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Picnic Set Knitting Pattern Knitting Pattern

Picnic Set Knitting Pattern

  • Difficulty


  • Yarn Type

    Yarn Type

    DK / 8 ply

  • designer


    Susie Johns

  • Needle Size

    Needle Size

    US 6 / 4.0mm

  • Techniques


    Garter , knit

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What you need to know

Bust your yarn stash with Susie Johns' colourful picnic accessories including bottle cover, glasses covers, and two-in-one placemat and cutlery roll

Susie Johns' colourful makes are perfect for a traditional British picnic in the park. The unique striped pattern of the wine bottle cover is achieved by knitting two-row stripes and flipping the work on to its wrong side before making up - a simple but effective technique. The ribbed sleeves, meanwhile, make excellent cosies for cans and drinking cups, with the soft knitted fabric acting as a buffer to stop cans knocking together en-route. The body of the placemat is knitted
entirely in garter stitch. The pretty stripy effect is created by changing colour every two rows, then using the wrong side of the work as the top. Susie has used bias binding to achieve a neat and professional finish. Once made, these mats roll up easily to fit inside a packed picnic hamper.

What You'll Need

Yarn: DK, Orange, Blue, small amounts of each
Needles: 4mm
Tapestry needle
Toy stuffing

Skills and stitches used

How to work knit front and back (kfb) increase
How to knit (k)
How to purl (p)
How to work knit two together (k2tog) decrease
How to increase two stitches
How to cast on
How to cast off
How to knit stripes

Meet the designer

Susie Johns is an experienced crafter, specialising in knitting, papercrafts and embroidery. She contributes regularly to a number of craft magazines and is the author of a range of books on practical subjects, such as collage, painting, papier-mâché and more. If you like this pattern, we think you'll love Susie's simple kitchen accessories. You can find more of Susie's designs here.

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