Scarf with pocket

Four 50g balls of Debbie Bliss cashmerino aran in Teal (M). One 50g ball in Ecru (C). Pair of 5mm (US 8) needles. 33 sts and 25 rows to 10cm 4in square over unstretched rib pattern using 5mm (US 8) needles. cm centimetre(s) cont continue in inch(es) K(k) knit mm millimetres P(p) purl rep repeat st(s) stitch(es). pocket lining With 5mm (US 8) needles and C, cast on 38 sts. 1st row (right side) P2, * k2, p2 rep from * to end. 2nd row K2, * p2, k2 rep from * to end. Rep the last 2 rows 12 times...

Dress with eyelets

By using the eyelet buttonhole used in the moss stitch cushion project (see page 79) you can create a decorative lace detail that is perfect for baby knits. Simply by bringing the yarn forward and then decreasing afterwards, you make holes that are ideal for threading through ribbon or cord. This sleeveless dress has a small back opening to make sure that the neck will go over the baby's head but also fit snugly when it is on. To get over the problem of pulling neck openings over struggling...

Shape armholes

Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. Next row K2, skpo, k to last 2 sts, k2tog, k2. Next row P to end. Rep the last 2 rows 2(3 4) times. 54(60 66) sts. P 1 row. Next row K22(25 28) sts, k2tog, k2, turn and work on these sts for first side of front neck. Next row K to last 4 sts, k2 tog, k2. Rep the last 2 rows until 13(14 15) sts rem. Cont straight until front measures same as back to shoulder, ending at armhole edge. Shape shoulder Cast off. With right side facing, slip centre 2 sts onto a...

Moss stitch cushion

Measurements 25 X 25cm 10 X 10in materials Four 50g balls Debbie Bliss merino chunky in Ecru. Pair of 6' mm US 1knitting needles. 3 buttons. tension 14 sts and 24 rows to 10cm 4in square over moss st using 6 mm US 1needles. abbreviations cm centimetre s in inch es K k knit mm millimetres patt pattern P p purl rep repeat st s stitch es tog together yf yarn forward to make With 6' mm US 10 needles, cast on 37 sts. Moss st row P1, k1, p1 rep from to end. Rep this row until work measures 56cm 22in....

Raglan cardigan with fully fashioned shaping

4 5 5 6 50g balls of Debbie Bliss cotton double knitting in Pale Blue. Pair each of 3 mm US 3 and 4mm US 6 needles. 5 buttons. 20 sts and 28 rows to 10cm 4in square over st st using 4mm US 6 needles. beg beginning cm centimetre s cont continue foil following in inch es inc increase K k knit ml make one st by picking up the loop lying between the st just worked and the next st and working into the front of it mm millimetres P p purl rem remaining rep repeat skpo slip 1, k1, pass slipped st over...

Jacket with moss stitch bands

Leaf Baby Sweater Pattern

This neat little cardigan has button and buttonhole bands that are worked in one piece with the fronts. This means that you do not have to pick up stitches along the front edges. As there is a shaped neckline, stitches do need to be picked up across the front bands, up the right side neck, across the back neck stitches and down the left front neck to work the neckband. The moss stitch borders on the hem of the cardigan sleeve cuffs and neckband are knitted on smaller needles to make a neater...

Garter stitch scarf

The first project is a garter stitch scarf. Not only will this be probably the easiest piece you will ever knit, but you can relax and enjoy creating your first fabric while gaining grounding in the fundamentals of casting on and off, the knit stitch and tension. If you knit every stitch and every row it creates a reversible fabric called garter stitch. You can recognise it by the wavy horizontal ridges it creates. Normally at this stage you should knit a tension square to make sure your...

Flat Join Garter Stitch Seams

Seaming Stitches

The making up of a garment and adding picked-up borders is the last, but one of the most important, stages in producing a professional-looking garment. A beautifully knitted garment can be ruined by careless sewing up, or unevenly picked-up borders, as the knitter hurries to complete the project. So to avoid having a finish you won't be proud of, take a look at these basic techniques designed to help you perfect those finishing touches. which stitch to use The seam that I use for almost all...

Garter stitch blanket

Garter Stitch Blanket Squares

A soft blanket in a cashmere mix is the perfect way to envelop a small baby. By working the squares in different shades you can create a patchwork of colour without having to worry about tackling complicated colour techniques. As with the scarf, tension is not as important as it usually is, as any alteration made in measurements won't be a problem on a blanket because it does not need to fit a particular size. However, with this pattern you are now being introduced to another knitting...

Boat neck sweater

Babys Boat Neck

This pattern introduces you to shaping, which makes a garment fit better or makes it more practical to wear. In this design straight sleeves that measured the same all the way up would produce a piece that fitted comfortably at the top but would be too wide at the wrist. So here they are made wider at the top than the bottom by adding more stitches at the beginning and end of certain rows. This technique is called increasing. The style of sleeve used here is called a dropped shoulder the...

Fixing mistakes

A dropped or incorrect stitch is a common mistake. Depending on the type of stitch dropped or when the mistake occurred, you can pick up, unpick or unravel using the methods introduced here. picking up a knit stitch on the row below 1 A dropped stitch. 2 Working from front to back, pick up the stitch and the horizontal strand above it with the right-hand needle the strand should be behind the stitch . picking up a stitch several rows below 3 Insert the left-hand needle through the back of the...

Twoneedle socks

One 50g ball Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino in Pale Blue. Pair of 3' mm US 3 knitting needles. 25 sts and 34 rows to 10cm 4in square over st st using 3 mm US 3 needles. beg beginning cm centimetre s dec decrease in inch es K k knit mm millimetres P p purl rem remaining skpo slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over si slip st s stitch es st st stocking stitch tbl through back loop tog together to make make 2 With 3 mm US 3 needles, cast on 36 40 sts. Rib row K1, p1 rep from to end. Rib a further 5...

Shape raglan armhole

Raglan Armhole With Fashioning

Raglan cardigan with fully fashioned shaping 1st row K2, skpo, k to end. 2nd row P to end. Rep the last 2 rows until 9 10 11 12 sts rem, ending with a k row. Next row P to last 2 sts, p2tog. Leave these 8 9 10 11 sts on a holder. right front With 3 mm US 3 needles, cast on 25 27 29 31 sts. 1 st and 3rd sizes only 1st row K3, p2, k2, p2 rep from to end. 2nd row K2, p2, k2 rep from to last 3 sts, p3. 2nd and 4th sizes only 1 st row K3, p2, k2 rep from to end. 2nd row P2, k2, p2 rep from to last 5...