So you've knit the washcloth, the scarf, the blanket, and you're wondering, what else can be done with the humble knitted rectangle? Why not a bookmark?
Knitting bookmarks is super quick and easy. The take very little yarn, about 20 yards will do it. And a knitted bookmark is a lovely gift for that book lover in your life.
(Are you looking for virtual knitting bookmarks, as in good websites about knitting to bookmark in your browser? We have that too! Check out the Blogroll).
A knitted bookmark works best in a lightweight yarn, so try lace weight, fingering yarn, sock yarn, even embroidery thread.
If you are looking for a free bookmark pattern, you can download the Bookmark Trio for free.
If you'd like to design your own bookmark pattern, it's a fun way to experiment with lace stitch patterns. Crack open any of Barbara Walker's Treasuries of Knitting Patterns , find a stitch pattern that looks good vertically, add a few stitches of garter stitch, and voila. Any stitch that forms a natural scallop works well, because the bookmark will naturally end up with a pointed end, nice for tying a ribbon to.