Saturday, April 3, 2010

Week Fourteen: Tulip Bracelet

So there I was, chugging along on Take Two of the sweet little baby cardigan for my Z, and I finally finished the ribbing and was ready to take it off the circular and add sleeves. Exciting! But as I bound off the stitches, I began to realize the horrible truth:

Baby Cardigan Fail

I had knit a hat.

(Fabulous Hubby snuck into the photo while the cardihat was creeping over my eyes. You may notice my wild mountain man is now clean-shaven. He lets his hair grow for six months of the year and stays trim and beardless the other six. He is the Persephone of hair.)

It all looked good on paper, but this is clearly an oversized hat with waste yarn where I would put not sleeves, but maybe holes for my eyestalks or something.

Since this is my second week of trying to knit the darn thing, I'm going to put it on hold until I review my geometry.

Anyway, this left me with a Saturday afternoon in which to finish a pattern for today. Fortunately, I had to spend three hours of it riding in the car, and had nothing to distract me. With three hours and some leftover sock yarn, this is what I came up with. I hope you like it.

Tulip Bracelet

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Tulip Bracelet is a bracelet or cuff worked flat in garter stitch. Short rows form petal-like curves on the top and bottom.

Yarn: You will need approximately 30 yards of a fingering-weight wool for best results. (Pictured: Jo-Ann Sensations Soles & More in Brn/Grn/Ylw – fingering, 1 skein / 60g / 262 yards, 75% wool, 25% nylon)

US size 4 needles
waste yarn for provisional cast on
tapestry needle

Gauge: 4 inches = 20 sts / 28 rows in garter stitch

Sizing: Finished bracelet is approximately 4.5” long with a circumference of approximately 7” laid flat. It will have a fair amount of stretch. To adjust size, cast on more or fewer stitches.


  1. Hi Wendy, I just found your blog! As ever, you are amazing. I can't wait to see what you've been knitting and designing ...

  2. p.s. I just sent you an invite to view our blog - I just put it on hiatus for a while but you can sort of see what we've been up to. Z is beautiful, btw!

  3. Kristin, thanks again for the invite! L is a handsome devil.