A great way to practice lace and use up leftover yarn. This bookmark uses a single multiple of a lace chevron stitch pattern.
Fingering weight yarn, about 40 yards
Size 2 U.S. knitting needles/3.0mm knitting needles
Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)
Pins (for blocking)
Gauge is not essential for this project. The gauge after blocking, is about 26 sts and 35 rows to 4 inches/10cm in the lace pattern. Your finished bookmarks, after blocking, measure 2 by 8 inches/5 x 20cm.
Skills you’ll need
The basics (casting on, binding off, knit, purl).
Some increases and decreases (see the abbreviation section for a full list).
A little finishing: weaving in your ends and blocking.
Shown in Elann Peruvian Baby Cashmere color Pewter.
(Do you like to work from a chart? You can follow a chart here.)
Cast on 13
Row 1 WS (and all WS rows) K2, p9, k2.
Row 2: K2, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, k2.
Row 4: K3, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k3.
Row 6: K4, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k4.
Row 8: K5, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k5.
Row 10: K2, ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k2.
Row 12: Repeat Row 10.
Repeat rows 1-12 five times.
Work one WS row.
Bind off loosely.
Wet the bookmark thoroughly in cool water. Stretch it and pin it along all edges to straighten out the edges and open up the lace. Let it dry. Weave in your ends.