November 23, 2007

diy knit kit: bracelet mini-kit

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my first knit kit! everything you need to make one of these little knit bracelets, except for the knitting needles (size 8, or close) and tapestry needle. kit includes: 4 yards of hand-dyed recycled yarn, a piece of contrasting recycled yarn, a secondhand button, and the pattern.

50 of these kits were included in holiday samplers (december ’07). they will be in my store for about $4 each, depending on the yarn. right now, there is only one, but more will be added. this kit would make a great little gift for a knitter in your life, or someone who wants to learn to knit. super easy pattern, just knit stitch. it’s such an easy pattern, i’ll just tell you the basics…

cast on 4 stitches, knit back and forth until it’s the right length for your wrist, bind off. make a loop at the end – this is the button hole. use the tail at the other end to sew on the button. use a contrasting color yarn, or embroidery thread, to personalize your bracelet – just stitch a little something. weave in the ends. yay!

the pattern included with the kit is a bit more detailed, but i’m fine with posting it as a free pattern here because what i’m charging for is the dyed yarn (i wouldn’t expect anyone to pay for such a simple pattern).

if you got one in the sampler, or bought one, i would love it if you’d share a picture of your finished bracelet!!  or just if you made a bracelet from this blog pattern, i still want to see it!  just comment with a link to the photo (flickr page or whatever)…  yay for sharing!

Filed under: kit creations,knitting,leethal store,tutorials — leethal @ 11:06 pm
  • http://www.croqzine.com/ Heather

    Those are cool!!

  • http://www.croqzine.com Heather

    Those are cool!!

  • http://knittingdreams4u.blogspot.com/ Cindy

    Very cute, I might make a few of these for the kids on my Christmas list!

  • http://knittingdreams4u.blogspot.com Cindy

    Very cute, I might make a few of these for the kids on my Christmas list!

  • Leah

    these are super sweet and have so much potential for personalization. I know now what I’m making as “small gifts” this year. thanks!

  • Leah

    these are super sweet and have so much potential for personalization. I know now what I’m making as “small gifts” this year. thanks!

  • Dorothy

    Thanks for posting this as a free pattern! I have at least one granddaughter who will love it! Again, thanks.

  • Dorothy

    Thanks for posting this as a free pattern! I have at least one granddaughter who will love it! Again, thanks.

  • http://totlistrikk.blogspot.com/ totli

    ooo..nice! there goes a lot of waste yarn for christmas presents! hooray!

  • http://totlistrikk.blogspot.com totli

    ooo..nice! there goes a lot of waste yarn for christmas presents! hooray!

  • Trish

    My granddaughter is going to get these along with your Entwined pattern that I’m currently working on. I had been looking for some bracelets/cuffs as a free pattern and this is great!! She will really be struttin’ her stuff.

  • Trish

    My granddaughter is going to get these along with your Entwined pattern that I’m currently working on. I had been looking for some bracelets/cuffs as a free pattern and this is great!! She will really be struttin’ her stuff.

  • lynn

    supercute website and original designs. totally inspirational for making my own stuff happen. thanks, i’ll be checking back often.

  • lynn

    supercute website and original designs. totally inspirational for making my own stuff happen. thanks, i’ll be checking back often.

  • linda-mary

    Oh my! you are fab and I hope that you know you are. Great designs, great pictures and a great site. Take a big bow.

  • linda-mary

    Oh my! you are fab and I hope that you know you are. Great designs, great pictures and a great site. Take a big bow.

  • Sara

    I love this! It will be perfect for all of my scrap yarn!!! Saw you today on Threadbanger! Awesome tute!

  • Sara

    I love this! It will be perfect for all of my scrap yarn!!! Saw you today on Threadbanger! Awesome tute!

  • deb d

    what a great idea! even i might be able to knit something like this, tho crochet is what i do. thanks.

  • deb d

    what a great idea! even i might be able to knit something like this, tho crochet is what i do. thanks.

  • Jean

    Hi, Love these. I am going to do the same but in crochet in odd and bright colours to go in the shoeboxes. They will love them. I think I might decorate them with buttons and little crocheted blobs all the way along.

    Thanks for the ideas.

    Jean

  • Jean

    Hi, Love these. I am going to do the same but in crochet in odd and bright colours to go in the shoeboxes. They will love them. I think I might decorate them with buttons and little crocheted blobs all the way along.

    Thanks for the ideas.

    Jean

  • http://www.wristbandsnow.com/ rubber bracelets

    That's cool, perfect for my daughter i really like it.

  • Hannah-Grace

    Wonderful!

  • Kelly

    I love it! I’ve played with this pattern in so many ways! Thanks, Lee.

  • Connie

    I may just have discovered knitting heaven today! Wow are you ever a talented soul!!!

  • http://www.ettika.com/Bracelets/Vintage/ vintage bracelets

    Great designs……I think I might decorate them with buttons and little crocheted blobs all the way along. 

  • Nersesianm

    cool idea im really intrested

  • https://www.wfg-online.com/ssl_new/home/log-on.asp World Financial Group

    Wonderfull designs….I will use all my scrap yarns and try out these type of designs.I will add some colourfull buttons in these type of pattern.

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