So, it’s getting late and you’ve decided to go with a gift card for that last minute gift. Great idea! Want to personalize it? No problem, Resourceful Knitter – just break out the worsted scraps and button tin. In just about an hour, you’ve got a knit gift card holder!
Small Amount Worsted Weight Yarn
Size US 6 (4 mm) needles
C4L: Put 1 stitch on cable needle and hold to front. Knit next 3 stitches. Knit stitch on cable needle
C4R: Put 3 stitches on cable needle and hold to back. Knit next stitch. Knit 3 stitches on cable needle
Cast On 15 stitches using long tail cast on
Knit 3 rows
Row 1: K2, P1, K9, P1, K2
Row 2: K3, P9, K3
Row 3: K2, P1, C4L, K1, C4R, P1, K2
Row 4: K3, P9, K3
Row 5: K2, P1, K9, P1, K2
Row 6: K3, P9, K3
Repeat Rows 3 through 6, 11 more times
Repeat Rows 3 and 4
Knit 3 rows.
Cast off knitwise.
Seam together at sides with wrong sides together.
Make Loop Closure: At middle back, attach yarn by pulling a loop from inside to outside, leaving free end of yarn inside. Chain 8. Attach to center back with a slip stitch. Tie free ends together in a knot at inside inner edge. Weave in ends.
Sew button to center of front garter stitch band.
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Check out our newest Christmas Tree GIFT CARD-igan pattern for a variation on the cable pattern!