Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Easy 2-needle toddler and child mittens - boy or girl

It's getting to that time of year again ~ when little fingers need mittens to keep them cosy.
 
These are so very simple. Knitted on 2 needles.
And perfect for boys or girls.
 
toddler's mittens - age 2-3
 
children's mittens - age 3-4



Toddler's Mittens      Age 2-3 years


Requirements:

DK yarn  (8ply)

4mm needles

 

Size:

Length:  5 1/2 "  (14cm)

Width:   5"  (12.5cm)  all around


Pattern:            

Make two mittens

 

CUFF

 

Using main colour, cast on 29sts

1st Row:            S1, * k1, p1, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2

2nd Row:            S1, * p1, k1, repeat from * to end

Repeat last 2 rows 5 times more

 

 

HAND

Join in contrast colour

1st Row:            Knit                 

2nd Row:            Purl - inc in the first and last stitches                              (31sts)

Cut off contrast colour and continue in main colour only

 

3rd Row:            Knit

4th Row:            and all following even rows – Purl

 

5th Row:            K14, inc in next 2 sts, k15                                              (33sts)

 

7th Row:            K14, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st, k15                        (35sts)

 

9th Row:            K14, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k15                        (37sts)

 

11th Row:           K14, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k15                        (39sts)

 

13th Row:           K14, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k15                        (41sts)

 

14th Row:           P26, turn

 

THUMB

 

K11, turn

 

Working on these centre 11sts only work a further 5 rows

 

K2tog, k2tog, k2tog, k2tog, k3tog

 

Cut off yarn leaving a tail. Draw a needle through these 5sts. Draw up tightly and fasten off.

 

TOP

 

With wrong side facing, rejoin yarn to last 15sts left on the needle, purl 15

 

Continue on 30sts, - work 4 rows

 

SHAPE TOP

 

1st Row:  S1, s1, k1, psso, k9, k2tog, k2, s1, k1, psso, k9, k2tog, k1

 

2nd Row: and all following even rows – Purl

 

3rd Row:  S1, s1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog, k2, s1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog, k1

 

5th Row:  S1, s1, k1, psso, k5, k2tog, k2, s1, k1, psso, k5, k2tog, k1

 

7th Row:  S1, s1, k1, psso, k3, k2tog, k2, s1, k1, psso, k3, k2tog, k1

 

8th Row: Cast off purlwise

Join the thumb seam, top and side seam. Darn away ends.
 
 
Child's Mittens        Age 3-4 years
 
 



Size:

Length:  6 1/2 "  (16.5 cm)

Width:   6 1/2 "  (16.5cm)  all around


Pattern:            
Make two mittens
 
CUFF
Cast on 35sts
 
 
1st Row:            S1, * k1, p1, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2
2nd Row:            S1, * p1, k1, repeat from * to end
Repeat last 2 rows 5 times more
 
 
HAND
Join in contrast colour
1st Row:            Knit                 
2nd Row:            Purl - inc in the first and last stitches                  (37sts)
Cut off contrast colour and continue in main colour only
 
3rd Row:            Knit
4th Row:            and all following even rows – Purl
           
5th Row:            K17, inc in next 2 sts, k18                                  (39sts)
7th Row:            K17, inc in next st, k2, inc in next st, k18            (41sts)
9th Row:            K17, inc in next st, k4, inc in next st, k18            (43sts)
11th Row:           K17, inc in next st, k6, inc in next st, k18            (45sts)
13th Row:           K17, inc in next st, k8, inc in next st, k18            (47sts)
15th Row:           K17, inc in next st, k10, inc in next st, k18          (49sts)
16th Row:           P31, turn
 
THUMB
 
K13, turn
Working on these centre 13sts only work a further 9 rows
K2tog 5 times, k3tog
Cut off yarn leaving a tail. Draw a needle through these 6sts. Draw up tightly and fasten off.
 
TOP
 
With wrong side facing, rejoin yarn to last 18sts left on the needle, purl 18
Continue on 36sts, - work 6 rows
 
SHAPE TOP
 
1st Row:            S1, s1, k1, psso, k12, k2tog, k2, s1, k1, psso, k12, k2tog, k1
2nd Row:            S1, purl to last st, k1
3rd Row:            S1, s1, k1, psso, k10, k2tog, k2, s1, k1, psso, k10, k2tog, k1
5th Row:            S1, s1, k1, psso, k8, k2tog, k2, s1, k1, psso, k8, k2tog, k1
7th Row:            S1, s1, k1, psso, k6, k2tog, k2, s1, k1, psso, k6, k2tog, k1
8th Row: Cast off purlwise
 
Join the thumb seam, top and side seam. Darn away ends.
 
 
 

 

 
 

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Max Baby Cardigan Jacket - with eyelet raglan detailing


Max

 

 


Max Baby Cardigan ~ with eyelet raglan detailing                 0 - 3months

 
 
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 three times more
 
Row 61         Knit
Row 62         Knit
Row 63         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 64         Knit
Row 65         Knit
Cast off
 
Long 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 into front & back of first st,  knit to last st,  knit into front & back of last st
Row 2           S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 3              S1, knit to end of row
Row 4              S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat last two rows until 4” (10cm) have been worked from armhole, ending after completing a wrong side row
With right side facing –
Knit 5 rows
Cast off
Make the second sleeve in the same way
Sew up sleeve seams. Gather together underarms
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons


Max Baby Cardigan ~ with eyelet raglan detailing                6 - 9 months




Size:
Width:           20"

Length:         11"

 
Tension: 

22sts = 4" (10cm)

 
Requires:

Around 70g of DK (8ply) yarn

6 buttons


 
Using DK yarn and 4mm needles ~

 
Cast on 75sts

 
Row 1           Knit
Row 2           Knit
Row 3            K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Rows 4          Knit
 
Row 5           K10, * kfb, k12, repeat from * to end             (80sts)
Row 6           K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 7           K15, yrn, k2, yrn, k8, yrn, k2, yrn, k26, yrn, k2, yrn, k8, yrn, k2, yrn, k15

Row 8           K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 9           K16, yrn, k2, yrn, k10, yrn, k2, yrn, k28, yrn, k2, yrn, k10, yrn, k2, yrn, k16

Row 10         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 11         K17, yrn, k2, yrn, k12, yrn, k2, yrn, k30, yrn, k2, yrn, k12, yrn, k2, yrn, k17

Row 12         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 13         K18, yrn, k2, yrn, k14, yrn, k2, yrn, k32, yrn, k2, yrn, k14, yrn, k2, yrn, k18

Row 14         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 15         K19, yrn, k2, yrn, k16, yrn, k2, yrn, k34, yrn, k2, yrn, k16, yrn, k2, yrn, k19

Row 16         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 17         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), K16, yrn, k2, yrn, k18, yrn, k2, yrn, k36, yrn, k2, yrn, k18, yrn, k2, yrn, k20

Row 18         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 19         K21, yrn, k2, yrn, k20, yrn, k2, yrn, k38, yrn, k2, yrn, k20, yrn, k2, yrn, k21

Row 20         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 21         K22, yrn, k2, yrn, k22, yrn, k2, yrn, k40, yrn, k2, yrn, k22, yrn, k2, yrn, k22

Row 22         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 23         K23, yrn, k2, yrn, k24, yrn, k2, yrn, k42, yrn, k2, yrn, k24, yrn, k2, yrn, k23

Row 24         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 25         K24, yrn, k2, yrn, k26, yrn, k2, yrn, k44, yrn, k2, yrn, k26, yrn, k2, yrn, k24

Row 26         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 27         K25, yrn, k2, yrn, k28, yrn, k2, yrn, k46, yrn, k2, yrn, k28, yrn, k2, yrn, k25

Row 28         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 29         K26, yrn, k2, yrn, k30, yrn, k2, yrn, k48, yrn, k2, yrn, k30, yrn, k2, yrn, k26
 
Row 30         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 31         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), k23, yrn, k2, yrn, k32, yrn, k2, yrn, k50, yrn, k2, yrn, k32, yrn, k2, yrn, k27    
             
Row 32         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 33         K28, yrn, k2, yrn, k34, yrn, k2, yrn, k52, yrn, k2, yrn, k34, yrn, k2, yrn, k28
Row 34         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 35         K30, slip next 38sts onto a stitch holder, k56, slip next 38sts onto a stitch holder, k30          

Row 36         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5       (116sts)  **
Row 37         Knit
Row 38         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Repeat last two rows 3 times more
Row 45         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 46         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 47         Knit
Row 48         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Repeat last two rows 5 times more
Row 59         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 60         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 61         Knit
Row 62         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Repeat last two rows 4 times more
Row 71         Knit
Row 72         Knit
Row 73         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 74         Knit
Row 75         Knit
Cast off
 
Sleeves

With right side facing, rejoin yarn to 38sts of first sleeve

Row 1              Knit into front & back of first st, knit to last st,  knit into front & back of last st
Row 2              S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 3               S1, knit to end of row
Row 4              S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 5               S1, knit to end of row
Row 6              S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 7               S1, k2tog, knit to last 3sts, k2tog, k1              (38sts)
Row 8              S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 9              S1, knit to end of row
Row 10            S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 11            S1, knit to end of row
Row 12            S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat the last 6 rows 5 times more                                                 (28sts)
Knit 5 rows
Cast off

Make the second sleeve in the same way
Sew up sleeve seams. Gather together underarms
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons




 
Max Baby Cardigan ~ with eyelet raglan detailing              9 - 12 months

 


Size:
Width:           22"

Length:         12 ½ "
 
 
Tension: 

22sts = 4" (10cm)

 

Requires:
 
DK (8ply) yarn

6 buttons

Using DK yarn and 4mm needles ~
 
Cast on 86sts          
 
Knit 4 rows
 
Row 5            K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row

Rows 6          Knit
 
Row 7           K12, * kfb, k11, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2            (92sts)
 
Row 8           K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 9           K17, yrn, k2, yrn, k10, yrn, k2, yrn, k30, yrn, k2, yrn, k10, yrn, k2, yrn, k17
 
Row 10         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 11         K18, yrn, k2, yrn, k12, yrn, k2, yrn, k32, yrn, k2, yrn, k12, yrn, k2, yrn, k18
 
Row 12         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 13         K19, yrn, k2, yrn, k14, yrn, k2, yrn, k34, yrn, k2, yrn, k14, yrn, k2, yrn, k19
 
Row 14         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 15         K20, yrn, k2, yrn, k16, yrn, k2, yrn, k36, yrn, k2, yrn, k16, yrn, k2, yrn, k20
 
Row 16         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 17         K21, yrn, k2, yrn, k18, yrn, k2, yrn, k38, yrn, k2, yrn, k18, yrn, k2, yrn, k21
 
Row 18         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 19         K22, yrn, k2, yrn, k20, yrn, k2, yrn, k40, yrn, k2, yrn, k20, yrn, k2, yrn, k22
 
Row 20         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 21         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), k19, yrn, k2, yrn, k22, yrn, k2, yrn, k42, yrn, k2, yrn, k22, yrn, k2, yrn, k23
 
Row 22         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 23         K24, yrn, k2, yrn, k24, yrn, k2, yrn, k44, yrn, k2, yrn, k24, yrn, k2, yrn, k24
 
Row 24         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 25         K25, yrn, k2, yrn, k26, yrn, k2, yrn, k46, yrn, k2, yrn, k26, yrn, k2, yrn, k25
 
Row 26         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 27         K26, yrn, k2, yrn, k28, yrn, k2, yrn, k48, yrn, k2, yrn, k28, yrn, k2, yrn, k26
 
Row 28         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 29         K27, yrn, k2, yrn, k30, yrn, k2, yrn, k50, yrn, k2, yrn, k30, yrn, k2, yrn, k27
Row 30         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 31         K28, yrn, k2, yrn, k32, yrn, k2, yrn, k52, yrn, k2, yrn, k32, yrn, k2, yrn, k28
Row 32         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 33         K29, yrn, k2, yrn, k34, yrn, k2, yrn, k54, yrn, k2, yrn, k34, yrn, k2, yrn, k29
Row 34         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
Row 35         K30, yrn, k2, yrn, k36, yrn, k2, yrn, k56, yrn, k2, yrn, k36, yrn, k2, yrn, k30          
Row 36         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 37         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), K27, yrn, k2, yrn, k38, yrn, k2, yrn, k58, yrn, k2, yrn, k38, yrn, k2, yrn, k31
 
Row 38         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 39         K33, slip next 42sts onto a stitch holder, k62, slip next 42sts onto a stitch holder, k33
Row 40         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5       (128sts)  **
Row 41         Knit
Row 42         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Repeat last two rows 5 times more
Row 53         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 54         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 55         Knit
Row 56         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Repeat last two rows 6 times more
Row 69         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Row 70         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5
Row 71         Knit
Row 72         K5, purl to last 5sts, k5

Repeat last two rows 5 times more
Row 83         Knit
Row 84         Knit
Row 85         K2, yrn, k2tog, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end of row
Knit 4 rows
Cast off
 
Sleeves
 
With right side facing, rejoin yarn to 42sts of first sleeve
Row 1              Knit into front & back of first st, knit to last st,  knit into front & back of last st
Row 2              S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 3               S1, knit to end of row
Row 4              S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 5               S1, knit to end of row
Row 6              S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 7               S1, knit to end of row
Row 8              S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 9              S1, k2tog, knit to last 3sts, k2tog, k1                       (42sts)
Row 10            S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 11            S1, knit to end of row
Row 12            S1, purl to last st, k
Row 13            S1, knit to end of row
Row 14            S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 15            S1, knit to end of row
Row 16            S1, purl to last st, k1
Repeat the last 8 rows 4 times more                                                 (34sts)
Knit 7 rows
Cast off
 
Make the second sleeve in the same way
Sew up sleeve seams. Gather together underarm
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons


 
 
 
You will find a cute version with cabled fronts here ~   http://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/max-baby-cardigan.html