Sunday, 31 May 2020

Hand-knitted Children's Socks in Blue Lagoon - Free Knitting Pattern


Soft and Warm - Hand knitted socks are a real treat for your feet.  

This pair is knitted from 75% Wool - 25% Nylon. The wool content contains 35% luxurious Bluefaced Leicester making this one of the most sumptuous yarns availible. It's also locally spun in Keighley, West Yorkshire.  

You can buy these socks from my NuMonday shop or you can scroll down to get the free pattern to knit your own.

You Will Need:

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If you'd like the free knitting pattern you'll find full step by step photos on my earlier blog post - Free Children's Sock Knitting Pattern.  

Here's the written pattern without the photos for more experienced sock knitters:

Cuff

Cast on 40 stitches and divide them over three double pointed needles 
12 on the first, 16 on the second and 12 on the third.

Knit 2 stitches, Purl 2 stitches to make K2, P2 rib.

Continue in K2, P2 rib until cuff measures 2cm.

Leg

Change yarn if desired.

Knit in the round until sock measures 8cm long.  

Heel

Change yarn if desired.

Separate 20 stitches for the heel.

K20 rows

Slip1, K14, SSK, Turn

Slip1, P10, P2tog, Turn
Slip1, K10, SSk, Turn
Repeat last 2 rows until 10 stitches remain.

Change yarn if desired.

Pick up and knit 10 stitches on each side of heel.

Split heel stitches evenly across 2 needles

InStep

K to last 3 st, SSK, K1
K foot top (20 sts)
K, K2tog, K to end
K next row.
Repeat these 2 rows until 40 stitches remain.

Foot

K until foot measures 13cm.

Toe

Change yarn here if desired.

Arrange stitches over three double pointed needles 
10 on the first, 20 on the second and 10 on the third.

K to last 3 st, SSK, K1
K1, K2 Tog, K to last 3 sts, SSK, K1
K, K2tog, K to end

Repeat this row until 8 stitches remain.

Move stitches onto 2 needles.
Cast off both needles at the same time.



You can buy these socks from my NuMonday shop or you can scroll down to get the free pattern to knit your own.

You Will Need:

I earn a small commission when products are purchased through the links I post here (at no additional cost to you). 


If you'd like the free knitting pattern you'll find full step by step photos on my earlier blog post - Free Children's Sock Knitting Pattern.  

Here's the written pattern without the photos for more experienced sock knitters:

Cuff

Cast on 40 stitches and divide them over three double pointed needles 
12 on the first, 16 on the second and 12 on the third.

Knit 2 stitches, Purl 2 stitches to make K2, P2 rib.

Continue in K2, P2 rib until cuff measures 2cm.

Leg

Change yarn if desired.

Knit in the round until sock measures 8cm long.  

Heel

Change yarn if desired.

Separate 20 stitches for the heel.

K20 rows

Slip1, K14, SSK, Turn

Slip1, P10, P2tog, Turn
Slip1, K10, SSk, Turn
Repeat last 2 rows until 10 stitches remain.

Change yarn if desired.

Pick up and knit 10 stitches on each side of heel.

Split heel stitches evenly across 2 needles

InStep

K to last 3 st, SSK, K1
K foot top (20 sts)
K, K2tog, K to end
K next row.
Repeat these 2 rows until 40 stitches remain.

Foot

K until foot measures 13cm.

Toe

Change yarn here if desired.

Arrange stitches over three double pointed needles 
10 on the first, 20 on the second and 10 on the third.

K to last 3 st, SSK, K1
K1, K2 Tog, K to last 3 sts, SSK, K1
K, K2tog, K to end

Repeat this row until 8 stitches remain.

Move stitches onto 2 needles.
Cast off both needles at the same time.



Pin this free sock knitting pattern for later.

Here are some of my other knitting projects and patterns:

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Friday, 29 May 2020

Girls Cherry Skirt Sewing Project - Simplicity 1332


What a fabulously fun print for the summer!  Just image your Little Miss wearing this bright and cheerful skirt that's just made for twirling and having fun.  It's made from a lovely quality 100% cotton that will stand up to wash after wash so your Little Miss can feel free to explore and play without worrying about her outfit.

Simplicity 1332 features a simple skirt with a gathered elasticated waist and twin stitched hem.  


Just look at how those cherries pop against the black background!


The twin stitched hem adds a really professional finish.


The elasticated gathered waistband makes getting this skirt on and off a breeze, great for encouraging her independence.  It will also stretch as she grows so it will fit for ages.

You can buy this skirt from my NuMonday shop or you can click on the affiliate links below to make your own:


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Pin, sew and finish the side seams.


Press up the hem and press down the waistband.


I use a slightly different technique for the elastic insertion than shown in the pattern instructions.  I cut my elastic and sew the two ends together to make a loop.


Then I insert the elastic loop under the waistband and stitch the waistband in place with a twin needle securing the elastic inside the casing.  I find that this gives a much neater finish and is also much quicker to sew than inserting the elastic with a bodkin after sewing the waistband.


Last of all I stitch them hem in place with a twin needle.


You can buy this skirt from my NuMonday shop or you can click on the affiliate links below to make your own:


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Please feel free to use my instructions to make your own skirts.  Here's an image to pin for later.

Here are some of my other designs made using this pattern:

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