Monday, April 10, 2006

Tiny Tether Part Two!


Wondering about that red Tiny Tether on Knitty that doesn't appear in the pattern? Wonder no more! Here is the second half of the pattern. While it's gender neutral, it will satisfy those manly customers who find the flower a bit to feminine. (X has been wearing the blue flower tether since January....I love flowers!)

Please use caution when using the tether for small children. The clip and hair elastic could pose a choking hazard if detached from the tether.


Bobble Tether:
Work i-cord as described for the Flower Tether.

As you knit the cord, insert a bobble when the mood strikes you. If you want a wider cord, cast on more stitches. Placing bobbles on the first and last stitches requires a good deal of fiddling to look right. If you want to avoid the fiddling, create an appliqué bobble and sew it into place.


Small Bobble:
Using the CC of your choice:

In same stitch, knit into the front, back, and front of the stitch. Turn. 3 sts.
Purl across. Turn.
Slip all three bobble stitches onto the right needle and pass the 2nd and 3rd stitches over the first stitch. Drop the new color, cut a 6 inch tail, and continue knitting with the MC.

Large Bobble:
Using the CC of your choice:

In same stitch, knit into the front, back, and front. Turn. 3 sts.
Purl across. Turn.
Knit across. Turn.
Purl across. Turn.
Slip all three bobble stitches onto the right needle and pass the 2nd and 3rd stitches over the first stitch. Drop the new color, cut a 6 inch tail, and continue knitting with the MC.

Applique Bobble:
Using crochet hook, pick up one stitch.
K front, back, front, back, front. 5 stitches.
Row 1: Knit across.
Row 2: Purl across.
Row 3: K2tog, k1, k2tog.
Slip all stitches to right needle, pass 2nd and 3rd stitches over first.


Cut a tail long enough to use to whipstitch bobble to cord. Thread tapestry needle with yarn tail; make a running stitch around outside edge of bobble. Cinch down and sew in place on cord. Weave in ends.

When your cord is the desired length, bind off leaving an 18 inch tail. Cut two 20 inch lengths of contrasting colors. Tie these at the base of the i-cord, near the MC tail. Braid for about 3 inches. Using these three colors, wrap the elastic band as for Flower Tether and tie off. Trim the ends close to the knot.

To finish, make three Appliqued Bobbles near the base of the braid. Weave in ends. Attach clip as for Flower Tether.

To use your tether, pass the elastic loop through the handle of the pacifier. Pass the clip and the entire tether through the loop and cinch down. Wah lah! You’re done.

3 comments:

tif said...

i'm so happy for you katie

Rachel said...

so cute!

Pamelamama said...

I was wondering why that part was left out!