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boho bangles
Whether worn individually or stacked together, these bracelets are a great use of
scrap yarn. And check out the DIY box on page 32 to learn how to design your own.

SKILL LEVEL

GAUGE

Advanced Beginner

31 stitches and 32 rows = 4"/[10cm] in stranded
stockinette stitch.
To save time, take time to check gauge.

SIZE

Each bangle will fit an adult woman’s wrist
NOTE

The Aztec Bangle and the Dots Bangle each measure 1"
[3cm] wide; the Cable Bangle measures 2 3/4" [7cm] wide
MATERIALS

Fine/Sportweight yarn
– 9 yd/[8.5m] of each of 4 colors for the Aztec Bangle
– 17 yd/[16m] of each of 2 colors for the Dots Bangle
– 30 yd/[27.5m] for the Cable Bangle
Size 3 [3.25mm] knitting needles, or size needed to
obtain gauge
1 cable needle
3 purchased bangle bracelets, two 1 1/4" [3cm] wide and
one 2 3/4 " [7cm] wide
Blunt-end yarn needle
The sample projects use Louet North America’s
Gems Fine/Sportweight (2-fine/sportweight; 100%
superwash merino wool; each approximately 3 1/2 oz/
[100g] and 225 yd/[205.5m]): #47 Terra Cotta (A),
#53 Caribou (B), #51 Pink Panther (C), and #30
Cream (D)

For the colorwork in the charts, use the stranded
technique (pages 133–134).
STITCH PATTERNS
Aztec Pattern (multiple of 4 stitches) See chart.
Dots Pattern (over 16 stitches) See chart.
Cable Pattern (over 19 stitches) See chart.
Alternative Colorway 1

Alternative Colorway 2

Louet North America’s Gems Fine/
Sportweight: A = #45 Violet, B =
#48 Aqua, C = #26 Crabapple, and
D = #22 Black

A = #39 Fern Green, B = #48
Aqua, C = #54 Teal, and D = #05
Goldilocks

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FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

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AZTEC BANGLE

With A, cast on 16 stitches.
Begin the Aztec Pattern, and work
even until the piece measures
approximately 10"/[25.5cm] from
the beginning.
Bind off, leaving a 36"/[91.5cm] tail.
DOTS BANGLE

With B, cast on 16 stitches.
Begin the Dots Pattern, and work
even until the piece measures
approximately 10"/[25.5cm] from
the beginning.
Bind off, leaving a 36"/[91.5cm] tail.
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CABLE BANGLE

Begin the Cable Pattern, and work
even until the piece measures
approximately 10"/[25.5cm] from
the beginning.
Bind off, leaving a 36"/[91.5cm] tail.
FINISHING

Darn in all remaining yarn tails
(page 135).
Sew the cast-on edge to the boundoff edge.
Place the knitted fabric on top of
the appropriate bangle, and sew the
long side seam, enclosing the bangle
inside the fabric.
Fasten off and darn in the remaining
yarn tail.

With A, cast on 19 stitches.

scrap happy

DIY

switch it up!

It would be easy to create the two
multicolored bangles using even
smaller bits of yarn. For the Aztec
Bangle, just add a new color each
time the colors change (every four
rows); for the Dots Bangle, use a
different contrast color for the
circular motifs, changing colors
on Row 1 and on Row 4.

It’s easy—and fun!—to design your own bangle covers. Simply knit a
swatch in a stitch pattern you love, and count the number of stitches
per inch. Then, carefully measure the distance around the side of your
bracelet (all the way around so it will be lined as well as covered), and
multiply this number by your stitch gauge, allowing for a little stretch.
Add one selvedge stitch to each side for seaming, and happily cast on!
You could even knit a bunch out of leftover yarn to coordinate with all
your handmade sweaters. . . .

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Dots Pattern

Aztec Pattern
6

16

5

15
4

14

3

13
2

12

1

11
10
9

End

Beg

8
7
6

Cable Pattern

5
8

4

7

3
6

2

5

1
4

3

rrptt

2

End
n

1

End

Color Key

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Stitch Key

=A

= K on RS; p on WS

=B

= P on RS; k on WS

=C

= Slip 3 sts onto cn and hold in back; k3; k3 from cn

=D

= Slip 3 sts onto cn and hold in front; k3; k3 from cn

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