Saturday, 25 March 2017

Wilfred

Please meet Wilfred ......

Wilfred







Wilfred - Teddy Bear
 I used DK yarn and 3.5mm needles. He measures around 8"

The Front
Begin with the Trousers
Leg 1 ~
Cast on 9sts and work 16 rows in stocking stitch (knit one row, purl one row)
Break off yarn, leave stitches on the needle
Leg 2 ~
Cast on 9sts and work 16 rows in stocking stitch (knit one row, purl one row)
Top of the Trousers ~
Knit across leg 2, then leg 1                                    (18sts)
Work 9 more rows in stocking stitch, starting with a purl row
Sweater ~
Continue in a second colour
K2tog, knit to last 2sts, k2tog                                  (16sts)
Knit 10 rows
Arms ~
Knit across the next row, then cast on 12sts             (28sts)
Knit across the next row, then cast on 12sts             (40sts)
Knit 9 rows
Cast off 15sts, knit to end of row                              (25sts)
Cast off 15sts, knit to end of row                              (10sts)
Head ~
Continue in a face colour
Knit 1 row
Purl 1 row
S1, kfb, knit to last 3sts, kfb, k2
Purl 1 row
Repeat the last 2 rows 4 times more                         (20sts)
Work 6 rows in stocking stitch (knit one row, purl one row)
Cast off
Make another piece the same for The Back
Sew together the Front and the Back around the Trousers and Sweater
Stuff the body with polyester toy filling
Join the top of the head
Make the Ears ~
Using a length of the yarn used for the head, create ears by sewing a line across the top of the head at each side.
Add features to the face

Sew together the head, leaving a gap to add the filling to the head
Stuff the head with polyester toy filling
Sew the gap closed.
Add a crochet chain scarf if desired



These wonderful teddies were knitted by Enid Loft - a member of my facebook group.
They are so cute - I just had to share  them !
Well done Enid. 

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Monday, 20 March 2017

VERA Spring Scarf or Neckwarmer

In tribute to Vera Lynn



 
 

VERA Spring Scarf

DK Yarn
6mm needles

Cast on 24sts
Row 1:       S1, knit to end
Row 2:       S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 3:       S1, k3, * yon, k2tog, k3, s1, k1, psso, yon, k2, repeat from * once more, k2
Row 4:       S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 5:       S1, knit to end
Row 6:       S1, knit to end
Row 7:       S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 8:       S1, k3, * yon, k2tog, k3, s1, k1, psso, yon, k2, repeat from * once more, k2
Row 9:       S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Row 10:     S1, knit to end
Repeat these 10 rows until the scarf is the length required, finishing after completing a Row 5
Cast off
Darn away ends


 
For a Neckwarmer ~
Sew together the V at the lower edges, and add some pretty buttons
 
I used Hayfield Baby Sparkle DK - Shade 605
 


 
 
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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Easter Gifts

Easter is just 4 weeks away ...... and it's a perfect time for giving little gifts.
 
I wanted to share these cute projects with you.
 
 
Easter Bunnies

 
These super cute little bunnies were knitted by
Gillian Milne (a member of my facegroup page).
I love them!
 
 
 

And these really sweet little filled baskets were made by
the very talented Jill Hacker
 

Easter Baskets
 
Adorable!
 
.....  and these below by Janet Hall
 
 
I hope you are feeling inspired.
 
 
How about making these Mini Gift Purses ......
 
 
These were knitted by Sue Southern
 
 
 
Or you might like to knit some of these easy little chick pockets........
 

 
Or why not make an Easter Bonnet or two? There is plenty of time.
 
 
 
 
Here are the links to the pattern instructions for the projects above ~

https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/easter-bunny-egg-cosy.html

https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/sweet-little-easter-baskets.html

https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/mini-gift-perses-knit.html

https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/animal-pockets.html

https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/lomond-girls-hat-with-flowers.html

https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/babbity-baby-hat.html

 
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In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.  
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Saturday, 18 March 2017

Lomond Girls Hat with Flowers

I have been having fun deciding which flowers to use and where to place them on this little girl's hat
 
Lomond Girls Hat with Flowers




 
 
LOMOND Baby Hat           Child
 

Size:

Width:             8 “ (20.5cm)       16” (41cm) all around 
 
Height:             7 ½ “ (19cm) 
Requirements:

Around 28 - 30g of DK yarn
 
4mm needles  
 
Pattern:
Cast on 79sts
1st Row:            S1, knit to end of row
 
Repeat this row 11 times more
 
13th Row:         S1, *k13, p13, repeat from * to end
 
14th Row:         S1, k12, * p13, k13, repeat from * to last 14sts, p13, k1
 
Repeat the last 2 rows 15 times more
 
(Work should now measure around 6” – it is easy to adjust the length here)
 
Shape Top ~
 
Next Row:        S1, *s1, k1, psso, k9, k2tog, p2tog, p9, p2tog, repeat from * to end        (67sts)
 
Next Row:       S1, k10, * p11, k11, repeat from * to last 12sts, p11, k1
 
Next Row:        S1, *s1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog, p2tog, p7, p2tog, repeat from * to end        (55sts)
 
Next Row:       S1, k8, * p9, k9, repeat from * to last 10sts, p9, k1
 
Next Row:        S1, *s1, k1, psso, k5, k2tog, p2tog, p5, p2tog, repeat from * to end        (43sts)
 
Next Row:       S1, k6, * p7, k7, repeat from * to last 8sts, p7, k1
 
Next Row:        S1, *s1, k1, psso, k3, k2tog, p2tog, p3, p2tog, repeat from * to end        (31sts)
 
Next Row:       S1, k4, * p5, k5, repeat from * to last 6sts, p5, k1
 
Next Row:        S1, *s1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, p2tog, p1, p2tog, repeat from * to end        (19sts)
 
Next Row:       S1, k2, * p3, k3, repeat from * to last 4sts, p3, k1
 
Next Row:        S1, *s1, k2tog, psso, p3tog, repeat from * to end                                       (7sts)
 
Cut the yarn leaving a ‘tail’.
With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops and secure
 
Sew up side seam and weave in ends.
 
You will find the instructions for my small knitted flowers at ~
 
You will find the instructions for my medium knitted flowers at ~
 
 
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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Gentle Breeze Baby Jacket


" Love, like air, is soft .......  and although unseen .......... caresses like a gentle breeze"

Gentle Breeze Baby Jacket


Gentle Breeze Baby Jacket             0 – 3 months baby


Requirements:

60g DK yarn

4mm needles

3 small buttons


Measurements:

Width:                               17”  (43cm)

Length:                             9 “ (23cm)

Sleeve length:                   5” (13cm)


Instructions:


Begin with the Sleeves (work 2)

Cast on 22sts      

Knit 6 rows

**

7th Row:        S1, knit to end

8th Row:        S1, purl to last st, k1

9th Row:        S1, kfb, knit to last 3sts, kfb, k2                        (24sts)         

10th Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1

11th Row:      S1, knit to end

12th Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1

13th Row:      S1, knit to end

14th Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1    **

Repeat from ** to ** three times more                                   (30sts)

39th Row:      S1, knit to end

40th Row:      S1, purl to last st, k1

The sleeve should now measure about 5” (it is easy to adjust the length here)

Next Row:  Cast off 3sts, knit to last 3sts, cast off 3sts           (24sts)

Leave these 24 stitches on a spare needle, or stitch holder


Work the Main Part

Cast on 93sts

Knit 6 rows

Now work in pattern ~

Row 1:     S1, k4, * k2tog, k2, kfb, kfb, k3, s1, k1, psso, k1, repeat from * to last 4sts, k4

Row 2:      S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Repeat the last 2 rows twice more

Rows 7 – 10:   S1, knit to end

The last 10 rows form the pattern

Repeat these 10 pattern rows twice more

Next Row:   S1, k4, * k2tog, k2, kfb, kfb, k3, s1, k1, psso, k1, repeat from * to last 4sts, k4

Next Row:   S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

Repeat the last 2 rows twice more

Next Row:   S1, knit 21sts, cast off 6sts, knit 36sts, cast off 6sts, k21sts

Next Row:   S1, k3, p18, purl across 24sts from the first sleeve, purl 37sts from the back, purl 24sts from the second sleeve, purl 18sts from left front, k4                        (129sts)

Work the Yoke

1st Row:    S1, k2tog, yrn, k1, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end

2nd Row:   S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

3rd Row:    S1, k19, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k20, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k33, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k20, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k20                  (121sts)

4th Row:    S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

5th Row:     S1, k18, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k18, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k31, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k18, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k19                  (113sts)

6th Row:     S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

7th Row:     S1, k17, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k16, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k29, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k16, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k18                  (105sts)

8th Row:     S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

9th Row:     S1, k16, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k14, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k27, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k14, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k17                  (97sts)

10th Row:   S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

11th Row:   S1, k2tog, yrn, k1, (makes a buttonhole), k12, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k12, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k25, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k12, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k16                    (89sts)

12th Row:   S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

13th Row:   S1, k14, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k10, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k23, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k10, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k15                  (81sts)

14th Row:   S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

15th Row:   S1, k13, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k8, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k21, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k8, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k14                    (73sts)

16th Row:   S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

17th Row:   S1, k12, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k6, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k19, k2tog, s1,  k1, psso, k6, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k13                   (65sts)

18th Row:   S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

19th Row:   S1, k11, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k4, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k17, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k4, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k12                    (57sts)

20th Row:   S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

21st Row:   S1, k2tog, yrn, k1, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end

Knit 4 rows

Cast off knitwise

Sew up the sleeve and underarm seams.  Darn away ends.  Add 3 little buttons
Gentle Breeze Baby Jacket


Gentle Breeze Baby Jacket             6 months baby

 

Thank you SO MUCH to Pam Arbram, Sharron Devonport, 

Maralyn Rivoallen, Lynley Melville, and Diane Brooks 

who test knitted this size.

You did a great job!  

Requirements:

80g DK yarn

4mm needles

3 small buttons

 

Measurements:

Width:                               18½”  

Length:                             10½“

Sleeve length:                   6”

 

Instructions:


Begin with the Sleeves (work 2)

Cast on 30sts      

Knit 8 rows

Work 40 rows in stocking stitch, increasing one stitch at each end of 5th, 11th, 17th, 23rd and 29th rows      (40sts)

The sleeve should now measure around 6” – you can add more rows if required

Next Row:  Cast off 3sts, work to last 3sts, cast off 3sts   (34sts)


                          TOP TIP   To cast off at the end of a row ~

You work across the row until you have 3sts on your left hand needle . Knit the first st, knit the second st, and pass the first over the second. 

Knit the last st and pass the second st over it. You will now have a loop - cut the yarn and pull it through the loop. Easy !  

Leave these 34 stitches on a spare needle, or stitch holder

Work the Main Part

Cast on 107sts

Knit 8 rows

Now work in pattern ~

Row 1:     S1, k5, * k2tog, k2, kfb, kfb, k3, s1, k1, psso, k1, repeat from * to last 5sts, k5

Row 2:      S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

Repeat the last 2 rows twice more

Rows 7 – 10:   S1, knit to end

These 10 rows form the pattern

Repeat these 10 pattern rows twice more

Next Row:   S1, k5, * k2tog, k2, kfb, kfb, k3, s1, k1, psso, k1, repeat from * to last 5sts, k5

Next Row:   S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

Repeat the last 2 rows twice more

Next Row:   S1, knit 24sts, cast off 6sts, knit 44sts, cast off 6sts, k24sts

Next Row:   S1, k4, p20, purl across 34sts from the first sleeve, purl 45sts from the back, purl 34sts from the second sleeve, purl 20sts from the left front, k5 (163sts)

 

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, k22, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k30, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k41, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k30, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k23                      (155sts)

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

5th Row:       S1, k21 k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k28, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k39, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k28, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k22                      (147sts)

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

7th Row:       S1, k20, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k26, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k37, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k26, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k21                      (139sts)

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

9th Row:       S1, k19, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k24, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k35, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k24, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k20                      (131sts)

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

11th Row:     S1, k18, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k22, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k33, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k22, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k19                      (123sts)

12th Row:     S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

13th Row:     S1, k17, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k20, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k31, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k20, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k18                      (115sts)

14th Row:     S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

15th Row:     S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), k12,  k2tog, s1, k1, psso,  k18, k2tog,  s1, k1, psso,  k29, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k18, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k17                     (107sts)

16th Row:     S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

17th Row:     S1, k15, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k16, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k27, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k16, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k16                      (99sts)

18th Row:     S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

19th Row:     S1, k14, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k14, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k25, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k14, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k15                      (91sts)

20th Row:     S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

21st Row:      S1, k13, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k12, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k23, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k12, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k14                      (83sts)

22nd Row:     S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

23rd Row:     S1, k12, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k10, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k21, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k10, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k13                      (75sts)

24th Row:     S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

25th Row:     S1, k11, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k8, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k19, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k8, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k12 psso, k12         (67sts)

26th Row:     S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5

27th Row:     S1, knit to end                                              

28th Row:     S1, knit to end

29th Row:     S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end

Knit 2 rows

Cast off knitwise    

Sew up the sleeve and underarm seams       

Darn away ends     Add 3 small buttons    



 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 © 2017 ‘made by marianna’        All Rights Reserved
Copyright © 2020 ‘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.