Take Flight by Claire Walls

Take Flight

February 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch and colourwork, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
252 yards (230 m)
One size: Circumference: 60 cm / 24”, Height: 35.75 cm / 14.25”
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Take Flight is part of our Kids Collection 2021! You can purchase the full collection (which includes a short guide to picking the right size), but we are also making all the designs available as single patterns. This means you can purchase the patterns you are interested in, and with our bundle options, it is easier than ever to pick and mix your favorite designs.

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While it’s lovely to have gorgeous knitwear to dress our little ones in, Claire also wanted to design something they could grow up with, not grow out of!

With its simple but eye-catching colourwork, Take Flight brings a little whimsy to any kid’s room, and the sweet basket is the perfect spot for special items.

Worked top down and in the round, Take Flight features simple shaping that is completed in the stockinette sections. The colourwork section is a simple, six stitch repeat and uses only two colours at a time, making it a great project for first-time colourwork knitters.

This pattern comes with a color-in version of the chart to help you figure out which colors you’d like to place where.

Finished Measurements

Circumference: 60 cm / 24”

Height: 35.75 cm / 14.25”


Garthenor Beacons (100% organic wool; 135 metres / 148 yards per 50 g)

MC: 80 metres / 88 yards

CC1: 120 metres / 131 yards

CC2: 30 metres / 33 yards

Sample shown is knit in colourways Koi (MC), Rigging (CC1) and Spearmint (CC2).


3.5 mm / US 4 circular needle with a cable length of at least 40 cm / 16” (or needle size to obtain gauge)

3.5 mm / US 4 double-pointed needles (or needle size to obtain gauge)


22 sts x 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (in the round, in stockinette stitch and colourwork, after blocking)


  • Darning needle
  • Cardboard tube approx 10 cm / 4” long (the inside of a toilet roll is perfect!)
  • Long upholstery needle or loop turner (optional)
  • Small amount of worsted weight yarn for a basket (optional)
  • Something to stuff your balloon with (toy stuffing works well if you have it, but you can also re-use things around your house; the filling from a pillow, scrap fleece or spinning fibre or even worn out clothing such as a t-shirt, tights or socks)
  • Stitch markers
  • Tape measure


  • Photography: Melinda Dela Costa
  • Model: Aurin Haferkamp
  • Tech Editing: Marina Skua
  • Graphic Design: Camille Romano

Take Flight is one of the 8 playful, engaging and relaxing patterns of our Kids Collection.

The full collection is available through our webshop as an e-book - you can also purchase each pattern individually in our webshop and through our Ravelry store.