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Custard Creams

Extract from Sweet Knits • By Catherine Graham-Evans • Published by Bloomsbury


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Sweet Knits
The custard cream is a British classic and no collection of biscuits, knitted or otherwise, would be complete without it. The distinctive diamond shape is worked in stocking stitch with moss stitch surrounding it. You can finish it off by sewing the words ‘CUSTARD CREAM’ in a different shade within the diamond.

I used 4 mm (US #6) needles and a DK yarn.

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  • Step 1

    Top and bottom
    (make two in biscuit colour)
    Cast on 15 sts
    Row 1 – {K1, P1} rep to last st, K1
    Row 2 – Repeat row 1
    Row 3 – {K1, P1} x 3, K3, {P1, K1} x 3
    Row 4 – {K1, P1} x 3, P4, {K1, P1} x 2, K1
    Row 5 – {K1, P1} x 2, K7, {P1, K1} x 2
    Row 6 – K1, P1, K1, P9, K1, P1, K1
    Row 7 – K
    Row 8 – Repeat row 6
    Row 9 – Repeat row 5
    Row 10 – Repeat row 4
    Row 11 – Repeat row 3
    Row 12 – Repeat row 2
    Row 13 – Repeat row 1
    Cast off.

  • Step 2

    Filling (pale yellow)
    Cast on 15 sts
    Work in st st for 26 rows
    Cast off.

  • Step 3

    To make up
    Taking the biscuit filling, with right sides together, sew the cast-on and cast-off edges together, leaving a 3 cm (1 in) opening at one end which you will use to turn the knitting to the right side later.
    Make the seam in the centre of the filling so you have two neat edges to poke out from between your biscuit sandwich. Sew up the two end edges. Turn right side out through the opening you left in the centre seam.
    Place the filling between the two biscuit pieces, with the right side of the stocking-stitch diamond facing outwards. Using biscuit-colour wool, sew through all three layers: top, filling and bottom.
    Using a contrasting colour, sew the words ‘custard cream’ onto the centre diamond on the top of the biscuit, using the photo as a guide.

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