Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Miniature Knitwear Cards

This post contains a few patterns for knitted clothes to use on your cards. I used no. 2 knitting needles and 3 ply baby wool for my creations. 

Small Cloth/ Blanket:
Cast on 15 stitches and knit 5.5 rows

Cast on 8 stitches, knit 7 tows and increase 5 stitches.  Increase another 5 Stitches after the 8th row, this will form the sleeves.  Knit another 2.5 rows.

Cast on 5 stitches and knit 15.5 rows.

Cast on 3 Stitches and increase one stitch every row, knit 12 rows.  You can now leave it like this or cast off and work away the cast on and off cast off yarn and fold into a nappy before securing it will a mini pin.

Once you finished the piece, place the knitwear on cocktails sticks and glue a small (6mm) coloured bead on the ends of each cocktail stick. Cut the yarn off so it is about 50cm long and roll up this up into a like ball or around a small piece of card. I use a tacky glue to apply the knitwear to the card. Depending on the colours and backgrounds you use these are great for babies, men’s cards, autumn as well as winter, Christmas cards. 

Have fun using these and if you have a pattern for bootees and a hat please share it with me tooJ

Sample cards and knitwear to follow.