Left over worsted weight yarn in house colors
Note: The author used Mission Falls 1824 Wool, #22 (MC) and 13 (CC)
Set of 5 US5 (3.75 mm) DPN needles
Size H crochet hook (optionnal)
20 stitches per 4” (10 cm)
Cast on 40 stitches in MC.
Divide stitches onto 4 double pointed needles, and prepare to knit in the round.
Knit 5 rounds of 2×2 ribbing (K2, P2).
Round 6: (K2, YO, K2Tog) 8 times.
Knit 5 more rounds of 2×2 ribbing.
Knit 5 rounds plain.
Switch to CC and knit 3 rounds.
Switch back to MC and knit 16 rounds.
Next round: On Needle 1: K1, SSK, knit to end. On Needle 2: knit to last 3 stitches on needle, K2Tog, K1. On Needle 3: K1 SSK, knit to end. On Needle 4: knit to last 3 stitches on needle, K2Tog, K1.
Last round: Knit plain.
Arrange remaining stitches on 2 needles and kitchener stitch closed
Make drawstring out of CC using the crochet hook and a crochet chain. You can also use an icord (a tutorial can be found here, just scroll down) would be nice as well.
Weave the cord through eyelet row (round 6).
Rosemary Waits' pattern was taken with permission from www.rosemarywaits.com.