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
ktbl, k2togfb, k1
cco 4 sts
move stitches to RS of needle
repeat (2) and (3) until lariat measures 36½" inches (92.7cm) from cast on end
bind off stitches
run lariat through pendant hole, flat side (i.e. RS) facing up - pendant should rest in the middle of the lariat.
whipstitch ends of pendant together
weave in ends
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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!
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