We love flying kites – who doesn’t? This shawl was inspired by the fun hours we had at the Charles River in Boston flying our first kite. For some reason the sky was always blue and we could go on for for ever and ever. I have made the pattern fully customizable so you can use any yarn and decide the size of the shawl. Use the interactive pattern to estimate the number of sts etc depending on your gauge, desired size of shawl or the yarn you have. The center of the shawl is worked in stockinette stitch and the top and sides are worked in garter stitch to emphasis the contrasts in the shawl colors as well as stitch pattern. It is easy to substitute with other stitch patterns as long as gauge is measured accurately. The interactive pattern ensures that your different blocks will match perfectly, and your shawl will lay nice and flat. I have used a nice hand dyed fingering weight yarn and a relatively dense gauge to give the right drape and ensure focus on the colors. The shawl would be beautiful worked in one color also. You can use the pattern with any weight of yarn and any gauge, and you decide the size of the final shawl. Fill in your gauge and information on page two of the pattern, and you are good to go. Save the pdffile or print it for future reference.
The beaded brim of this classic beret turns it into an elegant winter accessory. Worked in the round in a worsted weight yarn, it is a quick knit. The beads are pre-strung onto the yarn before knitting and slipped into place on the stitches while knitting. The technique is usually referred to as bead knitting.
Sizes: Adult Women’s
22 inches56 cm
9 inches26 cm
Yarn: Worsted weight. See requirements in table
Beads: 110 Silver colored and 120 Gold colored seed beads size 4 or 5
Needles: 4 mm/US 6 circulars. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Other: tapestry needle, dental floss for threading beads onto yarn
Gauge: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches / 27 sts and 36 rows = 10 cm in St st.
This close fitting hat with a simple lace pattern is knit in a light worsted type of yarn. To make a nice firm edge and perfect fit, the hat is finished off with a crochet edge. It can be knit either in the round or flat – pattern includes instructions for both. The pattern has written instructions as well as charts for each of the six sizes. The pattern includes instructions for 6 sizes of the hat, from baby to men’s, and it should be suitable for an advanced beginner.
This summer garment would be suitable for a baby boy or girl. Perfect for a sunny day, or with a T-shirt underneath. It is knit flat bottom up in two pieces and sewn together. The lower parts are shaped by increases and decreases, and the body part is a simple 1×1 rib. Body parts are finished off by a crochet edge. I have used contrasting colors (in fact three: orange for the front, yellow for the back and grey for body and ribs), but it would be lovely in just two colors also, a single color, or maybe stripes? I have chosen 100% mercerized cotton, but any fiber/blend would work nicely with this pattern.
The pattern has links to video-tutorials for the applied techniques.
Sizes: 0-3 (6-9, 12, 24) months
(500 m)(MC: 3x50g
Yarn: Katia Capri, 100% Mercierized Cotton, Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi).See requirements in table.
Needles: 3 mm/US 2½. Gauge is important, so adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Gauge: 28 st and 34 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm in stockinette stitches
The simple and easy to knit sweater is inspired by the lovely sweaters kids would wear in the 50’es and 60’es. It has low set in sleves, and a very easy stranded pattern above the rib on body and sleeves. The sweater is knit in the round and then divided for armholes. It is perfect for a toddler or tween. Choose a worsted wool for the sweater. Here it is shown in Cascade 220 Wool Heather.
Inspired by grandads cardigan this simple and easy to knit raglan cardigan has mock cables running down the button band. The cardigan is knit flat and is perfect for a newborn or a toddler. It is shown in a soft wool/silk blend, but any fingering yarn would work well with this pattern. It can be knit for either a boy or a girl – the expression depend on the chosen colour.
Sizes: 0-3 (6-9, 12, 24) months
11 inches28 cm
12 inches30 cm
12.5 inches32 cm
13 inches33 cm
9 inches22.5 cm
10 inches26 cm
11 inches28.5 cm
325 yards/300 m
500 yards/460 m
650 yards/600 m
700 yards/640 m
Gauge: 27 st and 36 rows = 4 inches / 27 st and 36 rows = 10 cm in St st.
Materials:Yarn: Fingering weight. See requirements in table
Needles: 3 mm/US 2½. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.