Monday, April 23, 2012

Free knitting pattern: foot thong by Leanne Dyck

Knit something eye-catching to wear on the beach this summer.

Finished triangle panel:  4" [10.16 cm] wide x 2" [5.08 cm]high

Tension:  4 stitches = one inch over seed stitch on 4.50 mm/US 7/UK 7 knitting needles

Needles:  one pair of straight needles in the size needed to obtain tension

two double pointed needles to make I-cord

Yarn:  approximately 50 yards of cotton worsted weight

seed stitch (over an even number of stitches)
row 1:  knit one, purl one--repeat to end of row
row 2: purl one, knit one--repeat to end of row
repeat rows 1 and 2 for pattern

Triangle panel (make 2)
Cast on 16 stitches
Work in seed stitch for one inch [2.54 cm]
Decrease two stitches every row until two inches remain
Knit two stitches together
With threaded darning needle, pull thread through remaining stitch

With double point needles, cast on 2 stitches
Consult: How to make I-cord
Make six I-cords 1 inches [2.54 cm] long and two 28 inches 
[71.12 cm} long
Sew the three shorter I-cords on the three corners of each triangle.
Thread the long I-cord through the three loops.

Wear as depicted in top photo.