Thursday, 27 October 2016

Old Shale Lace Baby Hat

'Old Shale' is a traditional Shetland lace knitting pattern ~ it was probably originally called 'Old Shell'.
It gives a pretty, light, lacy effect - no wonder it is used so much used for baby garments.
 
Old Shale Lace Baby Hats
 
Many knitters know this as 'feather & fan' - however this is incorrect.
You might enjoy reading this explanation of these two traditional stitch patterns ~
 
 
Old Shale Lace Baby Hat                For a baby of around 3months
 
Size:

Width:                     6 “ (15.25cm),   12 “  (30.5cm) all around 
 
Height:                   6 “ (15.25cm)
 
 
Requirements:

Around 18g of DK yarn
 
4mm needles  
 
 
Pattern:
 
Cast on 7sts
1st Row:        Kfb every stitch                                                          (14sts)
2nd Row:        S1, purl to last st, k1
3rd Row:        S1, *(kfb, k1), repeat from * to last st, kfb                   (21sts)
 
4th Row:        S1, purl to last st, k1
 
5th Row:        S1, *(kfb, k2) repeat from * to last 2sts, kfb, k1            (28sts)
 
6th Row:        S1, purl to last st, k1
 
7th Row:        S1, *(kfb, k3), repeat from * to last 3sts, kfb, k2           (35sts)
 
8th Row:        S1, purl to last st, k1
 
9th Row:        S1, *(kfb, k4), repeat from * to last 4sts, kfb, k3           (42sts)
 
10th Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1
 
11th Row:      S1, *(kfb, k5) repeat from * to last 5sts, kfb, k4            (49sts)
 
12th Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1
 
13th Row:      S1, *(kfb, k6) repeat from * to last 6sts, kfb, k5            (56sts)
 
14th Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1
 
15th Row:      S1, *(kfb, k7) repeat from * to last 7sts, kfb, k6            (63sts)
 
16th Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1
 
17th Row:      S1, k9, kfb, k17, kfb, k17, kfb, k16                               (66sts)
18th Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1
 
19th Row:      *K2tog, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k2tog, repeat from * to end.
 
20th Row:      S1, knit to end
 
21st Row:       S1, knit to end
 
22nd Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1
 
The last 4 rows form the pattern.
 
 
Repeat last 4 rows until work measures 5½” (14cm) 
Knit 3 rows
 
Cast off
 
Gather together top. Sew up seam.  Darn away ends.
 
 
 
 
 
Old Shale Lace Baby Hat                For a Medium / Large Premature Baby
 
 
Size:

Width:                     5 “ (12.75cm),   10 “ (25.5cm)  all around 
 
Height:                   4 ¾  (12cm)
 
 
Requirements:

Around 12g of DK yarn
 
4mm needles  
 
 
Pattern:
 
 
Cast on 6sts
 
1st Row:        Kfb every stitch                                                          (12sts)
2nd Row:        S1, purl to last st, k1
3rd Row:        S1, *(kfb, k1), repeat from * to last st, kfb                   (18sts)
 
4th Row:        S1, purl to last st, k1
 
5th Row:        S1, *(kfb, k2) repeat from * to last 2sts, kfb, k1            (24sts)
 
6th Row:        S1, purl to last st, k1
 
7th Row:        S1, *(kfb, k3), repeat from * to last 3sts, kfb, k2           (30sts)
 
8th Row:        S1, purl to last st, k1
 
9th Row:        S1, *(kfb, k4), repeat from * to last 4sts, kfb, k3           (36sts)
 
10th Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1
 
11th Row:      S1, *(kfb, k5) repeat from * to last 5sts, kfb, k4            (42sts)
 
12th Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1
 
13th Row:      S1, *(kfb, k6) repeat from * to last 6sts, kfb, k5            (48sts)
 
14th Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1
 
15th Row:      S1, *(kfb, k7) repeat from * to last 7sts, kfb, k6            (54sts)
 
16th Row:       Kfb, purl to last st, k1                                                 (55sts)
17th Row:      *K2tog, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k2tog, repeat from * to end.
 
18th Row:      S1, knit to end
 
19th Row:      S1, knit to end
 
20th Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1
 
The last 4 rows form the pattern.
 
 
Repeat last 4 rows until work measures 4¼” (10.75cm) 
Knit 3 rows
Cast off
 
Gather together top. Sew up seam.  Darn away ends.

 
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Monday, 24 October 2016

KELSO Scarf or Cowl

Kelso Infinity Scarf / Cowl


Kelso Scarf
 
 

These are made using 2 strands of DK (8ply) yarn knitted together.

The stitch (Cane Stitch) looks the same on both sides.

I like learning new stitches but the fact that there is a 3row repeat meant that I found it difficult to know where I was for the first few pattern repeats. I am more used to a ‘right’ side and a ‘wrong’ side. However, I soon got into the stitch! It gives a lovely open fabric which is perfect for this design.

 
Kelso Scarf / Cowl

 
Requirements:

 
DK yarn                   2 x 65 -70g

6mm needles                    

 

Measurements:

 
Width:                     7”  (18cm)             

Length:                   52”  (132cm) - easily adjustable                                 

 

Instructions:

 
For a Woman - Cast on 25sts

1st Row:  S1, k1, *s1, k2tog, psso, yrn twice, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2

2nd Row:  S1, k1, *p1, k1 (into the double yrn from previous row), p1,  repeat from * last 2sts, k2

3rd Row:  S1, knit to end

Repeat these three pattern rows until around 52”, ending after completing a 3rd row

Cast off

Darn away ends

 

For an infinity scarf / cowl ~ join together the cast on and cast off edges


For a Teenager - Cast on 21sts

 
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Friday, 21 October 2016

GEORGIE Baby Jacket & Hat

I know that many of you loved knitting my Danika baby jacket - but that quite a few of you found the stitch pattern more difficult than you were able to do right now, and gave up in disgust!
So I have just written a similar baby jacket pattern with a little collar -
using a simpler stitch for beginners and improvers.  Happy knitting x
 
Georgie Baby Jacket
 
Geordie Baby Jacket & Hat
 
 
Georgie Baby Cardigan Jacket               Large Preemie/Small Newborn Baby
 
Requirements:
 
50g DK yarn                       4mm needles                                   3 small buttons
 
 
Measurements:
 
Width:                  15” - 16” (38 - 41cm)                     
 
Length:                8 ½ ” (21.5cm)                                                
 
Sleeve length:    4 ¾ ” (12cm)
 
 
 
Instructions:
 
Begin with the Sleeves (work 2)
 
 
Using 4mm needles, cast on 25sts
 
Work 6 rows in garter stitch   (knit every row)
 
Work 30 rows in stocking stitch, increasing one  stitch at each end of 5th ,  11th and 17th rows   (31sts)
 
The sleeve should now measure about 5” – you can add more rows if required
 
Next Row:  Cast off 3sts, work to last 3sts, cast off 3sts   (25sts)
 
Leave these 25 stitches on a spare needle
 
 
Work the Main Part
 
Cast on 89sts
 
Work 6 rows in garter stitch   (knit every row)
 
7th Row:               S1, knit across row         
 
8th Row:               S1, k4, *p1, k1, repeat from * to last 6sts, p1, k5
 
Repeat the last 2 rows 13 times more
 
35th Row:            S1, knit across row
 
36th Row:            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
37th Row              S1, knit 19sts, cast off 6sts, knit 36sts, cast off 6sts, k19sts
 
38th Row:            S1, k4, p15, purl across 25sts from the first sleeve, purl 37sts from the back, purl 25sts from the second sleeve, purl 15sts from left front, k5                                (127sts)
 
 
Work the Yoke
 
1st Row:                              S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end
 
2nd Row:                             S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
3rd Row:                              S1, k17, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k21, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k33, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k21, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k18                           (119sts)
 
4th Row:                              S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
5th Row:                              S1, k16, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k19, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k31, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k19, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k17                           (111sts)
 
6th Row:                              S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
7th Row:                              S1, k15, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k17, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k29, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k17, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k16                           (103sts)
 
8th Row:                              S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
9th Row:                              S1, k14, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k15, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k27, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k15, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k15                           (95sts)
 
10th Row:            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
11th Row:            S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), k9, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k13, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k25, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k13, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k14                              (87sts)
 
12th Row:            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
13th Row:            S1, k12, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k11, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k23, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k11, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k13                                                                   (79sts)
 
14th Row:            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
15th Row:            S1, k11, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k9, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k21, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k9, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k12                                                             (71sts)
 
16th Row:            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
17th Row:            S1, k10, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k7, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k19, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k7, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k11                                                             (63sts)
 
18th Row:            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
19th Row:            S1, k9, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k5, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k17, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k5, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k10                                                                            (55sts)
 
20th Row:            S1, knit to end
 
21st Row:             S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end
 
 
To complete with no collar ~
 
Knit 2 rows
 
Cast off knitwise      
 
 
To complete with a collar ~
 
 
Collar
 
1st Row:        Cast off 3sts, knit to end
 
2nd Row:        Cast off 3sts, k2, *p1, k1, repeat from * to last 4sts, p1, k3           (49sts)
 
3rd Row:        S1, knit to end
 
4th Row:        S1, k2, *p1, k1, repeat from * to last 4sts, p1, k3
 
5th Row:        S1, knit to end
 
Repeat the last 2 rows three times more
 
Knit 2 rows
 
Cast off loosely (you might like to use a stretchy cast off, or a larger needle)
 
 
 
To finish
 
Sew up the sleeve and underarm seams   
 
Darn away ends                
 
Add 3 little buttons
 
 
* * * * *
 

 
Georgie Baby Cardigan Jacket               Newborn Baby
 
Requirements:
 
Around 70g DK yarn                       4mm needles                                   3 small buttons
 
Measurements:
 
Width:       17 "                 
 
Length:      9 "                  
 
Sleeve length:  5 ¼ "  (13.5cm)
 
 
Tension:
 
22sts = 4" (10cm)
 
 
Instructions:
 
Begin with the Sleeves (work 2)
 
 Using 4mm needles, cast on 27sts
 
Work 6 rows in garter stitch   (knit every row)
 
Work 36 rows in stocking stitch, increasing one stitch at each end of 5th ,  11th , 17th and 23rd  rows   (35sts)
 
The sleeve should now measure about 5 ½  ” – you can add more rows if required
 
Next Row:  Cast off 3sts, work to last 3sts, cast off 3sts   (29sts)
 
Leave these 29 stitches on a spare needle
 
 
Work the Main Part
 
Cast on 97sts
 
Work 6 rows in garter stitch   (knit every row)
 
7th Row:               S1, knit across row
 
8th Row:               S1, k4, *p1, k1, repeat from * to last 6sts, p1, k5
 
Repeat the last 2 rows 15 times more
 
39th Row:            S1, knit across row
 
40th Row:            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
41st Row              S1, knit 21sts, cast off 6sts, knit 40sts, cast off 6sts, k21sts
 
42nd Row:            S1, k4, p17, purl across 29sts from the first sleeve, purl 41sts from the back, purl 29sts from the second sleeve, purl 17sts from left front, k5                                (143sts)
 
 
Work the Yoke
 
1st Row:                              S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end
 
2nd Row:                             S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
3rd Row:                              S1, k19, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k25, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k37, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k25, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k20                           (135sts)
 
4th Row:                              S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
5th Row:                              S1, k18 k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k23, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k35, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k23, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k19                           (127sts)
 
6th Row:                              S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
7th Row:                              S1, k17, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k21, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k33, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k21, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k18                           (119sts)
 
8th Row:                              S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
9th Row:                              S1, k16, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k19, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k31, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k19, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k17                           (111sts)
 
10th Row:            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
11th Row:                           S1, k15, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k17, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k29, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k17, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k16                           (103sts)
 
12th Row:            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
13th Row:            S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), k10, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k15, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k27, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k15, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k15                              (95sts)
 
14th Row:            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
15th Row:            S1, k13,  k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k13, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k25, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k13, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k14                                                                   (87sts)
 
16th Row:            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
17th Row:            S1, k12, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k11, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k23, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k11, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k13                                                                   (79sts)
 
18th Row:            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
19th Row:            S1, k11, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k9, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k21, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k9, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k12                                                             (71sts)
 
20th Row:            S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
 
21st Row:             S1, k10, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k7, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k19, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k7, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k11                                                                            (63sts)
 
22nd Row:            S1, knit to end
 
23rd Row:            S1, knit to end                                                               
 
24th Row:            S1, knit to end
 
25th Row:            S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end
 
 
To complete with no collar ~
 
Knit 2 rows
 
Cast off knitwise      
 
 
To complete with a collar ~
 
Collar
 
1st Row:        Cast off 3sts, knit to end
 
2nd Row:        Cast off 3sts, k2, *p1, k1, repeat from * to last 4sts, p1, k3           (57sts)
 
3rd Row:        S1, knit to end
 
4th Row:        S1, k2, *p1, k1, repeat from * to last 4sts, p1, k3
 
5th Row:        S1, knit to end
 
Repeat the last 2 rows three times more
 
Knit 2 rows
 
Cast off loosely (you might like to use a stretchy cast off, or a larger needle)
 
 
 
To finish
 
Sew up the sleeve and underarm seams   
Darn away ends                
Add 3 little buttons
* * * * *

GEORGIE Baby Hat


Georgie Baby Hat              Large Preemie/Small Newborn Baby


Requirements:

 
DK yarn                  

4mm needles                    

 

Measurements:

 
Width:          11” all around                   

Height:         5”                          

 

Instructions:

Using 4mm needles, cast on 57sts

Work 6 rows in garter stitch   (knit every row)

7th Row:        S1, knit across row

8th Row:        S1, *p1, k1, repeat from * to end

Repeat the last 2 rows 10 times more

29th Row:       S1, knit across row

30th Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1                             

 

Shape Top ~

1st  Row:  (K5, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                 49sts
2nd, 4th,6th,8th,10th
Rows:  S1, purl to last st, k1
3rd
  Row:  (K4, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                41sts
5th
  Row:  (K3, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                33sts
7th
  Row:  (K2, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                25sts
9th
  Row:  (K1, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                17sts
11th
  Row (K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                          9sts

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.


 

 Georgie Baby Hat             Newborn Baby

 
Requirements:

DK yarn                  

4mm needles                    

 
Measurements:

 
Width:           12” all around                   

Height:         5½ ”                      

 

Instructions:


Using 4mm needles, cast on 65sts

Work 6 rows in garter stitch   (knit every row)

7th Row:        S1, knit across row

8th Row:        S1, *p1, k1, repeat from * to end

Repeat the last 2 rows 11 times more

31st Row:       S1, knit across row

32nd Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1


Shape Top ~

1st  Row:  (K6, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                 57sts
2nd, 4th,6th,8th,10th,12th
  Rows:  S1, purl to last st, k1
3rd
  Row:  (K5, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                49sts
5th
  Row:  (K4, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                41sts
7th
  Row:  (K3, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                33sts
9th
  Row:  (K2, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                25sts
11th
  Row (K1, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                17sts
13th
  Row (K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                          9sts
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.




 
I am happy for you to use my patterns for your own use or for charity donations.  
In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.
However, please do not copy my patterns
 
 Copyright © 2016 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved
This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced or republished on another webpage or website.