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 ~  







Saturday, 23 August 2014

Cabled Baby & Toddler Hats

 
This is the cutest little cabled baby hat!
 
 
cabled baby hat
 








Cabled Baby Hat               

Size:                0 – 6 months



Width:             6 “ (15cm)   12” (30cm) all around when stretched out

 

Height:           6 “ (15cm)

 

 

Requirements

 

DK yarn ~ 20g

4mm needles

Cable needle

 

 

Pattern

 

Cast on 67sts

 

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

 

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

 

Repeat these 2 rows 4 times more

 

11th Row:       S1, k1, * p2, k4, p2, k3, repeat from * to last 10sts, p2, k4, p2, k2

12th Row        S1, p1, * k2, p4, k2, p3, repeat from * to last 10sts, k2, p4, k2, p1, k1

Repeat last 2 rows once more 

**15th Row     S1, k1, * p2, c4f, p2, k3, repeat from * to last 10sts, p2, c4f, p2, k2

16th Row        S1, p1, * k2, p4, k2, p3, repeat from * to last 10sts, k2, p4, k2, p1, k1

17th Row:       S1, k1, * p2, k4, p2, k3, repeat from * to last 10sts, p2, k4, p2, k2

18th Row        S1, p1, * k2, p4, k2, p3, repeat from * to last 10sts, k2, p4, k2, p1, k1

Repeat last 2 rows twice more ***

Repeat from ** to *** three times more

39th Row        S1, k1, * p2, c4f, p2, k3, repeat from * to last 10sts, p2, c4f, p2, k2

40th Row        S1, p1, * k2, p4, k2, p3, repeat from * to last 10sts, k2, p4, k2, p1, k1

41st Row:       S1, k1, * p2tog, k4, p2tog, k3, repeat from * to last 10sts, p2tog, k4, p2tog, k2

42nd Row       S1, p1, * k1, p4, k1, p3, repeat from * to last 8sts, k1, p4, k1, p1, k1

43rd Row:       S1, k1, p1, * s1, k1, psso, k2tog, p1, s1, k2tog, psso, p1, repeat from * to last 7sts, s1, k1, psso, k2tog, p1, k2

44th Row        S1, p1, * k1, p2tog, k1, p1, repeat from * to last st, k1

45th Row        K2tog across row to last st, k1

46th Row        P2tog across row

Cut yarn (leaving a long ‘tail’ to use for sewing up), draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly.
Sew up the seam.  Darn away ends.

 
 
 

Cabled Baby Hat               

Size:               6 – 12 months





Width:             7 ½ “ (19cm)   15” (38cm) all around when stretched out
 

Height:           7 ½ “ (19cm)

 

 

Requirements

 

DK yarn ~

4mm needles

Cable needle

 

 

Pattern

 

Cast on 77sts

 

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

 

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

 

Repeat these 2 rows 5 times more, inc one st at end of last row                     78sts

 

13th Row:       S1, k1, * p2, k4, p2, k3, repeat from * to last 10sts, p2, k4, p2, k2

14th Row        S1, p1, * k2, p4, k2, p3, repeat from * to last 10sts, k2, p4, k2, p1, k1

Repeat last 2 rows once more 

**17th Row     S1, k1, * p2, c4f, p2, k3, repeat from * to last 10sts, p2, c4f, p2, k2

18th Row        S1, p1, * k2, p4, k2, p3, repeat from * to last 10sts, k2, p4, k2, p1, k1

19th Row        S1, k1, * p2, k4, p2, k3, repeat from * to last 10sts, p2, k4, p2, k2

20th Row        S1, p1, * k2, p4, k2, p3, repeat from * to last 10sts, k2, p4, k2, p1, k1

Repeat last 2 rows twice more ***

Repeat from ** to *** three times more

49th Row        S1, k1, * p2, c4f, p2, k3, repeat from * to last 10sts, p2, c4f, p2, k2

50th Row        S1, p1, * k2, p4, k2, p3, repeat from * to last 10sts, k2, p4, k2, p1, k1

51st Row        S1, k1, * p2tog, k4, p2tog, k3, repeat from * to last 10sts, p2tog, k4, p2tog, k2

52nd Row       S1, p1, * k1, p4, k1, p3, repeat from * to last 8sts, k1, p4, k1, p1, k1

53rd Row        S1, k1, p1, * s1, k1, psso, k2tog, p1, s1, k2tog, psso, p1, repeat from * to last 7sts, s1, k1, psso, k2tog, p1, k2

54th Row        S1, p1, * k1, p2tog, k1, p1, repeat from * to last st, k1

55th Row        K2tog across row to last st, k1

56th Row        P2tog across row

Cut yarn (leaving a long ‘tail’ to use for sewing up), draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly.
Sew up the seam.  Darn away ends.
 
 

Cabled Toddler Hat         
 
            
Size:               1 - 3 years


Width:             8 “ (20.5cm)   16” (41cm) all around when stretched out

 
Height:           8 “ (20.5cm)
 
 
Requirements
 
DK yarn ~
4mm needles
Cable needle
 
 
Pattern
 
Cast on 89sts
 
1st Row:          S1, *k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2
 
2nd Row:         S1, *p1, k1, rep from * to end
 
Repeat these 2 rows 5 times more
 
13th Row:       S1, k1, * p2, k4, p2, k3, repeat from * to last 10sts, p2, k4, p2, k2
14th Row        S1, p1, * k2, p4, k2, p3, repeat from * to last 10sts, k2, p4, k2, p1, k1
Repeat last 2 rows once more 
**17th Row     S1, k1, * p2, c4f, p2, k3, repeat from * to last 10sts, p2, c4f, p2, k2
18th Row        S1, p1, * k2, p4, k2, p3, repeat from * to last 10sts, k2, p4, k2, p1, k1
19th Row        S1, k1, * p2, k4, p2, k3, repeat from * to last 10sts, p2, k4, p2, k2
20th Row        S1, p1, * k2, p4, k2, p3, repeat from * to last 10sts, k2, p4, k2, p1, k1
Repeat last 2 rows twice more ***
Repeat from ** to *** four times more
57th Row        S1, k1, * p2, c4f, p2, k3, repeat from * to last 10sts, p2, c4f, p2, k2
58th Row        S1, p1, * k2, p4, k2, p3, repeat from * to last 10sts, k2, p4, k2, p1, k1
59th Row        S1, k1, * p2tog, k4, p2tog, k3, repeat from * to last 10sts, p2tog, k4, p2tog, k2
60th Row        S1, p1, * k1, p4, k1, p3, repeat from * to last 8sts, k1, p4, k1, p1, k1
61st Row        S1, k1, p1, * s1, k1, psso, k2tog, p1, s1, k2tog, psso, p1, repeat from * to last 7sts, s1, k1, psso, k2tog, p1, k2
62nd Row       S1, p1, * k1, p2tog, k1, p1, repeat from * to last st, k1
63rd Row        K2tog across row to last st, k1
64th Row        P2tog across row
Cut yarn (leaving a long ‘tail’ to use for sewing up), draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly.
Sew up the seam.  Darn away ends.


 
 



 
 
 

 You will find a matching baby cardigan jacket here ~

http://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/max-baby-cardigan.html