Carbeth Cardigan KAL: Knitting the ribbed collar

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We're ready to knit the neckline and fold it down to create the tidy stand-up collar for the Carbeth Cardigan. We're going to make a knitted hem using a 3-needle bind off.

Carbeth Cardigan  by Kate Davies on Ravelry

Carbeth Cardigan by Kate Davies on Ravelry

Here we are with the finished neck rib. There should be 33 rows of ribbing total. The designer had a discrepancy in the original pattern so be sure you have the updated instructions that repeat rows 1 and 2 15 times. This is what it should look like…

Neck rib on the Carbeth Cardigan using Baa Baa Bulky yarn from Ewe Ewe.

Neck rib on the Carbeth Cardigan using Baa Baa Bulky yarn from Ewe Ewe.

The ribbing will be folded in half and joined to the inside of the sweater by picking up stitches and then working a 3-needle bind off. To do this we're going to pick up stitches on the row before the ribbing starts. We need a second circular needle and we'll be looking at the inside or wrong side of the sweater. 

Locate the row at the bottom of the ribbing. It's easily identified by the purl bumps at the end of the ribbing.

Locating where to pick up stitches

Locating where to pick up stitches

With our second circular needle and starting at the left front edge, pick up 4 stitches over the button band and then proceed along the row just below the ribbing. We are pick up stitches from the right to the left.

Picking up stitches at the neckline.

Picking up stitches at the neckline.

Keep in mind we're not doing "pick up and knit" here. We're just doing "pick up" meaning sliding these loops on a needle. No extra yarn required here.

Picking up stitches at the neckline of a Carbeth Cardigan.

Picking up stitches at the neckline of a Carbeth Cardigan.

As we move along the stitches are getting captured on this needle to just kind of hold on to them for the next step. Be sure to pick up 78 stitches on this new needle. There will be 4 from each button band plus the 70 collar stitches.

Picking up stitches at the neckline of a Carbeth Cardigan

Picking up stitches at the neckline of a Carbeth Cardigan

Working a 3-needle bind off

A 3-needle bind off is easier than it sounds and it makes closing this hem simple because we have matching stitch counts on each needle.

To perform a 3-needle bind off: Align the two working needles in a parallel manner. Insert a third needle as if to knit on the working needles. Knit these two stitches together. Knit a second stitch in the same way and lift the first stitch over and off the third needle. 

As you work along your 78 stitches you'll see the stitches combining to create a hem!

Finished! Hemmed collar from the back of the sweater. Looks like a smile! 

Finished! Hemmed collar from the back of the sweater. Looks like a smile! 

When you're done you should have a nice tidy edge like this!

Finished! Hemmed collar.

Finished! Hemmed collar.

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Free Pattern: Hayden Color Block Baby Blanket

Hayden Color Block Baby Blanket FREE crochet pattern

Hayden Color Block Baby Blanket FREE crochet pattern

Well, hello there sweet one. Look how lovely you are! The Hayden Color Block Baby Blanket is a simple crochet pattern that is designed using Ewe Ewe Baa Baa Bulky washable merino yarn. It is easy to make, easy for new parents to care for, and snuggly soft for the new baby!

Hayden Color Block Baby Blanket free crochet pattern

Hayden Color Block Baby Blanket free crochet pattern

Baa Baa Bulky yarn comes in great colors that are perfect for baby. Mix and match a light color and a darker tone or match it to the nursery. There's tons of great options! 

I hope you enjoy making the Hayden baby blanket for a new little one in your life! Find the free crochet pattern below. Find the yarn at a Ewe Ewe yarn shop near you or here on our website.

Free Pattern: Big Bouncy Baby Blanket

Big Bouncy Baby Blanket FREE knitting pattern

Big Bouncy Baby Blanket FREE knitting pattern

Our new Big Bouncy Baby Blanket is the simplest knit and so squishy it's amazing. Just cast on and knit each color until you're done! You'll want to cuddle this blanket as your work its stitches. Combine your five favorite colors of Baa Baa Bulky merino yarn into this washable, lovable blanket.

Big Bouncy Baby Blanket FREE knitting pattern

Big Bouncy Baby Blanket FREE knitting pattern

Pattern Specs:

Ewe Ewe Yarns Pattern #136
Designed by Heather Walpole
Measurements: 30" x 30" 
Yarn: Ewe Ewe Yarns Baa Baa Bulky washable merino yarn, 132 yards, 5 skeins  
     Color A: 45 Soft Sage
     Color B: 97 Brushed Silver
     Color C: 30 Saffron
     Color D: 75 Sky Blue
     Color E: 78 Sapphire

Needles: US 11 (8 mm) 32" circular knitting needles
Supplies: Darning needle
Gauge: 12 sts to 4" in stockinette stitch.

Try other color combos!

Baa Baa Bulky merino yarn comes in a wide range of colors that work together in so many ways. Try one of these other color combinations to make the perfect blanket for baby.

Baa Baa Bulky in colors 90 Vanilla, 10 Berry, 05 Cotton Candy, 97 Brushed Silver, 50 Pistachio

Baa Baa Bulky in colors 90 Vanilla, 10 Berry, 05 Cotton Candy, 97 Brushed Silver, 50 Pistachio

Baa Baa Bulky in colors 78 Sapphire, 75 Sky Blue, 97 Brushed Silver, 70 Aquamarine, 60 Teal

Baa Baa Bulky in colors 78 Sapphire, 75 Sky Blue, 97 Brushed Silver, 70 Aquamarine, 60 Teal

Big Bouncy Baby Blanket FREE knitting pattern

Big Bouncy Baby Blanket FREE knitting pattern

Notes: 

This blanket is worked in garter stitch which is just knit. Every two rows of garter stitch creates one “garter ridge”. The pattern suggests working 17 garter ridges for each color but due to slight variations in gauge you may need to work less or could work more ridges with the same amount of yarn. It takes about 3x the length of a row to complete it.

To keep the solid stripes always change color at the same edge of the blanket for each section.

Big Bouncy Baby Blanket FREE knitting pattern

Big Bouncy Baby Blanket FREE knitting pattern

Pattern:

With Color A, loosely cast on 90 sts. 

Knit 17 garter ridges.

Change to Color B and knit 17 garter ridges.

Change to Color C and knit 17 garter ridges.

Change to Color D and knit 17 garter ridges.

Change to Color E and knit 17 garter ridges.

Next row: Bind off loosely. 

Weave in all yarn ends and cuddle!

Download the FREE baby blanket pattern

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Halloween Houndstooth {free cowl knitting pattern}

What are you going to wear for Trick-or-Treat? This cowl! The Halloween Houndstooth cowl is a quick knit using the perfect two colors of Baa Baa Bulky yarn. This generous cowl will keep you looking festive and staying warm while you're handing out candy or taking that little cutie around the block.

Halloween Houndstooth features a simple slip stitch pattern that is easy to knit and creates the jagged houndstooth design. Doesn't it kind of look like little bats??

Halloween Houndstooth

Ewe Ewe Yarns Pattern #134
Designed by Heather Walpole

Measurements: 13½" long and 26" circumference after blocking

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Baa Baa Bulky, 132 yarns, 100% merino
  Color A: 1 skein (99 Black Licorice)
  Color B: 1 skein (25 Orange Peel)

Needles: US 11 (8 mm) 16" circular knitting needles
Supplies: Stitch marker, darning needle
Gauge: 12 sts to 4" in stockinette stitch in the round

Note:

Don't cut the yarn at the end of each stripe! Carry the alternating colors gently up the inside of the cowl to avoid having too many ends to weave in.

Pattern: 

With Color A, cast on 88 stitches. Place marker and join in the round being careful not to twist cast-on stitches.

Knit 2 rounds.

Round 1: With Color B, *k3, sl 1; rep from * around.
Round 2: With Color B, k2, sl 1, *k3, sl 1; rep from * around to the last stitch, k1.
Round 3: With Color A, k1, sl 1, *k3, sl 1; rep from * around to the last 2 sts, k2.
Round 4: With Color A, *sl 1, k3; rep from * around.

Repeat Rounds 1-4 until piece measures 12" from cast-on edge or approximately 14 times more.

Work Rounds 1-2 one time more.
With Color A, knit 2 rounds.
Bind of with Color A.

Weave in all yarn ends and block cowl to set the stitches. Wear your spooky new cowl!

View this pattern on Ravelry. See more free patterns by Ewe Ewe. Find a Ewe Ewe yarn store near you!

Candy Cane Cowl Knitting Pattern

There's nothing like a little holiday cheer to warm you up. Make the Candy Cane Cowl in Baa Baa Bulky yarn! This sweet little project is a quick knit.

Designed by Cait St. George for Cream City Yarn, she says, "A little cowl full of holiday cheer! Inspired by my favorite candy this easy colorwork pattern knits up quick in bulky yarn and is perfect if you’re looking to give stranded knitting a try."

Get the Candy Cane Cowl pattern on Ravelry >

See Baa Baa Bulky yarn >

Visit Cream City Yarn in Brookfield, WI or their online shop >