Friday, 30 January 2015

Babbity Baby Jacket



Babbity Baby Jacket



Bee baw babbity,
Babbity, babbity.

Bee baw babbity,

A lassie or a wee laddie?


Bee baw babbity is a very old Glasgow street song (kissing game).
Lassie = girl
Laddie = boy

 
Babbity Baby Jacket

Size:        18" chest (46cm)
Length:    9" (23cm)

Using DK yarn and 4mm needles ~

Cast on 64sts

 

Rows 1 & 2     Knit
Row 3            K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Rows 4,5 & 6  Knit


Row 7           K11, kfb, k1, kfb, k5, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k5, kfb, k1, kfb, k12

Row 8           Knit

Row 9           K12, kfb, k1, kfb, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k13

Row 10         Knit

 

Row 11         K13, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k14

Row 12         Knit

 

Row 13         K14, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k15

Row 14         Knit

 

Row 15         K15, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k16

Row 16         Knit

 

Row 17         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), K12, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k17

Row 18         Knit

 

Row 19         K17, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k18

Row 20         Knit

 

Row 21         K18, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k19

Row 22         Knit

 

Row 23         K19, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k35, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k20

Row 24         Knit

 

Row 25         K20, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k37, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k21

Row 26         Knit

 

Row 27         K21, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k39, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k22

Row 28         Knit

 

Row 29         K22, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k41, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k23

Row 30         Knit

 

Row 31         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole ), K19, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k43, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k24

Row 32         Knit

 

 

Row 33         K26, slip next 34sts onto a stitch holder, k48, slip next 34sts onto a stitch holder, k26          

Rows 34        Knit              (100sts) 

 

Row35          Knit

Row36          Knit      

 

Row 37         Knit

Row 38         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

 

Repeat last two rows 14 times more

Knit 9 rows

Cast off

 

Sleeves ~ Both Alike

 

Put the 34sts, left on a stitch holder, back on to a knitting needle.  Rejoin yarn.

With right side facing –

 

Knit 8 rows

 

Row 9           K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog

Knit 7 rows

 

Repeat the last 8 rows 3 times more         (26sts)

 

 

Next Row      Knit 

Cast off knitwise

 

Make the second sleeve in the same way

Sew up sleeve seams. Gather together underarms

Darn away ends

Sew on buttons



 


 

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Meadow Sweet Baby Dress

Hope you love this little baby dress as much as I do!
 
Meadow Sweet  Baby Dress
 


Meadow Sweet Baby Dress                    
To fit a baby of around 3 months
DK (8ply) yarn                    90g
4mm needles
2 small buttons
 
Cast on 68sts
1st Row:                S1, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k9
2nd Row:               S1, knit to end
3rd Row:               S1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), k6, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k10
4th Row:                S1, knit to end
5th Row:                S1, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k11
6th Row:                S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
7th Row:                S1, k10, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k12
8th Row:                S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
9th Row:                S1, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k13
10th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
11th Row:             S1, k12, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k14
12th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
13th Row:             S1, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k15
14th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
15th Row:             S1, k14, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k16
16th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
17th Row:             S1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k17
18th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
19th Row:             S1, k16, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k35, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k18
20th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
21st Row:              S1, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k37, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k19
22nd Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
23rd Row:             S1, k18, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k39, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k20
24th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
25th Row:             S1, knit to end                                                                   (164sts)
26th Row:             S1, k2, p20, k36, p46, k36, p20, k3                                             
Repeat last 2 rows once more
29th Row:             S1, knit to end      
30th Row:             S1, k2, p20, cast off 36sts knitwise, p45, cast off 36sts knitwise, p19, k3  
31st Row:              S1, knit across row           (23sts for back, 46sts for front, 23sts for back = 92sts)
32nd Row;             P3tog, purl to last 3sts, p3tog                                      (88sts)
33rd Row:             S1, *(kfb, k1) repeat from * to last st, kfb             (132sts)
34th Row:             S1, purl to last st, k1
 
35th Row:             S1, knit to end
36th Row:             S1, purl to last st, k1
37th Row:             *K2tog, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k2tog, repeat from * to end.
35th Row:             S1, knit to end
These 4 rows form the pattern for the skirt.
Repeat the last 4rows until the dress is the length desired
 (finish after a 4th pattern row)
Knit 3 rows
Cast off knitwise - loosely – (if you find it difficult to do this - use a larger size needle)
 
Sew up the back seam
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons
 
Add a little crochet flower if desired
 
 
 
Meadow Sweet is a herbaceous perennial shrub.
In 1597, botanist John Gerard noted that the smell of meadowsweet “delighteth the senses.”
 
 
 

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Starting Out Knitted Baby Dress

So many of you liked my little crochet dress ~ and asked for a knitted version.
 
Well ...... I wouldn't want to disappoint!


Starting Out - Knitted Baby Dress 6 - 9 months
 
 I called this design 'Starting Out' because I thought that a simple basic pattern could be a place to start ..... and easily adapted in a variety of ways. 
 

Starting Out - Knitted Baby Dress  3 months
 
 
Why not add a picot edging?
 
Or a fancy or lacy stitch for the 'skirt' part of the dress?
 
Maybe a ribbon tie?
 
Over to you ............... 
 
 
Starting Out Knitted Baby Dress                     3 months
DK (8ply) yarn                    80g
4mm needles
2 small buttons
 
Cast on 68sts
1st Row:                S1, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k9
2nd Row:               S1, knit to end
3rd Row:               S1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), k6, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k10
4th Row:                S1, knit to end
5th Row:                S1, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k11
6th Row:                S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
7th Row:                S1, k10, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k12
8th Row:                S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
9th Row:                S1, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k13
10th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
11th Row:             S1, k12, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k14
12th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
13th Row:             S1, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k15
14th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
15th Row:             S1, k14, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k16
16th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
17th Row:             S1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k17
18th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
19th Row:             S1, k16, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k35, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k18
20th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
21st Row:              S1, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k37, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k19
22nd Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
23rd Row:             S1, k18, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k39, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k20
24th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
25th Row:             S1, knit to end                                                                   (164sts)
26th Row:             S1, k2, p20, k36, p46, k36, p20, k3                                             
Repeat last 2 rows once more
29th Row:             S1, knit to end      
30th Row:             S1, k2, p20, cast off 36sts knitwise, p45, cast off 36sts knitwise, p19, k3  
31st Row:              S1, knit across row           (23sts for back, 46sts for front, 23sts for back = 92sts)

(If you knit using a circular needle - knit the rest of this dress in rounds.)

If you knit using straight needles - continue working flat - and join the skirt with a seam
32nd Row:             P3tog, purl to last 3sts, p3tog                                                  (88sts)
 
33rd Row:             S1, *(kfb, k1) repeat from * to last st, k1                               (131sts)
34th Row:             S1, purl to last st, k1
35th Row;             S1, knit to end
36th Row:             S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat the last 2rows until the dress is 1¼ ” (3cm) less than the overall length desired
Knit 11 rows
Cast off knitwise - loosely – (if you find it difficult to do this - use a larger size needle)
 
Sew up the back seam if required
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons
 
 
 
Starting Out Knitted Baby Dress                     6 - 9 months
DK (8ply) yarn                    100g
4mm needles
2 small buttons
 
Cast on 84sts
1st Row:                S1, k10, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k12
2nd Row:               S1, knit to end
3rd Row:               S1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k13
4th Row:                S1, knit to end
5th Row:                S1, k12, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k14
6th Row:                S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
7th Row:                S1, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k15
8th Row:                S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
9th Row:                S1, k14, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k16
10th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
11th Row:             S1, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k17
12th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
13th Row:             S1, k16, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k35, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k18
14th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
15th Row:             S1, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k37, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k19
16th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
17th Row:             S1, yrn, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), k16, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k39, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k20
18th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
19th Row:             S1, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k41, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k21
20th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
21st Row:              S1, k20, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k43, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k22
22nd Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
23rd Row:             S1, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k35, kfb, k1, kfb, k45, kfb, k1, kfb, k35, kfb, k1, kfb, k23
24th Row:             S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
25th Row:             S1, knit to end                                                                   (180sts)
26th Row:             S1, k2, p23, k38, p52, k38, p23, k3
Repeat last 2 rows once more
29th Row:             S1, knit to end      
30th Row:             S1, k2, p23, cast off 38sts knitwise, p51, cast off 38sts knitwise, p22, k3  
31st Row:              S1, knit across row           (26sts for back, 52sts for front, 26sts for back = 104sts)

(If you knit using a circular needle - knit the rest of this dress in rounds.)

If you knit using straight needles - continue working flat - and join the skirt with a seam
32nd Row:             P3tog, purl to last 3sts, p3tog                                                  (100sts)
33rd Row:             S1, *(kfb, k1) repeat from * to last st, k1                               (149sts)
34th Row:             S1, purl to last st, k1
35th Row;             S1, knit to end
36th Row:             S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat the last 2rows until the dress is 1¼ ” (3cm) less than the overall length desired
Knit 11 rows
Cast off knitwise - loosely – (if you find it difficult to do this - use a larger size needle)
 
Sew up the back seam if required
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons
 
 





 
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