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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Wrist yarn holder

When over my Mother's place this past weekend I realized that there wasn't a lot of places to set my knitting bag. No matter how small it was, the floor space just wasn't there with all the people visiting. I then thought of this neat idea for a way to hold small balls of yarn for that traveling project. This will work great when standing, in the car and on the go. This holds smaller balls of yarn and yarn cakes, and as you knit standing up, you can slouch the pouch down to your elbow to keep it out of the way.

Yarn:
Sport weight

Needles:
#3 set of 5 dpn

Gauge:
6 sts =1" in St st.

Materials:
2 D rings, tapestry needle


Bottom:


C.O. 8 sts evenly onto 4 dpn needles.

Round 1: Knit

Round 2:
Knit in Front and Back of each stitch. (K in f & b) (8 st increase, 16 sts)

Round 3:
Knit

Round 4: *K1, k in f & b of next st. Repeat from * to end (24 sts)

Round 5: Knit

Round 6: *K2, K in f & b of next st. Repeat from * to end. (32 sts)

Round 7: Knit

Round 8:
*K3, k in f & b of next st. Repeat from * to end (40 sts)

Round 9:
Knit

Round 10: *K4, k in f & b of next st. Repeat from * to end. (48 sts)

Round 11:
Knit

Round12:
*K5, K in f & b of next st. Repeat from * to end (56 sts)

Round 13: Knit

Round 14: *K6, K in f & b of next st. Repeat from * to end. (64 sts)

Round 15: Knit



Body:


The body is worked in the "Pattern Body" of the graph below. This creates the swirl pattern. Work in the pattern body until piece measures 3'' (Not including bottom of bag).

#1) P2, K2 to end

#2) K1, *P2, K2 to last stitch, K1

#3) *K2, P2, to last stitch

#4) P1, *K2, P2 to last stitch, P1

Repeat these 4 rows for pattern.

Then work a P2, K2 ribbing for 3 rounds.

To do this. knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts of the last round,as in chart.



B.O. and weave in ends.


Strap:

C.O. 8 sts. Leave about a 10" string on the C.O. end.

Knit in garter st. until piece measures 8".

B.O. Leaving another 10" string at the B.O. end.

Using the strings at both ends, sew the strap to the curved edge of the D ring. Using another piece of string sew the flat edge of the D ring to the body of the yarn holder. To do this properly, lay the piece flat and use a stitch marker or safety pin to mark each side.




Viola! You are done!

19 comments:

Sandra said...

Oh, I really (really, really) like that pattern - sure will knit it!

Mar said...

This looks like a really useful pattern...

Teresa said...

Thanks Sandra and Mar! I'm glad you both like it! Believe me, with little kids running around who love to grab yarn, this is VERY useful! :D

tammy said...

That is brilliant! I love it.

Hattie said...

Awesome! Not only is is useful, it's really cute! I love the swirly design. I will definitely be making one.

R a i n said...

Thats SO cute!

Dove Knits said...

So cute!

Pirkko-Liisa said...

OOOH! So cleaver thing! I must do this. Thank you so much.

Coolazity said...

This is an awesome pattern! I'm nearly finished with mine, although I modified it (I bound off all stitched but 16 (8 across from each other) and I plan to work each half of the strap and graft the sides together. I didn't have D-rings and I'm too lazy to go out and buy some).

twellve said...

what a brilliant idea. thanks for sharing it!

Jenny said...

That is darling! Thank you for sharing your pattern :)

clairetoney said...

I love this little bag. I can't wait to make one. thank you for sharing!

picperfic said...

just found this cute pattern, it's going in my ravelry queue! Thanks

Miss Emily said...

Hi,

I really like the bag. It will come in handy when I have to take public transit. I wonder about how much yarn did you use? I just want to make sure I have enough.

Thanks,
Miss Emily

Jaisree said...

Hi

I simply love the idea of a lovely yarn bag. Thanks for the pattern.

I am wondering if there is any substiture for dpn needles. Will a circular needle help?

Please help
Thanks
Jaisree

Kirsty said...

Ohh this is great! I'm knitting this tonight!

Ris said...

I love the pattern but looks hard. Is it? I am not a very good knitter, so if anyone can help simplify it further it would be great.

naeem said...

waoooo... its really very nice. its so beautiful thanks for sharing this with us.



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Wendy said...

Love this. I always tuck a ball of yarn between my elbow and my side while I'm standing and knitting. Of course, my husband thinks I'm a nut for walking around and knitting in the first place, but oh well. :)