Updated: Jun 7
What do you do when it's too hot to work on large projects?
Knit an ice lolly instead.
Quick to knit and easy to make, this cute lolly will be finished in no time at all. You can make them in your favourite ice lolly colours - in bright and fruity tones or refreshingly pastel shades.
What skills do I need to knit an ice lolly?
The pattern instructions are for knitting in the round, but I have also added some helpful advise on how to easily knit in rows on straight needles too.
To knit in the round, you will need to use double pointed needles. The pattern explains how to cast on and get ready to knit in the round.
The pattern uses simple decreasing techniques of skpo and k2tog,
The top stitches are cast off using a 3-needle bind off, which is explained in the pattern itself.
The pattern uses I-cord technique to knit the stick and this is also explained in the pattern.
Mattress stitch is recommended to sew the seams.
What yarn do I need to knit an ice lolly?
You just need oddments of double knitting (light worsted weight) yarn And you can also use oddments of 4ply sock yarn held together as one strand, so this is a great stash busting project for your leftover yarns.
How much yarn do I need to knit an ice lolly?
You need 3 colours of 5g each and one colour (for the stick) of 3g.
I had great fun knitting up this lolly. I first designed it way back in 2013, which seems such a long time ago. Luckily, I found the sample in The Woolnest and have republished the pattern in my brand new, easy-to-read format.
If you're keen to cast on and start knitting a batch of lollies, you can find the pattern in the following place:
Ravelry: click here for pattern page
I'd love to see your finished lollies, so head over to Ravelry once you're finished and feel free to add them to the project page.
Happy knitting, Lynne x