And even if you don't have little people arriving, then it's fun to have some activities planned for everyone to join in. So for today’s “Knitting Ahead” idea, here’s a great project that's fun and easy – make some bracelets out of yarn!
Getting the various items together can be the first fun expedition, and then turning the yarn first into I‐cord and then into bracelets will help occupy many a happy hour together.
I used Patons Grace yarn in bright zingy colours of turquoise, green and hot pink. However, this 100% cotton yarn comes in all kinds of shades and there are some strong masculine colours too, so you can select whatever colour combinations you fancy. You will need 1 ball of yarn in each of 3 or more colours to give you lots of options.
We have three different methods for producing i-Cord in our Reversible Knitting Stitches book, so please have a look there to see which method will suit you best.
You probably already have all the other items you'll need such as a tapestry needle, a crochet hook, measuring tape and a pair of scissors, so then you'll be good to go.
I also purchased an "Ezzzy" bracelet‐making jig (yes, there really are that number of zzz's in the middle of the name)! This is not strictly necessary, but it does seem to make the braiding easier. I like the way you can set the jig to the exact size you require and it certainly keeps everything good and tight while braiding.
And just a final note for knitters: these are not only decorative but incredibly useful for holding spare cable needles and so on while you are working, so these will make great gifts for your knitter pals too.
The Ryedale Bracelet pattern is available for instant download from my website here.
Have a wonderful holiday and enjoy your bracelet‐making!
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