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  • 1. Contents Garter Stitch Throw Harlequin Patchwork Throw Eight-Panel Blanket Textured Runner Baby Blanket Crib Coverlet Ripple-Effect Blanket Sequin Throw Cozy Lap Throw Loop Stitch Throw
  • 2. Garter Stitch Throw This simple-to-knit self-fringing throw uses a miscellany of yarns for its texture and color. BeginnerYou Will Need Knit Notes length each time as the fringe is much more When selecting yarns, use a variety of weights, interesting for being different lengths.)Yarn fibers and textures, working in a two-color palette Row 1 Join in the next two yarns (one yarn A and18 mixed yarns of various textures and weights to ensure harmony. Among the yarns used for this one yarn B), leaving a tail of approx 8in (20cm),in pink shades, from pale pink to hot pink and throw are fine-weight (4ply) mercerized cottons, knit to end. Knot yarn A to yarn B from the rowlight rose to deep rose (A) light-weight (DK) matte cottons, all weights of below at both ends of this row.18 mixed yarns of various textures and weights in smooth wools, eyelash and ladder yarns, brushed Rep this row until throw measures approx 79inorange shades, from light orange to spicy orange ‘fleece’ yarns, and thick-and-thin, bouclé, ribbon (200cm) long.and lemon yellow to rich golden yellow (B) and chenille yarns. Bind off, using another set of yarns and leaving One yarn A and one yarn B are used together long tails at each end of the row. Knot the yarns asKnitting Needles throughout. Make sure that you work through both before to secure the ends.One size 10½ (7.5mm) circular needle 40in strands for each stitch.(100cm) long Because two yarns are held together to knit each row, thin yarns can be combined with thicker yarns to obtain the correct gauge.Finished The circular needle is used to accommodate theMeasurements large number of sts, not for circular knitting. Turn59in x 79in (150cm x 200cm) work after every row. This throw is simply constructed in garter stitch;Gauge every row is knitted. The fringe is made as you12 sts and 24 rows (average) to 4in (10cm) square work by leaving long tails of yarn at the beginningmeasured over g st (k every row) using size 10½ and end of each row.(7.5mm) circular needle and one each of yarn Aand yarn B Prepare Your Project Put all the yarns into one bag. Pull out one yarn A and one yarn B at random and start knitting. When you have finished with them, put them both into a second bag. Pull out the next two at random from the first bag and repeat until all the yarns have been used, then begin again. This makes your color choices totally random and creates some very interesting yarn combinations. If you run out of one yarn, simply replace it with a new one so that you keep 18 of each color range. Knit Your Throw Using one each of yarn A and yarn B, cast on 165 sts loosely using the cable cast-on method, leaving a tail of at least 8in (20cm) at the beginning. Cut Finish Your Throw off these two yarns, leaving a long tail of a similar Pin out to finished measurements and press length. (It is not necessary measure the thread according to instructions on ball bands.
  • 3. Sequin Throw For this chair-sized throw a simple stockinette stitch rectangle is trimmed with a border of large gold sequins knitted in as you work, and a sequin embellished fringe is added to finish. EasyYou Will Need Finished MeasurementsYarn 24in x 36in (61cm x 91.5cm) (excluding fringe)10 x 1¾oz (50g) balls of medium-weight (aran)wool/silk yarn (98yd/90m per ball) in dark Gaugepurple (A) 18 sts and 26 rows to 4in (10cm) measured over1 x 7⁄8 oz (25g) ball of fine-weight (4ply) metallic st st (1 row k, 1 row p) using size 9 (5.5mm)yarn (104yd/95m per ball) in gold (B) and needles and Apurple (C) Knit NotesKnitting Needles This throw is a rectangle knitted in stockinetteOne pair size 9 (5.5mm) stitch with large gold sequins (paillettes) knitted inOne size B1 (2.50mm) crochet hook to create a border as you work. The hole in the sequins should be big enoughOther Materials for two strands of yarn to go through. Use a holeApprox 500 gold and 200 wine-red 1in (24mm) punch to make a bigger hole if necessary.flat sequins (paillettes) with large hole at top Special Abbreviations PB Place sequin by inserting crochet hook through hole in sequin, hook next st off the left-hand needle and through the sequin (Fig 1). p107_Beads_and_loops_step_2.ai Place the st onto the right-hand needle without working it (Fig 2). p107_Beads_and_loops_step_1.ai 1 2
  • 4. Knit Your Throw Finish Your ThrowUsing size 9 (5.5mm) needles and A, cast on Sew in all ends neatly.109 sts. Make the FringeLower Border The fringe is made from A, B and C and decoratedWork 6 rows in st st, starting with a k row. with both gold and wine-red sequins.Bead Row 1 K3, PB, (k5, PB) 17 times, k3. Using A, wrap the yarn loosely around a piece ofWork 5 rows in st st. cardboard 12in (30cm) wide several times. Cut**Bead Row 2 K6, PB, (k5, PB) 16 times, k6. the wrapped strands at the bottom and removeWork 5 rows in st st. the cardboard. Repeat for yarns B and C. Take twoBead Row 3 K3, PB, (k5, PB) 17 times, k3. lengths of A and one length of B and fold in half.Work 5 rows in st st.** Using a crochet hook, pull the strands throughRep from ** to ** once more. the edge of the throw at one corner from front toWork 5 rows in st st. back by catching the fold with the hook. Pass the ends through the folded loop and pull to tightenSide Borders and Center the knot. Make another tassel 1in (2.5cm) awayPanel from the first, using two lengths of A and oneBead Row 6 K6, PB, (k5, PB) twice, k71, PB, (k5, length of C. Continue in this way around the throw,PB) twice, k6. alternating B and C with two strands of A, makingWork 5 rows in st st. each tassel 1in (2.5cm) apart.***Bead Row 7 K3, PB, (k5, PB) 3 times, k65, PB, Starting at one corner, take three strands from the(k3, PB) 3 times, k3. first tassel and three strands from the next tasselWork 5 rows in st st. and tie together with an overhand knot approxBead Row 8 K6, PB, (k5, PB) twice, k71, PB, (k5, 1in (2.5cm) from the edge of the throw. ContinuePB) twice, k6. around the throw.Work 5 rows in st st.*** Decorate the fringe by tying one gold and oneRep from *** to *** until throw measures approx wine-red sequin onto each tassel, using the31in (79cm) from beg. crochet hook to pull the yarn through the holes.Top BorderWork Bead Row 1 once more.Work 5 rows in st st.Rep from ** to ** twice.Bind off.
  • 5. Textured Runner Discover how you can knit with almost anything, from yarn to parcel string, for impressive results with the simplest stitches. EasyYou Will Need Knit Notes Next Row Leaving a tail of similar length, join The circular needle is used to accommodate the in C by knotting it together with the long tailYarn large number of sts. Turn work after every row. from previous row, knit to end, cut yarn leaving a1 x 1¾oz (50g) ball of medium-weight This table runner is worked in stockinette stitch long tail.(aran) silk mix yarn (118yd/108m per ball) with garter-stitch borders. Most of the project is Cont as set, knitting 1 row each of D, E, F, G and A.in cream (A) worked in one of the seven traditional knitting Braid Row Leaving a tail of similar length, join in1 x 1¾oz (50g) ball of medium-weight (aran) yarns; these are interspersed with single rows any braid by knotting it together with the long tailcotton tape (55yd/50m per ball) in cream (B) worked in the more unusual media (identified as from previous row, knit to end, cut braid leaving a1 x 1¾oz (50g) ball of light-weight (DK) undyed ‘Braid Row’ in the pattern instructions). long tail.cotton yarn (102yd/93m per ball) (C) The runner is self-fringing; the fringe is made as **The next 7 rows are worked in the yarns, use1 x 1¾oz (50g) ball of light-weight (DK) velour you work by leaving long tails of yarn at each end them in any order as follows:tape (64yd/58m per ball) in cream (D) of every row. Extra interest is added by threading Next Row Leaving a tail of similar length, join in1 x 1¾oz (50g) ball of light-weight (DK) cotton beads randomly onto sections of the fringe. the next yarn by knotting it together with the longbouclé (137yd/125m per ball) in cream (E) tail from previous row, k6, p to last 6 sts, k6, cut1 x 3½oz (100g) ball of light-weight (DK) cotton Prepare Your Project yarn leaving a long tail.yarn (230yd/210m per ball) in cream (F) Some of the media need to be prepared before you Next Row Leaving a tail of similar length, join in1 x ball of undyed cotton parcel string (G) can knit with them. For example, you will need the next yarn by knotting it together with the long to cut the calico fabric into a continuous strip 1in tail from previous row, knit to end, cut yarn leavingKnitting Needles (2.5cm) wide. Do this by cutting across the width, a long tail.One size 10½ (6.5mm) circular needle stopping 1in (2.5cm) from the edge. Begin cutting Rep these 2 rows twice more.40in (100cm) long from this edge 1in (2.5cm) above the last cut line Next Row Leaving a tail of similar length, join in and cut across the width in the other direction the next yarn by knotting it together with the longOther Materials to the other edge, stopping 1in (2.5cm) from the tail from previous row, k6, p to last 6 sts, k6, cut6½yd (6m) of each of five braids including lace, edge. To neaten the strips, use a sewing machine yarn leaving a long tail.daisy braid and ricrac braid set on zigzag, fold the strip in half and sew Braid Row Leaving a tail of similar length, join18in (50cm) length of calico fabric through both thicknesses along the raw edges. in another braid by knotting it together with theUnvarnished oval wood beads To make a textured yarn to use for a braid row, the long tail from previous row, knit to end, cut braid mercerized cotton (yarn F) was used to make a leaving a long tail.** long crocheted chain. Use an E4 (3.50mm) crochet Rep from ** to ** 4 times more. hook and work in chain stitch. You could use this Knit 7 rows, using only the seven yarns in anyFinished method to thicken a thin yarn so it matches the order.Measurements correct gauge. Using A, bind off loosely.9½in x 55in (24cm x 140cm) Knit Your Runner Finish Your RunnerGauge Using A, cast on 160 sts leaving a long tail of at Press according to instructions on ball bands.12 sts and 22 rows (average) to 4in (10cm) square least 8in (20cm) at both ends. Thread the beads at random onto the fringe,measured over st st (1 row k, 1 row p) using size Next Row Leaving a tail of approx 8in (20cm), preventing them from slipping off by tying a small10½ (6.5mm) needles and working 1 row in each join in B by knotting it together with the long tail knot beneath each one. Trim the fringe if desired.of A, B, C, D, E, F and G from previous row, knit to end, cut yarn leaving a long tail.
  • 6. Eight-Panel Blanket Made from eight panels of varying widths worked with four textured stitches, this is a great way to use up your yarn stash. IntermediateYou Will Need Finished Special Abbreviations Measurements Sl 2 [3:4:5] wyif Slip 2 [3:4:5] sts purlwise withYarn After washing: 56in x 52in (132cm x 142cm) yarn in front of work37 x 1¾oz (50g) balls of light-weight (DK) Sl 2 [3:4:5] wyib Slip 2 [3:4:5] sts purlwise withdenim cotton yarn (average 102yd/93m per Gauge yarn at back of workball) in four shades of denim from light to dark 19 sts and 26 rows to 4in (10cm) measured over st st (1 row k, 1 row p) using size 7 (4.5mm)Knitting Needles needlesOne pair size 7 (4.5mm) Knit Notes Use the denim yarn that is designed to shrink and fade after washing. The blanket is made up of eight panels of varying widths knitted separately then sewn together. Alter the size by knitting more or fewer panels. The throw features four textured stitches: dimple stitch, giant dimple stitch, blind buttonhole stitch and hexagon stitch. These patterns are made by slipping stitches to make tucks and depressions in the fabric. Change the yarns randomly as you work each panel. B D F A H G C E
  • 7. Knit Your blanket Row 23 K. Row 24 P8, gathering st, *p9, gathering st; repDimple Stitch Panels from * to last 8 sts, p8.Gathering st: take yarn to back as though to knit, Repeat these 24 rows until panel measures approxinsert needle from below under 3 strands, k the 63in (160cm) from beg, ending with row12 or rownext st, bring the st out under the strands 24 of pattern. Knit 1 row.Panel A Purl 1 row.Cast on 41 sts. Bind off.Knit 1 row.Purl 1 row. Panel DRow 1 (RS) K. Cast on 47 sts and work as given for Panel C.Row 2 P1, sl 3 wyif, * p3, sl 3 wyif; rep from * tolast st, p1. Panel B Blind Buttonhole StitchRow 3 K1, sl 3 wyib, *k3, sl 3 wyib; rep from * to Cast on 29 sts and work as given for Panel A. Panelslast st, k1. Panel ERow 4 As row 2. Giant Dimple Stitch (Uses two shades of denim; dark A and light B)Row 5 K. Panels Using A, cast on 54 sts.Row 6 P. Gathering st: take yarn to back as though to knit, Row 1 (WS) Using A, knit.Row 7 K. insert needle from below under 5 strands, k the Row 2 Using A, purl.Row 8 P2, gathering st, *p5, gathering st; rep next st, bring the st out under the strands Row 3 Using A, knit.from * to last 2 sts, p2. Row 4 Using A, purl.Row 9 K. Panel C Row 5 Using A, knit.Row 10 P4, *sl 3 wyif, p3; rep from * to last st, p1. Cast on 37 sts. Row 6 Using B, k1, sl 4 wyib, *k4, sl 4 wyib; repRow 11 K4, *sl 3 wyib, k3; rep from * to last st, Knit 1 row. from * to last st, k1.k1. Purl 1 row. Row 7 Using B, P1, sl 4 wyif, *p4, sl 4 wyif; repRow 12 As row 10. Row 1 (RS) K. from * to last st, p1.Row 13 K. Row 2 P1, sl 5 wyif, *p5, sl 5 wyif; rep from * to Row 8 Using B, as row 6.Row 14 P. last st, p1. Row 9 Using B, as row 7.Row 15 K. Row 3 K1, sl 5 wyib, *k5, sl 5 wyib; rep from * to Row 10 Using A, as row 6.Row 16 P5, *gathering st, p5; rep from * to end. last st, k1. Row 11 Using A, knit.Repeat these 16 rows until panel measures approx Row 4 As row 2. Row 12 Using A, purl.63in (160cm) from beg, ending with row 8 or row Row 5 As row 3. Row 13 Using A, knit.16 of pattern. Row 6 As row 2. Row 14 Using A, purl.Knit 1 row. Row 7 K. Row 15 Using A, knit.Purl 1 row. Row 8 P. Row 16 Using B, k5, sl 4 wyib, *k4, sl 4 wyib; repBind off. Row 9 K. from * to last 5 sts, k5. Row 10 P. Row 11 K Row 12 P3, gathering st, *p9, gathering st; rep from * to last 3 sts, p3. Row 13 K. Row 14 P6, *sl 5 wyif, p5; rep from * to last st, p1. Row 15 K6, *sl 5 wyif, k5; rep from * to last st, k1. Row 16 As row 14. Row 17 As row 15. Row 18 As row 14. Row 19 K. Row 20 P. Row 21 K. Row 22 P.
  • 8. Row 17 Using B, p5, sl 4 wyif, *p4, sl 4 wyif; repfrom * to last 5 sts, p5.Row 18 Using B, as row 16.Row 19 Using B, as row 17.Row 20 Using A, as row 16.Repeat these 20 rows until panel measuresapprox 63in (160cm) from beg, ending with row5 or row 15 of pattern. Bind off.Panel FCast on 38 sts and work as given for Panel E,using one color throughout.Hexagon Stitch PanelsPanel GCast on 32 sts.Row 1 (RS) P.Row 2 K.Row 3 K3, sl 2 wyib, *k6, sl 2 wyib; rep from *to last 3 sts, k3.Row 4 P3, sl 2 wyif, *p6, sl 2 wyif; rep from * tolast 3 sts, k3.Row 5 As row 3.Row 6 As row 4.Row 7 P.Row 8 K.Row 9 K7, sl 2 wyib, *k6, sl 2 wyib; rep from *to last 7 sts, k7.Row 10 P7, sl 2 wyif, *p6, sl 2 wyif; rep from *to last 7 sts, p7.Row 11 As row 9.Row 12 As row 10.Repeat these 12 rows until panel measuresapprox 63in (160cm) from beg, ending withrow 6 or row 12 of pattern.Purl 1 row.Knit 1 row.Bind off.Panel HCast on 48 sts and work as given for Panel G.Finish Your BlanketSew in all ends neatly. Wind off a couple of smallskeins of yarn to be used for sewing up. Washthe panels and skeins (put the skeins in a smallfabric bag to prevent tangling in the machine)according to instructions on ball bands. Somepanels may have shrunk more than others. Findthe shortest panel and pull back the other panelsto match its length. Using yarn from the skein,join the panels together in a random order.
  • 9. Baby Blanket Welcome baby with a sweet little blanket worked in pastel shades with simple knit-and-purl textured stitch patterns. BeginnerYou Will Need Finished Row 5 K1, * p5, k1; rep from * to end. Measurements Row 6 As row 4.Yarn 27½in x 35½in (70cm x 90cm) Row 7 K1, * p1, k1; rep from * to end.3 x 1¾oz (50g) balls of light-weight (DK) baby Row 8 As row 7.yarn (179yd/165m) in mint green (A) Gauge Row 9 As row 7.2 x 1¾oz (50g) balls of light-weight (DK) baby 22 sts and 28 rows to 4in (10cm) measured over Rep rows 4 to 9 twice more.yarn (179yd/165m) in pastel green (B) st st (1 row k, 1 row p) using size 6 (4mm) needles Next Row (RS) Using B, (k1, p1) twice, k to last and A. 4 sts, (p1, k1) twice.Knitting Needles Next Row Using B, k1, p1, k1, p to last 3 sts, k1,One pair size 6 (4mm) Knit Notes p1, k1. A simple knit and purl textured border is worked at These 2 rows form st st and seed st border. each end of a center piece of garter stitch stripes Repeat these 2 rows working in stripe pattern of worked in two shades of yarn. 2 rows A, 2 rows B, until blanket measures approx 31¾in (80cm) from beg, ending with 2 rows of B. Knit Your Blanket Using A only, work rows 1 to 9 once more then Using A, cast on 157 sts. rows 4 to 9 twice more. Row 1 K1, * p1, k1; rep from * to end. Cast off loosely. Row 2 (RS) As row 1. Row 3 As row 1. Finish Your Blanket Row 4 K1, p1, * k3, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to last Sew in all ends. Press according to instructions on 5 sts, k3, p1, k1. ball band.
  • 10. Harlequin Patchwork Throw For this jewel-colored throw, each knitted diamond is worked by picking up stitches from those around it, so no sewing! IntermediateYou Will Need Finished Knit Your Throw Measurements When picking up stitches, pick up knitwise byYarn 44in (112cm) square inserting the needle from RS of work through to2 x 1¾oz (50g) balls of light-weight (DK) WS of work under one of the chain sts created onor medium-weight (aran) or bulky-weight Gauge the edge of a square, wrap the yarn around the(chunky) yarn in each of the following shades: Basic Diamond at widest point: 5½in (14cm) using needle and pull a loop through.5 shades of green ranging from dark to light size 10½ (7mm) needles3 shades of orange and rust ranging from dark Basic Diamond (BD)to light Knit Notes Using any color, cast on 25 sts using the cable2 shades of gold and yellow Use two strands of light-weight (DK) and medium- cast-on method.6 shades of berries ranging from dark red to weight (aran) yarns together throughout and work Row 1 (WS) K24, sl 1wyif.purple through all strands for each stitch. Row 2 K11, sk2po, k10, sl 1wyif. 23 sts.2 multi-colored autumnal shades When changing colors, tie the new color to the old Row 3 K22, sl 1wyif. color securely and weave in the ends as you work. Row 4 K10, sk2po, k9, sl 1wyif. 21 sts.Knitting Needles Choose your colors at random to create the glorious Row 5 K20, sl 1 wyif.One pair size 10½ (7mm) patchwork effect. Each square is worked in three colors in garter Change color. stitch and stockinette stitch stripes. The squares are Row 6 K9, sk2po, k8, sl 1wyif. 19 sts. used to form diagonal lines of diamonds. Row 7 K18, sl 1 wyif. Tassels are added to the zigzag edges after the Row 8 K8, sk2po, k7, sl 1wyif. 17 sts. main piece has been knitted. Row 9 K the sl st, p15, sl 1wyif. Row 10 K7, sk2po, k6, sl 1wyif. 15 sts. Working Edge Stitches Row 11 K the sl st, p13, sl 1wyif. Each patchwork diamond is worked by picking Row 12 K6, sk2po, k5, sl 1wyif. 13 sts. up stitches from those around it to create a type Row 13 K12, sl 1wyif. of patchwork knitting (also known as mitered squares). The edge stitches are always slipped purl- Change color. wise; in the instructions this is written ‘sl 1wyif’. Row 14 K5, sk2po, k4, sl 1wyif. 11 sts. This forms a chain of large stitches along the edge, Row 15 K10, sl 1wyif. which makes it easier to pick up stitches. Slip the Row 16 K4, sk2po, k3, sl 1wyif. 9 sts. last stitch with the yarn at the front of the work Row 17 K8, sl 1wyif. (the side facing you). If the penultimate stitch is a Row 18 K3, sk2po, k2, sl 1wyif. 7 sts. knit stitch, you will have to bring the yarn forward Row 19 K6, sl 1wyif. between the needles. If it is a purl stitch, the yarn Row 20 K2, sk2po, k1, sl 1wyif. 5 sts. will be in the correct position. Always knit the Row 21 K4, sl 1wyif. stitch on the return row – the yarn will be in the Row 22 K1, sk2po, sl 1wyif. 3 sts. knit position to remind you. This stitch is always Row 23 K2, sl 1wyif. included in the total of stitches to be knitted. Row 24 Sk2po. 1 st. Cut yarn and pull through rem st. Diamond 1 (D1) Using any color, cast on 25 sts using the cable
  • 11. cast-on method and work as given for Basic Work as given for BD. Work as given for BD.Diamond. Diamond 7 (D7) Referring to the diagram, continue to work inDiamond 2 (D2) With RS of work facing and using any color, pick up diagonal rows as follows:With RS of work facing and using any color, pick up and knit 13 sts down left edge of D6 and 12sts up Diamonds 77, 88, 97, 104, 109 and 112 Castand knit 13 sts down left edge of D1 and 12 sts up right edge of D3. 25 sts. on and pick up sts as given for D64 (Right Edgeright edge of BD. 25 sts. Work as given for BD. Diamond).Work as given for BD. Diamond 8 (D8 – Left Edge Diamond)Diamond 3 (D3 – Left Edge Diamond) With RS of work facing and using any color, pick Finish Your ThrowWith RS of work facing and using any color, pick up and knit 13 sts down left edge of D7, turn work Press according to instructions on ball bands. Trimup and knit 13 sts down left edge of D2, turn work and cast on 12 sts using the cable cast-on method. all ends neatly.and cast on 12 sts using the cable cast-on method. 25 sts.25 sts. Work as given for BD. Make TasselsWork as given for BD. Three diagonal rows have now been completed. Using several different yarns together, wrap theDiamond 4 (D4) Referring to the diagram, continue to work in yarns loosely around a piece of cardboard 7inUsing any color, cast on 25 sts using the cable diagonal rows as follows: (18cm) wide several times. Cut the wrappedcast-on method and work as given for BD. Diamonds 9, 16, 25, 36, 49 Cast on 25 sts and strands at the bottom and remove the cardboard.Diamond 5 (D5) work as given for BD. Take three lengths of different yarns and fold inWith RS of work facing and using any color, pick up Diamonds 15, 24, 35, 48, 63 Pick up and cast half. Using a crochet hook, pull the strands throughand knit 13 sts down left edge of D4 and 12 sts up on sts as given for D3 (Left Edge Diamond). the tips of the diamonds from front to back byright edge of D1. 25 sts. Continue until row D49 to D63 has been catching the fold with the hook. Pass the endsWork as given for BD. completed. through the folded loop and pull to tighten theDiamond 6 (D6) Diamond 64 (D64 – Right Edge Diamond) knot. Continue until every diamond tip has a tassel.With RS of work facing and using any color, pick up With RS of work facing and using any color, cast onand knit 13 sts down left edge of D5 and 12 sts up 12 sts then pick up and knit 13 sts up right edge ofright edge of D2. 25 sts. D50. 25 sts.
  • 12. 63 76 87 96 103 108 111 112 62 75 86 95 102 107 11048 61 74 85 94 101 106 109 47 60 73 84 93 100 10535 46 59 72 83 92 99 104 34 45 58 71 82 91 9824 33 44 57 70 81 90 97 23 32 43 56 69 80 8915 22 31 42 55 68 79 88 14 21 30 41 54 67 788 13 20 29 40 53 66 77 7 12 19 28 39 52 653 6 11 18 27 38 51 64 2 5 10 17 26 37 50BD 1 4 9 16 25 36 49 cast-on stitches picked-up stitches
  • 13. Crib Coverlet This simple quick-knit lace-effect blanket makes a great baby shower present. EasyYou Will Need Finished Next Row (K2tog) twice, k6, (k2tog, k9) 12 times, Measurements k2tog, k6, (k2tog) twice. 137 sts.Yarn 29½in x 39½in (75cm x 100cm) Using A only, work in g st (every row k) until4 x 3½oz (100g) balls of medium-weight (aran) coverlet measures 90 cm from beg, ending with aacrylic yarn (210yd/195m) in lemon (A) Gauge WS row.1 x 3½oz (100g) ball of medium-weight (aran) 18 sts and 28 rows to 4in (10cm) measured over Next Row Using A, k4, yo, k1, yo, (k10, yo) 12acrylic yarn (210yd/195m) in light lavender (B) g st (every row knit) using size 7 (4.5mm) needles times, k6, yo, (k1, yo) twice, k4. 154 sts. and A. Next Row Using A, k to end.Knitting Needles Using B, k 2 rows.One pair size 7 (4.5mm) Knit Notes The lace border is a simple four row repeat of Commence border patt. a classic lace stitch. The eyelets are made with Using B, work rows 1 to 4 of border patt. yarn overs (yos) and the wave effect is created by Using A, work rows 1 to 4 again. groups of k2togs. Using B, work rows 1 to 4 four times. Using B, k 1 row. Knit Your Coverlet Cast off loosely knitwise. Using B, cast on 154 sts. Knit 3 rows. Finish Your Coverlet Sew in all ends. Press according to instructions on Commence border patt. ball band. Row 1 (RS) K to end. Row 2 P to end. Row 3 * (K2tog) twice, (yo, k1) 3 times, yo, (k2tog) twice; rep from * to end. Row 4 Knit. Repeat these 4 rows three more times. Change to A and work rows 1 to 4 again. Change to B and work rows 1 to 4 again. Change to A and k 2 rows.
  • 14. Cozy Lap Throw A chunky knitted throw, with an easy to knit checkerboard pattern, to keep you snug and warm on chilly days. EasyYou Will Need Finished Knit Your Throw Measurements Cast on 120 sts loosely.Yarn 51¼in (130cm) square Row 1 (RS) Knit.12 x 3½oz (100g) balls of super-bulky weight Row 2 K8, * p8, k8; rep from * to end.(super chunky) wool and acrylic mix yarn Gauge Rep rows 1 and 2 four more times.(87yd/80m) in rich red 9 sts and 12 rows to 4in (10cm) measured over Row 11 Knit. st st (1 row k, 1 row p) using size 15 (10mm) Row 12 Knit.Knitting Needles needles. Row 13 Knit.One size 15 (10mm) circular needle 31½in Row 14 P8, * k8, p8; rep from * to end.(80cm) long Knit Notes Rep rows 13 and 14 four more times. The circular needle is used to accommodate the Row 23 Knit. large number of sts, not for circular knitting. Turn Row 24 Knit. work after every row. These 24 rows form the square patt and are repeated. Cont in patt until throw measures approx 51¼in (130cm) long, ending with row 11 or 23. Cast off loosely knitwise. Finish Your Throw Sew in all ends. Press according to instructions on ball band.
  • 15. Ripple-Effect Blanket The amazing ripple effects of this blanket are created by knitting contrast-color tucks as you work the stockinette-stitch panel. IntermediateYou Will Need Finished To Join the Tuck Measurements With WS of work facing and using smaller needle,Yarn 54in (137cm) square work from right to left picking up tops of sts of7 x 1¾oz (50g) balls of medium-weight (aran) last A row before D rows, omitting first andsilk/wool yarn (98yd/90m per ball) in Gauge last sts.dark blue (A) 18 sts and 26 rows to 4in (10cm) measured over Joining Row Hold needles together with WS9 x 1¾oz (50g) balls of medium-weight (aran) st st (1 row k, 1 row p) using size 9 (5.5mm) together forming folded tuck, and using A, ksilk/wool yarn (98yd/90m per ball) in aqua (B) needles and A first st, *insert needle through next sts on both9 x 1¾oz (50g) balls of medium-weight (aran) needles, wrap yarn around needle and pull a loopsilk/wool yarn (98yd/90m per ball) in grey (C) Knit Notes through both sts, rep from * to last st, k last st.1 x 1¾oz (50g) ball of light-weight (DK) cotton, This blanket looks complicated to make, but is in Using A, work 12 rows in st st, starting with abamboo or wool yarn (approx 136yd/125m fact quite simple. The main part of the knitting is k row.per ball) in each of sea-green (D), light aqua in stockinette stitch. It is made up of six panels Next Row K2, M1, k to end.(E), dark aqua (F), very dark blue-green (G), (two each of the three main colors) that are knitted P 1 row.mid-aqua (H), dark sea-green (I) and light separately and sewn together at the end. The Next Row K2, M1, k to end.blue-grey (J) wavy shapes of these panels are created by simple Rep last 2 rows twice more. 37 sts. increases and decreases (M1, ssk and k2tog). The Work 3 rows in st st.Knitting Needles contrast-color tucks are knitted together as you Next Row K2, M1, k to end.One pair size 9 (5.5mm) work each panel. Rep last 4 rows twice more. 40 sts.One spare needle in a smaller size Work 9 rows in st st. Knit Your Blanket Tuck Side Panel 1 Using E, work 6 rows in st st, starting with a k row. Using size 9 (5.5mm) needles and A, cast on Using A, k 1 row. 40 sts. Turning Row Using A, k to end. **Using A, work 10 rows in st st, starting with a Using A, work 6 rows in st st, starting with a k row. k row. Join tuck as given above.*** Next Row K1, ssk, k to end. Work 3 rows in st st. Rep from ** to *** three times more OMITTING Rep last 4 rows twice more. 37 sts. LAST TUCK ON LAST REP, working tucks in F, G, H, Next Row K1, ssk, k to end. I and J. P 1 row. Bind off. Next Row K1, ssk, k to end. Rep last 2 rows twice more. 33 sts. Panel 2 Work 11 rows in st st. Using size 9 (5.5mm) needles and B, cast on 40 sts. **Using B, work 10 rows in st st, starting with a Tuck k row. Using D, work 6 rows in st st, starting with a k row. Next Row K1, ssk, k to last 2 sts, M1, k2. Using A, k 1 row. Work 3 rows in st st. Turning Row Using A, k to end. Rep last 4 rows twice more. 40 sts Using A, work 6 rows in st st, starting with a k row. Next Row K1, ssk, k to last 2 sts, M1, k2.
  • 16. P 1 row. Next Row K to last 2 sts, M1, k2.Next Row K1, ssk, k to last 2 sts, M1, k2. P 1 row.Rep last 2 rows twice more. 40 sts Next Row K1, ssk, k to last 2 sts, M1, k2.Work 11 rows in st st. Rep last 2 rows twice more. 47 sts. Work 11 rows in st st.TuckUsing D, work 6 rows in st st, starting with a k row. TuckUsing B, k 1 row. Using D, work 6 rows in st st, starting with a k row.Turning Row Using B, k to end. Using C, k 1 row.Using B, work 6 rows in st st, starting with a k row. Turning Row Using C, k to end.Pick up sts and join the tuck as given for Using C, work 6 rows in st st, starting with a k row.Side Panel 1. Pick up sts and join the tuck as given forUsing B, work 12 rows in st st, starting with Side Panel 1.a k row. Using C, work 12 rows in st st, starting withNext Row K2, M1, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. a k row.P 1 row. Next Row K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.Next Row K2, M1, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. P 1 row.Rep last 2 rows twice more. 40 sts. Next Row K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.Work 3 rows in st st. Rep last 2 rows twice more. 43 sts.Next Row K2, M1, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. Work 3 rows in st st.Rep last 4 rows twice more. 40 sts. Next Row K to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.Work 9 rows in st st. Rep last 4 rows twice more. 40 sts. Work 9 rows in st st.TuckUsing E, work 6 rows in st st, starting with a k row. TuckUsing B, k 1 row. Using E, work 6 rows in st st, starting with a k row.Turning Row Using B, k to end. Using C, k 1 row.Using B, work 6 rows in st st, starting with a k row. Turning Row Using C, k to end.Join tuck as given above.*** Using C, work 6 rows in st st, starting with a k row. Join tuck as given above.***Rep from ** to *** three times more OMITTING Rep from ** to *** three times more OMITTINGLAST TUCK ON LAST REP, working tucks in F, G, H, LAST TUCK ON LAST REP, working tucks in F, G, H,I and J. I and J.Bind off. Bind off.Panel 3 Finish Your BlanketUsing C, work as given for Panel 2. Sew in all ends neatly. Press according to instruc- tions on ball bands. Sew side panel 1 to panel 2,Panel 4 matching wave shapes and sewing tucks togetherUsing A, work as given for Panel 2. using free first and last sts. As you work fold the tucks up and catch the top with a few sts to secure.Panel 5 Sew panel 3 to panel 2, folding the tucks down.Using B, work as given for Panel 2. Sew the other panels together, folding the tucks up and down alternately. At the side edges fold theSide Panel 6 tucks down and sew the tuck closed by stitching itUsing size 9 (5.5mm) needles and C, cast on 40 sts. to the edge of the base fabric.**Using C, work 10 rows in st st, starting with ak row.Next Row K to last 2 sts, M1, k2.Work 3 rows in st st.Rep last 4 rows twice more. 43 sts.
  • 17. Loop Stitch Throw Inspired by the colors of the sea, this stockinette stitch square is worked from corner to corner and finished with a breaking wave of frothy loop stitch. EasyYou Will Need Finished you should turn the work after every row. Measurements The st st square is worked from corner to corner,Yarn 59in (150cm) square shaped using kf&b and yon to increase, then ssk15 x 3½oz (100g) balls of super-bulky-weight and ssp, and k2tog and p2tog to decrease, withthick-and-thin wool yarn (54yd/50m per ball) Gauge one corner worked in frothy loop stitch in a purein multi-colored sea colors (A) 8 sts and 11 rows to 4in (10cm) square measured white yarn.3 x 3½oz (100g) balls of super-bulky-weight over st st (1 row k, 1 row p) using size 17 (12mm)wool yarn (87yd/80m per ball) in white (B) circular needle Special Abbreviations Loop st Work each loop twice around fingerKnitting Needles Knit Notes to make a long loop (see Working the LoopedOne size 17 (12mm) circular needle 40in The circular needle is used to accommodate the Knitting below).(100cm) long large number of sts, not for circular knitting and Fig. 24:1 Looped Knitting 1 Working the Looped Knitting Knit into the back of the next stitch – do not slip 1 stitch off the LH needle (Fig1). Insert the tip of the RH needle into the front of the same stitch and knit the stitch by passing the yarn anti-clockwise around the index finger of the left hand and then round the needle (Fig 2). Slip the stitch off the LH needle. Insert the tip of the LH needle through the front of the two stitches just worked and knit them together (Fig 3). Pull the loop on the index finger Fig. 24:2 Looped Knitting 2 Fig. 24:3 Looped Knitting 3 gently to tighten the stitch. Remove finger. 2 3
  • 18. Knit Your Throw Commence Loop StitchUsing yarn A, cast on 3 sts. Change to yarn B and commence loop stitch.**Foundation Row Yon, k2, kf&b. 5 sts. ****Row 1 Ssp, p to last 2 sts, p2tog. Row 2 K2tog, k to last 2 sts, ssk.Commence Shaping – Row 3 Ssp, loop st, *k1, loop st; rep from * to lastIncrease 2 sts, p2tog.Row 1 Yon, p to last st, kf&b. Row 4 K2tog, (k1tbl) into each st to last 2 sts, ssk.Row 2 Yon, k to last st, kf&b. Row 5 Ssp, p to end.Row 3 Yon, p to last st, kf&b. Row 6 K2tog, k to end.Row 4 Yon, k to last st, kf&b. Row 7 Ssp, loop st, *k1, loop st; rep from * to lastRow 5 Yon, p to end. 2 sts, p2tog.Row 6 Yon, k to end.*** Row 8 K2tog, (k1tbl) into each st to last 2 sts, ssk.Rep these 6 rows until straight edge from point Row 9 Ssp, p to last 2 sts, p2tog.to needle measures approx 59in (150cm), ending Row 10 K2tog, k to last 2 sts, ssk.with row 6. 175 sts. Row 11 Ssp, loop st, *k1, loop st; rep from * toNext Row P to end. last 2 sts, p2.Next Row K to end. Row 12 K2tog, (k1tbl) into each st to end.***** Rep these 12 rows to 5 sts, ending with row 6.Commence Shaping – Next Row Ssp, loop st, p2tog. 3 sts.Decrease Bind off.Row 1 Ssp, p to last 2 sts, p2tog.Row 2 K2tog, k to last 2 sts, ssk. Finish Your ThrowRow 3 Ssp, p to last 2 sts, p2tog. Sew in all ends neatly. Pin out into a square toRow 4 K2tog, k to last 2 sts, ssk. finished measurements and press according toRow 5 Ssp, p to end. instructions on ball bands.Row 6 K2tog, k to end.Rep these 6 rows until straight edge from point toneedle measures approx 29½in (75cm), endingwith row 6. 95 sts.
  • 19. Finishing TechniquesPressing Sewing Up On a Vertical EdgeWhen you have finished knitting all the pieces for Whenever possible, sew the pieces together (Ends of rows)your project, you should press them before making with the yarn they are knitted from. If the yarn Hold the work in your left hand with the right sideup. The knitted pieces will look flatter and you can is something that will break easily or is textured, facing. With a needle and the yarn in your rightpull out any side edges so that they are straight. like an eyelash yarn or bouclé, use a plain yarn in hand, insert the needle between the first andBefore pressing, sew in all yarn ends but don’t trim a matching color. Do not use the long ends left second stitches at the beginning of the first row,them. During pressing, the knitting will stretch and after knitting the pieces to sew up with; if you do wrap the yarn around knitwise and pull through ayarn ends can pull through. Wait until the pieces use them and you have to unpick the item for any stitch. Continue up the edge, inserting the needlehave been pressed. reason, the ends may start to unravel the knitting. between the stitches on each row, taking in one Use a tapestry needle and an 18in (45cm) length stitch. If you are using a thick yarn, where oneSteam Pressing of yarn, so the yarn doesn’t fray by being passed stitch may measure ½in (1.3cm) or more, insertThis method is best used for natural yarns such as through the fabric too frequently. the needle through the center of the edge stitch,pure wool or those with high wool content. Some taking in only half a stitch to reduce bulk.yarns with a high synthetic fiber content, such Picking Up Stitchesas polyester and nylon, will not stand the high Picking up stitches means that two pieces can betemperature needed for steaming so should never joined together without seams.be steamed. Always check the ball band beforesteaming or test on your gauge square first. On a Bound-Off EdgeUsing rustproof pins, pin the knitted piece out, Hold the work in your left hand with the right sidewrong side up, onto an ironing board. Do not pin facing. With a needle and the yarn in your rightout ribs as they will lose their elasticity; leave hand, insert the needle into the center of the firstthese unstretched. For large knitted pieces, make stitch in the row below the bound-off edge. Wrapa pressing board from a folded blanket covered the yarn knitwise around the needle and drawwith a sheet. Lay a clean cotton cloth over the through a loop. Continue in this way, inserting thepinned-out piece to protect it. Set the steam iron needle through the center of each stitch.on an appropriate heat setting for the yarn. Holdthe iron close to the surface of the knitting withouttouching it. Do not press the iron on to the knittedfabric. Let the steam penetrate the fabric.Remove the cloth and allow the fabric to drybefore unpinning.Wet PressingThis is an alternative to steam pressing and isbetter for synthetics or fancy yarns. Pin out thepieces onto a pressing board as for Steam Pressing.Wet a clean cotton cloth and wring out the excesswater until it is just damp. Place it over thepinned-out piece (avoiding any ribs) and leaveto dry away from direct heat. When the cloth iscompletely dry, remove it. Make sure the knittedpieces are also dry before you take out the pins andremove them from the board.
  • 20. Knitting TechniquesThe Basics Cable Cast On Fig. 9:1 Advanced casting on - Knitting on 1 Fig. 9:2 Advanced casting on - Knitting on 2 Fig. 9:3 Advanced casting on - Knitting on 3 Fig. 9:5 Advanced casting on - Cable cast on 1. 2. 3. 4.Fig. 5:1 Knit Stitch (English method) 1 Fig. 5:2 Knit Stitch (English method) 2 Fig. 5:3 Knit Stitch (English method) 3 Fig. 5:4 Knit Stitch (English method) 4 Knit Stitch 1. 2. 3. 4. Knit Stitch (Continental) 1. 2. 3. 4. Fig. 7:1 Purl Stitch (English method) 1 Fig. 7:3 Purl Stitch (English method) 3 Fig. 7:2 Purl Stitch (English method) 2 Fig. 7:4 Purl Stitch (English method) 4 Purl Stitch 1. 2. 3. 4. Fig. 7:5 Purl Stitch (Continental method) 1 Fig. 7:6 Purl Stitch (Continental method) 2 Fig. 7:8 Purl Stitch (Continental method) 4 Fig. 7:7 Purl Stitch (Continental method) 3 Purl Stitch (Continental) 1. 2. 3. 4.Fig. 6:1 Bind (cast) off 1 Fig. 6:3 Bind (cast) off 3 Bind Off 1. 2. 3.
  • 21. Abbreviations US/UK Termsalt alternate US knitting terms have been used throughout. Refer to this box if you need aapprox approximately translation.beg begin/beginningcm centimeter(s)cont continue US term UK termdec(s) decrease(s)/decreasing stockinette stitch stocking stitchDK double knittingfoll following reverse stockinette stitch reverse stocking stitchg gram seed stitch moss stitchg st garter stitch (k every row)in(s) inch(es) bind off cast offinc(s) increase(s)/increasing gauge tensionk knitk2tog knit 2 stitches together (1 stitch decreased)k3togk3tog tbl knit 3 stitches together (2 stitches decreased) knit 3 stitches together through back of loops Skill Level (2 sts decreased)kf&b knit into the front and back (increase 1 stitch) Beginnerm meter(s) Easymm millimeter(s) IntermediateM1 make one (increase 1 stitch)oz ounces Experiencedp purlpatt(s) pattern(s)PBPM place bead place marker Standard Yarn Weightsp2tog purl 2 stitches together (1 stitch decreased)p3tog purl 3 stitches together (2 stitches decreased) Yarn descriptions use the standard developed by the Craft Yarn Council ofp3tog tbl purl 3 stitches together through back of loops America, which divides yarns into weights rather than number of plies. (2 stitches decreased) Patterns provide a generic description of yarns, specifying the weight and typerem remain/ingrep(s) repeat(s) of yarn used. This means that you can use any yarn that is the same weight torev st st reverse stockinette stitch (1 row p, 1 row k) knit your project.RH right handrnd(s) round(s) Yarn manufacturers in the US and in the UK sometimes use different names toRS right sidesl2tog-k1-psso slip 2 stitches together, knit 1 stitch, pass 2 slipped identify the same weight of yarn. Where they differ, both have been included stitches over (2 stitches decreased) in the following table. Throughout the patterns, the US yarn weight is givenssk slip 2 stitches one at a time, knit 2 slipped stitches first, with the UK equivalent following in brackets. together (1 stitch decreased)ssp slip 2 stitches one at a time, purl 2 slipped stitches together weight gauge* needle size** yarn type*** through the back of the loops (1 stitch decreased)sl slip super-fine 27–32 sts 1 to 3 (2.25–3.25mm) sock, fingering (2ply, 3ply)sl 1 slip 1 stitch fine 23–26 sts 3 to 5 (3.25–3.75mm) sport, baby (4ply)st(s) stitch(es)st st stockinette stitch (1 row k, 1 row p) light 21–24 sts 5 to 7 (3.75–4.5mm) light worsted, DK (DK)tbl through back of loop medium 16–20 sts 7 to 9 (4.5–5.5mm) worsted, afghan (aran)tog togetherWS wrong side bulky 12–15 sts 9 to 11 (5.5–8mm) chunkyyd(s) yard(s) super-bulky 6–11 sts 11 (8mm) and above super-chunkyyfwd yarn forwardyo yarn overyon yarn over needle Notes: * Gauge is measured over 4in/10cm in stockinette stitch* repeat directions following * as many times as indicated or until end of row ** US needle sizes are given first, with UK equivalents in brackets[ ] instructions in square brackets refer to larger sizes *** Alternative US yarn type names are given first, with UK equivalents ( ) repeat instructions in round brackets the number of times in brackets
  • 22. Increasing StitchesFig. 10:4 Increasing Stitches D1 M1 (Left) Fig. 10:5 Increasing Stitches D2 M1 (Right) Fig. 10:7 Increasing Stitches E1 Fig. 10:8 Increasing Stitches E2 1. 2. 1. 2. Fig. 10:1 Increasing Stitches A Fig. 14:1 Lace Knitting A (yarn forward) Fig. 14:5 Lace Knitting E (yo before k st) Kf&b Yfwd or Yon Yon at beg row Multiple Yo Decreasing Stitches Fig. 11:3 Decreasing Stitches D (ssk) Fig. 11:4 Decreasing Stitches D (ssk) Fig. 11:1 Decreasing Stitches A (k2tog) Fig. 11:2 Decreasing Stitches B (P2tog) K2tog P2tog Ssk or K2tog tbl 1. 2. Fig. 11:7 Decreasing Stitches E (ssp) Fig. 11:8 Decreasing Stitches E (ssp) Ssp or P2tog tbl Sl2tog-k1-psso 1. 2. 1. 2. K3tog K3tog tbl P3tog tbl Sk2po Work as k2tog, but knit three stitches Work as ssk (or k2tog tbl), but slip Work as ssp (or p2tog tbl), but slip This stands for: slip one, knit together instead of two. three stitches instead of two and knit three stitches instead of two and purl two together, pass slipped stitch them together. them together through the over. Slip the next stitch onto the P3tog backs of the loops. right-hand needle, knit the next Work as p2tog, but purl three stitches two stitches together, and lift the together instead of two. slipped stitch over the 2tog and off the needle.
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  • 24. A DAVID & CHARLES BOOK© F&W Media International, Ltd 2012David & Charles is an imprint of F&W Media International, LtdBrunel House, Forde Close, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4PU, UKF&W Media International, Ltd is a subsidiary of F+W Media, Inc10151 Carver Road, Suite #200, Blue Ash, OH 45242, USAText and designs © Claire Crompton 2012Layout and photography © F&W Media International, LTD 2012Claire Crompton has asserted her right to be identified as author of this work in accordance with the Copyright, Designsand Patents Act, 1988.e-ISBN-10: 1-4463-5999-9 PDFe-ISBN-13: 978-1-4463-5999-0 PDFLayout of this digital edition may vary depending on reader hardware and display settings.All rights reserved. No part of this eBook may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means in-cluding information storage and retrieval systems without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewerwho may quote brief passages in a review.Readers are permitted to reproduce any of the patterns or designs in this book for their personal use and without the priorpermission of the publisher. However the designs in this book are copyright and must not be reproduced for resale.The author and publisher have made every effort to ensure that all the instructions in the book are accurate and safe, andtherefore cannot accept liability for any resulting injury, damage or loss to persons or property, however it may arise.Names of manufacturers and product ranges are provided for the information of readers, with no intention to infringecopyright or trademarks.A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.David and Charles publish high quality books on a wide range of subjects. For more great book ideas visit: www.stitch-craftcreate.co.uk