Knit Today Magazine - - Crown & bag -

Sir­dar's new sparkle yarn is per­fect for this project. We've made ours for a lit­tle girl but you could eas­ily knit a crown in a dif­fer­ent colour for a boy, as the yarn comes in seven glit­tery shades, in­clud­ing a rich royal pur­ple.


A Yarn Sir­dar Hay­field Baby Sparkle DK: Yarn A: 1 x 100g ball in I Lilac your style (shade 603) Yarn B: 1 x 100g ball in Lit­tle Mer­maid (shade 605) A Nee­dles 1 pair 4mm (UK 8, US 6) nee­dles 1 set of 4mm dou­ble pointed nee­dles (DPNs) Ta­pes­try nee­dle

Yarn de­tail

A Sir­dar Hay­field Baby Sparkle DK www.sir­dar.co.uk 01924 231682 A 97% acrylic, 3% polyester A 100g/260m (284 yards) A Ma­chine wash at 40°C A £3.49


20 sts and 22 rows with yarn held dou­ble over 10cm or 4in in moss st on 4mm nee­dles 24 sts and 32 rows with yarn held sin­gle over 10cm or 4in in st st on 4mm nee­dles

Spe­cial ab­bre­vi­a­tion

MB Make bob­ble: Knit into front, back and front again of next stitch, turn and purl the 3 sts, turn and knit the 3 sts, turn and purl the 3 sts, turn, k1, k2­tog, psso

A Turn to page 92 for full

list of abbreviations

Yarn al­ter­na­tiv


A Rico Essen­tials DK www.rico-de­sign.de James C Brett Twin­kle DK www.jamescbrett.co.uk 01274 565959


Lots of knit­ters bamboo pre­fer to

dou­ble­pointed use be­cause

the­yarn nee­dles a lit­tle bet­ter grip­s­them alu­miniu than it would m nee­dles.

“This lovely set is sure to in­spire hours of pre­tend play from your lit­tle queen of the cas­tle”

CROWN HEAD­BAND Us­ing 4mm nee­dles and 2 strands of Yarn B held to­gether, cast on 9 sts. **Work 14 rows in moss stitch. Next row: Moss st 4, MB us­ing 2 strands held to­gether of Yarn A, moss st 4. Next row: moss stitch *** Re­peat 16 rows of pat­tern from ** more times. Work 14 rows in moss stitch. Cast off (or work to length to fit round child’s head if this dif­fers and then cast off). Us­ing 2 strands of Yarn A worked to­gether and 4mm nee­dles, pick up and knit 94 sts evenly along top edge of band. Knit 1 row. Cast off.

POINTS OF CROWN Us­ing 4mm nee­dles and 2 strands of Yarn B held to­gether, cast on 8 sts. Row 1: Sl1, k2, ([yo] x 2, k2­tog) x sts. Row 2: K3, p1, k2, Row 3: Sl1, k9. Row 4: K10. Row 5: Sl1, k2 ([yo] x 2, k2­tog) x Row 6: K3, p1, (k2, p1) x 2, k3. Row 7: Sl1, k12. Row 8: K13. Row 9: Sl1, k12. Row 10: Cast off 5 sts, k7. 8 sts. Re­peat row 1 to row 10 ten more times (or un­til crown points fit along top edge of band). Sew crown points to top of band.

Sew back seam.







k1. 10

k1. 13

DOLLY BAG (WORKED IN ONE PIECE) Us­ing 4mm nee­dles and a sin­gle strand of Yarn A, cast on 60 sts.

PI­COT EDGE Work 4 rows in st st. Next row: K1 * yo, k2­tog, re­peat from * last st, k1. Next row: Purl. Work 4 rows in st




to EYE­LETS FOR CORD Next row: K1 * yo, k2­tog re­peat from * last st, k1. Next row: Purl. Work 10 rows in Join in Yarn B. Knit 4 rows. Con­tinue in Yarn A and work in st st un­til work mea­sures 22cm or 8¾in from cast on.



JUNE 2015


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