On Target

March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
13 - 20 yards (12 - 18 m)
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As an avid reader, I can never have too many bookmarks, and I am sure lots of you are the same. It wasn’t a far reach from the arrow shaping for shawls to knitting an actual arrow using it – and since an arrow shaped shawl or scarf might be awkward to wear, I decided to make a bookmark instead.

Because I am a huge fan of Hawkeye, I just had to use purple yarn for mine – it’s my favourite colour and now the bookmark will always remind me of the Avenger with no actual superpowers, who fights with a rather low tech weapon.

But whatever your reason to make this bookmark, it will be a quick project that can be done in an hour or two by an experienced knitter. It is simple garter stitch with yarn overs and a double decrease in the centre – making it suitable for adventurous beginning knitters as well.


2.5 mm/US 1.5 knitting needles

fingering weight yarn, about 15 m/16.5 yds

Optional: one removable stitch marker to mark right side rows


24 sts in 10 cm/4”
Gauge is not crucial here, but it might affect the size of your finished bookmark and how much yarn you need.


23 cm/9” long, 9 cm/3.5” wide at the widest part