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Gull Wings Lace Bookmark Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Lace Bookmark Knitting Pattern

This knitting pattern for a lace bookmark uses a very old pattern called Gull Wings. It is a very easy lace pattern so if you've never tried knitting lace, this would be a great pattern to try.

Metallic yarn adds sparkle and creates a classy look to this easy knitting project. One skein will make 4 to 5 bookmarks, depending upon the tassel.

Materials

Size 7 US (4.5 mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
1 skein Glitterspun by Lion Brand
60% acrylic/27% cupro/13% polyester
50 grams/1.75 ounces
115 yards/105 meters

Gauge

23 sts and 32 rows=4" in pat st (not vital)

Size

2¼" wide x 6¼" long

Instructions:

CO 11 sts

Knit 3 rows in seed st:
*k1, p1; rep from *, end k1
Rep this row.

Row 1 (WS): k1, p across to last st, k1
Row 2: k1, p1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, p1, k1
Row 3: Rep Row 1
Row 4: k1, p1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, p1, k1

Rep Rows 1-4 11 times.

Knit 3 rows in seed st.
BO in pat.

Weave in ends on WS. Make a tassel if desired and attach to top of bookmark.

Block and stiffen bookmark using a commercial product or liquid laundry starch.

©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.


Also see Knit A Bit, for patterns by Barbara Breiter