Impish is a quick knit for all the little characters in your life and is perfect for any partial skein of worsted weight yarn leftover from another project. The pattern includes instructions for knitting the hat flat and seaming it shut and also instructions for knitting it in the round.
18 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in Garter Stitch
Premie (Newborn, Baby, Toddler) to fit a baby with a head circumference of:
Duara means circle in Swahili. This scarf featuring an interlocking circle motif and wide ribbing is a sneak peak of a collection of patterns inspired by the intricate woodcarvings adorning hundreds of doors in Zanzibar's Stone Town that will be coming out later this year. You can read more about the doors and see some examples [here].
Both written and charted instructions for the interlocking circle motif are included and you may work from either as you prefer.
26 sts and 27 rnds = 4" / 10 cm in St st
One Size measuring roughly 9" x 66" / 23 cm x 167.5 cm
The yarn used in the sample stretches considerably with wet blocking. Due to the varying nature of different yarns and fiber blends, some variations in length and width may occur depending on the yarn used.
Approximately 550 yards / 503 meters sport weight superwash wool.
Sample shown in Cascade, 220 Superwash Sport (100% Superwash Merino Wool & 136 yards / 124 meters per 50g) Colorway: silver grey; 4 hanks.
Knit in the round from the bottom up, this light weight tank is perfect for dressing up or down all summer long.
Oyster Bay incorporates a provisional cast-on hem, waist shaping, and lace panels that run uninterrupted from the bottom edge to the underarms. Instructions for the lace are both fully written and charted.
26 sts and 28 rnds = 4" / 10 cm in St st
30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50)” / 76 (86, 97, 107, 117, 127) cm. Oyster Bay is designed to be worn with 0-4” of positive ease depending on how much drape you prefer in your summer tanks.
Do you have leftover bits of fingering weight yarn lying about? You know what I'm talking about. You fall in love with a beautiful skein and promptly turn most of it into socks or a hat. The rest gets shoved into a jar or bag or plastic container and thrown into the back of the closet until you figure out something else to do with it later. Well, something else is this and later is now.
This pattern was designed to use up leftover bits of yarn from the coordinating Badlands Hat, but it will work with leftovers from all of you lightweight knits. They're knit from the top down with the idea that you separate what yarn you have into two balls before beginning and work until you run out.-- Give your leftovers new life!
My grandmother Marguerite was a classy, refined, impeccably dressed woman and a Marine in WWII! All class with lots of grit and gumption and my niece Clemie is a spitting image of her. I had them in mind when I designed “The New Kid” cardigan as it is one that I envision my grandmother slipping over her children as their “go to” cardigan.
The New Kid is a perfect cardigan for an easy classic knit with a twist. A seamless garter stitch raglan with a knitted-on cabled edge. Knitted in a worsted weight yarn it will be sure to knit up as a quick gift. Better yet it is sized for newborn through age 10 to fit all sizes of new kids in your life.
PDF picture tutorial included with pattern purchase to help you with that knitted-on cabled edge!
Newborn (0-6 Months, 6-12 Months, 1-2 Years) 2-4 Years (4-6 Years, 6-8 Years, 8-10 Years)
This is designed with a bit of positive ease and room to grow. The ease is added into the the standard measurements for the age at the top of each range listed. With that in mind choose the size that is slightly larger than the intended wearer’s half chest measurement.
The sample shown is a size 6-12 months on a petite nine month old.
Meet the slightly smaller version of the Cabled Frocket. Like the grown up Frocket, it is knit in the round to the underarm. The shoulders are joined via the 3-needle bind off leaving only the underarms and pockets to be seamed.
Part of Knit Picks Flourish Collection, this cardigan is knit flat from the bottom up. The shoulders are joined before stitches are picked up for the sleeves, which are then knit down towards the elbow.
26 sts and 32 rows = 4" / 10 cm in stockinette stitch
Au Bois is a rustic cabled cowl that hangs well with minimal fuss. It is knit flat and live sts are grafted onto the cast on edge for a seamless finish. Its overall shape is achieved via the use of short rows.
25 sts and 25 rows = 4" / 10 cm in cable pattern
11” / 28 cm high with a circumference at the top of 24” / 61 cm and at 39.5” / 100 cm at the bottom.
Approximately 400 yards / 366 meters of worsted weight wool. The sample shown used 3.25 balls of Knit Picks Swish (100% Superwash Merino Wool & 110 yards / 100 meters per 50g) Colorway: Squirrel Heather. Please note that if you substitute for a heavier fiber you might need more than the stated yardage.
Needles and Notions:
US size 9 / 5.5 mm straight needles. 3 stitch markers, tapestry needle, removable stitch marker (optional).
Cabling, short rows, and grafting.
The short rows involved make the two cables on the outside be on different row numbers than the cables on the inside for a good portion of the project. There is a table in the pattern to help keep track of which row numbers you should be on. In addition to this, one of my testers, Lisa Cromar, put together a row by row guide for the cables and has graciously offered it as an aide to others. It is available as a supplemental PDF that you can download if you prefer to have an extra level of reassurance.
This blanket takes its name from the geometric columns of rock that trail out into the North Atlantic in Northern Ireland. It is knit using a combination of cables and mock cabling to cut down on the time involved without taking away from an all-over cabled look or its mimicry of the rock formation itself.
The pattern contains both completely written and charted instructions so you may work from either set of directions as you prefer.
19 sts and 26 rows = 4" / 10 cm in St st
Stroller blanket measuring 24" x 27" / 61 x 69 cm
Baby blanket measuring 30" x 36" / 76 x 91 cm
The sample is shown in the larger size.
Approximately 600 - 1000 yards worsted weight yarn.
Sample shown in Knitpicks, Wool of the Andes Superwash, (100% superwash wool & 110 yards / 100 meters per 50g), 8 balls.
Needles and Notions:
US 8 / 5 mm 40" / 100 cm circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
6 stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle.
Cabling and working two different cables in the same row.
Simple slipped stitch patterning gives this hat the perfect amount of texture. It’s a great option for not just solid and semi-solid yarns but for variegated, self-striping, and hand painted ones as well.
Sample shown in The Fibre Co., Cumbria fingering (90% Wool 10% Mohair & 328 yards / 300 meters per 100g) Colorway: Buttermere; 1 hank
Needles and Notions:
US size 3 / 3.25 mm and US 5 / 3.75 mm needles as preferred for working small circumferences in the round (or size needed to obtain gauge). Plus an extra needle in the smaller size for the tubular cast on.
Stitch marker, tapestry needle, optional crochet hook for provisional cast on.
Knitting in the round, slipping stitches, decreasing, tubular cast on (optional)
Wooly and whimsical, these mittens are sure to bring a smile both on the needles and off. After all, ewe knit them!
26 sts and 32 rnds = 4" / 10 cm stranded
Sizes: Medium (Large) with a finished hand circumference of 7.4 (8)” / 19 (20.5) cm and a finished hand length of 6.4 (7.5)” / 16 (19) cm.
Yarn: Approximately 92 (119) yards / 100 (130) meters each color Swan’s Island, All American Sport (100% USA Rambouillet Wool & 185 yards / 169 meters per 40g) MC: Cloud, CC: Azure.
Needles and Notions: US size 3/3.25 mm and US size 5/3.75 mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge as you prefer for working small circumferences in the round. 3 stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn.
Techniques Used: Knitting in the round, stranding, chart reading (all decreases are charted), grafting. Some floats will need to be trapped.
What could possibly be cuter than knit ruffles peeking out from underneath a little dress or tunic? Or photos of a newborn wearing giant ruffles across the rear? These tights were designed and named for my spunky niece Charby (Charlotte).
They are seamlessly constructed from the top down and are held up by negative ease. The pattern contains two different options for the ruffles, with one option being shown in each of the samples pictured.
30 sts and 36 rnds = 4" / 10 cm in St st
Newborn (3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months)(18 months, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years)
I love the look of shawl collars but they rarely fit over my son’s giant head. The neck on this sweater is specially constructed to fit over the biggest of little heads while maintaining the look of a typical shawl collar and is designed with 2 inches of positive ease for room to grow.
The sweater body is knit flat and seamed. Sleeves are knit in the round separately and attached to the sweater before picking up stitches for the collar.
Svalbard is a seamless cardigan worked in the round from the bottom up and steeked. Stitches are later picked up along the steeked edge for the button band and short row shaped shawl collar.
While the pattern gives yardage requirements in full balls, the three contrasting colors not used for the bears require no more than a few grams of wool each and you can easily use leftover scraps from another project for them.