Free Pattern Book: Knitting
Knitted Sweater and Vest Patterns
The most important thing about the GO-OVER is that it has large enough armhole and neck openings to accommodate hoodies or whatever else underneath.
|Zanny’s T Sweater|
This sweater is from the original KAS pattern by Zanny (Ronda’s sister, Sandy’s Mother). This was the first garment pattern issued by KAS.
|Grace’s Ribbed Vest|
This vest is stretchy, which makes it great for growing kids, with sturdy shoulder straps.
|Heather’s Winter Warmer|
This lovely raglan-style design uses colours and stitch textures to make a gorgeous warm sweater for a child.
|Kathy’s Cozy Jumper|
The beauty is that it really is so simple to make but so warm - which is of course the most important thing.
|Robert’s Ribbed Slip-Over|
The rib in this vest means that it will stretch over many different sizes and shapes, while keeping warmth close to the skin on cold nights.
|Wendy’s Slip Over|
This vest allows for a generous overall length especially for KAS Care children to accommodate potentially swollen tummies.
Knitted Square Patterns
|Block Stitch Square|
This pattern creates a great, double thickness square in two colours, without all the confusion that you get with normal fair-isle. This stitch pattern is very useful when trying to use a soft, "unstable" yarn such as chenille or thick short eyelash, which can easily stretch out of shape used on its own.
This stitch pattern creates a gently textured square, and can easily be adapted for any yarn or gauge.
For the slightly more advanced knitter, a diagonal square is one of the best ways to make sure that your squares are always the perfect size and shape, no matter what yarn or needles you are using!
Zanny adapted the basket weave pattern to make a baby blanket for Gemma, her great-niece and Ronda’s granddaughter.
Show a child just how much they are loved, by rendering a heart right into their blanket square.
This square is guaranteed to come out the right size, because it starts from the corner and grows outward.
|’Plain Jane’ Square|
“Plain Jane” and striped squares are the most fundamental part of what Knit-A-Square does. It takes 35 of these squares to make a blanket for a child in need, and each square is treasured (even if they sometimes come out a bit wonky!)
|Six Stitch Rib Square|
As well as making squares which are thicker and warmer, ribbed squares have almost no curl around the edges, which makes them great, sturdy edge squares on a blanket as well as bright centre squares.
|Two Stitch Rib Square|
This square, as well as being warm, will provide the children with a tactile pattern to explore.
|Zanny’s Basket Weave Square|
The original pattern for this square came from a pattern for a vest by Zanny.
Zanny is Sandy’s mother and Ronda’s sister.
Other Knitting Patterns
This is a simple pattern to make a warm hat for a cold child. A blanket can keep almost all of a child warm, but they still need something to protect their heads from the cold!
|Square Beanie Hat|
If you can knit a square then you can make this very simple hat using knit stitch only and no shaping/decreasing.
The KASCuddle is designed to be an outer garment, like a “little sleeping bag” to be used over whatever clothing the baby might be wearing. The size (30" circumference, 35" long) will make it useful for babies up to the age of 12-15 months. The ‘cuff’ or ‘collar’ can be rolled up to lay younger babies’ heads on, or rolled down as the babies grow.
|Teddy Hand Puppet|
The children in Shelley’s school knitting club make these as their first attempt at knitting, so they must be simple! They make a companion for a lonely child to talk to, or if you make two, then it's a pair of gloves