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  • Writer's pictureAnita Bose Natarajan

Not-So-Last-Minute-Lariat Pattern Tutorial & Video

Updated: Mar 20, 2020

I've spent quite some time pondering how to showcase yarn as a lariat without it looking "too knitted". Playing around with stitches, out popped the "Not-So-Last-Minute-Lariat"!

Knit on 2 dpns, just 4 stitches wide and working only on the Right Side, this lariat is flat on the Right Side, while resembling an I-Cord on the Wrong Side. I chose Lion Brand Flikka yarn on purpose - the pop of colors break up the"knitted" look and picks up color from the pendant.

A very simple one line pattern to remember, the "Not-So-Last-Minute-Lariat" knits up quite fast. Lets get started....

Not-So-Last-Minute-Lariat Written Pattern

Skill Level: Easy

Yarn: Lion Brand Yarn Flikka - graciously sponsored by Lion Brand

Color: Toucan, #701 (reds) OR Dill Pickle, #705 (greens), approximately 14 yards (12.8 meters), 7 grams used for one lariat

Needle Size: US size 7 (4.5mm) double pointed needles (2 needles)

Pendant: 2" (5.08cm) long x 1½" (3.81cm) wide, hole length: 1" (2.54cm); purchased locally

Finished Measurement: 36½" (92.7cm) long x little over ¼" inches (0.64cm) wide

Gauge in Pattern: 4 sts = little over ¼" inches (0.64cm) wide


  • cco - cable cast on

  • ktbl - knit through back loop

  • k - knit

  • k2togfb - knit 2 together through front and back

  • sts - stitches

  • RS - right side


ktbl, k2togfb, k1


  1. cco 4 sts

  2. work pattern

  3. move stitches to RS of needle

  4. repeat (2) and (3) until lariat measures 36½" inches (92.7cm) from cast on end

  5. bind off stitches

  6. run lariat through pendant hole, flat side (i.e. RS) facing up - pendant should rest in the middle of the lariat.

  7. tie knot

  8. whipstitch ends of pendant together

  9. weave in ends

Download a printer friendly version of the pattern here!

Download a mobile friendly version of the pattern here!

Pattern Video

Pattern Tutorial

ktbl (knit through back loop)


knit through front of 2 stitches together

knit through back stitches of same 2 stitches together


Tying The Knot Video

Yarn & Label Review:

Flikka is a great basic summer yarn. Good stitch definition. Lovely colors and good price point. Take a close look at the label - it has inch markings on the side!

The Not-So-Last-Minute-Lariat is part of the Finishing Touches Knit Along.

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