Lace Christmas Bookmark

 Make a bookmark for yourself or someone special.

 Bookmarks are so fashionable these days that they come in a variety of styles and mediums. From cloth to paper, bookmark creations are a great gift for the readers in your life. With super fine yarn, and a little ingenuity, this simple bookmark can be made by anyone. There are no fancy stitches needed for this project, this lace pattern is very easy but effective so you don’t have to be an expert to finish it. The finished project will resemble a miniature scarf.
I chose a gold colour with a shiny gold thread running through it but knit in any color, this is a great and useful quick project.

Size 3.25mm Needles
Cotton type yarn.
Gauge: 8 sts = 1inch St st on 3.25mm needles
although gauge is not essential for this project.

cast on 19 sts and work 8 rows knit.

Begin Pattern:
Row 1.  (RS) knit
Row 2. and all wrong side rows K3, P13, K3
Row 3.  Knit
Row 5. K7, K2tog, yo,K1, yo, ssk, K7
Row 7. K6,K2tog, yo, K3, yo, ssk, K6
Row 9. K5,( k2tog, yo,) twice, K1, (yo, ssk,) twice, K5
Row 11. K4, (K2tog, yo,) twice, K3, (yo, ssk,) twice K4
Row 13. K3, (K2tog, yo) three times, K1, (yo, ssk) three times, K3
Row 14. K3, P13, K3
These 14 rows form the pattern repeat 6 or 7 times to rquired length

Shape Top:
Row 1. Knit
Row 2. (K3, K2tog) 3 times, K4 (16sts)
Row 3-5 Knit
Row 6. K2tog twice, K8, K2tog twice (12sts)
Row 7-9 Knit
Row 10 K2tog twice, K4, K2tog twice (8sts)
Row 11. Knit
Cast off.

Finishing:
Fringe bottom edge as desired.
Press or block.

“ssk” means “slip, slip, knit”–that is, slip 2 sts one at a time as if to knit, put left needle through the front of these two sts, and knit them together through their back loops.

I hope you will enjoy knitting this little project as much as  I did.

Happy Knitting…Enjoy!

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