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60 Quick Knitted Toys

CRAFTS • KNITTING

Toys for Girls & Boys of All Ages Knitting for kids is always a pleasure, and you’ll swoon when you peek inside this treasure trove of knitted toys and games, created with the 220 Superwash® Collection from Cascade Yarns® . You’ll find brand-new creations and

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fresh takes on old favorites knit in DK, worsted, and

Quick ✽ Knits Knitted Toys

$17.95 US • $20.95 CANADA

60 Quick Knitted

60 Quick Knitted

Toys

Aran weights. Whether you’re looking for

Toys FUN, FABULOUS KNITS IN THE 220 SUPERWASH® COLLECTION FROM CASCADE YARNS® They’re charming, quick to knit, and full of whimsy —most of all, these knitted toys are just plain fun. This collection of 60 adorable toys, knit in the 220 Superwash® family of easy-care yarns, is sure to thrill both kids and adults alike. Designs span difficulty levels with plenty of choices to capture the heart and imagination, including: ■ Favorites from llama to teddy bear to fox and more ■ Jumbo tic-tac-toe, penguin bowling, and other games ■ Puppets, pillows, and even a castle with a royal family and dragon Whether you need to whip up a delightful gift or are just looking to add something adorable to your life, this collection will keep your needles clicking!

cuddly stuffed animals, playful puppets, engaging games, toy tools, dolls, Ever since its introduction, Cascade 220® —a versatile, soft, and durable classic—has been wildly popular for knitting hand-wash and felted projects. In 2004, seventeen years after starting Cascade Yarns®, Bob and Jean Dunbabin decided to improve upon perfection, introducing a superwash version. Cascade 220 Superwash® changed the knitting world and now outsells the original Cascade 220®. We hope that you enjoy knitting with 220 Superwash® as much as we do.

These knits were designed for Cascade’s Pacific® yarn, a superwash merino wool blend that’s soft on delicate skin, hard-wearing for rough-and-tumble kids, and easy for busy parents to wash and dry. Projects include:

or even pillows, you’ll find

FUN, FABULOUS KNITS • Cardigans and ponchos for little sophisticates INactiveTHE • Rugged hoodies for tots

something special to knit for that special someone.

$17.95 US • $20.95 CANADA

220 SUPERWASH

• Dresses and tunics in a variety of stitch and color patterns • Cold-weather accessories to keep little hands and heads warm • Fun accessories: animal hats, a bow tie, a wig, and a big red cape!

60 Quick Knitted Toys Covers 1

COLLECTION FROM CASCADE YARNS From practical to fanciful—and always quick— ®

www.sixthandspring.com PRINTED IN CHINA

®

there’s something in this collection for every knitter and every kid.

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Quick Knitted Toys FUN, FABULOUS KNITS IN THE 220 SUPERWASH COLLECTION FROM CASCADE YARNS ®

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THE EDITORS OF SIXTH&SPRING BOOKS NEW YORK

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161 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013 sixthandspring.com Editor CAROL J. SULCOSKI Editorial Assistant JACOB SEIFERT Yarn Editor MATTHEW SCHRANK Supervising Patterns Editor CARLA SCOTT Patterns Editors MARI LYNN PATRICK RENEE LORION ROSEMARY DRYSDALE LORI STEINBERG

Vice President/ Editorial Director TRISHA MALCOLM Publisher CAROLINE KILMER Production Manager DAVID JOINNIDES

Copyright © 2017 by Sixth&Spring Books/Cascade Yarns All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or used in any form or by any means—graphic, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or information storage-and-retrieval systems—without written permission of the publisher. The written instructions, photographs, designs, projects, and patterns are intended for the personal, noncommercial use of the retail purchaser and are under federal copyright laws; they are not to be reproduced in any form for commercial use. Permission is granted to photocopy patterns for the personal use of the retail purchaser. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

President ART JOINNIDES Chairman JAY STEIN

Names: Sixth & Spring Books. Title: 60 quick knitted toys : fun, fabulous knits in the 220 Superwash collection from Cascade / by The Editors of Sixth&Spring Books. Other titles: Sixty quick knitted toys Description: First Edition. | New York : Sixth&Spring Books, 2017. | Includes index. Identifiers: LCCN 2016034099 | ISBN 9781942021445 (pbk.) Subjects: LCSH: Knitting—Patterns. | Soft toy making--Patterns. Classification: LCC TT829 .A15 2017 | DDC 745.592—dc23 LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2016034099

ART DIRECTOR JOE VIOR

Manufactured in China 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 First Edition

Photography JACK DEUTSCH Stylist JOSEFINA GARCIA Hair and Makeup ELENA LYAKIR

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contents 1 Friendly Fox 6 2 Castle Set 10 3 Green Dragon 13 4&5 Royal Couple 16 6 Sleepy Bunny 19 7,8& 9 Tool Set 22 10 Woodstock Sisters 26 11 Guitar 30 12 Antelope Ring Toy 33 13 Zebra Ring Toy 36 14 Tiger Ring Toy 39 15 Color-Blocked Teddy Bear 16&17 Bow-Wow and Meow-Meow Pillows 46

18 Fishing Game 50 19& 20 Barnyard Buddy Balls 53

21Building Brick Pillow 56 22 Three Little Monkeys 58 23 Raccoon Puppet 62

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24 Baby Elephant 65 25 Happy, the Clown 68 26 En-Pointe Pauline 72 27 Some Bunny to Love 75 28 Shaggy Sheep 80 29 Pinkie Pig 83 30 Jumbo Tic-Tac-Toe 86 31 Friendly Lobster 89 32 The Peace Van 92 33 Whale Puppet 96 34 Multi-Colored Balls 98 35 Fancy Cat 100 36 Colorful Owl Pillow 103 37 Flamingo Rattle 106 38 Duck Rattle 109 39 Naptime Elf 112 40 Cuddly Triceratops 114 41 Baby’s Blocks 119 42 Twist-Stitch Hippo 122

43 Dragon Puppet 128 44 Lazy Llama 131 45 Robot Pillow 134 46 Zig Zag Toy 136 47 Argyle Bear 138 48 Penguin Bowling 142 49 Cuddly Owl 145 50 The Curious Caterpillar 148 51 Life-Size Lucy 151 52 Funny Bunny 154 53 Swirly Eyes 156 54 Bobcat Family 158 55 Fair Isle Doll 162 56 Nesting Dolls 166 57 Cloud Pillow 170 58 Dino Hatchling 172 59 Cat with Sweater 176 60 Turtle Trio 179 Techniques 182 Index 184

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INTRODUCTION

Creating the PERFECT TOY The bestselling 60 Quick Knits series is back —and this time we’ve compiled a fabulous collection of knitted toys, sure to charm little and big kids alike. A talented cadre of designers has created this diverse collection of knitted playthings, including dolls, animals, puppets, games, pillows, and blocks. There is no better line of yarn to turn to than the versatile 220 Superwash® family of yarns from Cascade Yarns®: 100 percent superwash wool in worsted weight, 100 percent superwash merino wool in sport and Aran weights, and a multitude of colors and effects, all of them soft and durable. Whether in need of snuggly teddy bears, knitted tools, a life-size doll, or a dragon puppet, you’ll enjoy every minute spent creating the perfect toy that will become an instant family heirloom.

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To locate retailers that carry Cascade Yarns® 220 Superwash® collection visit cascadeyarns.com.

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Friendly Fox This charming fox is friendly, not fierce, and eager to become your child’s new and cherished lovey. DESIGNED BY AUDREY DRYSDALE

Knitted Measurements

Approx 12"/31cm high, when sitting

Materials

2 3½oz/100g balls (each approx 220yd/200m) of Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash (superwash wool) in #823 Burnt Orange (A) n 1 ball each in #873 Extra Creme Cafe (B) and #815 Black (C) n One size 6 (4mm) circular needle, 16"/40cm long, or size to obtain gauge n One set (4) size 6 (4mm) double-pointed needles (dpn) n Stitch markers n Polyester stuffing n

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Notes

1) Wind small balls of yarn for each block of color. 2) When changing colors, twist yarns on WS to prevent holes in work. 3) Change to circular needle when sts no longer fit comfortably on dpn.

Head

Beg at center back of head, with A and dpn, cast on 4 sts. Do not join. Set-up row (RS) [Kfb] 4 times—8 sts. Divide sts over 3 dpn (2 sts, 3 sts, 3 sts). Join, taking care not to twist sts, and pm for beg of rnd. Cont to work in rnds as foll:

Rnd 1 *Kfb; rep from * around—16 sts. Rnd 2 and all even-numbered rnds Knit. Rnd 3 *K2, M1; rep from * around—24 sts. Rnd 5 *K3, M1; rep from * around—32 sts. Rnd 7 *K4, M1; rep from * around— 40 sts. Cont in this way to inc 8 sts every other rnd, working 1 more st between incs every inc rnd, until there are 104 sts. Knit 7 rnds even. Piece measures approx 4"/10cm from beg. Cut A. SHAPE SNOUT Cont to work back and forth in rows as foll: Row 1 (RS) Join B and k25; join A and k54; join 2nd ball of B and k25. Turn. Row 2 (WS) With B, p25; with A, p54; p25 B. Dec row 3 With B, k23, ssk, pm; with A, k2tog, k50, ssk, pm; with B, k2tog, k23— 4 sts dec’d. Row 4 and all WS rows Purl, matching colors. Dec row 5 With B, k to 2 sts before marker, ssk, sm; with A, k2tog, k to 2 sts before marker, ssk, sm; with B, k2tog, k to end— 4 sts dec’d. Next 11 RS rows Rep dec row 5. There are 52 sts at end of last row—12 sts B, 28 sts A, 12 sts B.

Gauge

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22 sts and 30 rnds to 4"/10cm over St st using size 6 (4mm) needles. Take time to check gauge.

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Divide sts evenly over 4 dpn. Join, taking care not to twist sts, and pm for beg of rnd. Rnd 2 Knit. Rnd 3 [K6, k2tog] 6 times— 42 sts. Rnds 4–6 Knit. Rnd 7 [K5, k2tog] 6 times —36 sts. Rnds 8 –10 Knit. Rnd 11 [K4, k2tog] 6 times —30 sts. Rnds 12 and 13 Knit. Rnd 14 [K3, k2tog] 6 times —24 sts. Rnd 15 Knit. Rnd 16 [K2tog, k2tog] 6 times —18 sts. Rnd 17 Knit. Rnd 18 [K1, k2tog] 6 times —12 sts. Cut yarn. Pull end through rem sts twice, and pull up tightly to close. Work egg opening as foll: With dpn, carefully remove the scrap yarn and sl the 40 sts from lower loops and 40 sts from top loops to separate dpn — 80 sts. Rnd 1 [With B, pick up and k 2 sts between dpn, bind off those 2 sts; bind off 40 sts] twice.

EGG TOP LINER With dpn, cast on 48 sts and divide evenly over 4 dpn. Join, taking care to not twist sts, and pm for beg of rnd. Work as for egg top, beg with rnd 2.

Finishing

With WS held tog, sew liners into egg bottom and egg top. At egg opening on top egg, sew to bottom egg. Foll the photo, using tapestry needle and E, embroider 5 spots (1 large, 2 medium, 2 small) on the egg and 2 spots (1 large, 1 small) on the egg top. Use a long st worked in a circle then filled in with satin sts at the centers. n

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A

Antelope Ring Toy 33 Argyle Bear 138

B

Baby Elephant 65 Baby’s Blocks 119 balls Barnyard Buddy Balls 53 Multi-Colored Balls 98 Barnyard Buddy Balls 53 Bobcat Family 158 Bow-Wow and Meow-Meow Pillows 46 Building Brick Pillow 56

C

Castle Set 10 Cat with Sweater 176 Cloud Pillow 170 Color-Blocked Teddy Bear 42 Colorful Owl Pillow 103 Cuddly Owl 145 Cuddly Triceratops 114

D

Dino Hatchling 172 Dragon Puppet 128 Duck Rattle 109

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E

embroidery stitches chain stitch 183 daisy stitch 183 duplicate stitch 183 long & short stitch 183 French knot 183 satin stitch 183 stem stitch 183 straight stitch 183 En-Pointe Pauline 72

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Jumbo Tic-Tac-Toe 86

L

Lazy Llama 131 Life-Size Lucy 151

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game Fishing Game 50 Jumbo Tic-Tac-Toe 86 Penguin Bowling 142 Green Dragon 3 Guitar 30

Multi-Colored Balls 98

N

Naptime Elf 112 Nesting Dolls 166

P

Penguin Bowling 142 pillow Bow-Wow and MeowMeow Pillows 46 Building Brick Pillow 56 Cloud Pillow 170 Colorful Owl Pillow 103 Robot Pillow 134 Pinkie Pig 83 puppet Raccoon Puppet 62 Whale Puppet 96 Dragon Puppet 128

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Shaggy Sheep 80 Sleepy Bunny 19 Some Bunny to Love 75 Swirly Eyes 156

techniques Kitchener stitch 182 provisional cast-on 182 short row wrapping (w&t) 183 three-needle bind-off 182 The Curious Caterpillar 148 The Peace Van 92 Three Little Monkeys 58 Tiger Ring Toy 39 Tool Set 22 hammer 22 saw 24 screwdriver 25 Turtle Trio 179 Twist-Stitch Hippo 122

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Whale Puppet 96 Woodstock Sisters 26

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R

Happy, the Clown 68

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T

M

F

Fair Isle Doll 162 Fancy Cat 100 Fishing Game 50 Flamingo Rattle 106 Friendly Fox 6 Friendly Lobster 89 Funny Bunny 154

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Raccoon Puppet 62 Robot Pillow 134 Royal Couple 16

Zebra Ring Toy 36 Zig Zag Toy 136

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60 Quick Knitted Toys

CRAFTS • KNITTING

Toys for Girls & Boys of All Ages Knitting for kids is always a pleasure, and you’ll swoon when you peek inside this treasure trove of knitted toys and games, created with the 220 Superwash® Collection from Cascade Yarns® . You’ll find brand-new creations and

60

fresh takes on old favorites knit in DK, worsted, and

Quick ✽ Knits Knitted Toys

$17.95 US • $20.95 CANADA

60 Quick Knitted

60 Quick Knitted

Toys

Aran weights. Whether you’re looking for

Toys FUN, FABULOUS KNITS IN THE 220 SUPERWASH® COLLECTION FROM CASCADE YARNS® They’re charming, quick to knit, and full of whimsy —most of all, these knitted toys are just plain fun. This collection of 60 adorable toys, knit in the 220 Superwash® family of easy-care yarns, is sure to thrill both kids and adults alike. Designs span difficulty levels with plenty of choices to capture the heart and imagination, including: ■ Favorites from llama to teddy bear to fox and more ■ Jumbo tic-tac-toe, penguin bowling, and other games ■ Puppets, pillows, and even a castle with a royal family and dragon Whether you need to whip up a delightful gift or are just looking to add something adorable to your life, this collection will keep your needles clicking!

cuddly stuffed animals, playful puppets, engaging games, toy tools, dolls, Ever since its introduction, Cascade 220® —a versatile, soft, and durable classic—has been wildly popular for knitting hand-wash and felted projects. In 2004, seventeen years after starting Cascade Yarns®, Bob and Jean Dunbabin decided to improve upon perfection, introducing a superwash version. Cascade 220 Superwash® changed the knitting world and now outsells the original Cascade 220®. We hope that you enjoy knitting with 220 Superwash® as much as we do.

These knits were designed for Cascade’s Pacific® yarn, a superwash merino wool blend that’s soft on delicate skin, hard-wearing for rough-and-tumble kids, and easy for busy parents to wash and dry. Projects include:

or even pillows, you’ll find

FUN, FABULOUS KNITS • Cardigans and ponchos for little sophisticates INactiveTHE • Rugged hoodies for tots

something special to knit for that special someone.

$17.95 US • $20.95 CANADA

220 SUPERWASH

• Dresses and tunics in a variety of stitch and color patterns • Cold-weather accessories to keep little hands and heads warm • Fun accessories: animal hats, a bow tie, a wig, and a big red cape!

60 Quick Knitted Toys Covers 1

COLLECTION FROM CASCADE YARNS From practical to fanciful—and always quick— ®

www.sixthandspring.com PRINTED IN CHINA

®

there’s something in this collection for every knitter and every kid.

10/19/16 11:30 AM

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