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Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia


September 2013 - Simple Circlets


Here is a fun and easy pattern to round off the summer and maybe even start you thinking about little stocking stuffers. Many use these for bracelets or key chains, but they make great hair elastics and probably have many other uses too. Plus they are pretty to look at!

Use combinations of the most colourful patterning yarn for best effect, or what you like to go with your outfit.

Simple Circlets:

Yarn: small amounts of patterning 4-ply fine sock yarn
Needles: set of 5- 3 mm. double-points or what will give you desired gauge
yarn-sewing needle with large eye
Gauge: 4 stitches to the inch in stockinette stitch with yarn held double

With yarn held double, cast on 36 stitches onto one of your needles, divide these onto 4.
Join into a circle for knitting in the round, place a marker if desired to mark the starting point and begin knitting.
Knit 8 rounds.
Bind off. Cut yarn, leaving a few inches tail to sew in on stockinette side.

Turn so the purl side is on the outside and you have it!

~Shirlene Greer