While it’s lovely to have gorgeous knitwear to dress our little ones in, Claire also wanted to design something they could grow up with, not grow out of!
With its simple but eye-catching colourwork, Take Flight brings a little whimsy to any kid’s room, and the sweet basket is the perfect spot for special items.
Worked top down and in the round, Take Flight features simple shaping that is completed in the stockinette sections. The colourwork section is a simple, six stitch repeat and uses only two colours at a time, making it a great project for first-time colourwork knitters.
This pattern comes with a color-in version of the chart to help you figure out which colors you’d like to place where.
This pattern is only available in digital form. You'll get an email with a download link immediately after purchase.
Sample shown is knit in colourways Koi (MC), Rigging (CC1) and Spearmint (CC2).
3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle with a cable length of at least 40 cm / 16” (or needle size to obtain gauge)
3.5 mm / US 4 double-pointed needles (or needle size to obtain gauge)
22 sts x 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stockinette stitch and colourwork, after blocking)
Cardboard tube approx 10 cm / 4” long (the inside of a toilet roll is perfect!)
Long upholstery needle or loop turner (optional)
Small amount of worsted weight yarn for a basket (optional)
Something to stuff your balloon with (toy stuffing works well if you have it, but you can also re-use things around your house; the filling from a pillow, scrap fleece or spinning fibre or even worn out clothing such as a t-shirt, tights or socks)
Circumference: 60 cm / 24”
Height: 35.75 cm / 14.25”
Photography: Melinda Dela Costa
Model: Aurin Haferkamp
Tech Editing: Marina Skua
Graphic Design: Camille Romano
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