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.
Weave the cord through eyelet row (round 6).
Rosemary Waits' pattern was taken with permission from www.rosemarywaits.com.