for attaching the clasp. At this point, my bracelet measures about 6 1/2 inches without the clasp, and with the clasp attached it is 7. Thread your sewing needle and stitch the clasp to both ends of the bracelet, making sure to stitch the thread around the clasp several times for strength.