Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Christmas in a Hurry ~ 15-minute Stockings

The preparations for the festive season often leave me in a rush.
So much to do ....... so little time for crafting!
 
However, these 4" Stockings are a joy to knit.
They are simple and easy - and take just 15minutes each.
 
I have made hundreds of little stockings for fundraising over the past 10 years.
I wish I had thought of this sooner!
 
Christmas in a Hurry  ~  15-minute Stockings
 
 
Christmas in a Hurry ~ 15-minute Christmas Stocking
Using two strands of DK yarn knitted together & 5mm or 6mm needles ~
 
Cast on 12sts (leaving a 6” 'tail' to use later for the hanging cord)

 
Knit 2 rows
Beginning with a knit row, work in stocking stitch (one row knit, one row purl) for 12 rows
 
Shape the heel as follows -
Row 1:  K8, turn
Row 2:  P4, turn
Row 3:  K6, turn
Row 4:  P8, turn
Row 5:  K10, turn
 
Beginning with a purl row, work in stocking stitch (one row knit, one row purl) for4 rows
Shape the toe as follows -
 
P2tog all across row              (6sts)
K2tog all across row              (3sts)
Break off the yarn, leaving a 'tail' to sew up side seam.
Thread the yarn on to a needle and thread it through the remaining stitches.
Pull tightly and fasten off.
Sew the side seam.
 
For the hanging cord, simply tie a knot on the 2 strands of the cast on 'tail'.
Decorate as desired – with a ribbon bow, button or other embellishment.

 
15-minute Stocking
 
 
 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
This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced
or republished on another webpage or website.
 
 
 
 


Monday, 25 September 2017

Holly Bunting

With just 90 days to go before hanging our Christmas Stockings for Santa to fill,
my thoughts have been turning to festive fun!
 
 
 
Holly Bunting has been my first project.
 
There are lots of ways to decorate this simple holly bunting -
use knitted holly berries, or try buttons, ribbons, bows, jingle bells, flowers ......
 
 

 
 
 
 

Holly Bunting

Holly Leaves

Using 2 strands of green DK yarn knitted together and 5mm or 6mm needles ~

Cast on 1 stitch

Row 1:       Knit
 

Row 2:       Knit 3 times into the stitch                               (3sts)

Row 3:       Knit front & back into the first stitch, k1, knit front & back into the last stitch         (5sts)
Row 4:       Cast off 1 stitch, k3                                         (4sts)
Row 5:       Cast off 1 stitch, k2                                         (3sts)
Row 6:       Knit front & back into the first stitch, k1, knit front & back into the last stitch         (5sts)

Row 7:       Cast off 1 stitch, k3                                        (4sts)

Row 8:       Cast off 1 stitch, k2                                        (3sts)

Row 9:       Slip 1 stitch, k2tog, pass slip stitch over          (1st)

 
Repeat rows 2 – 9 as many times as you wish - to give you the length of bunting you require.

Fasten off.  
Tie a knot on the cast on and cast off tails to make a hanging loop.

 


Berry

Using a single strand of red DK yarn and 4mm needles ~

Cast on 2 stitches

Row 1:       Knit in the front and back of every stitch          (4sts)

Row 2:       Purl in the front and back of every stitch          (8sts)

Row 3:       Knit

Row 4:       P2tog four times                                            (4sts)

Row 5:       K2tog twice                                                    (2sts)

Row 6:       P2tog

Cut the yarn and fasten off

Tie the cast on and cast off tails together (this pulls the berry together)

Make as many berries as you like and add them to the holly leaf bunting.
 
 
HAVE FUN!
 
 
 
 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
This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced
or republished on another webpage or website.
 

 

Friday, 22 September 2017

GRACE Baby Cardigan Jacket



Grace Baby Cardigan Jacket

Grace Baby Cardigan Jackets


 
Grace Baby Cardigan Jacket                       Newborn Baby

 
Requirements:

 
50g – 52g DK yarn                           4mm needles                                   3 small buttons

 
Tension:              22sts = 4” (10cm)

 
Measurements:

 
Width:                                 16” (41cm)                        

Length:                               8 ½” (21.5cm)                                  

Sleeve length:                   4½” (11.5cm)

 


 
Instructions:

 
Begin with the Sleeves (work 2)

 
Using 4mm needles, cast on 25sts

 
Knit 6 rows

 
Work in stocking stitch (one row knit, one row purl), increasing one stitch at each end of 5th, 11th and 17th rows, until the sleeve measures about 4½”                (31sts)

 
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

 
Knit 6 rows

 
7th Row:               S1, knit across row

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

 
9th Row:               S1, knit across row

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

 
11th Row:            S1, k7, * yon, k2tog, k6, repeat from * to last st, k1

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

 
13th Row:            S1, k5, * yon, k2tog, k2, repeat from * to last 3sts, k3

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

 
15th Row:            S1, k7, * yon, k2tog, k6, repeat from * to last st, k1

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

 
17th Row:            S1, knit across row

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

 
Repeat the last 2 rows eight times more              

 
35th Row              S1, knit 19sts, cast off 6sts, knit 36sts, cast off 6sts, k19sts

 
36th Row:            S1, k3, p16, purl across 25sts from the first sleeve, purl 37sts from the back, purl 25sts from the second sleeve, purl 16sts from left front, k4                                (127sts)

 
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, 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, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

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, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

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, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

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, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

11th Row:            S1, k2tog, yrn, k1, (makes a buttonhole), k10, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k13, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k25, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k13, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k14                              (87sts)

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

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, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

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, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

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, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4

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, k1, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end

Knit 2 rows

Cast off knitwise              

 
Sew up the sleeve and underarm seams               

Darn away ends               

Add 3 little buttons

 

 
Grace Baby Cardigan Jacket                       Large Premature Baby

 
Requirements:

 
42 - 44g DK yarn                              4mm needles                                   3 small buttons

 
Tension:              22sts = 4” (10cm)

 
Measurements:

 
Width:                                 14½” (37cm)                     

Length:                               7½” (19cm)                       

Sleeve length:                    4” (10cm)

 


 Instructions:

 
Begin with the Sleeves (work 2)

 
Using 4mm needles, cast on 24sts

 
Knit 6 rows

 
Work in stocking stitch (one row knit, one row purl), increasing one stitch at each end of 5th, 11th and 17th rows, until the sleeve measures about 4”                   (30sts)

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

 
Leave these 24 stitches on a spare needle

 
Work the Main Part

 
Cast on 81sts

 
Knit 6 rows

 
7th Row:               S1, knit across row

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

 
9th Row:               S1, knit across row

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

 
11th Row:            S1, k7, * yon, k2tog, k6, repeat from * to last st, k1

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

 
13th Row:            S1, k5, * yon, k2tog, k2, repeat from * to last 3sts, k3

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

 
15th Row:            S1, k7, * yon, k2tog, k6, repeat from * to last st, k1

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

 
17th Row:            S1, knit across row

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

 
Repeat the last 2 rows six times more    

 
31st Row              S1, knit 17sts, cast off 6sts, knit 32sts, cast off 6sts, k17sts

 
32nd Row:            S1, k3, p14, purl across 24sts from the first sleeve, purl 33sts from the back, purl 24sts from the second sleeve, purl 14sts from left front, k4                                (117sts)

 
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, k15, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k20, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k29, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k20, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k16                       (109sts)

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

5th Row:               S1, k14, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k18, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k27, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k18, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k15                       (101sts)

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

7th Row:               S1, k13, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k16, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k25, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k16, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k14                       (93sts)

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

9th Row:               S1, k2tog, yrn, k1, (makes a buttonhole), k9, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k14, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k23, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k14, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k13                     (85sts)

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

11th Row:            S1, k11, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k12, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k21, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k12, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k12                                                     (77sts)

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

13th Row:            S1, k10, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k10, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k19, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k10, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k11                                                     (69sts)

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

15th Row:            S1, k9, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k8, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k17, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k8, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k10                                               (61sts)

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

17th Row:            S1, k2tog, yrn, k1, (makes a buttonhole), k5, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k6, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k15, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k6, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k9                          (53sts)

 
Knit 4 rows

Cast off knitwise              

 
Sew up the sleeve and underarm seams               

Darn away ends               

Add 3 little buttons


 

 
Grace Baby Cardigan Jacket                       ~    Medium Premature                

 
Requirements:

 
30 - 32g DK yarn                              4mm needles                    2 small buttons

 

Measurements:

 
Width:                                 13” (33cm)

Length:                              7 (18cm)

Sleeve length:                   3½” (9cm)

 

 
Instructions:

 
Begin with the Sleeves (work 2)

 
Cast on 23sts

 
Knit 4 rows

 
5th Row                Kfb, knit to last 2sts, kfb, k1                                       (25sts)

 
6th Row                S1, purl to last st, k1

 
7th Row                S1, knit across row

 
8th Row                S1, purl to last st, k1

 
Repeat the last 2 rows until the sleeve measures about 3½”

 
Next Row:  Cast off 2sts, knit to last 2sts, cast off 2sts                     (21sts)

 
Leave these 21 stitches on a spare needle, or stitch holder

 

Work the Main Part

 
Cast on 73sts

 
Knit 4 rows

 
5th Row:               S1, knit across row

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

 
7th Row:               S1, knit across row

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

 
9th Row:               S1, k7, * yon, k2tog, k6, repeat from * to last st, k1

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

 
11th Row:            S1, k5, * yon, k2tog, k2, repeat from * to last 3sts, k3

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

 
13th Row:            S1, k7, * yon, k2tog, k6, repeat from * to last st, k1

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

 
15th Row:            S1, knit across row

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

 
Repeat the last 2 rows six times more    

 
29th Row:            S1, knit 17sts, cast off 4sts, knit 28sts, cast off 4sts, k17sts

 
30th Row:            S1, k3, p14, purl across 21sts from the first sleeve, purl 29sts from the back, purl 21sts from the second sleeve, purl 14sts from left front, k4                                (107sts)

 

 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, k15, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k17, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k25, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k17, k2tog, s1, k1, psso,  k16                      (99sts)

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

5th Row:               S1, k14, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k15, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k23, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k15, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k15                       (91sts)

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

7th Row:               S1, k13, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k13, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k21, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k13, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k14                       (83sts)

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

9th Row:               S1, k12, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k11, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k19, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k11, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k13                       (75sts)

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

11th Row:            S1, k11, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k9, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k17, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k9, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k12                 (67sts)

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

13th Row:            S1, k10, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k15, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k11                                               (59sts)

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

15th Row:            S1, k9, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k5, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k13, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k5, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k10                                               (51sts)

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

17th 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 2 little buttons

 

 

Grace Baby Cardigan Jacket                 ~   Small Premature                      

 
Requirements:

 
26 - 28g DK yarn                              4mm needles                    2 small buttons

 

 
Measurements:

 
Width:                                 11½ (29.5cm)

Length:                               ” (16.5cm)

Sleeve length:                   3”  (8cm)

 

 
Instructions:

 
Begin with the Sleeves (work 2)

 
Cast on 21sts

 
Knit 4 rows

 
5th Row                Kfb, knit to last 2sts, kfb, k1                                                      (23sts)

 
6th Row                S1, purl to last st, k1

 
7th Row                S1, knit across row

 
8th Row                S1, purl to last st, k1

 
Repeat the last 2 rows until the sleeve measures about 3”

 
Next Row:  Cast off 2sts, knit to last 2sts, cast off 2sts                                    (19sts)

 
Leave these 19 stitches on a spare needle, or stitch holder

 


Work the Main Part

 
Cast on 65sts

 
Knit 4 rows

 
5th Row:               S1, knit across row

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

 
7th Row:               S1, knit across row

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

 
9th Row:               S1, k7, * yon, k2tog, k6, repeat from * to last st, k1

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

 
11th Row:            S1, k5, * yon, k2tog, k2, repeat from * to last 3sts, k3

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

 
13th Row:            S1, k7, * yon, k2tog, k6, repeat from * to last st, k1

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

 
15th Row:            S1, knit across row

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

 
Repeat the last 2 rows five times more  

 
27th Row:            S1, knit 15sts, cast off 4sts, knit 24sts, cast off 4sts, k15sts

 
28th Row:            S1, k3, p12, purl across 19sts from the first sleeve, purl 25sts from the back, purl 19sts from the second sleeve, purl 12sts from left front, k4                                (95sts)

 

 
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, k13, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k15, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k21, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k15, k2tog, s1, k1, psso,  k14                      (87sts)

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

5th Row:               S1, k12, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k13, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k19, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k13, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k13                       (79sts)

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

7th Row:               S1, k11, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k11, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k17, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k11, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k12                       (71sts)

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

9th Row:               S1, k10, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k9, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k15, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k9, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k11                 (63sts)

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

11th Row:            S1, k9, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k13, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k10                                 (55sts)

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

13th Row:            S1, k8, k2tog, s1, k1, psso,  k5, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k11, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k5, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k9                                   (47sts)

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

15th 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 2 little buttons
 
 
You will find my matching baby hat at ~
 
 
 
 
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In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.  
 
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