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Pretty Bookmark - Knit One For You, Knit Two For Friends And Make It Again And Again.

I wanted to knit a book mark but I didn't want it to look too plain.  So, I found a nice triangular, lacy design to add to it.  I made up the diamond shape to go on the top so that it won't feel so empty.  I like the end result. It looks to me like a flower stalk with layers of leaves spreading out on both sides.  It's pretty, I think. 

I used left over baby yarn which makes the bookmark quite soft and pliable.  I was thinking about spraying it with starch and iron it to make it more stiff. Have to get that starch!



My pretty bookmark in a lacy pattern

Here is the pattern for the pretty bookmark

Materials

- 1 ball of yarn or left over yarn with a gauge of 6 sts/inch on size 6 needle.

- Knitting needles size 6 (4mm)

- A medium crochet hook for attaching a tassel.

Direction

CO 17 sts. Knit 4 rows then follow pattern below;

Row 1: Knit.
Row 2 and every even row: K2, p13, k2.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 5: K6, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k6.
Row 7: K5, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k5.
Row 9: K4, [k2tog, yo] twice, k1, [yo, sl 1, k1, psso] twice, k4.
Row 11: K3, [k2tog, yo] twice, k3, [yo, sl 1, k1, psso] twice, k3.
Row 13: K2, [k2tog, yo] 3 times, k1, [yo, sl 1, k1, psso] 3 times, k2.
Row 14: As row 2.

Repeat row 1-14 twice, repeat row 1-10 once more, then work decrease as follow;

Row 1: K4, [sl 1, k1, psso, yo] twice, k1, [yo, k2tog] twice, k4.
Row 2: K2, p13, k2.
Row 3: K4, sl 1, k1, psso, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k4.
Row 4: K2, p 11, k2.
Row 5: K4, sl 1, k1, psso, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2tog, k4.
Row 6: K2, p9, k2.
Row 7: K4, sl 1, k1, psso, k 1, k2tog, k4.
Row 8: K2, p 7, k2.
Row 9: K4, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k4.
Row 10: K2, p5, k2.
Row 11: K3, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k3.
Row 12: K2, p3, k2.
Row 13: K2, sl1, k2tog, psso, k2.
Row 14: K2, p1, k2.
Row 15: K1, sl 2 tog knitwise, k1, pass the 2 sl sts over, k1.
Row 16: K3.
Row 17: Sl1, k2tog, psso. End off.

Attach tassels to the narrow end of the bookmark.

How to make a tassel:

Cut 4-5 12-inches strips of yarn.  Lay them together in bundle.  Use a crochet hook to pull the center of the strips through an area where you want to tassel attached.  Pull the yarn so that you have a big enough loop to pull all the ends through by hand.  Adjust and pull it tight as you like and you're done.

Hope you enjoy this bookmark pattern!






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