Thursday 17 June 2021

Izzy, wizzy, let's get busy! Sooty cardigan and blanket

Did you know that Sooty has been on TV screens for over 70 years? I wonder whether any of the current children’s television programmes will be as recognisable in 70 years as they are today? If you have fond childhood memories of Sooty that you want to share with your children or grandchildren, I have a real treat for you: let me introduce, the Sooty cardigan and blanket set!

Both items in the set use intarsia to incorporate Sooty’s face and magic hat. I added a lot of the smaller details using duplicate stitch, which saved me quite a lot of tangles!

The cardigan is knitted flat and seamed, and is written for five sizes [0-3 (3-6, 6-12, 12-18, 18-24) months]. The blanket is knitted flat on a long circular needle, and comes in three sizes [small (medium, large)].

Both items are knitted in King Cole Merino Blend DK,* which is a superwash pure wool yarn. I love using it for baby knits because it comes in lots of colours, blocks well, and is machine washable. The pattern is written to a standard DK gauge though, so if you prefer using acrylic, why not look at King Cole Pricewise DK* instead?

The patterns can be found in the Joyful Baby Knits with Sooty Supplement that comes with issue 130 of Knit Now magazine, which goes on sale today.**

Want to add the patterns to your Ravelry favourites or queue? You can find the patterns here:



Don’t want to hunt the shops for a copy? You can order a print copy online here (while stocks last).

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**Note that for copyright reasons, the supplement is only available with UK print editions of the magazine. If the patterns take your fancy, make sure you pick up a copy now!

***Ravelry link: may affect people with photosensitivity; proceed with caution.

All images copyright Practical Publishing, used with permission.

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