Thursday, 29 May 2014

Melika self-patterning yarn baby vest top

Melika

 
Melika Baby Vest Top
 
 
There are so many very pretty self-patterning yarns available now.
 
It means that you can make lovely garments without having to use lacy or complicated stitches.
I love to use stitches that I haven't done before - but sometimes there is satisfaction in doing simple plain stocking stitch.
 
It's important to choose a nice design shape that you like ~ that way you will be happy with the results.
 
This cute little baby vest top is knitted all in one piece and there are no seams
- perfect for those who hate sewing up!
 

 This pattern design is dedicated to Sandy in Texas :)

 

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/melika-self-patterning-yarn-baby-vest-top

 
Melika Vest Top for self-patterning yarn
 


Small  Size ~  To fit a baby of around 6months
 

To fit Chest ~ 20" (51cm)  

 


Length ~ 11 " (28cm)

 

 

Requirements ~

 

Yarn ~ 60g DK yarn
 
Needles ~ 4mm
 
6 pretty buttons


Instructions ~
 
This design begins at the lower front edge.


Cast on 41sts
1st Row:  S1, k5, * p1, k1, repeat from * to last 5sts, k5
2nd Row:  S1, k4, * p1, k1, repeat from * to last 4sts, k4
3rd Row:  S1, k5, * p1, k1, repeat from * to last 5sts, k5
4th Row:  Buttonhole row – S1, k1, yon, k2tog, k1, * p1, k1 repeat from * to last 4sts, k2tog, yon, k2
Repeat 1st & 2nd rows
7th Row: S1, k to end
8th Row:  S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
Repeat the last 2 rows 3 times more
15th Row:  S1, k to end
16th Row:  Buttonhole row – S1, k1, yon, k2tog, k1, * purl to last 5sts, k1, k2tog, yon, k2
Repeat 7th & 8th rows 5 times
27th Row:  S1, k to end
28th Row:  Buttonhole row – S1, k1, yon, k2tog, k1, * purl to last 5sts, k1, k2tog, yon, k2
Repeat 7th & 8th rows three times
35th Row:  S1, k to end
36th Row:  S1, k4, p10, k11, p10, k6
Repeat last 2 rows twice more
41st Row:  S1, k20, turn  (continue on these 21sts only)
42nd Row: S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
43rd Row:  S1, k to end
44th Row:  S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
Repeat last 2 rows 16 times more
77th  Row: S1, k to end
Cut off yarn
 
Rejoin yarn to remaining 21sts and work on these stitches only ~
1st Row:  K2 tog, k to end of row
2nd Row:  S1, k4, p10, k5
3rd Row:  S1, k to end of row
4th Row:  S1, k4, p10, k5
 
Repeat the last 2 rows 16 times more
37th Row:  S1, k to end of row
38th  Row: S1, k4, p10, k5, cast on 11sts, then continue with stitches for the other front – k5, p10, k5
Continue for the back working across these 51sts ~
1st Row:  S1, k to end of row
2nd Row: S1, k4, p10, k21, p10, k5
Repeat the last 2 rows twice more
7th Row:  S1, k to end of row
8th Row: S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
Repeat the last 2 rows 17 times more
43rd Row:  S1, knit to end, cast on 15sts
44th Row:  S1, k19, p41, k5, cast on 15sts
45th Row:  S1, knit to end
46th Row:  S1, k19, p41, k20
Repeat last 2 rows twice more
51st Row:  S1, knit to end
52nd Row:  S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
Repeat the last 2 rows 9 times more
71st Row: S1, k to end
72nd  Row:  S1, k4, * p1, k1, repeat from * to last 4sts, k4
73rd Row:  S1, k5, * p1, k1, repeat from * to last 5sts, k5
Repeat last row twice more
Cast off
Darn away ends
Sew on 6 pretty buttons
 
 

Large Size ~  To fit a baby of around 1 year old

 

Chest ~ 22" (56cm)

 


Length ~ 12½ " (32cm)

 

 

Requirements ~

 
Yarn ~ 80g DK yarn
 
Needles ~ 4mm
 
6 pretty buttons
 
 
Instructions ~
 
This design begins at the lower front edge.
 
 
Cast on 49sts

1st Row:  S1, k6, * p1, k1, repeat from * to last 6sts, k6

2nd Row:  S1, k5, * p1, k1, repeat from * to last 5sts, k5

Repeat the last 2 rows once more

5th Row:  Buttonhole row – S1, k2, yon, k2tog, k1, * k1, p1 repeat from * to last 7sts, k2, k2tog, yon, k3

6th Row:  S1, k5, * p1, k1, repeat from * to last 5sts, k5

7th Row: S1, k to end

8th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

Repeat the last 2 rows 5 times more

19th  Row:  Buttonhole row – S1, k2, yon, k2tog, knit to last 5sts, k2tog, yon, k3

20th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

21st Row: S1, k to end

22th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

Repeat the last 2 rows 5 times more

33rd Row:  Buttonhole row – S1, k2, yon, k2tog, knit to last 5sts, k2tog, yon, k3

34th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

35th Row: S1, k to end

36th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

Repeat last 2 rows twice more

41st Row:  S1, k to end

42nd Row:  S1, k5, p13, k11, p13, k6

Repeat last 2 rows twice more

47th Row:  S1, k23, turn  (continue on these 24sts only)

48th Row: S1, k4, purl to last 6sts, k6

49th Row:  S1, k to end

50th Row:  S1, k4, purl to last 6sts, k6

Repeat last 2 rows 18 times more

87th Row: S1, k to end

Cut off yarn

 

Rejoin yarn to remaining 25sts and work on these stitches only ~

1st Row:  K2tog, k to end of row

2nd Row:  S1, k5, p13, k5

3rd Row:  S1, k to end of row

4th Row:  S1, k5, p13, k5

Repeat the last 2 rows 18 times more

41st Row:  S1, k to end of row

42nd Row: S1, k5, p13, k5, cast on 13sts, then continue with stitches for the other front – k5, p13, k6

Continue for the back working across these 61sts ~

1st Row:  S1, k to end of row

2nd Row: S1, k5, p13, k23, p13, k6

Repeat the last 2 rows twice more

7th Row:  S1, k to end of row

8th Row: S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

Repeat the last 2 rows 19 times more

47th Row:  S1, knit to end, cast on 16sts

48th Row:  S1, k21, p49, k6, cast on 16sts

49th Row:  S1, knit to end

50th Row:  S1, k21, p49, k22

Repeat last 2 rows twice more

55th Row:  S1, knit to end

56th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

Repeat the last 2 rows 12 times more

81st Row:  S1, k to end

82nd Row:  S1, k5, * p1, k1, repeat from * to last 5sts, k5

83rd Row:  S1, k6, * p1, k1, repeat from * to last 6sts, k6

Repeat last 2rows twice more

 

Cast off

Darn away ends

Sew on 6 pretty buttons

 


 
You will find a lacy version of this baby vest top at ~
 
 
 

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Melika Lacy Baby Vest Top with side buttons

This cute little baby top was inspired by a photo of a beautiful Turkish knitted baby vest.
 
It is knitted all in one piece and there are no seams
- perfect for those who hate sewing up!

I have called this design Melika ~ which means beauty in Turkish.
 
Melika Lacy Baby Vest Top with side buttons - Small
 
Melika Lacy Baby Vest Top with side buttons - Large

 

 
This design begins at the lower front edge. The front is knitted first, then continued down the back.
The cast off finishes the lower back edge.
 
 
This pattern design is especially for maryann in Durban, South Africa as a thank you for her continued and much valued support.
 


Small  Size ~  To fit a baby of around 6months

 

To fit Chest ~ 20" (51cm)  

 

Length ~ 11 " (28cm)
 
 
Requirements ~
 
Yarn ~ 60g DK yarn
 
Needles ~ 4mm
 
6 pretty buttons


Instructions ~
 
This design begins at the lower front edge.


Cast on 41sts

1st Row:  S1, knit to end

Repeat 1st row twice more

4th Row:  Buttonhole row – S1, k2, yon, k2tog, knit to last 5sts, k2tog, yon, k3

5th Row:  S1, knit to end

Repeat 5th row twice more

8th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

9th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon,  rep from * to last 7sts, k7

10th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

11th Row: S1, k to end

12th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

Repeat the last 4 rows

17th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, rep from * to last 7sts, k7

18th Row:  Buttonhole row – S1, k2, yon, k2tog, k1, purl to last 6sts, k1, k2tog, yon, k3

19th Row:  S1, k to end

20th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

21st Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, rep from * to last 7sts, k7

22nd Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

23rd Row: S1, k to end

24th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

Repeat the last 4 rows once more

Repeat 21st, 22nd & 23rd rows

32nd Row:  Buttonhole row – S1, k2, yon, k2tog, k1, purl to last 6sts, k1, k2tog, yon, k3

33rd Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, rep from * to last 7sts, k7

 

34th   Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

35th   Row: S1, k to end

36th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

37th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, rep from * to last 7sts, k7

38th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

39th Row: S1, k to end

40th Row:  S1, k5, p9, k11, p9, k6

41st Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon,  k13, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k7

42nd Row:  S1, k5, p9, k11, p9, k6

43rd Row:  S1, k to end

44th Row:  S1, k5, p9, k11, p9, k6

45th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k13, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k7

46th Row:  S1, k5, p9, k11, p9, k6

47th Row:  S1, k19, turn  (continue on these 20sts only)

48th Row: S1, k4, p9, k6

49th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k6

50th Row:  S1, k4, p9, k6

51st Row: S1, k to end

52nd Row:  S1, k4, p9, k6

Repeat last 4 rows 7 times more

81st Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k6

82nd Row:  S1, k4, p9, k6

83rd Row: S1, k to end

 

Cut off yarn

Rejoin yarn to remaining 21sts and work on these stitches only ~

1st Row:  K2tog, k to end of row

2nd Row:  S1, k5, p9, k5

3rd Row:  S1, k5, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, repeat from * once more, k6

4th Row:  S1, k5, p9, k5

5th Row:  S1, k to end of row

6th Row:  S1, k5, p9, k5

Repeat the last 4 rows 7 times more

35th  Row:  S1, k5, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, repeat from * once more, k6

36th Row:  S1, k5, p9, k5

37th Row:  S1, k to end of row

38th Row: S1, k5, p9, k5, cast on 13sts, then continue with stitches for the other front – k5, p9, k6

Continue for the back working across these 53sts ~

1st Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, , k25, *yo, s1, k2 tog, psso, yon, k1, repeat from * once more, k6

2nd Row:  S1, k5, p9, k23, p9, k6

3rd Row:  S1, k to end of row

4th Row: S1, k5, p9, k23, p9, k6

5th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, , k25, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, repeat from * once more, k6

6th Row:  S1, k5, p9, k23, p9, k6

7th Row:  S1, k to end of row

8th Row: S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

9th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon,  rep from * to last 7sts, k7

10th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

11th Row: S1, k to end

12th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

Repeat the last 4 rows 7 times more

41st Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon,  rep from * to last 7sts, k7

42nd Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

43rd Row:  S1, knit to end, cast on 16sts

44th Row:  S1, k21, purl to last 6sts, k6, cast on 16sts

45th Row:  S1, k22, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, rep from * to last 23sts, k23

46th Row:  S1, k21, p41, k22

47th Row:  S1, knit to end

48th Row:  S1, k21, p41, k22

49th Row:  S1, k22, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, rep from * to last 23sts, k23

50th Row:  S1, k21, p51, k22

51st Row:  S1, knit to end

52nd Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

53rd Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon,  rep from * to last 7sts, k7

54th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

55th Row: S1, k to end

56th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

Repeat the last 4 rows 4 times more

73rd Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon,  rep from * to last 7sts, k7

74th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6

75th Row: S1, k to end

Repeat last row 6 times

Cast off

Darn away ends.

Sew on 6 pretty buttons

 


Large Size ~  To fit a baby of around 1 year old
 
Chest ~ 22" (56cm)
 

Length ~ 12½ " (32cm)
 
 
Requirements ~
 
Yarn ~ 80g DK yarn
 
Needles ~ 4mm
 
6 pretty buttons
 
 
Instructions ~
 
This design begins at the lower front edge.



Cast on 49sts


Row 1:  S1, knit to end

Repeat 1st row 3 times more
5th Row:  Buttonhole row – S1, k2, yon, k2tog, knit to last 5sts, k2tog, yon, k3
6th Row:  S1, knit to end
7th Row: S1, k to end
8th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
9th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon,  rep from * to last 7sts, k7
10th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
11th Row: S1, k to end
12th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
Repeat the last 4 rows
17th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, rep from * to last 7sts, k7
18th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
19th  Row:  Buttonhole row – S1, k2, yon, k2tog, knit to last 5sts, k2tog, yon, k3
20th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
21st  Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, rep from * to last 7sts, k7
22nd  Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
23rd  Row: S1, k to end
24th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
Repeat the last 4 rows twice more
33rd Row:  Buttonhole row – S1, k2, yon, k2tog, k2, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, rep from * to last 7sts, k2, k2tog, yon, k3
34th   Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
35th   Row: S1, k to end
36th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
37th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, rep from * to last 7sts, k7
38th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
39th Row: S1, k to end
40th Row:  S1, k5, p13, k11, p13, k6
41st Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, repeat from * one more time, k13, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, repeat from * one more time, k7
42nd Row:  S1, k5, p13, k11, p13, k6
43rd Row:  S1, k to end
44th Row:  S1, k5, p13, k11, p13, k6
45th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, repeat from * one more time, k13, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, repeat from * one more time, k7
46th Row:  S1, k5, p13, k11, p13, k6
47th Row:  S1, k23, turn  (continue on these 24sts only)
48th Row: S1, k4, purl to last 6sts, k6
49th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, repeat from * one more time, k6
50th Row:  S1, k4, purl to last 6sts, k6
51st Row: S1, k to end
52nd Row:  S1, k4, purl to last 6sts, k6
Repeat last 4 rows 9 times more
89th  Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, repeat from * one more time, k6
90th  Row:  S1, k4, purl to last 6sts, k6
91st Row: S1, k to end
Cut off yarn
Rejoin yarn to remaining 25sts and work on these stitches only ~
1st Row:  K2tog, k to end of row
2nd Row:  S1, k5, p13, k5
3rd Row:  S1, k5, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, repeat from * twice more, k6
4th Row:  S1, k5, p13, k5
5th Row:  S1, k to end of row
6th Row:  S1, k5, p13, k5
Repeat the last 4 rows 9 times more
43rd Row:  S1, k5, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, repeat from * twice more, k6
44th Row:  S1, k5, p13, k5
45th Row:  S1, k to end of row
46th Row: S1, k5, p13, k5, cast on 13sts, then continue with stitches for the other front – k5, p13, k6
Continue for the back working across these 61sts ~
1st Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, repeat from * one more time, k25, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, repeat from * twice more, k6
2nd Row:  S1, k5, p13, k23, p13, k6
3rd Row:  S1, k to end of row
4th Row: S1, k5, p13, k23, p13, k6
5th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, repeat from * one more time, k25, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, k1, repeat from * twice more, k6
6th Row:  S1, k5, p13, k23, p13, k6
7th Row:  S1, k to end of row
8th Row: S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
9th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon,  rep from * to last 7sts, k7
10th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
11th Row: S1, k to end
12th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
Repeat the last 4 rows 9 times more
49th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon,  rep from * to last 7sts, k7
50th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
51st Row:  S1, knit to end, cast on 16sts
52nd Row:  S1, k21, p49, k6, cast on 16sts
53rd Row:  S1, k22, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, rep from * to last 23sts, k23
54th Row:  S1, k21, p49, k22
55th Row:  S1, knit to end
56th Row:  S1, k21, p49, k22
57th Row:  S1, k22, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, rep from * to last 23sts, k23
58th Row:  S1, k21, p49, k22
59th Row:  S1, knit to end
60th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
61th Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon,  rep from * to last 7sts, k7
62nd Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
63rd Row: S1, k to end
64th Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
Repeat the last 4 rows 4 times more
81st Row:  S1, k6, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon, *k1, yon, s1, k2tog, psso, yon,  rep from * to last 7sts, k7
82nd Row:  S1, k5, purl to last 6sts, k6
83rd Row: S1, k to end
Repeat last row 6 times
Cast off
Darn away ends.
Sew on 6 pretty buttons

 
 
 
 
If you like this design but would prefer to knit it in stocking stitch instead of the lacy stitch - you will find the instructions here ~

http://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/melika-self-patterning-baby-vest-top.html