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


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. 

Tag your finished projects #KALCorner on Facebook and Ravelry! 

Click on the Finishing Touches button to find out more about all the other projects in this knit along and also win some prizes!!!


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