Friday, 22 March 2013

Super Simple Knitted Bow

Let's face it, bows are cute. And what better to accessorise your knitted creations with? (Apart from buttons, ribbons, hearts, beads, flowers etc..)

Not only are bows super mega adorable, they are extremely easy to knit!

Finished Bow

The beauty with these are that you can use any size needle and any thickness of wool you want! The bow above is knitted on 4.5mm needles with double knit wool.

All you need to do to make a bow is knit two rectangles. My first rectangle is 8 stitches across and measures 10cm in length, if you want a bigger bow, just make it wider and longer!
The second rectangle should be slightly less wide than your first, with the length being about one and a half widths of your first. For example, mine is 6 stitches wide and around 4.5cm long.

Once you've knitted both rectangles, sew the short ends of your second rectangle together, creating a short tube. Pull your first rectangle through your tube and adjust to look like a bow. Done!

 To create different effects, you could try knitting the bow using stockinette, ribbed or moss/seed stitch. Experiment with sizes and colours!

I added bows to these slipper socks I knitted and think they look pretty darn cute.

You could add these bows to bags, headbands, hats, gloves, or little girls dresses!

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