Monday, May 2, 2011

Knit bow tutorial

 Ever wonder what to do with your left over yarn after you knit a hat or scarf, well here is a idea for you and one of my favorite accessories!

 Materials needed:
size 7 knitting needles
some left over yarn- very small amount

CO 12 stitches (if you want it bigger than pictured, cast on some more!)

Knit 10 rows (if you want you bow extra long than knit more- just make sure you remember how many rows you knit)
 After knitting your 10 rows now it is time to decrease. It is important that you decrease in the middle of the bow- not at the ends! knit 5 stitches than knit 2tog. knit another row and than continue the decrease until you have 8-9 stitches left.
 After you decrease it is time to increase again. You will need to increase the same amount that you decreased. For example I decreased 3 stitches so I had a total of 9 left and so I need to increase by 3 so I will end up with my original 12. The best way to increase is to K1FB. Knit one row and then continue increasing every other row.
 Knit 10 more rows (or however many rows you knit before decreasing). Then cast off!
 After you sew the ends into the back of your bow (very important), cut some extra yarn to wrap around your bow (about 20 inches). Tie it in a knot around the back of the bow. Make sure to have one short end and then the long end you will use to wrap around your bow.
 Wrap your yarn around the bow as much as you like or until you are left with about 4 inches.
 Tie the to ends of the yarn together in a knot and then weave ends in.
 TA DA! Now you have a super cute bow to wear in your hair, or attach to your sweater or even your purse!
 Questions or problems- email me
Like the look but don't knit, check out some bows at my shop.


  1. Cute!! My grandma taught me to knit when I was 9 but I didn't practice and I cannot figure it out anymore! Thanks for linking with my Show and Share party.

  2. We need to teach our children to knit, so it doesn't become a lost art. The bow looks really cute.