Materials: 100% Mercerized Cotton (Cotton Classic by Tahki Stacy Charles)
Gauge: 5 sts = 1” in Stockinette
Needles: Size 6 Set of 4 Double Pointed Needles
Finished Size: 3 1/2” wide by 5” tall. Gauge is not particularly important for this project.
Cast on 35 stitches.
Distribute stitches to 3 DPNs.
Mark beginning of round and join careful not to twist stitches. Work evenly in Stockinette for 1” end at beginning of round.
Eyelet Round: K4, yo, K2tog, (K3, yo, K2tog) 5 times, K4.
Continue in Stockinette until piece measures 5” from beginning. I move 2-3 stitches around on the needles while working to prevent a gap or ladder forming where the needles meet.
Bind off all stitches.
Turn inside out and lay piece so that there are two eyelets evenly spaced in front and two near the sides and two in the back. Seam bottom together using whip stitch. (With two pieces facing, insert needle into inside bump in front stitch towards back and pick up innermost bump on backside stitch, come back over to front and repeat.) Weave in all ends.
I-Cord Closure: Cast on 3 stitches. Work I-Cord for 12” and bind off leaving tail. Put tail yarn on yarn needle and pull through eyelets – start with right-hand front eyelet going in, come out next, go in next, come out next, go in next and come out left-hand front eyelet. Now weave in tails of I-Cord.
Cinch closed and tie overhand knot in front, wrap I-Cord around to back and tie another overhand knot.
Pattern by Angela Trun. Not to be sold or re-distributed for monetary gain. Permission for personal use only. 9/3/07 http://angcraftcorner.blogspot.com/