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Babycakes Blocks
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Superwash Merino
Pattern Number: 90506AD These cozy baby blocks are the perfect toys for girls and boys.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
Set of 3, each about 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm) square

CORRECTIONS: (applied Feb 8, 2010)
Garter Ridge side (make 2 for each Block) With larger needles, cast on 26 sts. *(Knit 1 row, purl 1 row) twice. Knit 5 4 rows. Rep from * 3 more times.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

486-174 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yard: Spring Leaf

Leafy grass green


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Note: (A)

486-108 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yarn: Denim

Denim jeans blue


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Note: (B)

486-170 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yard: Dijon

Golden mustard


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Note: (C)

486-098 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yarn: Ivory

Creamy off white


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Note: (D)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 5 [3.75 mm]
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]
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Lion Brand Cable Needles (Set of 2)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
3/4 yard (3/4 meter) of 45 in. (114.5 cm) washable cotton fabric Fiberfill stuffing Sewing needle and thread OPTIONAL MATERIALS: Knit blocks are assembled over inner fabric blocks, for which fabric squares are seamed together and stuffed. If desired, knit pieces can be assembled over foam blocks. You will need three foam blocks cut to 4 1/2 in. (11.5) cm square.
GAUGE:
23 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needles and A. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Note: The front of work is the side facing you as you knit; the back of work is the side facing away from you as you knit.

sl 1 wyif Slip next st as if to k with yarn in front of work.

sl 1 wyib Slip next st as if to k with yarn in back of work.



PATTERN EXPLANATION Cross Rib pattern (multiple of 7 sts + 1) Rows 1, 3, and 5 (WS): P3, *k2, p5; rep from * to last 5 sts, k2, p3.

Rows 2, 4 and 6: Knit.

Rows 7 and 9: K2, *sl 1 wyif, k2, sl 1 wyif, k3; rep from * to last 6 sts, sl 1 wyif, k 2, sl 1 wyif, k2.

Row 8: K2, *sl 1 wyib, k2, sl 1 wyib, k3; rep from * to last 6 sts, sl 1 wyib, k2, sl 1 wyib, k2.

Note: On Row 10, you will rearrange the order of the first 4 sts on your left-hand needle before working them.

Row 10: K2, *sl next st off left-hand needle onto a cable needle and hold at front of work; sl the next 2 sts from left-hand to right-hand needle; sl the next st off left-hand needle onto a cable needle and hold at front of work; now place the first st that you placed on a cable needle back onto left-hand needle; sl the next 2 sts from right-hand back to left-hand needle; finally, place the 2nd st you placed on a cable needle back onto the left-hand needle – the first 4 sts on left-hand needle have now been rearranged; k7; rep from * across to last 6 sts; rearrange the order of the next 4 sts just as you have done previously, then k6.

Rep Rows 1-10 for Cross Rib pattern.


INSTRUCTIONS



BLOCK Stockinette St side (make 2 for each Block) With larger needles, cast on 25 sts.

Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures 4 1/2 in.

(11.5 cm) from beg.

Bind off.

Mark center row of side.

With D and matching centers, follow chart to work duplicate st star or ‘B’ on side.



Garter Ridge side (make 2 for each Block) With larger needles, cast on 26 sts.

*(Knit 1 row, purl 1 row) twice.

Knit 4 rows.

Rep from * 3 more times.

Knit 1 row, purl 1 row, knit 1 row.

Bind off.



Cross Rib side (make 1 for each Block) With smaller needles, cast on 29 sts.

Beg with Row 3, work Rows 3-10 of Cross Rib pattern once, then work Rows 1-10 three times, then Rows 1-3 once.

Bind off.



Garter and Rib side (make 1 for each Block) With smaller needles, cast on 30 sts.

Rows 1, 3 and 5: *(K1, p1) twice, k6; rep from *.

Rows 2, 4 and 6: *K5, (p1, k1) twice, p1; rep from *.

Rows 7, 9 and 11: *K6, (p1, k1) twice; rep from *.

Rows 8, 10 and 12: *(P1, k1) twice, p1, k5; rep from *.

Rep Rows 1-12 two more times, then rep Rows 1-5 once.

Bind off.



FINISHING Note: If using foam cube as inner block, disregard the instructions for making an inner block.

Inner block From fabric, cut 6 squares, each 5 in.

(12.5 cm).

Using 1/4 in.

(6 mm) seams, sew 4 squares together (by hand or machine) to make a strip.

Seam ends of strip to make a loop for block sides.

Pin, then sew a square to one end of sides.

Rep with rem square, leaving one side unseamed for stuffing.

Stuff fabric block with fiberfill, then sew rem side closed.

Assembly Make 1 Block each in A, B, and C as follows: Sew the 2 St st sides alternately with the 2 Garter Ridge sides to make a strip.

Seam ends of strip to make block sides.

Fit side strip around inner fabric block.

Pin, then sew rem sides to each open end.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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