Yesterday, I shared with you How to Knit an I Cord. This wonderfully simple technique combined with some stunning leftover sock yarn can create a beautiful, yet easy knit bracelet, that you can make in the time it takes to watch a movie (or less). Just check out the bracelet I made yesterday!
I Cord Bracelet (Easy Knit Bracelet)
I recently knit up a pair of sock using Blue Moon Fiber Arts lightweight Socks that Rock in the colorway Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. This colorway is so fun and springy, don’t you think? It’s so fun that I thought that I just had to do something with my leftover yarn. But what?
Well, I was at Michael’s last week, during their huge sale, and picked up a package of toggle clasps. Then it hit me. If I make a simple I Cord, the stunning colors can shine making a beautiful bracelet. Are you ready to see how you too can make a fun bracelet for yourself (or for a gift)?
- Leftover sock yarn, I would guess approximately 10 yards
- 2 US 1.5 (2.5 mm) double pointed needles
- 1 toggle clasp
- yarn needle
Cast on 6 stitches, leaving a 10 inch tail.
Knit an I cord until it measures your desired length (probably 6 to 7″). Then bind off leaving a 10 in tail or so.
(If you have never knitted an I cord or need a refresher, just hop over to my I Cord Tutorial.
Now it is time to attach the two clasp pieces.
Thread one of your tails onto a yarn needle. Then draw the needle through the hole in the toggle piece. Stitch the clasp piece onto the end of your I Cord and secure with a “hand sewing” knot. Then draw your yarn down into the I cord and pull out through the side of your cord. Snip the tail end close to the I cord, and then stretch the I cord so that the end is pulled inside the I cord.
Repeat with the other clasp/end of the I cord.
And look at the beautiful bracelet! It’s so easy. You could make a bunch of these and then wear many of them together at one time….you know the layered bracelet look is in right now!
Who will you make these easy knit bracelets for?