Beep! Beep! Move over, there’s a cute convoy of knitted cars coming through! These cars use short row shaping so that each can be knitted in one piece to minimise seaming. The wheels and light bars knitted separately and sewn on. The cars are in 2 sizes (9cm and 10cm long), and the colour-work creates 5 designs: a red coupe, blue saloon, white police car, New York yellow taxi and a London black cab. You could even add a toy squeaker inside the car when stuffing for extra “beep beep” fun. Designed by Amanda Berry @fluffandfuzz, the cars are knitted on single pointed needles (not in the round) in DK yarns (double knitting/light worsted). For confident beginners and above, other techniques used include casting on and off, knits, purls, increases and decreases, knitting stripes and seaming to finish. The window struts are embroidered in Swiss darning after making up.
- Instructions for making the cars and photos.
- A materials list and recommended yarns.
- The pattern is 6 pages and written in English.
- Measurements are in metric.
- 9cm - 10cm long
Materials you need at home:
- A pair of straight 3.25mm knitting needles (US 3)
- 4 ply yarns
- Toy filling
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My name is Amanda Berry, a designer and knitter specialising in creating knitted toys stuffed with a little fluff and fuzz!
My designs have been published in magazines including Let’s Knit, Simply Knitting and Knit Now.