Fortune Teller Cuff
Designed by Olga Buraya-Kefelian
Field Guide no. 24: Spark
Specs & Details
This soft sculpture for your wrist knits up like magic. The key: carrying a thin strand of a yarn blended from silk and steel along with a soft wool, to give the bracelet the strength and flexibility to be 3D.
From simple sequences of yarnovers and decreases—only 31 rounds of knitting in total—a sinuous, star-like shape emerges.
We recommend knitting your first Fortune Teller as a prototype, using a single strand of sock yarn, to familiarize yourself with how the increases and decreases shape the bracelet.
Organic Studio Sock by Neighborhood Fiber Co. 114 g skeins, each approx 400 yards (366 m), 100$ organic merino wool: 1 skein A.
Chromium by Neighborhood Fiber Co. 1 oz (28.5 g) skein, each approx 440 yds (402 m), 69% silk noil/31% stainless steel 1 skein B
Size US 3 (3.25 mm) double-pointed needles (set of 4 or 5), or size needed to achieve gauge
Crochet hook size US D-3 (3.25 mm)
Removable stitch markers
24.5 sts and 29 rnds = 4” (10 cm) over st st, using 1 strand each of A and B held tog, blocked.
Small (Medium, Large)
To fit wrist circumference 5-6 (7-8, 8-9)“ 12.5-15 (18-20.5, 20.5-23) cm.
The fabric pulls in considerably at the center; work the appropriate size for your wrist measurement.