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Knitting For Profit Ebook

Knitting For Profit Ebook

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Edited by Kate Haxell Photography by Craig Fordham Styling by Sammi Bell Designed by Sara Kidd Design conceived by Janet James Patterns checked by Marilyn Wilson Illustrations by Stephen Dew and Kate Simunck

Printed and bound in Singapore by Tien Wah Press

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Introduction Embroidered Dress Baby Bobble Jacket Floral Jacket Cable Hooded Jacket Sweater with Ribbed Yoke Scarf with Fair Isle Border Baby Reefer Jacket and Hat Butterfly Bag Guernsey Dress Lace and Bobble Bootees Ballerina Top with Flowers Tunic with Contrast Edging Zipped Jacket with Hood Cable Sweater with Pocket Butterfly Cardigan Snowflake and Heart Baby Throw Raglan Sweater with Collar Rugby Shirt

Lace and Bobble Throw Striped Sweater Beaded Bag

Textured Cardigan with Picot Edge

100 Scandinavian Jacket

104 Cotton/Silk Aran

108 Simple Jacket. Hat and Bootees

113 Techniques

126 Basic Information

128 Acknowledgements and Distributors

INTRODUCTION

Cotton Knits For All Seasons has given me a great opportunity to design knits that show the versatility of cotton. There are 25 designs for adults and children, ranging from pretty summer cardigans to hooded tops and a Nordic-inspired blanket, jacket and hat for a winter baby.

Cotton is cool in the summer and warm in the winter, making it a great all-year-round yarn. The pure cotton double knitting yarn knits up quickly and smoothly to create colourful motif knits, and clearly shows the stitch detail in the textured knits. I have also used my wool/cotton mix - which is an ideal combination as it gives a yarn with the elasticity of wool and the crispness of cotton - in simple baby designs and in a shaped, body-skimming cardigan for an adult, while my cotton/silk mix yarn adds glamour to an aran style.

There are designs here for a range of knitting skills, but the emphasis is on simple, stylish knits. However, for less experienced knitters who want to expand their skills there are step-by-step diagrams for colourwork and cables.

embroidered dress

A simple, sleeveless dress with mock pleats is embellished with a swag of embroidery on the yoke. This design is not only perfect as a summer dress, but also works well as a winter pinafore, worn over a long-sleeved top.

Materials

7(8:9) 50g balls of Debbie Bliss cotton double knitting. Pair each of 3/.mm (US 3) and 4mm (US 6) knitting needles. Small amounts of yarn in five colours for embroidery (see page 122).

years.

Measurements

To fit ages 1

Actual measurements Chest

Length to shoulder

Tension

20 sts and 28 rows to 10cm/4in square over st st using 4mm (US 6) needles.

Abbreviations

See page 127.

51

56

61

cm

20

22

24

in

44

49

53

cm

17'A

19/4

21

in

BACK

With 4mm (US 6) needles cast on 122(134:146) sts.

1st rib row K4, p5, * k7, p5; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5.

2nd rib row P5, k5, * p7, k5; rep from * to last 4 sts, p4.

These 2 rows set the rib patt.

Work a further 8(18:28) rows.

Dec row (right side) K4, p2, p2tog, pi, * k7, p2, p2tog, pi; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5.

Work 9 rows rib as set.

Dec row (right side) K4, p4,* k3. skpo, k2, p4; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5.

Work 9 rows rib as set.

Dec row (right side) K4, pi, p2tog, pi ,* k6, pi, p2tog, pi; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5. Work 9 rows rib as set. Dec row (right side) K4, p3, * k2, skpo, k2, p3; rep from * to last 5 sts, k2, skpo, k 1. Work 9 rows rib as set.

Dec row (right side) K4, pi, p2tog, * k5, pi, p2tog; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4. Work 9 rows rib as set.

Dec row (right side) Kl, skpo, kl, p2, * kl, skpo, k2, p2; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4. Work 9 rows rib as set.

Dec row (right side) K3, * p2tog, k4; rep from * to end. 53(58:63) sts. Cont in rib as set until back measures 28(32:36)cm/11(12Vi\ 14X)in from cast on edge, ending with a wrong side row. Beg with a k row work 4(6:8) rows st st.

Shape armholes

Next row Cast off 3 sts at the beg of the next 2 rows.

Dec one st at each end of the next 2 rows then every foil alt row until 39(44:49) sts rem. Work straight until back measures 43(48:52)cm/17(18y«:20X.)in from cast on edge, ending with a wrong side row.

Shape back neck

Next row K8(10:l 1), turn and work on these sts for first side of neck. Work 1 row.

Work 1 row.

Cast ofFrem 7(9:10) sts.

With right side facing, slip centre

23(24:27) sts on a holder, rejoin yarn to rem sts and k to end.

Work 1 row.

Next row Skpo, k to end.

Work 1 row.

FRONT

Work as given for Back until 14(16:18) rows less have been worked than Back to shoulder shaping, ending with a wrong side row.

Shape neck

Next row K 12(14:15), turn and work on these sts for first side of neck. Work 1 row.

Rep last 2 rows until 8(10:11) sts rem. Cont straight until front measures same as Back to shoulder shaping, ending with a wrong side row. Cast off.

With right side facing, slip centre 15(16:19) sts on a holder, rejoin yarn to rem sts and work as given for left side reversing shapings.

NECKBAND

Join left shoulder seam. With 3/<mm (US 3) needles and right side facing, pick up and k 14(15:16) sts down left front neck, k 15(16:19) sts from front neck holder, pick up and k 14(15:16) sts up right front neck, 4 sts down right back neck, k23(24:27) sts from back neck holder, pick up and k4 sts up left back neck. 74(78:86) sts. 1st row K2, * p2, k2; rep from * to end. 2nd row P2, * k2, p2; rep from * to end. Rep the last 2 rows once more. Cast off in rib.

ARMBANDS (BOTH ALIKE)

Join right shoulder seam. With 3/< mm (US 3) needles and right side facing, pick up and k62(70:78) sts around armhole edge.

Work 4 rows in rib as given for Neckband. Cast off in rib.

MAKE UP

Using satin stitch, lazy daisy and French knots, work embroidery on front yoke as shown in diagram above and on page 122. Join side seams.

Stephen Siderow

baby bobble jacket

This textured cardigan is knitted in a wool/cotton mix in a soft, dusky pink. The bobble and cable pattern is echoed in the neat garter stitch borders with bobble detailing.

PATT PANEL

(worked over 23(25:25) sts)

1st row (right side) P7(8:8),Tw4Rb, klb,Tw4Lb, p7(8:8). 2nd row K7(8:8), pi, (kl, pi] 4 times, k7(8:8). 3rd row P6(7:7),Tw4Rb, kl. klb, kl,Tw4Lb, p6(7:7). 4ih row K6(7:7), pi, kl.pl, [k2.pl] twice, kl, pi, k6(7:7). 5th row P5(6:6),Tw4Rb, k2, klb, k2,Tw4Lb, p5(6:6). 6th row K5(6:6), pi, kl, p2, k2, pi, k2, p2, kl, pi, k5(6:6). 7th row P4(5:5),Tw4Rb, klb, [k2.klb] twice,Tw4Lb, p4(5:5).

8th row K4(5:5),pl, [kl.pl] twice, [k2.pl] twice, [kl,pl] twice, k4(5:5).

9th row P3(4:4),Tw4Rb, kl, klb, [k2, klb] twice, kl, Tw4Lb, p3(4:4).

10th row K3(4:4),pl,kl,pl, [k2,pl] 4 times, kl, pi, k3(4:4).

11th row P2(3:3),Tw4Rb,k2, |klb, k2] 3 times,Tw4Lb, p2(3:3).

12th row K2(3:3),pl,kl,pl,k3, pi, [k2, pi] twice, k3, pi, kl, pi, k2(3:3).

13th row P2(3:3), klb, pi, klb, k3, Mb. [k2, Mb] twice, k3, klb. pi, klb. p2(3:3).

14th row K2(3:3), pl.kl.pl, k3, plb, |k2, plb] twice. k3, pl.kl.pl. k2(3:3).

15th row P2(3:3), klb, pi, klb, p3, klb, pi, [klb] 3 times, pi, klb, P3, klb, pi, klb. p2(3:3).

These 16 rows form the patt and are repeated throughout.

Materials

5(5:6) 50g balls of Debbie Bliss wool/cotton. Pair each of 2Xmm (US 2)and 3Xmm (US 3) knitting needles. Cable needle. 5 buttons.

Measurements

To fit ages 3-6

Actual measurements

Measurements

To fit ages 3-6

Actual measurements

Chest

60

63

66

cm

23/,

24 X

26

in

Length to shoulder

24

26

28

cm

9'A

10VÍ

11

in

Sleeve length

14

16

18

cm

5/*

6'A

7

25 sts and 34 rows to 10cm/4in square over st st using 3/«mm (US 3) needles.

Abbreviations

Tw4Rb slip next st onto cable needle and leave at back, klb, p1, klb, then p1 from cable needle. Tw4Lb - slip next 3 sts onto cable needle and leave at front, p1, then klb, p1, klb, from cable needle. Mb - work k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, into next st, turn, p5, turn, k5, pass 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th st over first and off the needle.

C4F - slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and leave at front, k2. then k2, from cable needle. See also pages 118 and 127.

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BACK

With 2Xmm (US 2) needles cast on 87(91:97) sts.

K 3 rows to form garter st hem.

Next row K4(3:3) * Mb, k5; rep from * to last 5(4:4) sts, Mb, k4(3:3).

K 3 rows, inc one st at end of last row on 1st and 2nd sizes only. 88(92:97) sts.

Change to 3Xmm (US 3) needles.

1st row K 15(15:17), work across 1st row of patt panel, k 12(12:13), work across 1st row of patt panel, k 15(15:17).

2nd row K3(3:4), p4. k4(4:5), p4, work across 2nd row of patt panel, p4, k4(4:5), p4, work across 2nd row of patt panel, p4, k4(4:5), p4, k3(3:4).

3rd row K3(3:4), C4F, k4(4:5), C4F, work across 3rd row of patt panel, C4F, k4(4:5), C4F, work across 3rd row of patt panel, C4F, k4(4:5), C4F, k3(3:4).

4th row K3(3:4), p4, k4(4:5), p4, work across 4th row of patt panel, p4, k4(4:5), p4, work across 4th row of patt panel, p4, k4(4:5), p4, k3(3:4).

These 4 rows set the position for patt panels and form garter st and cable panels. Cont in patt until back measures 24(26:28)cm/9)i(10X:l l)in from cast on edge, ending with a wrong side row.

Shape shoulders

Cast off 14(14:15) sts at beg of next 2 rows and 14(15:16) sts on foil 2 rows. Cast off rem 32(34:35) sts.

LEFT FRONT

With 2Xmm (US 2) needles cast on 46(48:50) sts. K 3 rows.

Next row K4(3:3) * Mb, k5; rep from * to last 6(9:5) sts, Mb, k5(8:4). K 3 rows.

Change to 3Xmm (US 3) needles.

1st row K 15(15:17), work across 1st row of patt panel, k8.

2nd row K4, p4, work across 2nd row of patt panel, p4, k4(4:5), p4, k3(3:4).

3rd row K3(3:4), C4F, k4(4:5), C4F, work across 3rd jow of patt panel, C4F, k4.

4th row K4. p4, work across 4th row of patt panel, p4. k4(4:5), p4, k3(3:4).

These 4 rows set the position for patt panels and form garter st and cable panels.

Cont in patt until front measures 20(22:24)cm/8(8X:9/i)in from cast on edge, ending with a wrong side row.

Shape neck

Next row Patt to last 8 sts, leave these sts on a safety-pin, turn and work on rem sts.

Dec one st at neck edge on every row until 28(29:31) sts rem.

Work straight until front measures same as Back to shoulder shaping, ending at side edge.

Shape shoulder

Cast off 14(14:15) sts at beg of next row. Work 1 row.

Cast off rem 14(15:16) sts.

Mark positions for buttons: the first 3cm/1 Kin from cast on edge, the fifth lcm//:in from neck edge, the rem three spaced evenly between.

RIGHT FRONT

Work buttonholes to match markers as foils: Buttonhole row (right side) Kl, k2 tog, yf, kl, patt to end. With 2%mm (US 2) needles cast on 46(48:50) sts. K 3 rows.

Next row K5(8:4) * Mb, k5; rep from * -co last 5(4:4) sts, Mb, k4(3:3). K 3 rows.

Change to 3Xmm (US 3) needles.

1st row K8, work across 1st row of patt panel, k 15(15:17). 2nd row K3(3:4), p4, k4(4:5), p4, work across 2nd row of patt panel, p4, k4.

3rd row K4, C4F, work across 3rd row of patt panel, C4F, k4<4:5), C4F, k3(3:4).

4th row K3(3:4), p4, k4(4:5). p4, work across 4th row of patt panel, p4, k4.

These 4 rows set the position for patt panels and form garter st and cable panels.

Cont in patt until front measures 20(22:24)cm/8(8X:9/:)in from cast on edge, ending with a right side row.

Shape neck

Next row Patt 8 sts, leave these sts on a safety-pin, patt to end.

Dec one st at neck edge on every row until 28(29:31) sts rem.

Work straight until front measures same as Back to shoulder shaping, ending at side edge.

Shape shoulder

Cast off 14(14:15) sts at beg of next row. Work 1 row.

Cast off rem 14(15:16) sts.

SLEEVES

With 2%mm (US 2) needles cast on 41(45:49) sts. K 3 rows.

Next row K5(4:3) * Mb. k5; rep from * to last 6(5:4) sts, Mb, k5(4:3). K 3 rows.

Change to 3Xmm (US 3) needles. 1st row K9(10:12), work across 1st row of patt panel, k9(10:12). 2nd row PI (2:3), k4(4:5), p4, work across 2nd row of patt panel, p4, k4(4:5). pi (2:3). 3rd row K 1(2:3), k4(4:5), C4F. work across 3rd row of patt panel, C4F.k4(4:5),k 1(2:3).

4th row PI (2:3), k4(4:5), p4, work across 4th row of patt panel, p4, k4(4:5), pi(2:3).

These 4 rows set the position for patt panels and form garter st and cable panels.

Cont in patt as set at the same time inc one st at each end of the next and every foil 4th row until there are 57(63:71) sts, working first 3(2:1) sts into cable panel and the rem sts in reverse st st.

Cont straight until sleeve measures 14(16:18)cm/5/:(6X:7)in from cast on edge, ending with a wrong side row. Cast off.

Rep the last 2 rows once more. Next row K2, Mb, k to last 3 sts, Mb, k2. Next row K4, p to last 4 sts, k4. Rep the last 6 rows once more. K 4 rows.

Next row K2, * Mb, k5; rep from * to last 3 sts, Mb, k2. K 2 rows Cast off.

MAKE UP

Sew on sleeves. Join side and sleeve seams. Sew on buttons.

COLLAR

Join shoulder seams.

With right side facing using 2Xmm (US 2) needles, slip 8 sts from safety-pin onto a needle, pick up and kl2 sts up right front, 29 sts from back neck, pick up and k 12 sts down left side of front neck, k8 from safety-pin. 69 sts. Next row K to end.

Beg with a p row cont in st st with 4 sts in garter st at each end.

Next 2 rows Work to last 15 sts, turn. Next 2 rows Work to last 10 sts, turn. Work to end.

Next row Cast off 2 sts, k to end.

Next row Cast off 2 sts, k next 3 sts, p to last 4 sts, k4.

Next row K to end.

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