Friday, December 11, 2009

Fairy Tale Knits


Found a really cute book this week - 'Fairy Tale Knits: 32 Projects to Knit Happily Ever After' written by Alison Steward-Guinee (published by Wiley).  The book uses simple shaping and seemless-construction and covers a wide range of skill levels and sizes for infants through 8 year olds.  The projects will appeal to children's imaginations with pirates, magic carpets, princesses, kings, knights, mermaids, and fairies to guide them.

These adorable sweaters  are called Hansel and Gretel - Sweater and Jumper.  They are knit in 220 Superwash for sizes 6-12 mos, 2 yrs, 4 yrs, and 6 yrs.
Sweater - MC 819 - 2-3 balls, CC1 891 and CC2 822 - 1 ball each
Jumper - MC 819- 3-5 balls, CC1 822, CC2 839, CC3 891 - 1 ball each.

There are felted slippers and a felted holiday stocking knit in Cascade 220.  Also in Cascade 220, is Robin Hood tunic.  Renaissance Man Tunic uses 4-6 balls of 220 Superwash - color 856.


In the Magic Carpet chapter there are 2 blankets using Cascade 220.  Starry Night blanket (shown here at left) uses 2 skeins of 7818 and 1 skein each of the contrast colors (7812, 8891, 7814, 7824, 9470, 9422, 9478, and 8910).

There is also a Striped Blanket knit with 2 skeins each of 8891 and 7814 and 1 skein each of 7818, 9470, and 7824.

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