Continuing with the travel theme (if you haven't read our last post about knitting on the go, click here), I would like to show you a very simple pattern for making wraps to organise your cables. Such a practical item, perfect if you need to make plenty of small gifts as they take 5 minutes each to whip up! And they're a great way to use leftover yarn.
What you will need
- A button (I used spare ones from my old clothes!)
- A tapestry needle - you can use the one provided in our kits or you can find some here*.
- Some sewing thread
- A pair of scissors
- A tape measure or ruler
1. Cast on 5 stitches and knit until you reach 9 cm. Cast off and hide your ends.
Note if you're using a different needle size than 6.00mm: cast on the number of stitches you need to make a rectangle of 3 x 9 cm.
If you need a technique refresher:
2. Prepare a thread of about 60 cm, insert in your sewing needle and fold in half.
I chose a black thread and a white button for this tutorial so that the contrast makes it easier to see, but if you prefer a more discreet finish, choose a thread in the same colour as your button.
3. Position your button on one end of your wrap (in the centre), pass the thread though the wrap and one hole of the button, leaving an end of about 15 cm.
4. Sew your button on in a cross pattern, repeat 3-4 times to secure it.
5. Cut the needle from the thread, make a double knot with both ends and cut the extra.
6. Your cable wrap is done! Stretch the yarn a bit to make a hole between your stitches on the other end to close the wrap.
What did you think of this short and sweet DIY? Do tag us @knittingroomhk on Instagram if you do make these!