Knitted bow ring

knitted bow ring1

knitted bow ring 2

Remember my knitted bow I did a while ago? Meet its young sibling, the knitted bow ring – gifted this xmas to my BFF, Amy (who is also modelling it above). Nice huh? It’s basically a long thin (I think I cast on four or five stitches) strip of stocking stitch, folded over and with the yarn wound around the middle as usual. Then hot glue gun (or tie) onto a ring back and you’re done. Cute huh?

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Tweed bow necklace

Gathered by Mollie Makes

Tweed bow

Tweed bow

Super excited about this latest project for Gathered by Mollie Makes (out 21/12 – what a good date!). I’ve always wanted to do a tweed bow necklace but a combination of not having enough confidence (and not getting my Singer skills on) meant it had been sitting in my head for a while, crying like a puppy left outside a shop. Nice image…

Anyway, it’s (again) an easy make. Took me all of ten minutes more or less. You can sew it if you like, but I made mine from hemming tape. Check it out coming to an iPad near you this Friday

Tweedy goodness

Tweedy goodness

Knitted bow take two: moss stitch

So I think we’ll all agree that my first attempt at a knitted bow was a little… floppy? Yuh. OK, let’s pretend we never saw that (and we’ll quietly fume and blame the evil crochet anyway). While I’m a crocheter-in-training, let’s continue with another knitted bow, this time modified a little and in moss stitch, for extra sturdiness. Much better… Also, apologies for my chipped nails. Promise to be fully mani’d next time. Ahem.

Knit, purl, knit, purl… etc

I used aran yarn and size 6mm (UK 4, US 10) needles
Cast on 37 stitches (more if you want your bow to be wider, but this may make it floppier).
Row 1: Moss stitch (k1, p1) to end.
Row 2: Moss stitch (k1, p1) to end.
Continue for eight rows (again more if you want a bigger bow) then cast off, and sew in your ends. You should be left with a rectangle of moss stitch.

Moss stitched rectangle

Create a loop and sew.

Looped…

Looped. Again…

Now wind some yarn around the middle, pulling tightly to cinch in the bow. Knot at the back.

Yay, done! Easiest knitted bow ever

Attach a hair clip (or brooch pin) and you’re done 😀