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Old 10-16-2005, 02:31 PM   #1
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Kids Knit - learning K2tog and reading a pattern Edited
I wrote out this pattern for a bookmark for my kids knit group. Can you follow it? Will it help them learn to read a pattern? Should I change anything ... to make it more like a "real" pattern. I'm looking for critique
so NO hurt feelings and ALL suggestions welcome!
We have talked about yarn weight and gauge. I will teach k2tog and fringe.


Garter Stitch Kids Knit Bookmark with Fringe

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn : about 15 yards
Knitting needles size 7,8, 10 or 10.5

Gauge : 4-5 sts per inch using size 10 needles for a 2 x 6 bookmark, You can make your book mark smaller or larger by using different size needles and yarn OR by casting on more or less stitches.



Abreviations:
CO - Cast on
K - Knit
Garter Stitch - Knit every row
K2tog - Knit two stitches together
Dec decrease
BO bind off
St / Sts Stitch, Stitches

An easy way to count rows is that every ridge (two bumps together) is 2 rows.
You can also knit until your bookmark measures the length you want minus 1" (for the point) instead of counting rows.

Instructions
CO 9 stitches
Row 1- 26 : K
Begin decrease
Row 27 : k2tog, K to the end of row ( 8 sts on needle)
Row 28 : k2tog, K to end of row (7 sts on needle)
Row 29: k2tog, K to end of row (6 sts on needle)
Row 30: k2tog, K to end of row (4 sts on needle)
Row 31: K2tog, K to end of row (3 sts on needle)
Row 32: K2tog, K to end of row (2 sts on needle)
Row 32: K2tog, K to end of row (1 st on needle)
BO last stitch


Use three 6 strands of yarn to make 3 fringe for the point.
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