Saturday, 19 July 2014

Really Easy Garter Stitch Booties

 
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”
Confucius
 
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Leonardo da Vinci
 
 
Very true........ 
 
       ........................ so I hope you like these simple and very easy baby booties
 
 

 
 

Marianna’s Really Easy Garter Stitch Booties - with stripes

 

DK (8ply) yarn – or any yarn which knits to a tension of  22sts = 4” (10cm) over stocking stitch

in two colours which look good together -  you will only need around 15g!

4mm needles

 

Size:       3months

Length of sole:  4” (10cm)

 

Instructions:       Make two booties the same

Using first colour ~ cast on 41sts

Knit  4 rows

Using second colour ~

Knit  4 rows

Using first colour ~

Knit  2 rows

Using second colour ~

Knit  2 rows

Next Row:           K16, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k16

Next Row:           K15, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k15

Using first colour ~

Next Row:           K14, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k14

Next Row:           K13, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k13

Using second colour ~

 

Next Row:           K12, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k12

Next Row:           K11, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k11

Next Row:           K10, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k10

Next Row:           K9, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k9                                  (25sts) *

Using first colour ~

Knit 14 rows

Cast off loosely                    (if you find this difficult – use a larger needle)

Sew seam along the sole

Sew back seam

Darn away ends

Fold down cuff

 

Variation:   for a ribbed cuff

Work bootie until *

Using first colour ~

Knit 1 row

Rib 13 rows

Cast off and finish as above

 
really easy garter stitch baby booties
 
 
 
You can, of course, make these in one colour only ~
 

Really Easy Garter Stitch Booties       in one colour
 
DK (8ply) yarn – or any yarn which knits to a tension of  22sts = 4” (10cm) over stocking stitch
4mm needles
 
Size:       3months
Length of sole:  4” (10cm)
 
Instructions:       Make two booties the same
Cast on 41sts
Knit 12 rows
Next Row:           K16, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k16
Next Row:           K15, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k15
Next Row:           K14, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k14
Next Row:           K13, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k13
Next Row:           K12, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k12
Next Row:           K11, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k11
Next Row:           K10, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k10
Next Row:           K9, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k9                                  (25sts)
Knit 14 rows
Cast off loosely                    (if you find this difficult – use a larger needle)
Sew seam along the sole
Sew back seam
Darn away ends
Fold down cuff
 
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Fleur Baby Cardigan Jacket

 
 
Fleur Baby Cardigan Jacket
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FLEUR Newborn Baby Cardigan Jacket

DK yarn

 

4mm needles

 

3 small buttons

 


Tension/ Gauge:  22sts = 4” (10cm)
 
Width:             16”    (41cm)


Length:            8”       (20.5cm)


Sleeve seam:   4”      (10.5cm)
 


 

JACKET

 

 

Begin with the Sleeves (work 2)

 

 

Cast on 25sts

 

 

Work 6 rows in garter stitch   (knit every row)

 

 

Work 22 rows in stocking stitch, increasing 1 stitch at each end of 3rd,  7th and 11th rows   (31sts)

 

 

The sleeve should now measure about 4” – you can add more rows if required

 

 

Next Row:  Cast off 3sts, work to last 3sts, cast off 3sts   (25sts)

 

 

Leave these 25 stitches on a spare needle

 

 

Work the Main Part

 

 

Cast on 99sts

 

 Work 6 rows in garter stitch

 

7th Row:           S1, knit to end

 

8th Row:           S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

9th Row:           S1, k6, * k2tog, yrn, k1, yrn, s1, k1, psso, k5, rep from * to last 2sts, k2

 

10th Row:          S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

11th Row:         S1, k5, * k2tog, yrn, k3, yrn, s1, k1, psso, k3, rep from * to last 3sts, k3

 

12th Row:         S1, k4, p3, *k1, p1, k1, p7, rep from * to last 11sts, k1, p1, k1, p3, k5

 

13th Row:             S1, k6,* p2, k1, p2, k5, rep from * to last 2sts, k2

 

14th Row:              S1, k4, p2, *k2, p1, k2, p5, rep from * to last 12sts, k2, p1, k2, p2, k5 

 

Repeat last 2 rows twice more

19th Row:             S1, knit to end

 

20th Row:             S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

Repeat last 2 rows 7 times more

Keeping the first & last 5sts of every row as knit stitches throughout, continue as follows ~

 

 35th Row:            Work 23sts, cast off 6sts, work 40sts, cast off 6sts, work to end

 

 36th  Row:           Knit 23sts from the right front, 25sts from the first sleeve, 41sts from the back,  
                              25sts from  the second sleeve and 23sts from left front    (137 stitches)

 

 

Work the Yoke

 

 

1st Row:             K5, k2tog, k42, k2tog, k17, k2tog, k17, k2tog, knit to last 7sts, k2tog, k2 row   (132sts)

 

 2nd Row:               Knit

 

 3rd Row:  K1, k2tog, yfwd, k2 (for buttonhole), *(k2, k2tog), repeat from * to last 7sts, k7   (102sts)

 

 Knit 3 rows 

 

 7th Row:  K5, *(k2tog, k7), repeat from * to last 7sts, k2tog, k5                                       (91sts) 

 

 Knit 3 rows

 

 11th Row:  K8, *(k2tog, k7), repeat from * to last 2sts, k2                                                   (82sts) 

 

 Knit 3 rows

 

 15th Row:  K1, k2tog, yfwd, k2 (for buttonhole), k3, *(k2tog, k6), repeat from * to last 2sts, k2    (73sts) 

 

 Knit 3 rows

 

 19th Row:  K7, *(k2tog, k6), repeat from * to last 2sts, k2                                               (65sts)

 

 Knit 3 rows

 

 23rd  Row:  K7, *(k2tog, k6), repeat from * to last 2sts, k2                                              (58sts)

 

 Knit 3 rows

 

 27th Row:  K1, k2tog, yfwd, k2 (for buttonhole), knit to end of row 

 

 Knit 2 rows

 

 Cast off loosely

 

 

To Finish

 

 Join sleeve and underarm seams

 

 Darn away ends

 

 Sew on buttons

 

Add some pretty flowers ~ flower buttons, or crochet flowers or embroider them………have fun!

 
 

 
 
 
 
 


Monday, 7 July 2014

Top down baby cardigan with tiny bows

Tiny ribbon bows make this cute baby cardigan look really pretty
 
short sleeved top down with tiny bows
 
 
long sleeved top down with tiny bows
 


Newborn  DK Baby Jacket    Top down  –  with 4 buttons

 DK yarn
 
Tension/ Gauge:  22sts = 4” (10cm)
 
 
Made with 4mm needles ~ to fit a newborn baby

Width:             16”    (41cm)

Length:            8”       (20.5cm)

Sleeve seam:   4”      (10.5cm)

 


Made with 4.5mm needles  ~ to fit a 3month baby

Width:             17”    (43cm)

Length:            8”       (20.5cm)

Sleeve seam:   4 ½ ”  (11.5cm)
 
 

 
 
Cast on 67sts

 

Row 1              S1, *k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2

 

Row 2              S1, *p1, k1, rep from * to end

 

Row 3              S1, k1, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole) *p1,k1, rep from * to last st, k1

 

Row 4              S1, *p1, k1, rep from * to end

 

Row 5              S1, *k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2

 

Row 6              S1, *p1, k1, rep from * to end

 

Row 7              S1, k3, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k2, inc

                           in next st, k14, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st,

                           k4, inc in next st, k5

 

Row 8              S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

Row 9              S1, k3, inc in next st, k5, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k5, inc in next st, k5

 

Row 10            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

Row 11            S1, k3, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k5

 

Row 12            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

Row 13            S1, k3, inc in next st, k7, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k7, inc in next st, k5

 

Row 14            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

Row 15            S1, k12, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k14

 

Row 16            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

Row 17            S1, k12, inc in next st, k12, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k12, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k12, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k12, inc in next st, k14

 

Row 18            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

Row 19            S1, k12, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k14

 

Row 20            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

Row 21            S1, k1, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), k9, inc in next st, k16, inc in next st, k9,

                          inc in next st, k16, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k16, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k16, inc in next st, k14

 

Row 22            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

Row 23            S1, k12, inc in next st, k18, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k18, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k18, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k18, inc in next st, k14

 

Row 24            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

Row 25            S1, k12, inc in next st, k20, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k20, inc in next st, k14, inc in next st, k20, inc in next st, k9, inc in next st, k20, inc in next st, k14

 

Row 26            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

Row 27            S1, knit to end

 

Row 28            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

 

Divide Row:     S1, k25, slip next 31sts onto a spare needle, k41, slip next 31sts onto a spare needle, k26

 

Row 30            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5        (93sts)

 

Row 31            S1, knit to end

 

Row 32            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5       

 

Repeat last two rows 3 times more

 

Row 39            S1, k1, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end

 

Row 40            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts,

 

Row 41            S1, knit to end

 

Row 42            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5       

 

Repeat last two rows 6 times more

 

Row 55            S1, *k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2

 

Row 56            S1, *p1, k1, rep from * to end

 

Row 57            S1, k1, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole) *p1,k1, rep from * to last st, k1

 

Row 58            S1, *p1, k1, rep from * to end

 

Cast off in rib

 

 

 

Sleeves

 

With wrong side facing, rejoin yarn to 31sts of first sleeve

 

 Row 1              K1, purl to last st, k1

 

Row 2              Knit into front & back of first st,  knit to last st,  knit into front & back of last st

 

Row 3              S1, purl to last st, k1

 

Row 4               S1, knit to end of row

 

Row 5              S1, purl to last st, k1

 

Row 6              S1, k2tog, knit to last 3sts, k2tog, k1              (31sts)

 

Row 7              S1, purl to last st, k1

 

Row 8              S1, knit to end of row

 

Row 9              S1, purl to last st, k1

 

Repeat the last 4 rows three times more                              (25sts)

 

Next Row:         S1, knit to end of row

 

Next Row:        S1, purl to last st, k1

 

Next Row         S1, *k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2

 

Next Row         S1, *p1, k1, rep from * to end

 

Repeat the last 2 rows twice more

 

Cast off

 

Make the second sleeve in the same way

Sew up sleeve seams. Gather together underarms

Darn away ends

Sew on buttons and tiny ribbon bows

 
 
 
Short Sleeves

Using 4.5mm needles and with wrong side facing, rejoin yarn to 31sts of first sleeve

Rib 6 rows, or garter stitch 6 rows.

Cast off

 

Make the second sleeve in the same way
 

 
 
 
 You will find a similar design - but with one button only at ~

http://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/boy-or-girl-top-down-baby-jacket.html