by Lisa Daehlin
This piece of sheer(!) condom loveliness is a bit of free-form artwork you can strap on your wrist to let the world know that you mean business- - sturdy, safe, healthy business! It consists of two pieces (a rectangle and a square sewn together). You can make it in any length/width. It's "clasp" consists of a silk cord laced into the ends and tied together giving it a corset-like feel.
Garter Stitch (k every row)
Stockinette Stitch (k RS row, p WS row)
MAIN PIECE (rectangle): Using size 8 needles, cast on 15 sts. Work in garter st for 3 rows. Work in Stockinette st for desired length (an inch short of encircling the wrist). Work in Garter st for 3 rows. Bind off.
POCKET (square): Using size 10-1/2 needles, cast on 9 sts. Work in garter st for 2 rows. Work in Stockinette st for 9 rows. Work in Garter st for 2 rows. Bind off. Stretch this piece a bit so that it will be a bit bigger than the condom packet.
FINISHING: Using same color wire, position the pocket on the bracelet and "sew" it along 3 sides, leaving one end open for condom insertion. Weave ends of wire into the bracelet. Lace the silk cord through the garter stitch ends and tie in place. Lock and load. Hit the road and be a safe driver!
Lisa Daehlin is a chanteuse and a chapelier. She lives, knits and designs in New York City, where she draws inspiration from the architecture, people and energy. A continuing education faculty member at Cooper Union, she teaches the first-ever knitting courses at this historic NYC institution. Incorporating mixed media, image-transfer and various non-traditional materials, her designs can be seen walking the streets of Manhattan as well as on the pages of Interweave Knits, Knit 1 and Vogue Knitting magazines. Her latest designs are featured in "Lace Style" and "Bag Style," both published by Interweave Press. She is also a member of the growing knitting community at Ravelry.