Wow, it is hard to believe that it is the final week of the pence jug knit along! This week, we are adding the handle and rings to our pence jugs, as well as weaving in the ties.
New things to learn
- Picking up stitches with a Crochet Hook Video
From the very top of your pence jug, pick up five stitches with a crochet hook or knitting needle. I like to pick my stitches up near the joining of the jug, right were I joined my stitches in the round. This way if you have a slight jog in your stitches, you can use the handle to hide it.
Row 2 & 4: purl
Row 3: k2, k1 with bead, knit 2
Repeat Rows 1 – 4 until your handle is the length you desire. (I prefer make mine four inches long)
Understanding Right Side & Wrong Side
This is the right side of your pence jug handle. As you can see the beads and knit side of your work, are facing the outside of the jug, when the handle is folded down.
This is the wrong side of your handle. If you hold it straight up from your jug and fold it forward, you will see the purl side of your work.
Once your handle is the desired length, bind off. Leave a tail long enough to sew and weave the ends in. Slide on your ring and thread your sewing needle.
Attach your handle just above the second row of beads. Tie your knot on the inside of your work and weave your tail there too. Finish your work by weaving in all your tails.
Weave tails through the underside of your work. This will make it so you can not see your tails on the outside of your pretty jug.
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