Sunday, April 06, 2008

Itty-Bitty Nursery Corrections

Hi Knitters,
There has been a reprinting of Itty-Bitty Nursery so all of the errata listed below is only for the first printing of the book. All of the corrections on this post were made for the second printing of the book which was in 2010.

Here are the corrections for Itty-Bitty Nursery first printing only:

Squares and Rectangles Cardigan
pg. 12
Sleeves schematic should read (to match the text):
Length: 5 (5 1/2, 6) inches

Circles and Stripes Stroller Blanket
p. 26
yarn
2 skeins each in Nut #82 and Bone #80 and 4 skeins in Sand #81

Circles Stroller Jacket
p. 28
Back:
Knit 4 rows.

p. 30
Sleeves:
Eliminate Row 5
Repeat rows 1 through 4 another 3 (4, 5) times...

Work the following 2 rows 3 (1, 0) times:
Row 1: k1, ssk, knit to the last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1.
Row 2: purl
26 (30, 32) stitches remain.

Work straight until.......

p. 31
Hood Edging:
Sew the completed garter edging to the edge of the hood with a yarn needle and yarn with whip stitch.

Flower Cardigan
p. 40
Sleeves:
Work the decrease row every other knit row 1 (4, 5) times. 30 (34, 38) stitches remain.

Baby's Texture Blanket
p. 46
Grape Smocking Square:
Smocking Stitch:
Row 3: *k3 (with the yarn in the front, slip 3 stitches purlwise, pass the yarn to the back going in front of the slipped stitches, slip the same 3 stitches back to the left needle pass the yarn behind the slipped stitches and back to the front) repeat 2 more times, with the yarn in the front, slip 3 stitches to the right needle, pass the yarn to the back going in front of the slipped stitches.* Repeat from * to * to the end of the row.
Row 7: *(with the yarn in the front, slip 3 stitches purlwise, pass the yarn to the back going in front of the slipped stitches, slip the same 3 stitches back to the left needle pass the yarn behind the slipped stitches and back to the front) repeat 2 more times, with the yarn in the front, slip 3 stitches to the right needle, pass the yarn to the back going in front of the slipped stitches, k3* Repeat from * to * to the end of the row.
Row 8: Purl
Repeat rows 1-8 until the piece measures 6 inches.

White Square with Rings:
Yarnover row: k5, (yo, k2tog, k3) repeat to the last 5 stitches, k5.

Knotted Cardigan
p. 63
Neck Shaping (left front)
Row 1: Bind off 4 stitches, purl to the end.

p. 64
Sleeves:
Work evenly in stockinette stitch until the sleeve measures 6 inches from the beginning...

Garden Mice Mobile
p. 75
Ears:
Row 7: ssk, k1, k2tog. 3 stitches remain.

Clothesline
pg. 86
Turtleneck Sweater
Body:
Next row (neck opening): k6, bind off 12 stitches. 6 stitches remain. Knit to the end of the row.

Elephant
p. 101
After rounds 19-28:
Stuff the trunk with fiberfill.

Cupcake Mittens
p. 114
Needle 3: 8 (9, 8)

p. 115
Decrease Rounds
Round 1: Knit any remaining stitches.
Round 4: Knit any remaining stitches.

Creamer
p. 127
Increase Rounds
Round 10:
Needle 3: 8 stitches

Teapot
p. 129
Body
Next round: On each needle: k1, kfb, k3, kfb, k3, kfb, k1. 14 stitches per needle. 56 stitches total.

Dotted Chickens
p. 131
Body
Increase Round: k1, kfb, k2, kfb, k2, kfb, k3 (14 stitches on each of 4 needles/56 stitches total)

Three Pigs and a Wolf
Add 1 skein of Rowan Handknit Cotton in Black
p. 138
Hut of Sticks:
Back: Cast on 30 stitches.

Hope that helps.
best, susie

92 comments:

jengorham8 said...

Itty-Bitty Nursery book question:
I'm knitting the squares and rectangles set cardigan on pages 11 and 12. The text indicates the sleeve should measure 5(5 1/2,6) but the diagram indicates the measurements should be 5(6,6 1/2). Which set is correct? This cardigan is too cute!! Thanks.

Susan said...

Thank you jengoham8. I had been notified of this error earlier and left it out of the list. I will add it to the corrections. The measurements in the text are correct.
susan

Claire said...

Another Itty-Bitty Nursery book question: on page 31 for hood edging of the circles stroller jacket, I am confused by the directions. How is the garter stiched edging attached to the hood? I can't seem to figure it out. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

Susan said...

Whoops, Claire, the garter stitch ribbing is attached by sewing it to the edge of the hood.

Thanks and I will include this in the list.

susan

ner said...

I'm working on the Baby's Texture Blanket from Itty Bitty Nursery. Saw the Smocking Stitch update -- thanks for that. But is the repeat really rows 3-7? That doesn't seem to make sense because you'd be alternating the front and back of the work? I am wondering whethre it should be 2- 7 or something else?

Susan said...

Ner,
Oy! This one is giving me trouble. I have it corrected now and reposted. The grape smocking stitch square should be rows 1-8, row 8 being a purl row, and then repeat rows 1-8.
Thank you,
susan

ner said...

Thank-you Susan. This is a terrific pattern!
Nancy

Mrs. Gnome said...

My daughter wants me to make her the mini-tote. I cast on and now am lost. Am I knitting in the round? And the part about taking it off the needles then back on the needles is confusing me too. I'm sorry if I'm just dense. Thanks.

Susan said...

Mrs. Gnome,
You are double knitting back and forth and then at the end you take your needles out and separate and turn the piece inside out and place your needles back on to cast off. If you trust the pattern it will work!
susan

Anonymous said...

i am knitting the cardigan from the pure and sweet layette on page 63 and i am on the left front. for the neck shaping it says for row one that you should bind off 4 and then knit to the end, but it is on a wrong side so it is knitting on the purl side. should it be purl to the end instead?

Susan said...

For page 63, yes, it should say knit to end. Thanks and I'll add it to the list.
susan

Lauren said...

I found another one for the knotted cardigan. on page 64 for the sleeves it says to change to size 7 needles and stockinette stitch but it doesn't say for how long. Can you tell me?

Susan said...

Lauren,
At that point on the sleeve where you change to size 7 needles and stockinette you follow rows 1-4 that are right below that instruction. Then you repeat rows 1-4 as directed. The directions are correct as is.
Thanks.
susan

Lauren said...

Oh i understand now. Thanks.

Becky said...

I am making the flower pacifier clip. The petal instructions indicate garter stitch, shouldn't it be stockinette?

Anonymous said...

I am making the slippers on page 57 of Itty-Bitty Nursery. The pattern is sized for a newborn, but I am wondering if you have ever made the pattern for a larger baby and if so, what size square and what size sole you used. TIA!

Susan said...

Hi Anonymous,
The page 57 booties are made from a 6 inch square that is folded in half so the bootie is 3 inches long. So you can make the square any size you would like, 7, 8, 9, 10 inches. Then you can knit the sole of the boot to fit into the bottom of the bootie. Knit the top first, then knit the sole to fit.
Thanks, susan

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting your corrections and keeping your readers up to date! I needed the smocking stitch pattern for the texture blanket and found exactly what I needed on your blog. I love your patterns! =)

Andrea Woodyatt said...

Susan, In the Sleeves part of the Knotted Cardigan after you have the 42 stitches on the needles it says to knit until it measures 6 inches. Should it say stockinette stitch till it measures 6 inches? Love the set!

Susan said...

Andrea,
Yes, you are correct. Pg. 64 should say work in stockinette stitch until the sleeve measures 6 inches from the beginning.
Thank you so much and I've already added that to the list.
susan

paws said...

A minor correction on the creamer for the Cupcake Tea Set: In the increase rounds section, there should be 8 stitches after Round 10on needle 3.

A question: I don't really understand the directions for making the spout on the creamer. Do you think you could clarify?

Thanks

paws said...

Hey Susan. One more question, and then I'm done with the tea set!

Teapot Spout - the pattern says to "knit every round until the spout measures 1 1/2 inches..." I know this can't be right. What's the correct measurement?

Thanks,
Peggy

Susan said...

Hi Paws,
For the spout you are starting at the bottom and working in rows and increasing. Then you join the stitches to knit in the round to the end of the spout.

I really did knit for 1 1/2 inches before the seed stitch on the spout. It may look longer because it's been stretched a bit. You can make the spout any length you'd like before starting the seed stitch.

I've made note of the round 10, needle 3 correction. Thank you for sharing that:)
best, susan

Anonymous said...

I'm knitting the three little pigs puppet set from Itty-Bitty Nursery (my 4-year old is excitedly looking over my shoulder telling me that I need to knit faster). I think that the instructions for the Hut of Sticks for the back should be to cast on 30 stitches instead of 20 (to end up with six 5-stitch I-cords). Thanks for all your great/fun patterns!

Robin said...

I'm knitting the flower cardigan from the Itty-Bitty Nursery book (it's so adorable!). Anyway, I am on the left front and it says to cast on 23 stitches and do the seed stitch. Doesn't the seed stitch need to be done on an even number of stitches - otherwise you get a rib stitch. So should I add a stitch or decrease a stitch? And how does that affect the rest of the pattern?

Susan said...

Thank you anonymous.Page 138 for the Hut of Sticks, back should be cast on 30 stitches.I will make that correction in the post.
susan

Susan said...

Robin,
Usually seed stitch is worked over even numbers of stitches but it also works fine with even numbers. All you have to do is to be sure to work the opposite stitch, knit or purl, in the next row. If the stitch below is a purl, then knit it. If the stitch below is knit, then purl it:)

This way you won't get any ribbing.jk
susan

atexasgirl said...

On page 101, for the elephant pacifier in the trunk instructions, after Rounds 19-28, the instructions should read: Stuff the trunk [not head] with fiberfill. Correct?

Susan said...

Hi atexasgirl,
Yes and noted. Thank you.
susan

Patricia said...

I'm just about to knit two of your projects - the first is the itty bitty mouse mobile for my nursery - baby due in 11 weeks! With the mobile you used can you tell me the diameter of the arm you had?
I am also going to knit the layette set for leaving the hospital - with the bunny rattle - can you explain about the beads and container - what it looks like - exact shape - I am a bit confused - sorry this is my first knitting project other than a cable baby blanket! I just love your book - it is the best one I have bought - your designs are awesome thank you!

Susan said...

Patricia,
Good luck with your impending birth: )

I don't have the mobile at home right now due to the traveling trunk show so I can't measure the arm diameter. It fit into the cord so it was pretty skinny.

The bead container was just a little circular container, maybe an inch across or so. I glued the lid shut after I put some beads inside. If you go to the bead aisle in a craft store you'll see these little plastic containers.

Good luck with everything and your knitting. You can do it with your knitting and I am glad you are branching out with new and challenging projects. That's the best.
susan

Patricia said...

Hi Susan
Thanks for the speedy response - sorry to clarify the bead container is flat but circular or a round ball shape - thanks again - I think you are brilliant!!!

Susan said...

Patricia,
The bead container is flat: )
The containers I bought came in a stack of 4 or 5 containers.
susan

Scooter Girl said...

Susan, I am stumped on the teapot... a very cool piece de resistance of knitting, I might add, but when I was sewing the handle on, it just got sort of longer and longer and longer.... suggestions?

Also, when I use poly pellets for the bottom half, it seems so heavy to me, and I'm also concerned about those little guys slipping out through the stitches.

Susan said...

Scooter Girl,
I am not sure why the handles would keep getting longer and longer when you are sewing them on. If you knit a tight i-cord it shouldn't stretch that much. I am stumped on that one.

For the pellets you can add or not as much as you please or none at all and simply use the stuffing. For the pellets popping through, I don't seem to have any trouble with that but you could always sew a muslin or cotton bag for the pellets and place that inside the teapot and then add the stuffing.

Good luck,
susan

Patricia said...

Hi Susan,
I am knitting the mouse nursery mobile and can't seem to work out how to do the pink noses on the mice. kfb until there are 3 stitches - I can only make 2! Also, how do you gather it into a bauble at the end - could you explain how to do this for me. Thank you so much for your help.
Kind regards,
Patricia

Sara M. said...

Hi Susan,
I have a question about the Grumpy Old Bear. I knit the arms 2 1/2 inches long, as stated. Then I got to the legs and saw that they are only supposed to be 2 inches long. Is it correct that the legs should be shorter than the arms? Just curious. Thanks for the help! Sara

Susan said...

Hi Sara M.
Yes, that is correct. You are adding feet onto the legs which makes up for the difference in length.
susan

Cristin said...

Hi there! I am making the mini turtleneck sweater and am getting confused on the number of stitches. It says to cast on 24, but when you do the neck opening, it says:
"K6, bind off 12. 12 stitches remain." Shouldn't you have only 6 stitches left?

2nd question - the collar section says to pick up 32 stitches but I only have 24 for the collar opening. Am I supposed to pick up extras?

Any input would be appreciated! :-)

Susan said...

Hi Cristin,
Thanks for writing, i appreciate it. The neck opening should say knit 6, bind off 12. 6 stitches remain. Knit to end.
I put it in the corrections. Thanks.

For the neck, that is how many stitches I picked up. If you want to pick up fewer it would work just fine: )
susan

JANICE said...

Hi Susan, I absolutely love your books and hope there will be more... I am currently doing the circles and stripes blanket and jacket and have a slight problem with the size of the rectangles. By way of history, I have finished a couple of hats from itty bitty and the cozy boatneck sweater and the clothesline all using recommended yarn and needle size. In fact I have never needed to switch needle sizes to get the right gauge... Back to the circles/stripes: I have had to use 7 instead of the recommended 8 the get the size and desired proportions of blanket as pictured in the book. This isn't a particular big deal except I knit almost half the blanket before I started really looking at it. It was about 18" wide and 15" long (36 x 30) without border. Seems an awkward size especially for a stroller....So I ripped it out and with size 7 am now true to size in pattern. Did you really knit the item in the book with size 8? I am curious because my experience with both hats and nursery led me to trust blindly the recommended sizes without concern for actual gauge (stupid me).

Susan said...

Hi Janice,
I truly used all of the needle sizes in my books to make all of the projects. I wouldn't fudge on that:)
The only thing I can say about your gauge woes is that the Blue Sky Cotton, if that is what you are using, has a fairly large gauge range.

Also, I still have to check my gauge for projects, especially when I am knitting other people's patterns, and while I am usually spot on there are times when I am off, too.

Thanks for checking.
susan

Gypsy Junk Knits said...

Hi I'm currently working on the Garden Mice Mobile, which is rather adorable~but I've had issue with the hands/feet/petal instructions. They read (k, s1 purlwise w/ yarn in back)repeat to the end of the row... for ___# of rows. Well should I purl the second row? And after I've turned the piece into a tube (which I assume is lengthwise), should I sew the open sides and other end together?
Thank you for any clarity on these little fiddely bits

Susan said...

Hi,
I am working on the Circles Stroller Jacket and have gotten to the point in the sleeve where you wrote a correction to leave out row 5 (repeat row 1).
Then after you repeat rows 1-4 another 3(4,5) times you say to work two rows 3(1,0) times with row 1 being a purl row and row 2 being k1,ssk, knit to the last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1.
If you skip row 5 from the previous set of directions then you would be doing 2 purl rows in a row as Row 4 from that set is purl and Row 1 from this set is purl.
Wouldn't this disrupt the stockinette pattern?
Thanks for your help.
Susan

Susan said...

Hi Susan,
Your keen eye is most appreciated. I corrected the spot you are talking about and added it to the post.

Thanks for notifying me.
susan

klepczynski said...

Itty-Bitty Nursery question: Mouse Mobile.
I've created my mice and am working on the hands/feet. I am completely confused. When I work every row (k1, sl1) I get junk. How does this make hands/feet? And there aren't any decreases? The pictures look like there should be decreases. I can't even get to the part about making a tube and turning inside out. Which seems counterintuitive at this point, but sometimes things make more sense when I have a working piece in front of me. Please help, I'm not sure what went wrong, but I'm lost.

jill benson said...

I'm working on the "Baby's Texture Blanket" on the Bubble Gum Drop-Stitch Square. The way the directions read the square is worked in stockinette other than the stitches that will be dropped, but the close up pictures of the blanket you can see that it was worked in garter stitch. Which should it be? I guess it really can come down to personal preference, but I was just curious if there was a reason the directions were different than what was worked for the sample.

Susan said...

Hi Jill,
The texture blanket square that you are referring to is knit in stockinette not garter. I knitted it myself so I know for certain. I don't know which picture you are looking at but it is definitely stockinette.

susan

jill benson said...

I was looking at the center and right pictures on page 47. Looking more closely it appears that maybe its just the purl side of the square?

Anonymous said...

Itty-Bitty Nursery Book-"Baby's Texture Blanket"-Bubble Gum Drop-Stitch Square question:

I am having a difficult time understanding the bind off-please help as I am stuck-it says bind of 4 stitches (drop the purl stitch...I guess I need it explained because it is not making sense to me. Thank you because I am having so much fun making this blanket. Also, will the squares all end up the same size?

Crystal Hardin said...

Hello Susan,

I am currently working on the Squares And Rectangles Baby Booties and cannot figure out what the directions "garter stich the back" mean. (Of course, I know how to seam with a garter stich, just don't understand exactly where and what I am to seam). I have used the decorative whip stich to seam the front as directed...but don't understand how the rest comes together to make the bootie. Of course, I have only knitted a few of your most simple hat patterns and a baby blanket. I am due in October and want to master booties, but just don't understand how to finish these things. I would appreciate any help. Thank you.

Susan said...

Hi Crystal,
After you gather for the toe of the bootie you sew the seam on the top for the directed length. Next you sew up the back heel seam using a garter stitch seam. You seam from the back corners down to the bottom of the heal.

Once it is gathered at the toe you can kind of see how the bootie is formed and where to seam.

susan

Cristin said...

Hi Susan! I am working on the grumpy old bear's body section and the directions say to stop at 5.5 inches length. When I look at the picture in the book however it looks like it is a couple inches longer. I just wanted to double check. Thank you so much! Cristin :-)

Cristin said...

Hi Susan!
I am working on the grumpy old bear...directions say for the body to be 5.5 inches. It looks a bit longer though in the picture...just wanting to double check 5.5 is correct length. Thanks so much, Cristin

Susan said...

It's correct! Try it and see if you like the length at a 5.5 inches. If not, you can easily change it to your liking.
susan

Cristin said...

Hello again! I am now in the process of putting the grumpy old bear together and he is looking great! Now my issue involves attaching the top of the foot to the bootom of the foot (to then attach to the legs). The instruction says to line up the cast on and bound off edges but I am having a hard time visualizing this; the top of the foot is only knit until it is one inch in height and the bottom foot piece is knit until it is 1 & 1/2 inches in height so they don't line up. When I tried to sew them together it looked like a type of deformed disaster. :-) Do you line them up on one side perhaps? Maybe a tutorial idea? Any help you could provide would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you so much, Cristin

Susan said...

Cristin,
The top is larger than the bottom of the foot. This gives the foot a more rounded appearance. Just sew the top to the bottom easing in the larger top of the foot to fit around the smaller bottom.

The edges shouldn't line exactly they should just be facing the same direction.

susan

Cynthia S. said...

Hi Susan!
I'm working on the knotted cardigan, and for both fronts it says with the armhole shaping: BO 4 stitches (....) 17 stitches remain. Shouldn't that be 21 st. remain?

Thanks, it's a really fun cute little knit btw!

Susan said...

Cynthia S.,
You have 21 stitches on the needle. You bind off 4 stitches leaving 17 stitches remaining.
susan

Cynthia S. said...

Ack! Sorry, I completely missed the instructions for row 7. i don't know what it is, but somehow being pregnant gives me the knitting dumbs. Sorry, and thank you!

smackey said...

Itty-Bitty Nursery book question: I'm knitting the Circles and Stripes Stroller Blanket and preparing to add the cable border. Do I knit four separate pieces of border or just one loooong piece? It seems to me that adding just one long piece and mitering the corners as I whipstitch the border to the blanket would make the four corners extremely bulky. Thanks.

Susan said...

Hi Smackey,

4 long pieces.
susan

Minkeywong said...

Hi Susan, I am knitting the Cozy Book Pillow, and am having problems with the log cabin squares for the front. No matter what I do they just don't want to lie flat. Is this meant to be the case? Thanks.

Susan said...

Hi Minkeywong,
The squares are garter stitch so they should lay flat. You may have to block if your squares are not laying flat. A lot of steaming and even a light press should take care of that issue.

susan

Minkeywong said...

Hi Susan, Thanks for the quick reply. I thought that may be the case, I just wanted to be sure. It's a lovely design....
Michelle

Anonymous said...

Hi - I'm making the Circles & Stripes stroller blanket and have a question for you! I'm currently putting the blanket together using the mattress stitch as recommended. I did each matching pair with success, but I'm stuck on how to attach the "sand piece" with the "nut piece" (horizontal). Do I use the mattress stitch again for this? Or a different method? I've tried a couple of things but neither work! Any help would be great! Thanks! Michelle

jeanne said...

I believe I have a correction for the Flower Cardigan and Hat Set. When working on the sleeves, specifically the decrease sequence:After 48 sts remain, work the decrease row every other knit row 5 times to finish with 38 sts.
I also question work even in st st until the sleeve measures 51/2 inches from pickup row. This is a very short sleeve for the large size. I compared with other sweater patterns in the book and I think it should be 7 inches. Let me know if this is right. Thanks,

Julie Kaye said...

One more question on the Flower Cardigan - Doing the decrease sequence every other knit row, does that mean I should do Row 1: Knit decrease; Row 2: Purl, Row 3: Knit (no decrease), Row 4: Purl; Row 5: Knit decrease, etc? Or is it saying every other row, which is a knit row, do the decrease? Knit decrease, purl, knit decrease, etc? Thanks!

Susan said...

jeanne said...
I believe I have a correction for the Flower Cardigan and Hat Set. When working on the sleeves, specifically the decrease sequence:After 48 sts remain, work the decrease row every other knit row 5 times to finish with 38 sts.
I also question work even in st st until the sleeve measures 51/2 inches from pickup row. This is a very short sleeve for the large size. I compared with other sweater patterns in the book and I think it should be 7 inches. Let me know if this is right. Thanks,

Hi Jeanne,
Yes, you are right on the correction for the sleeve. It should be 5 times for the largest size. I will correct that.

The sleeve length is correct as is. You are adding an edging on after the 5 1/2 inches. Also, different sleeves may be different lengths due to the type of shoulder style or where the shoulder seam falls.

Thank you and I will note that correction in the errata.
susan

Susan said...

Julie Kaye said...
One more question on the Flower Cardigan - Doing the decrease sequence every other knit row, does that mean I should do Row 1: Knit decrease; Row 2: Purl, Row 3: Knit (no decrease), Row 4: Purl; Row 5: Knit decrease, etc? Or is it saying every other row, which is a knit row, do the decrease? Knit decrease, purl, knit decrease, etc? Thanks!

August 22, 2009

Hi Julie,
Sorry for the delay. The instructions are saying to decrease every other row which falls on a knit row. Decrease row, purl, decrease row, purl....

It should say 5 times instead of 6 times for the decrease numbers for the largest size to get 38 stitches after the decrease.

Thanks for writing,
susan

paws said...

Hi Susan,

Just wanted to make you aware that you left Black off the list of colors needed to make Three Pigs and a Wolf.

Beth said...

hi,
just finished knitting the circle jacket from itty-bitty nursery. amazing pattern btw! but it calls for an 8" separating zipper and i can't find one ANYWHERE! any ideas? i need one in cream, preferably brass. all the separating zippers i've found are for adult jackets and way too big. help!

Beth said...

hi,
just finished knitting the circle jacket from itty-bitty nursery. amazing pattern btw! but it calls for an 8" separating zipper and i can't find one ANYWHERE! any ideas? i need one in cream, preferably brass. all the separating zippers i've found are for adult jackets and way too big. help!

Susan said...

Beth,
I got my zipper from http://tinyzippers.com it is listed in the back of the book, too.

You can also custom size zippers by cutting them and stitching over the end to secure and keep the pull from flying off the end.
susan

Anonymous said...

Itty Bitty Nursery question:
I'm trying to knit the cupcake mittens. The instructions say to cast on an even number of stitches, yet the number of stitches you've instructed to be distributed to each needle equal an odd number. Is this an error? Also, I want to ensure that I'm supposed to be using #3s, as opposed to the $7s you've listed in your book.

Thanks very much for your help!

Jill (jrpetitt@uwalumni.com) said...

This is my favorite knitting book! While I was pregnant with my daughter, I made her the pure and sweet layette ruffle blanket. She is now 16 months old and the blanket is her lovely. She won't go to sleep without it:)

For her third birthday, I want to make the adorable cupcake tea set. To make it extra special, I've asked both of her Grandmothers and her Great Aunt for help. Each woman is going to make a couple pieces to the set and then I am going to stitch tags at the bottom of each piece so that she knows which loving family member made it for her. I'm so excited to start knitting!

Wondering if you could post a close-up picture of the creamer. Its helpful to have visuals and its the only piece that is kind of hard to see in the pictures. On page 121, its in the background behind the sugar bowl.

Thanks so much for the pattern!!

CPilling said...

Hi there!
I'm wanting to start your Garden Mice Mobile, but can't seem to find the mobile anywhere... do you know what brand it is?

marta said...

Hi susan
I'm knitting the flower cardigan and am having problems with the decrease sequence on the sleeves. I'm knitting the 6-12mth size. On the very first sequence of the decrease rnd. k1,ssk,k to last 3 sts,k2tog,k1. work 3 rows end with a purl. Does that mean R-1 k a dec, p,R-2 k a dec, p R-3 k a dec,p R-4 k a dec, p. ?? Then repeat last 4 rows 4x. It would make it 42sts with the first sequence not including the second part. And then theres still the decrease rnd where you dec every other row.I'm so confused. I'm sorry just can't figure it out.

Thank you

Susan said...

Marta,
End with a purl row, it could say.

susan

Kelly Piepmeier said...

Another Itty-Bitty Nursery book question:
I'm knitting the cozy book pillow. I also have found that my squares don't lie flat, so I'm glad to see that perhaps blocking them will help when I'm all done. I have found that the number of stitches to pick up on each side don't always correspond to the number of stitches that are on that side. Sometimes there are 2 or more stitches too many, sometimes too few. Has no one else found this? Do you have any suggestions for how to deal with this situation? When it's the end of a garter row, I pick up in the "bump". When it's the cast-on or cast-off row, I pick up through the two sides of the stitch. Thank you for any suggestions you might have.

Susan said...

Kelly,
Sometimes when you are picking up the stitches on a side you are including the stitches that are added on to the end of row from the previous side and that is why there might be some "extra" stitches added on. I didn't have any trouble with the squares laying flat after I blocked.

I wrote how many stitches I picked up on each side but if you feel you need to add or subtract a couple of stitches on a side that is fine, it won't make any difference in the end.

Rachel Blair Massa said...

Did anyone find out the brand of the mobile - I can't find it anywhere either?

Anonymous said...

I am working on the Circle Stroller Jacket.

I have a questin on the hood. I am making the 0 - 6 month size. There are 38 stitches picked up and knitted for the hood. After the purl row, the instructions state to K4, MI across, knitting the extra stitches. My calculations say that this is nine new stitches. 38 + 9 = 47. The pattern states there will be 46 stitches. If 47 is correct, then the 6 - 12 month size instructions given to P2tog at the beginning of the last purl row should apply to the 0 - 6 month size also. Looking at the 6 - 12 and 12 - 18 month instructions, they would each have 50 (40/4 = 10 40 +10 = 50) and 55 (44/4 = 11 44 + 11 = 55) stitches, respectively, after the increase row. This would mean that the P2tog would apply to the smallest and largest sizes and not the middle size.

Thank you,

Lynn

Anonymous said...

Sorry for the second post. After thinking about it, the numbers for the hood on the middle and larger size Circle Stroller Jacket are correct. One cannot do a make one at hte end of the row. The means the P2tog at the beginning of the last purl row would be needed on the smallest and middle sizes.

Thank you,

Lynn

Anonymous said...

Hi! I tried to skim through all of the previous posts but was still wondering... on the "squares and rectangels baby set", where did you find that great ribbon?
Thanks
Oshean

Susan said...

Oshean,
I bought it at a local shop that has long gone out of business. I believe it is Hannah Silk and can be found other places but I don't know where. You'll have to google it:)
susan

Susan E said...

Hi there! I am beginning to knit the knotted cardigan and want to make it a larger size so that baby can wear it for longer. Perhaps a 3 month size rather than newborn. Can you tell me how to adjust the pattern for 3 months? Thanks so much!
Susan
susan@seventhmoon.net
ravelry: suzysticks

Ballerina Baller said...

dear Susan, I'm knitting the frog binky clip (which I love) but I'm having problems with the bobbles and the leaves. I've tried several different ways to get the bobbles to look more finished but they still just look like wads of yarn... any suggestions I might not have thought about? Also your leaves look super pointed at the end and the knit side looks nice and straight. Mine look all wonky and sad... how are you making the tips so nice? Thanks so much
kat

Rhonda said...

Hi Susan,
I just wanted to thank you for the incredible texture blanket pattern. I finished it recently for my second cousin's first baby and it is absolutely beautiful. It took me almost a year to finish but I learned so much by making it ... all of the different patterns and picking up stitches to add a border. The entire book is gorgeous and the pattern could not have been written better. I am part of a handwork group and everyone has been so intrigued by the project. Thank you so much for all of your talent and thanks for sharing it with the rest of us.
A fan in Crozet, Virginia!

Susan said...

Rhonda! How fun! Thank you for telling me about your blanket adventure.
susan

Anonymous said...

Slippers on pg. 57 - I know the uppers are square, but I don't see the cast on or knitting instructions??

Katherine said...

Hi Susan,

I have a question about the beautiful little flower cardigan from Itty Bitty Nursery. I have finished the first batch of decreases for the sleeve, and am down to the required 40 stitches for the 6-12 month size. I am about to start the next batch of decreases, but I am confused. For the 6-12 month size, the pattern says to work the decrease row every other knit row 4 times and that 34 stitches will remain. If I decrease by 2 stitches 4 times, shouldn't I go from 40 stitches down to 32 stitches instead of 34? Help please!