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You have the book that teaches colors. You have the book that teaches letters.  Now it's time to teach her something important... Knitty patterns. That's right, it's a knitted book that's jam packed with miniature versions of some of your favorite Knitty patterns! This is a quick and easy project that can easily be worked up using whatever yarn you have in your stash.

My own Baby Girl has tested it out along the way and she assures me that The Book of Knitty is not only informative, but also fun to play with. Okay, she can't talk yet, but believe me, a mother knows.

A huge thank you to all the original designers who were gracious enough to let me use their patterns for this pattern! Kate, Sarah, Ruthie, Star, Vanessa, and Cheryl, I truly can't thank you enough!

[editor's note: the Knitty trademark is used with permission in this pattern]

model: Baby Girl photos: Laura Brown

SIZE
One
 
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Approximately 6.5 inches x 5.5 inches

 
MATERIALS

This book is a great way to use up some of your stash yarn, but for the sake of posterity these are the materials that were used:

Book pages: Lily Sugar 'n Cream [100% cotton; 120yd/109m per 70g skein]
Colors: Hot Pink, Hot Blue, Soft Teal, White; 1 skein each
Note: 1 skein should be enough for about three pages.

Mini Pedicure Sock: Knitpicks Memories [100% merino wool; 220yd/201m per 50g skein] Color: Pansy; 1 skein.

Mini Clapotis: unknown sock-weight yarn; 1 skein.

Mini Back to School: Lily Sugar 'n Cream [100% cotton; 120yd/109m per 70g skein]; Color: Hot Pink, Hot Blue; 1 skein each

Mini Wavy: TLC Cotton Plus [51% Cotton/49% Acrylic; 186yd/170m per 100g skein]; Color: Mint; 1 skein.

Mini Fetching: Knitpicks Shine Sport [60% Pima Cotton, 40% Modal; 110yd/100m per 50 gram ball]; Color: Green Apple; 1 skein.

Mini Bubby: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino [55% Merino wool, 33% microfibre, 12% cashmere; 137yd/125m per 50g ball]; Color: Light Blue; 1 skein

1 set US #1/2.25mm double-point needles
1 set US #3/3.25mm double-point needles
1 set US #7/4.5mm straight needles
1 set US #3/3.25mm straight needles
1 set US#5/3.75mm straight needles
Cable needle
US E/4 / 3.5mm crochet hook
Tapestry needle

GAUGE
Pages: 18 sts/24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch using Lily Sugar 'n Cream
 
PATTERN NOTES

[Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here]

Twist 2 Right: Slip next 2 sts knitwise, one at a time, to right needle (as if to work an ssk). Insert left needle through both slipped sts from right to left, and drop from right needle. Purl 1 through front loop, knit 1 through front loop.

Twist 2 Left: Slip next 2 sts together, knitwise, to right needle (as if to work a k2tog). Insert left needle through both slipped sts from left to right, and drop from right needle. Knit 1 through back loop, purl 1 through back loop.

C4F: Slip next 2 sts to cable needle and hold to front of work; k2, k2 from cable needle.

2x2 Rib (Worked over a multiple of 4 sts):
Round 1: [K2, p2] to end.
Repeat this round for 2x2 Rib

Instructions for Backstitch can be found here.

Instructions for basic crochet stitches can be found here.

DIRECTIONS

Make Front Cover, Back Cover, and either four or six of the six mini patterns and their pages listed below.

Front Cover

Using US #7/4.5mm needles and Lily Sugar n' Cream, CO 34 sts.

Work all rows of Front Cover chart.

BO all sts in patt.

Using photo as a guide, embroider "The Book of Knitty" in the center stockinette st panel.

Back Cover

Using US #7/4.5mm needles and Lily Sugar n' Cream, CO 36 sts.

Work all rows of Back Cover chart.

BO all sts in patt.

Mini Wavy [original pattern by Sarah Smith]

Using US#5/3.75mm needles and TLC Cotton Plus, CO 21 sts.
Work all rows of Mini Wavy chart.
BO all sts in patt.

Wavy Page
Using US #7/4.5mm needles and Lily Sugar n' Cream, CO 30 sts.

Rows 1-2: Work in stockinette st.
Row 3 [RS]: K3, [(k2tog) twice, (kfb) 4 times, (k2tog) twice] 3 times, k3.
Row 4 [WS]: K all sts.
Rows 5-8: Work as for Rows 1-4.
Rows 9-24: Work in stockinette st.
Rows 25-32: Work as for Rows 3-10.

BO all sts in patt.

Mini Fetching [original design by Cheryl Niamath]

Work 1 glove following pattern here, using US #3/3.25mm double-point needles and Knitpicks Shine yarn.

Fetching Page
Using US #7/4.5mm needles and Lily Sugar n' Cream, CO 30 sts.
Work all rows of Fetching Page chart.
BO all sts in patt.

Mini Back to School [original design by Star Athena]

Using US #7/4.5mm needles and Lily Sugar n' Cream, CO 28 sts.
K 2 rows.

Row 1 [RS]: K4, [yo, sl 1, k2, pass slipped st over last 2 sts] to last 4 sts, k3.
Rows 2, 4 [WS]: K2, p to last 3 sts, k2.
Row 3 [RS]: K3, [sl 1, k2, pass slipped st over last 2 sts, yo] to last 5 sts, k4.
Work Rows 1-4 once more.

Next Row [WS]: K all sts.

Work 13 rows in stockinette st, beginning with a RS row and keeping 2 sts at each edge in garter st.

Next Row [WS]: K all sts.
Work Rows 1-4 once.

Work Rows 1-3.

K 2 rows. BO all sts.

Finishing
Using duplicate stitch and following the chart below, embroider "PARTY" onto center panel. Weave in all ends.

Back to School Page
Using US #7/4.5mm needles and Lily Sugar n' Cream, CO 30 sts.

Rows 1-5: K all sts.

Row 6
[WS]: K4, p to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 7
[RS]: K all sts.
Repeat Rows 6 and 7 eleven times more.

Rows 30-32: K all sts.

BO all sts.

Mini Pedicure Socks [original design by Ruthie Nussbaum]

Using US #1/2.25mm double-point needles, CO 44 sts. Divide sts evenly between 3 needles and join to begin working in the round, being careful not to twist.

Work in 2x2 Rib for 5 rounds.

Knit 28 rounds.

Heel Flap
Next Row: K11 onto one needle, then slip last 11 sts of previous round onto beginning of same needle. 22 sts on needle. The Heel Flap will be worked back and forth over these 22 sts.

Turn work to begin working a WS row.

Row 1 [WS]: Sl1, p to end.
Row 2 [RS]: [Sl1, k1] to end.
Repeat these 2 rows 9 times more, then work Row 1 once more.

Turn Heel
Next Row [RS]: Sl1, k13, SKP. Turn work.

Next Row [WS]: Sl1, p6, p2tog. Turn work.
Next Row [RS]: Sl1, k6, SKP. Turn work.
Repeat these 2 rows 5 times more, then work first row once more. All sts have been worked; 8 sts rem.

K 1 row. Heel Flap is complete.

Gussets
Using working needle (needle holding 8 sts from heel flap), pick up and k 11 sts along adjacent edge of heel flap, and 1 st at base of heel flap; k next 22 sts of round onto next needle; with last needle, pick up and k 1 st at base of heel flap, and 11 sts along rem edge of heel flap, then k first 4 sts of heel flap. 54 sts; 16 sts on first needle, 22 sts on second needle, 16 sts on third needle.

Next Round : K to last 3 sts on first needle, ssk, k1; k all sts on second needle; k1, k2tog, k to end of third needle.
Next Round: K all sts.
Repeat these 2 rounds 4 times more. 44 sts rem.

Redistribute sts if desired and cont in stockinette st for 10 rounds.

Work in 2x2 Rib for 5 rounds. BO all sts in patt.

Pedicure Socks page
Using US #7/4.5mm needles and Lily Sugar n' Cream, CO 30 sts.

Rows 1 & 3 [RS]: [K2, p2] twice, k to last 8 sts, [p2, k2] twice.
Rows 2 & 4
[WS]: [P2, k2] twice, p to last 8 sts, [k2, p2] twice.
Row 5
[RS]: K2, p2, k to last 4 sts, p2, k2.
Row 6
[WS]: P2, k2, p to last 4 sts, k2, p2.
Repeat Rows 5 and 6 eleven times more.

Row 29-32: Work as for Rows 1-4.

BO all sts in patt.

Mini Clapotis [original pattern by Kate Gilbert]

Using US #3/3.25mm needles and sock weight yarn, work as follows:

Section 1
(Set-up Rows)
CO 2 sts.
Row 1: P1, pfb.
Row 2: Sl1, k1, pm, yo, kfb.
Row 3 and all odd-numbered rows:
Sl1, p to last st, pfb.
Row 4:
Sl1, k1, k tbl, k1, k tbl, kfb.

Row 6: Sl1, k2, k tbl, k1, k tbl, k1, kfb.
Row 8:
Sl1, k3, k tbl, k1, k tbl, k2, kfb.
Row 10:
Sl1, k4, k tbl, k1, k tbl, k3, kfb.
Row 12:
Sl1, k5, k tbl, k1, k tbl, k4, kfb.
Row 14:
Sl1, k1, pm, yo, k2tog, k3, k tbl, k1, k tbl, k3, ssk, pm, yo, kfb. 17 sts on needle.

Section 2 (Increase Rows)
Row 1 and all odd-numbered rows:
Sl1, p to last st, pfb.
Row 2:
Sl1, k1, k tbl, [k1, k tbl, k3, k tbl] to last marker, k1, k tbl, kfb.
Row 4:
Sl1, k2, k tbl, [k1, k tbl, k3, k tbl] to last marker, k1, k tbl, k1, kfb.
Row 6:
Sl1, k3, k tbl, [k1, k tbl, k3, k tbl] to last marker, k1, k tbl, k2, kfb.
Row 8:
Sl1, k4, k tbl, [k1, k tbl, k3, k tbl] to last marker, k1, k tbl, k3, kfb.
Row 10:
Sl1, k5, k tbl, [k1, k tbl, k3, k tbl] to last marker, k1, k tbl, k4, kfb.
Row 12:
Sl1, k1, pm, yo, k2tog, k3, k tbl, [k1, k tbl, k3, k tbl] to last marker, k1, k tbl, k3, ssk, pm, yo, kfb.
Repeat Increase Rows 1 to 6 once more. 23 sts on needle.

Section 3 (Straight Rows)
Row 1 and all odd-numbered rows: Sl1, p to last 2 sts, p2tog.
Row 2:
P1, k2, k tbl, [k1, k tbl, k3, k tbl] to last marker, k1, k tbl, k3, kfb.
Row 4:
P1, k1, k tbl, [k1, k tbl, k3, k tbl] to last marker, k1, k tbl, k4, kfb.
Row 6:
P1, k tbl, [k1, k tbl, k3, k tbl] to last marker, k1, k tbl, k3, ssk, pm, yo, kfb.
Row 8:
P1, remove marker, drop next st, let it drop down several rows, pick up top bar with left needle to form a new st (make sure this st isn't twisted), k this and foll st tbl, k3, k tbl, [k1, k tbl, k3, k tbl] to last marker, k1, k tbl, kfb.
Row 10:
P1, k4, k tbl, [k1, k tbl, k3, k tbl] to last marker, k1, k tbl, k1, kfb.
Row 12:
P1, k3, k tbl, [k1, k tbl, k3, k tbl] to last marker, k1, k tbl, k2, kfb.
Repeat Straight Rows 1-12 once more.

Section 4 (Decrease Rows)
Row 1 and all odd-numbered rows: K1, p to last 2 sts, p2tog.
Row 2:
P1, k2, k tbl, [k1, k tbl, k3, k tbl] to last marker, k1, k tbl, k2, ssk.
Row 4:
P1, k1, k tbl, [k1, k tbl, k3, k tbl] to last marker, k1, k tbl, k1, ssk.
Row 6:
P1, k tbl, [k1, k tbl, k3, k tbl] to last marker, k1, k tbl, ssk.
Row 8:
P1, remove marker, drop next st, let it drop down several rows, pick up top bar with left needle to form a new st (make sure this st isn't twisted), k this and foll st tbl, k3, k tbl, [k1, k tbl, k3, k tbl] to last marker, drop next st and form new st as for previous dropped st, k this st tbl, ssk.
Row 10:
P1, k4, k tbl, [k1, k tbl, k3, k tbl] to last marker, remove marker, ssk.

Section 5 (Final Rows)
Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, & 9: K1, p to last 2 sts, p2tog.
Row 2:
P1, k3, k tbl, k1, k tbl, k3, ssk.
Row 4:
P1, k2, k tbl, k1, k tbl, k2, ssk.
Row 6:
P1, k1, k tbl, k1, k tbl, k1, ssk.
Row 8:
P1, k tbl, k1, k tbl, ssk.
Row 10:
P1, remove marker, drop st (DO NOT form a new st this time), ssk.
Row 11 (last row):
P2tog.
Break yarn and draw through loop of last st.

Weave in all ends.

Clapotis Page
Using US #7/4.5mm needles and Lily Sugar n' Cream, CO 32 sts.
Work 30 rows in stockinette st.

BO all sts.

Mini Bubby [original design by Vanessa Carter]

Make bear following pattern here, using US #1/2.25mm needles and Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino.

Bubby Page
Using US #7/4.5mm needles and Lily Sugar n' Cream, CO 30 sts.
Work 10 rows in stockinette st.

Next Row [RS]: K7, place next 16 sts on st holder, CO 16 sts, k rem 7 sts. 30 sts on needle.
Work 19 rows in stockinette st. BO all sts.

Pocket Lining
Replace held sts on needle and rejoin yarn, leaving a long tail.
Work 16 rows in stockinette st. BO all sts. Break yarn, leaving a long tail.

Use yarn tails to sew pocket lining in place at back of page. (CO edge is at top of page.)

 
FINISHING

Embroidery
Using photos as guides, embroider names of patterns onto pages. Sew each mini piece into place, covering name of pattern. I found the easiest way to do the embroidery was to use Back Stitch and leftover yarn from each mini piece.

Joining pages
Place two pages together with wrong sides facing, ensuring that both pages are right side up relative to each other.

Join pages by working one round of single crochet through the edges of both pages.

Use crochet hook to draw all yarn ends inside pages (no ends to weave in!).

Sew pages together in desired order.

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

Laura spends her days knitting and chasing after her Baby Girl, who loves her mom's stash more than any of her toys.

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