PockeG scarf

If you run out of places to hold your ¡Pod, cell phone, or keys, this scarf, opposite, makes the grade. Keeping the yarn in front or in back of the first and last three stitches of each row causes the long rolled edge to form naturally. The roomy pockets are knitted separately and then sewn on, and the perky pom-poms add a bit of fun.

Whether he's your boyfriendT best bud, or dad, the number one guy in your life will love this cable-front wool pullover. Traditional styling and a soft denim hue combine for a sweater he'll wear day in and day out. The cable panel uses a 10-row repeat, but with just one row of slipping stitches to a cable needle, it's easier than it looks.

Need a break from studying? Whip out your needles, and make this beaded belt. It's only eight stitches wide and can be as long as you want! Add some funky beads and fringe, and you Ye ready to go. It's so quick to knit you may just want one for every outfit.

Put a little style into your gear with this felted book bag. Start by picking bold contrasting colors in wool yarns, and then construct the body, handles, and pockets out of simple but sturdy stockinette stitching. At the end of the project, use a hand-sewing needle and thread to attach all the extra handy holders. The polka dots are simply short pieces of yarn randomly placed on the bag! Fun to look at, and fun to do!

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on-bhe-go boys pullover

It may be a long time before he's ready to drive, but he'll be off to the races in this comfortable pullover. Trimmed with rolled cuffs and hem and accented with button wheels, the sweater knits up quickly in stockinette stitch and chunky-weight yarn. Don't let the intarsia pattern intimidate you-you can easily work the car into the sweater front by using separate strands i of yarn for each color section.

Fain-isle kids vesd

Boldly patterned stripes take Fair kw M ji

( to the next level in this vest Seed-sitltch borders at the neck, irmholes, and hem add texture and \zisiial interest Embroidered cross-.;i!ches are added after the sweater is knitted. Maybe best of all, the mohair/alpac Inmbswool yarn keeps its shape while retaining its warmth and softness. Rich in design, this pattern would work equally well for boys by simply changing the color choices.

If your best friend has four legs and a tail, you'll love making these pet-friendly knits—they're certain to leave your family dog or cat begging for more.

Photography by Andy Lyons

Tired of that old thing ^ Fido sleeps on? This ^ washable blanket will make you both happy. Don't fret over the plaid pattern—you can "cheat" by carrying the unused colors across the back and crocheting the vertical stripes once it's knitted. /

super soft] dog x Suede yarrHn a 2-stitch l-cord pattern gives this collar a velvety look and feel. The reversible collar uses the same crocheted-loop button closure as our other collar. Choose a distinctive button to add extrastyle.

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fluffy collar

Your pup will be ready for her close-up wittef this frothy little collar.

lit in a 4-stitch l-c on double-pointed needles, the collar us a crocheted loop and button closure.

angyie dog sweaben

As the temperature drops, keep your pet pooch cozy and cute in this argyle sweater. It's knit in just one piece (legs are knit using separate balls of yarn for each). Thanks to ribbing at the neck and legs, the sweater slips on and off easily.

playtime favonide

If your dog loves to play catch or tug-of-war, you don't have . to settle for a store-B. bought toy. This toy is knit in stockinette stitch on size 4 needles with washable cotton yarn. Add stripes to match his favorite room of the house or his outfits (if he's one of the best-dressed dogs on the block). Then stuff the bone-shape toy with quilt batting rolled to fit the tube.

Start with a small stockinette-stitch swatch that has been felted and cut into two fish shapes. Then customize the toy with your cat's favorite treat. Stuff catnip, a bell, or some crinkly paper between the layers, and hand-stitch the pieces together with a blanket stitch. Thread the fish and pom-poms onto a string, and let the fun begin!

Opulent tones of fuchsia, eggplant, olive, and cream create a palette of warm colors for your home, infusing style through a cozy afghan and coordinating pillows.

Photography by King Au ^^^

lllk si mioened afghan

A subtle miter pattern, worked completely in garter stitch, dominates this afghan. Similar to styles found in the trendiest home furnishings, the afghan blends solid colors with a complementary variegated yarn. The matching pillows complete the designer look for your home. Mitering instaictions begin on page 58.

miDened pillouus

Whether they were knit to match your afghan or to be used individually, the pillows, opposite and on this page, borrow the afghan's scrumptious color scheme and garter-stitch simplicity.

bechnigue midering

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