A few weeks ago, I came across this pattern on ravelry by Kirsten Johnstone. I made the necklace for a friend and was competely smitten by Kirsten's clever pattern. I thought I'd try modifying the pattern a bit to make a bracelet, and to my surprise, it worked!
I have shared my modifications below and I would like to
give all credit to the original pattern maker and thank her for her brilliance and generosity for the free pattern.
This pattern isn't set in stone so feel free to experiment with yarn, number of cast on stitches as well as the number of knit rows. Smaller wrists may benefit from fewer cast on stitches.
I also knit this using the 'magic loop' method because I'm not comfortable with double pointed needles. If you're unfamiliar with this method, I've included a link to an excellent video tutorial for your viewing pleasure. :) It's actually quite easy.
1 skein of Hempathy or any DK weight yarn
size 4 32" or longer circular needle
tapestry needle for weaving in ends
CO 50 sts, divide sts in half and slide them to the needle tips. Place marker and K1 to join in the round being careful not to twist stitches.
K 15 rows
K4 sts; BO 42 sts; K4 sts to Marker
K4 sts, cast on 42 sts using the 'Backwards Loop Cast On method', reposition stitches, K4 sts to Marker
K4 sts, BO 42 sts, K4 sts to Marker
K4 sts, Backwards Loop CO 42 sts, K4 sts to Marker
BO all stitches
Weave in ends and there's no need to block.
CO: cast on
BO: bind off