Thanks for popping over to have  look at my knitting pattern – whilst you’re here I’d love you to see the memory frames I make.

When making accessories I use whatever I have on hand and experiment with the size. This pattern is for a 15 cm pot and knitted in shale stitch. I love this stitch as it’s  rhythmical,  just a four row repeat; three of them are either knit or purl.

It can be knitted in the round or flat then seamed on completion.

Materials

Crochet cotton  size 0 (Not sure if it’s a current size as I’ve had this batch for years).
In the past I’ve also used 2 strands of size 20 knitted together.

Circular knitting needle or set of double pointed needles or pair of needles size 3.25 mm. One size lager or smaller makes little difference if you haven’t the exact size. The gauge isn’t important as the holder is pretty stretchy.

Tapestry needle

Flat method.

Cast on 92 stitches.

By slipping the first stitch  you’ll have smooth seamed edges to sew at the end.

Row 1 (RS):  Sl1 purlwise, purl to end
Row 2: Sl1 knitwise, knit to end
Row 3: S1 knitwise, knit to end
Row 4: S1 purlwise, purl to end
Row 5:  Sl1 knitwise, *K2tog, yo* , repeat  * to last stitch k1
Row 6: S1 purlwise, purl to end
Row 7: Sl1 knitwise, knit to end
Row 8: S1 purlwise, purl to end
Row 9: Sl1 knitwise, *(K2tog) 3 times, (yo, k1) 6 times, (K2tog) 3 times*. Repeat * to last stitch k1
Row 10: Sl1 knitwise, knit to end
Row 11: Sl1 knitwise, knit to end
Row 12: S1 purlwise, purl to end
Repeat rows 9 to 12  until your piece measures about 10 cms finishing on a row 12.

It’s not really row 13 as you’ll have knitted many more rows but for the sake of ease I’ll continue…….

Row 13: Sl1 purlwise, purl to end
Row 14: Sl1 knitwise, knit to end
Row 15: Sl1 knitwise, *K4, k2 tog*, repeat * to  last stitch, K1
Row 16: Sl1 purlwise, purl to end,
Row 17: Sl1 knitwise, *K3, k2 tog*, repeat * to last stitch, K1
Row 18: Sl1 purlwise, purl to end,
Row 19: Sl1 knitwise, *K2, K2tog *, repeat * to last stitch, K1
Row 20: Sl1 purlwise, purl to end
Row 21: Sl1 knitwise, *K1, K2 tog *, repeat * to last stitch, K1
Row 22: Sl1 purlwise, purl to end
Row 23: Sl1 knitwise, *K2 tog to last stitch, K1

Cut yarn leaving about a 40 cm tail.

With a tapestry needle  draw up the remaining stitches but don’t pull up tightly. Continue to join the side seams using mattress stitch.

Cords

Decide how long you want the cords to be – multiply that length by 4. My cords are about a metre long so I cut a length of yarn about 4 metres long.

Fold the yarn in half and pass the looped end onto a hook or door handle so it can’t come off. Take the two cut ends and hold them so the yarn is pulled tight away from the looped end.
Hold on to these ends! Twist the yarn, always in the same direction and you’ll see the two pieces come together. Keep twisting until you feel it’s tight. Hold on to the ends! Slip the looped end from the hook and match it up with the cut ends. The yarns will twist together – knot all the ends  together to prevent the cord from unravelling and trim. If the cord isn’t smooth then ease any sticky out twists with your hand.

Repeat this 4 more times.

Attach a cord to the top of each scalloped edge by passing the looped end through one of the holes then pass the cut end of the cord through the looped end.  Tie all the cut ends together at the top.

Wash the piece in hot water – I boil mine for about 30 mins as I use old cotton yarn from way back which can be grubby.

Place over a 15 cm plant pot and leave to dry.

Circular Method

Cast on 90 stitches. If using double pointed needles distribute the stitches evenly.
Row 1: (RS) Purl, place marker and join knitting being careful not to twist the stitches.
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: K2 tog, yo to end
Row 6: Knit
Row 7: Knit
Row 8: Knit
Row 9: (K2tog) 3 times, (yo, k1) 6 times, (K2tog) 3 times. Repeat to end of row.
Row 10: Purl
Row 11: Knit
Row 12: Knit

Repeat rows 9 to 12  until your piece measures about 10 cms finishing on a row 12.

It’s not really row 13 as you’ll have knitted many more rows but for the sake of ease I’ll continue…….

Row 13: Purl
Row 14: Purl
Row 15: K4, k2 tog to end of row
Row 16: Knit
Row 17: K3, k2 tog to end of row
Row 18: Knit
Row 19: K2, K2tog to end of row
Row 20: Knit
Row 21 K1, K2 tog to end of row
Row 22: Knit
Row 23: K2 tog

Cut yarn  leaving about a 20 cm tail.

With a tapestry needle  draw up the remaining stitches but don’t pull up tightly

Cords

Decide how long you want the cords to be – multiply that length by 4. My cords are about a metre long so I cut a length of yarn about 4 metres long.

Fold the yarn in half and pass the looped end onto a hook or door handle so it can’t come off. Take the two cut ends and hold them so the yarn is pulled tight away from the looped end.

Hold on to these ends! Twist the yarn, always in the same direction and you’ll see the two pieces come together. Keep twisting until you feel it’s tight. Hold on to the end! Slip the looped end from the hook and match it up with the cut ends. The yarns will twist together – knot the ends together to prevent the cord from unravelling and trim. If the cord isn’t smooth then ease any sticky out twists with your hand.

Repeat this 4 more times.

Attach a cord to the top of each scalloped edge by passing the looped end through one of the holes then pass the cut end of the cord through the looped end.  Tie all the cut ends together at the top.

Wash the piece in hot water – I boil mine for about 30 mins as I use old cotton yarn from way back which can be grubby.

Place over a 15 cm plant pot and leave to dry.

Any questions please let me know! Because I’ve made this many times I might have skipped something.

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