Saturday, 13 September 2014

Ruffled Rosie



Ruffled Rosie
Ruffled Rosie



Ruffled Rosie                        3months




Size:
Width:   17"- 18"
Length:     10"

Tension: 
22sts = 4" (10cm)
 
Requires:
Around 56g of DK (8ply) yarn
6 buttons

Worked top down
 
 
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      Knit
Row 6             K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 7           K12, yrn, k2, yrn, k6, yrn, k2, yrn, k20, yrn, k2, yrn, k6, yrn, k2, yrn, k12

Row 8           K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 9           K13, yrn, k2, yrn, k8, yrn, k2, yrn, k22, yrn, k2, yrn, k8, yrn, k2, yrn, k13

Row 10         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 11         K14, yrn, k2, yrn, k10, yrn, k2, yrn, k24, yrn, k2, yrn, k10, yrn, k2, yrn, k14

Row 12         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 13         K15, yrn, k2, yrn, k12, yrn, k2, yrn, k26, yrn, k2, yrn, k12, yrn, k2, yrn, k15

Row 14         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 15         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), K12, yrn, k2, yrn, k14, yrn, k2, yrn, k28, yrn, k2, yrn, k14, yrn, k2, yrn, k16

Row 16         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 17         K17, yrn, k2, yrn, k16, yrn, k2, yrn, k30, yrn, k2, yrn, k16, yrn, k2, yrn, k17

Row 18         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 19         K18, yrn, k2, yrn, k18, yrn, k2, yrn, k32, yrn, k2, yrn, k18, yrn, k2, yrn, k18

Row 20         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 21         K19, yrn, k2, yrn, k20, yrn, k2, yrn, k34, yrn, k2, yrn, k20, yrn, k2, yrn, k19

Row 22         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 23         K20, yrn, k2, yrn, k22, yrn, k2, yrn, k36, yrn, k2, yrn, k22, yrn, k2, yrn, k20

Row 24         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 25         K21, yrn, k2, yrn, k24, yrn, k2, yrn, k38, yrn, k2, yrn, k24, yrn, k2, yrn, k21

Row 26         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 27         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), k18, yrn, k2, yrn, k26, yrn, k2, yrn, k40, yrn, k2, yrn, k26, yrn, k2, yrn, k22                 

Row 28         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

Row 29         K24, slip next 30sts onto a stitch holder, k44, slip next 30sts onto a stitch holder, k24          

Row 30         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                 (92sts)

 

Row 31         Knit

Row 32         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

 

Repeat last two rows 3 times more

Row 39         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row

Row 40         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

 

Row 41         Knit

Row 42         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

 

Repeat last two rows 4 times more

Row 51         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row

Row 52         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4       **

 

Row 53         Knit

Row 54         K4, purl to last 4sts, k4

 

Repeat last two rows 3 times more

Row 61         Knit

Row 62         Knit

Row 63         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit into front & back of every stitch across row until last 5sts, k5

Row 64         Knit

 

Row 65         K4, knit into front & back of every stitch across row until last 5sts, k5

Cast off.

 

 

Short Sleeves ~ Both Alike

 

Put the 30sts, left on a stitch holder, back on to a knitting needle. Rejoin yarn.

With right side facing –

Row 1           Knit

Row 2           Purl

Repeat last two rows twice more

Row 7           Knit

Row 8           Knit

Row 9           K4, knit into front & back of every stitch across row until last 5sts, k5

Row 10         Knit

Row 11         K4, knit into front & back of every stitch across row until last 5sts, k5

 

Cast off

Sew up sleeve seams.  Darn away ends.  Sew on buttons
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Bibi - Baby Gilet

Sweet little baby girl's gilet ~

Bibi - Baby Girl's Gilet
 
 

Bibi - Baby Girl’s Gilet          

DK yarn

4mm needles

 

Age:       6months

Width:                  20”

Length:                 10”

 

Back & Fronts ~

Cast on 101sts

Knit 3 rows

4th Row               S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

5th Row                 S1, k4, * k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, s1, k1, psso, k1, repeat from * to last 5sts, k5

6th Row                 S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

7th Row                 S1, k4, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1, k1, psso, repeat from * to last 5sts, k5

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

9th Row                 S1, knit to end of row

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

Repeat 5th – 10th rows 4 times more

Repeat 5th – 9th rows once more

40th Row             S1, k4,  p14,  k14, p35, k14, p14, k5           
41st Row               S1, knit to end of row
42nd  Row             S1, k4, p14, k3, cast off 8sts, k2, p35, k3,  cast off 8sts, k2, p14, k5

Continue on the first 22sts only (for the first front) ~

43rd Row              S1, knit to end of row

44th Row               S1, k2, purl to last 5sts, k5

45th Row               S1, k4, s1, k1, psso, knit to end

46th Row               S1, k2, purl to last 5sts, k5

Repeat last 4 rows 7 times more

75th Row               S1, knit to end of row

76th Row               S1, k2, purl to last 5sts, k5

77th Row               S1, knit to end of row

Cast off

Rejoin yarn to 41sts for the back  ~

Next Row            Knit

Next Row            S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3

Next Row            S1, knit to end of row

Next Row            S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3

Repeat the last 2 rows 14 times more

Next Row            S1, knit to end of row

Next Row            S1, k2, p5, knit to last 8sts, p5, k3

Next Row            S1, knit to end of row

Cast off

Rejoin yarn to remaining 22sts (for the second front)  ~

43rd Row              Knit to end of row

44th Row               S1, k4, purl to last 3sts, k3

45th Row               S1, knit to last 7sts, k2tog, k5

46th Row               S1, k4, purl to last 3sts, k3

47th Row               S1, knit to end of row

48th Row               S1, k4, purl to last 3sts, k3

Repeat last 4 rows 7 times more

77th Row               S1, knit to end of row

Cast off

Sew shoulder seams. Darn away ends

 

 Bibi - Baby Girl’s Gilet  

 
Age:       12months

Width:                  23”

Length:                 12 ”

 

Back & Fronts ~

Cast on 122sts

Knit 3 rows

4th Row               S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

5th Row                 S1, k4, * k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, s1, k1, psso, k1, repeat from * to last 5sts, k5

6th Row                 S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

7th Row                 S1, k4, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1, k1, psso, repeat from * to last 5sts, k5

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

9th Row                 S1, knit to end of row

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

Repeat 5th – 10th rows 5 times more

Repeat 5th – 9th rows once more

46th Row             S1, k4, p19, k14, p46, k14, p19, k5          

47th  Row              S1, knit to end of row

48th Row               S1, k4, p19, k3, cast off 8sts, k2, p46, k3,  cast off 8sts, k2, p19, k5

Continue on the first 27sts only (for the first front) ~

49th Row               S1, knit to end of row

50th Row               S1, k2, purl to last 5sts, k5

51st Row               S1, k4, s1, k1, psso, knit to end

52nd Row              S1, k2, purl to last 5sts, k5

Repeat last 4 rows 10 times more                                            

93rd Row              S1, knit to end of row

Cast off

Rejoin yarn to 52sts for the back  ~

Next Row            Knit

Next Row            S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3

Next Row            S1, knit to end of row

Next Row            S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3

Repeat the last 2 rows 19 times more

Next Row            S1, knit to end of row

Next Row            S1, knit to end of row

Next Row            S1, knit to end of row

Cast off

Rejoin yarn to remaining 27sts (for the second front)  ~

49th  Row              Knit to end of row

50th Row               S1, k4, purl to last 3sts, k3

51st Row               S1, knit to last 7sts, k2tog, k5

52nd Row              S1, k4, purl to last 3sts, k3

53rd Row              S1, knit to end of row

54th Row               S1, k4, purl to last 3sts, k3

Repeat last 4 rows 9 times more

91st Row               S1, knit to last 7sts, k2tog, k5

92nd Row              S1, k4, purl to last 3sts, k3

93rd Row              S1, knit to end of row

Cast off

Sew shoulder seams. Darn away ends


 
 

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Little hat for Evie

I made a little crochet baby hat for baby Evie........

 



But - I enjoyed making it so much, I just couldn't stop ....... !




 
 
 
Evie's Crochet Baby Hat            0 – 3 months
 
Requirements:

DK yarn

4mm crochet hook


 
Pattern:
This pattern is written in UK terminology      


tc = treble crochet        dc = double crochet


 
Worked in the round


Chain 3,  join with a slip stitch into a ring.


Round 1:   ch2, make 9tc into ring, slip stitch to join. (10sts)


Round 2:   ch2 then 1tc in same stitch as ch2, 2tc in each stitch all around, join with slip stitch. (20sts)


Round 3:   ch2  then1 tc in same stitch as ch2,  * 1tc in next stitch, 2tc in next stitch repeat from * all around,  join with slip stitch. (30sts)


Round 4:   ch2  then1 tc in same stitch as ch2,  * 1tc in next stitch, 1tc in next stitch , 2tc in next stitch repeat from * all around,  join with slip stitch. (40sts)


Round 5:   Ch 2, tc in each stitch all around, join with slip stitch. (40sts)


Rounds 6- 12:    Repeat round 5, inc one st on every round


Using Contrasting colour ~


Ch 2, tc in each stitch all around, join with slip stitch.


Fasten off.  Weave in ends.  Add a pretty crochet flower
 


 


Sunday, 24 August 2014

Marianna's Famous Top-Down ~ with Sleeves


 



 
 

Thousands of knitters have enjoyed making my now famous
'All-in-One Baby Top'.
I see them everywhere on the net.
 
Each one is a little different ~ depending on the yarn used, additional fancy stitches or edgings, and the buttons and trimmings ~ and each and every one of them looks so cute!
It has been my most popular pattern ever.
 
I have been asked many times for a version with sleeves. I know several people have adapted the pattern - but somehow I just didn't think they looked so cute with sleeves. I have tried over and over to make a pattern I was happy with - and at last my perseverance paid off!
 
I love the way this looks.     Yipee.........      Hope you all like it too?
 
Can't wait to see the first one made from my new instructions.
 
 
 
Marianna’s Top-Down with Long Sleeves                        0 – 3 months

 

Yarn    any DK  (tension 22sts over 4”/10cm)       

Needles  – 4mm throughout

Requires 3 small buttons

Worked from the neck downwards

Tips:

·         yfwd – yarn forward seems to be a very UK term – you may know this as yo (yarn over) or yrn (yarn round needle). This makes the buttonholes and also the little eyelet holes on the yoke and at the lower edge

·         m1 (make 1) on row 31 – I do this by knitting into the front & back of a stitch – some knitters pick up the bar of yarn from the previous row – either way will be OK
 
·         if you are making this for a girl you may prefer to make the buttonholes at the end of the row
 

 

Cast on 57sts
Rows 1 & 2              Knit
Row 3                     K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Rows 4 & 5              Knit
Row 6                     K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 7                     Knit
Row 8                     K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 9                     K8, *(yfwd, k1, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts,k4                75sts
Row 10                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 11                   Knit
Row 12                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 13                   K8, *(yfwd, k3, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts, k4               93sts
Row 14                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 15                   K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Rows 16                  K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 17                   K8, *(yfwd, k5, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts, k4              111sts
Rows 18, 19, 20       As rows 10, 11, 12   
Row 21                   K8, *(yfwd, k7, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts, k4              129sts
Rows 22, 23, 24       As rows 10, 11, 12   
Row 25                   K8, *(yfwd, k9, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts, k4              147sts
Row 26                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 27                   K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 28                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 29              K23, cast off 2sts, k25, cast off 2sts, k40, cast off 2sts, k25, cast off 2sts, k22
Row 30                    K4, purl 19sts (the front) - slip next 26sts onto a stitch holder for a sleeve -  purl 41sts (the back) -  slip next 26sts onto a stitch holder for a sleeve  -  purl 19sts, k4 (the front)           87sts                                      
 
Continue on these 87sts - (you will complete the sleeves later)
Row 31                   K4, k2, m1, *(k3, m1), repeat from * to last k6sts, m1, k6
Row 32                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                                        113sts
Row 33                   Knit
Row 34                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat last 2 rows 11 times more
Row 57                   K4, * k1, s1, k1, psso, yfrd, rep from * to last 7sts, k1, s1, k1, psso, k4
Row 58                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 59                   Knit
Row 60                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Knit 5 rows
Cast off loosely                 

Long Sleeves ~ Both Alike
 
Put 26sts, left on a stitch holder for a sleeve, back on to a knitting needle. Rejoin yarn.
With wrong side facing –
 
Row 1           Cast on 2sts, purl to end, cast on 2sts                                    30sts
Row 2           S1, knit to end
Row 3              S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat last two rows until 3” (7.5cm) have been worked from armhole, ending after completing a wrong side row
With right side facing –
Next row       K1, *s1, k1, psso, yfwd, k1, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2tog
Next Row      S1, purl to last st, k1
Next Row         S1, knit to end
Next Row         S1, purl to last st, k1
Knit 5 rows
Cast off
 
Make the second sleeve in the same way
Sew up sleeve and underarm seams
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons

Variation ~ with ribbed borders   


instead of knitting 5 rows at the neck and lower edges of the body & sleeve - rib them instead
 
 
Marianna’s Top-Down with Short Sleeves                        0 – 3 months
 

 


Yarn    any DK  (tension 22sts over 4”/10cm)       

Needles  – 4mm throughout

Requires 3 small buttons

Worked from the neck downwards

Tips:

·         yfwd – yarn forward seems to be a very UK term – you may know this as yo (yarn over) or yrn (yarn round needle). This makes the buttonholes and also the little eyelet holes on the yoke and at the lower edge

·         m1 (make 1) on row 31 – I do this by knitting into the front & back of a stitch – some knitters pick up the bar of yarn from the previous row – either way will be OK
 
·         if you are making this for a girl you may prefer to make the buttonholes at the end of the row


Cast on 57sts
Rows 1 & 2              Knit
Row 3                     K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Rows 4 & 5              Knit
Row 6                     K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 7                     Knit
Row 8                     K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 9                     K8, *(yfwd, k1, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts,k4                75sts
Row 10                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 11                   Knit
Row 12                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 13                   K8, *(yfwd, k3, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts, k4               93sts

Row 14                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 15                   K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Rows 16                  K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 17                   K8, *(yfwd, k5, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts, k4              111sts
Rows 18, 19, 20       As rows 10, 11, 12   

Row 21                   K8, *(yfwd, k7, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts, k4               129sts
Rows 22, 23, 24       As rows 10, 11, 12   

Row 25                   K8, *(yfwd, k9, yfwd, k4) rep from * to last 4sts, k4               147sts
Row 26                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 27                   K2, yfwd, k2tog (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row

Row 28                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 29              K23, cast off 2sts, k25, cast off 2sts, k40, cast off 2sts, k25, cast off 2sts, k22


Row 30                    K4, purl 19sts (the front) - slip next 26sts onto a stitch holder for a sleeve -  purl 41sts (the back) -  slip next 26sts onto a stitch holder for a sleeve  -  purl 19sts, k4 (the front)           87sts                                      

 

Continue on these 87sts - (you will complete the sleeves later)
Row 31                   K4, k2, m1, *(k3, m1), repeat from * to last k6sts, m1, k6
Row 32                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4                                                        113sts
Row 33                   Knit
Row 34                   K4, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat last 2 rows 13 times more
Knit 5 rows
Cast off loosely                          
 
Short Sleeves ~ Both Alike
 
Put 26sts, left on a stitch holder for a sleeve, back on to a knitting needle. Rejoin yarn.
With wrong side facing –
Row 1           Cast on 2sts, purl to end, cast on 2sts                                    30sts
Row 2           S1, knit to end
Row 3           S1, purl to last st, k1
Knit 5 rows
Cast off
Make the second sleeve in the same way
Sew up sleeve and underarm seams
 
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons
 
 
 
 
You will find instructions for the original sleeveless version here ~
 
 


 

You will find instructions for the matching hat here ~