Saturday, 8 December 2007

Another freebie - Garbage truck

Here is my latest design. It has been written up and tested, and is now available for you to download! (Isn't that exciting?) Enjoy your knitting!

Garbage truck by Val Campbell, copyright 2007


Copyright 2007 by Val Campbell (
Supplies: Cotton yarn and 4mm needles.

Cast on 48 stitches.
Rows 1 to 3: Knit across.
Row 4 and all remaining even-numbered rows: knit across.
Row 5: k3, p42, k3
Row 7: k3, p42, k3
Row 9: k3, p8, k3, p3, k3, p13, k3, p9, k3
Row 11: k3, p7, (k2, p1) x 3, k2, p11, k2, p1, k2, p8, k3
Row 13: k3, p3, k3, (p1, k2) x 4, p1, k9, (p1, k2) x 2, p1, k4, p3, k3
Row 15: k3, p4, k3, p1, k3, p3, k3, p1, k11, p1, k3, p1, k4, p4, k3
Row 17: k3, p4, k4, p9, k13, p3, k5, p4, k3
Row 19: k3, p4, k34, p4, k3
Row 21: k3, p4, k34, p4, k3
Row 23: k3, p4, k34, p4, k3
Row 25: k3, p4, k24, p7, k2, p5, k3
Row 27: k3, p4, k24, p6, k2, p6, k3
Row 29: k3, p4, k24, p5, k2, p7, k3
Row 31: k3, p5, k18, p1, k4, p4, k2, p8, k3
Row 33: k3, p6, k17, p1, k9, p9, k3
Row 35: k3, p7, k16, p1, k8, p10, k3
Row 37: k3, p8, k16, p18, k3
Row 39: k3, p9, k20, p13, k3
Row 41: k3, p10, k19, p13, k3
Row 43: k3, p42, k3
Row 45: k3, p42, k3
Rows 46 to 49: Knit across.

Bind off.

Copyright 2007 by Val Campbell.

Note: To make this cloth square rather than rectangular, add a few more rows of k3, p42, k3 before and after beginning the design.

Photos here!


shirley said...

Dearest Val
Thanks a million for yet another beautiful pattern. I am going to start right away and when done, will take a photo and send to you. Should I send to you directly. You are so wonderful and so gifted and I thank you very much for the effort of letting us know of the freebies.
Thanks once again.

Norma said...

Thank you for another pattern! I like it a lot. You are definitely very talented.

susanmark said...

HI Val,

Thank you for the great new patterns. I knit the TRUCK for my nephew so is two yrs old and his fav word is Truck !!!!!

You asked for suggestions for new designs. Would you please consider making a bulldozer? Thank you.


Val Campbell said...

Thank you all for the nice comments!

Susan, I will see what I can do to come up with a bulldozer...

Happy knitting,


Anonymous said...

Genius! I know one small child who loves the garbage truck and it really makes his day when it arrives. He also points out every type of construction equipment to me. I think I now know the difference between a digger and a backhoe thanks to this kid. I love it that you've charted out these patterns.

Anonymous said...

My son LOVES garbage trucks. I really appreciate you posting this. I'm a new knitter, but this looks like I should be able to do it : ) My son is 3 1/2. He thanks you too.

~ Sherry in Seattle

Bad Bird Design said...

My son LOVES this. Thank you so much for the pattern. Very well written and easy to follow.

musings from the macular hole said...

Dear Val,
Thanks for the great truck patterns. My daughter asked me to make a few washcloths for her to keep in the kitchen to clean up my grandson when he is helping cook. He loves trucks, so I wanted to make a few variations. The truck came out just great! Now I'm going to do the Garbage Truck and at least one more. He loves Bob-cats, do you have a pattern? Thanks for sharing; I'd be glad to make a food donation.

Derrick Trucks said...

Your design is great. The garbage truck has unique designs with high durability.

used digger derricks

Brenda said...

I love the truck patterns. Have an almost 2 great nephew that is into trucks. Love to make them 2 color like the taxi, like you did, but at a loss as what color goes where and what happens on the knit row. Help please.
Thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

thank you so much. i am knitting this garbage truck onto the front of a sweater for my 3 yr. old grandson who loves garbage trucks.