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Key

Key to stitch chart

When knitting odd numbered rows, read the chart from right to left.

When knitting even numbered rows, read the chart from left to right.

Cast on a multiple of 4 sts for this pattern.

Hand Knitting Pattern

Openwork Choker

Hand-knitted Choker
Instructions
for Plain version
Knitted Choker with cable pattern
Instructions
for Cable version
More ideas
for these chokers




Pattern closeups


Original yarn used
Standard DK (100% Courtelle) [Light worsted]

Needles required
1 Pair No. 4mm or equivalent
1 Cable needle (for cable version only)

Tension
The tension for this design is 14 stitches to 2 inches (5cm).
Check your tension - if less stitches use a finer needle, if more use a coarser needle.

Abbreviations

Notes
As a guide, the illustrated chokers are 2 inches (5cm) wide by 14 inches (35cm) long and knitted in 114 rows.

Pattern Chart (Plain version)
Repeating Pattern = K2tog, yfwd, K2

Stitch chart for Choker

Knitted Choker (Plain version)
Cast on 14 sts
K 2 rows
Pattern row: s1, *K2tog, yfwd, K2* repeat from * to * 2 times more, K1
Repeat pattern row until work measures length required.
K 2 rows
Cast off

To fasten, sew on 3 small buttons at one short edge and use patterned holes as buttonholes.

Knitted Choker (Cable version)
Cast on 14 sts
K 2 rows
Rows 3 - 21: s1, *K2tog, yfwd, K2* repeat from * to * 2 times more, K1
Row 22: s1, K2tog, yfwd, K1, place next 3 sts on cable needle and leave at back of work, K1, K2tog, yfwd, K first 2 stitches held on cable needle, transfer last stitch on cable needle to left-hand needle, K2tog, yfwd, K3.

Repeat rows 3 to 22 until work measures length required.
K 2 rows
Cast off

To fasten, sew on 3 small buttons at one short edge and use patterned holes as buttonholes.

More Ideas
  • Use exotic yarns
  • Add beads as you knit (find out how)
  • Thread coloured ribbons or fancy yarns through the open work
  • Tie or sew on small charms
  • For a more delicate look, use fine yarn with finer needles
  • To make a matching friendship bracelet, cast on 6 sts and knit each row as follows:
    s1, K2tog, yfwd, K3
Stitch pattern closeup
Detail of plain version
Stitch pattern closeup
Detail of cable version





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