Sunday, 27 January 2019

Wave of Light Baby Blanket


Wave of Light Baby Blanket

I have has so many lovely comments about my Wave of Light Baby Cardigan Jacket, Hat and Bonnet. Such a pretty pattern - and easy to knit with just a 4 row repeat.  So, to add to the set, here are the instructions for my matching Baby Blanket. Happy knitting ! 

Wave of Light Baby Blanket


Requirements:

Around 100g DK yarn for smallest size,          around (200g for 24” size) , (350g for 30” size)
4mm needles                          


Measurements:

Width:       17- 18" (43cm- 46cm)                       
Length:     18 - 19” – easy to adjust


Tension:

22sts = 4" (10cm)


For a Premature Baby Blanket of 17 – 18” ~

Cast on 98sts
1st Row             S1, knit to end
Repeat this row 7 times more
9th Row            S1, knit to end
10th Row          S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5                                 
11th Row:         S1, k4, *k2tog, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k2tog, repeat from * to last 5sts, k5
12th Row:         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5                                 

Repeat last 4 rows until the blanket is the same length as it is wide

Knit 7 rows
Cast off
Darn away ends

Wave of Light
To make this blanket bigger you will need to cast on 98 + (multiples of 11)

For a 24” newborn baby blanket cast on 131sts

For a 30” baby blanket cast on 164sts


You will find my matching baby cardigan jacket at ~ 


You will find my matching baby bonnet at ~ 

And my matching baby beanie hat at ~ 

 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 © 2018 ‘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.

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

BIBI Baby Bonnets


Here are another couple of pretty baby bonnets for you to try .......... these match my BIBI Baby Cardigans.  So pretty! 

BIBI Baby Bonnets      ~  0 - 3 months

BIBI Baby Bonnets     
0 - 3 months                                              and 3 - 6 months 




Bibi Baby Bonnet            0 - 3 months

Requires:
DK yarn ~ around 16 – 18g
4mm needles
A small button if desired

Cast on 58sts
1st Row         S1, knit to end
Repeat this row 6 times more
8th Row         S1, k7, * kfb, k7, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2              (64sts)
9th Row         S1, knit to end
10th Row       S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4                                              
11th Row       S1, k3, * k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, s1, k1, psso, k1, repeat from * to last 4st, k4
12th Row       S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
13th Row       S1, k3, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1, k1, psso, repeat from * to last 4sts, k4
14th Row       S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat last 6 rows three times more     
33rd Row      S1, knit to end
34th Row      K2tog, k2, purl to last 4sts, k2, k2tog                               (62sts)

Shape Top ~ 
                             
35th Row:     * k2tog, k4, repeat from * to last 2sts, k2tog                    (51sts)
36th, 38th, 40th, 42nd Rows       S1, purl to last st, k1
37
th Row:     k2tog, k2, k2tog, * k3, k2tog, rep from * to end                (40sts)
39th Row:     * k2, k2tog, rep from * to end                                          (30sts)
41st Row:      * k1, k2tog, rep from * to end                                         (20sts)
43rd Row:     * k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                                       (10sts)
44th Row      s1, p2tog across row to last st, k1                                      (6sts)

Cut the yarn (leaving a ‘tail’ to use for sewing up), draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly.  Fasten off
Sew seam for 2” (5cm), leaving the bottom 3” (8cm) open
Add a crochet chain at both of lower edges to make ties

OR
Add a chin strap if you prefer

To make a chin strap ~
Pick up and knit 5 stitches at one of the lower corners
Work in garter stitch (knit every row) until the strap measures 3” (8cm)
Buttonhole Row:     K2, cast off one stitch, k1
Next Row:              K1, kfb, k2
Knit 3 rows
Cast off
Add a button to the other lower edge

Darn away ends



Bibi Baby Bonnet            3 – 6 months

Requires:
DK yarn ~ around 20g
4mm needles
A small button if desired

Cast on 64sts
1st Row         S1, knit to end
Repeat this row 6 times more
8th Row         S1, k6, * kfb, k7, repeat from * to last st, k1                    (71sts)
9th Row         S1, knit to end
10th Row       S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4                                              
11th Row       S1, k3, * k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, s1, k1, psso, k1, repeat from * to last 4st, k4
12th Row       S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
13th Row       S1, k3, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1, k1, psso, repeat from * to last 4sts, k4
14th Row       S1, k3, purl to last 4sts, k4
Repeat last 6 rows four times more       
39th Row      S1, knit to end
40th Row      K2tog, k2, purl to last 4sts, k2, k2tog                                  (69sts)
41st Row      S1, knit to end
42nd Row:     K2tog, k1, purl to last 3sts, k1, k2tog                                 (67sts)
43rd Row      S1, knit to end
44th Row:     K2tog, purl to last 2sts, k2tog                                             (65sts)

Shape Top ~ 
    
43rd Row:     *K4, k2tog, repeat from * to last 5sts, k5                          (55sts)
44th, 46th, 48th, 50th Rows       S1, purl to last st, k1
45th Row:     *K3, k2tog, repeat from * end                                          (44sts)
47th Row:     *K2, k2tog, repeat from * to end                                      (33sts)
49th Row:     *K1, k2tog, repeat from * to end                                      (22sts)
51st Row:      *K2tog, repeat from * to end                                           (11sts)
52rd Row:     S1, *p2tog across row                                                       (5sts)

Cut the yarn (leaving a ‘tail’ to use for sewing up), draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly.  Fasten off
Sew seam for 3” (8cm), leaving the bottom 3” (8cm) open
Add a crochet chain at both of lower edges to make ties

OR
Add a chin strap if you prefer

To make a chin strap ~
Pick up and knit 5 stitches at one of the lower corners
Work in garter stitch (knit every row) until the strap measures 3” (8cm)
Buttonhole Row:     K2, cast off one stitch, k1
Next Row:              K1, kfb, k2
Knit 3 rows
Cast off 
Add a button to the other lower edge

Darn away ends


You will find my matching Bibi Baby Cardigan pattern at ~ 


And the matching Baby Blanket at ~ 




 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 © 2018 ‘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.

Saturday, 19 January 2019

I'M A WINNER !



Well ~ I am delighted to announce that - THANKS to YOU - I am a Winner
of Knit Now Magazine's Knitter of the Year Award for the category of Online Innovator! 

It may not be as quite as prestigious as a Bafta or Golden Globe 
- but believe me - I am really DELIGHTED 
to have been awarded this in recognition of my contribution to contemporary knitting in the UK and around the world! 

When I started my Marianna's Lazy Daisy Days BLOG in January 2013 - my intention was to share my creative ideas with other crafters, especially those who  gave their time and talents to charity knitting.

When I started making and donating I quickly got fed up with making the same few patterns over and over. And I soon began to make up my own! I had written patterns for a short time over 30 years ago, so - though I had limited experience - I set off and found the ideas came flooding in!   
And I discovered that others appreciated my patterns too! 

I love when others share their photos and appreciation of my designs. It really motivates me and keeps me moving on ! 
I set up a hugely successful facebook page and group, and through those, and Ravelry and Pinterest, I try to keep in touch as much as I can with those who enjoy my patterns. 
I like to encourage first and foremost - we were all beginners once. 
Knitting is a journey and not a destination! and we are all still learning new skills and tips every day.
Answering questions, trying to inspire, helping on-line charity groups all around the world, giving praise and being available soon led to true on-line friendships - and we all need more togetherness and friendships in our lives! 

I really want to thank all of you who appreciate my work and took the time to vote for me. Your friendship and support means the world to me! 


Thank You to Knit Now Magazine for hosting this competition.
You might like to see the other winners on this link ~ 

 And, as in all great award speeches, I really want to thank my lovely Mum & Dad whose love, support and encouragement has been so important throughout my life ! 

My lovely Mum & Dad 


Copyright © 2018 ‘made by marianna’        All Rights Reserved

Wave of Light Baby Cardigan Jacket

Babies are beautiful - and what could be nicer than a beautiful new baby in a beautiful little cardigan made with love in every stitch ?! 


Wave of Light Baby Cardigan

Wave of Light Baby Cardigan, Bonnet and Hat



Wave of Light Baby Cardigan Jacket             0 - 3 months Baby

Requirements:

Around 85g DK yarn               
4mm needles                          
3 small buttons


Measurements:

Width:       17" (43cm)                       
Length:      9” - 9½"  (23cm – 24.5cm)          
Sleeve length:  5¼"  (13.5cm)


Tension:

22sts = 4" (10cm)



Instructions:

Begin with the Sleeves (work 2)

Using 4mm needles, cast on 27sts

Work 8 rows in garter stitch   (knit every row)

Work 34 rows in stocking stitch, increasing one stitch at each end of 5th, 11th, 17th and 23rd rows   (35sts)

The sleeve should now measure about 5½” – 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

  •         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 !  


Work the Main Part

Cast on 98sts
1st Row         S1, knit to end
Repeat this row 7 times more
9th Row         S1, knit to end
10th Row       S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5                                 
11th Row:         S1, k4, *k2tog, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k2tog, repeat from * to last 5sts, k5
12th Row:         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5                                 

Repeat last 4 rows five, six or seven times more ~ (to give a short, medium or long length)
33rd Row:         S1, knit to end
Repeat last row 7 times more

41st Row          S1, knit 22sts, cast off 6sts, knit 39sts, cast off 6sts, k22sts

42nd Row:       S1, k4, p18, purl across 29sts from the first sleeve, purl 40sts from the back, purl 29sts from the second sleeve, purl 18sts from left front, k5                     (144sts)



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, k20, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k25, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k36, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k25, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k21               (136sts)
4th Row:           S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
5th Row:           S1, k19 k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k23, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k34, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k23, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k20               (128sts)
6th Row:           S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
7th Row:           S1, k18, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k21, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k32, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k21, k2tog,  s1,k1,  psso,  k19              (120sts)
8th Row:           S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
9th Row:           S1, k17, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k19, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k30, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k19, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k18               (112sts)
10th Row:         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
11th Row:         S1, k16, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k17, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k28, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k17, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k17               (104sts)
12th Row:         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
13th Row:         S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), k11, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k15, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k26, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k15, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k16                        (96sts)
14th Row:         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
15th Row:         S1, k14, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k13, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k24, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k13, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k15                                                   (88sts)
16th Row:         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
17th Row:         S1, k13, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k11, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k22, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k11, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k14                                                   (80sts)
18th Row:         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
19th Row:         S1, k12, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k9, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k20, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k9, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k13                                                     (72sts)
20th Row:         S1, k4, purl to last 5sts, k5
21st Row:         S1, k11, k2tog, s1,k1, psso,  k7, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k18, k2tog, s1,k1, psso, k7, k2tog,  s1,k1, psso,  k12                                                      (64sts)
22nd Row:        S1, knit to end
23rd Row:         S1, k11, k2tog, k7, k2tog, k18, k2tog, k7, k2tog, k12            (60sts)            
24th Row:         S1, knit to end
25th Row:         S1, k2tog, yrn, k2, (makes a buttonhole), knit to end
Knit 2 rows
Cast off knitwise         

Sew up the sleeve seams  
Join the underarm area - join the 6 cast off stitches of the body to the 6 cast off stitches at the sleeve tops   (catch together any gaps with a little stitch to join it)
Darn away ends                      
Add 3 little buttons

You will find my matching baby bonnet at ~ 

Or my matching baby beanie hat at ~ 

 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 © 2018 ‘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.