Now that school’s out for summer, relive your misspent youth by turning leftover bits and bobs—remnant yarn, strips from an old T-shirt, odd lengths of ribbon—into grownup friendship bracelets that would score points even with the most jaded of camp counselors. Click below the fold for the instructions, courtesy of Wool and the Gang, a fair-trade do-it-yourself and ready-to-wear apparel brand, and designer Nina Rich.

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MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

  • 1 ball of Wool and the Gang’s 100 percent pima cotton yarn
  • 1 pair of size 8, 10, or 15 knitting needles
  • 1 knitter’s sewing needle
  • Strips of assorted fabric for customization

CUSTOMIZATION IDEAS

  • Scrap leather
  • Silver or gold chains
  • Strips of denim
  • Strips of chiffon
  • Neon ribbon

SIZE 8 (5MM) NEEDLES
1. Cast on 28 stitches with one strand of cotton.
2. Introduce a strip of customization, cast off with yarn and customization strip together.
3. Sew the ends together with the knitter’s sewing needle.

SIZE 10 (8MM) NEEDLES
1. Cast on 25 stitches with two strands of cotton at the same time.
2. Introduce a strip of customization, cast off with yarn and customizaton strip together.
3. Sew the ends together with the knitter’s sewing needle.

SIZE 15 (10MM) NEEDLES
1. Cast on 20 stitches with four strands of cotton at the same time.
2. Introduce a strip of customization, cast off with yarn and customization strip together.
3. Sew the ends together with the knitter’s sewing needle.

+ Nina Rich Bracelets

+ Wool and the Gang