Thursday, 27 June 2019

BERT Baby Hat

There was a great response to my latest Friday Night Mystery Knit ~ 
I saw over 200 little hats completed ! 
Amazing !

There were too many to add ~ but here is a selection of the lovely knits.

And a very big Thank You to everyone who took part :) 

Knitted by ~
Brenda LLoyd                                    Avril Grundy                                      Dianne Neal

Knitted by ~
Alison Shuttleworth                                 Ann Paterson                                 Annabel McIntosh

Knitted by ~
Gaynor McKinnie                                                             Jean Murray

Knitted by ~
Jacqueline Gibb                                 Enid Loft                                    Jacqueline Gibb 

Knitted by ~
Jaqui Smith                                    Karen Lindsay                                     Katy Molloy

Knitted by ~
Kathleen Grey                                   Kerrie Nuttal                                      Linda Gilbert

Knitted by ~
Peggy Patterson                                  Paul Page                                        Paige Louise

Knitted by ~
Linda Clarke                                 Marion Moores-Corbett                                  Myra Proctor 

Knitted by ~
Valerie Hill                                                              Julie Stratford
Knitted by ~
Sarah Harrington                                 Sarah Matthews                                 Sue Lucas Davies

Knitted by ~
Suzanne Stead                                    Teresa Fyfe                               Wendy Tomlinson 

Knitted by ~
Wilma Reder                                 Valerie Rivett                                 Wendy Tooze



Here is the pattern if you missed it ~ 

BERT Baby Hat        to fit  baby of around 0 - 3 months

Requirements:

Around 
15 - 18g of DK yarn  ~ or any yarn that knits to 22sts = 4" (10cm)
4mm needles  

Pattern:

Cast on 61sts
Row 1:             S1, * k1, p1, rep from * to last 2st, k2
Row 2:             S1, *p1, k1, rep from * to end
Repeat the last 2 rows 3 times more
Row 9:             Knit
Row 10:           Knit
Row 11:           S1, *k3, p3, repeat from * to end
Row 12:           *K3, p3, repeat from * to last st, k1
Row 13:           S1, *k3, p3, repeat from * to end
Rows 14:         *K3, p3, repeat from * to last st, k1
Repeat the last 6 rows (rows 9 – 14) twice more
Row 27:           Knit
Row 28:           Knit
Row 29:           Knit
Row 30:           S1, purl to last st, k1

Shape the top ~ 
Row 1:             *K8, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8,10, 12, 14 & 16:     S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 3:             *K7, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1
Row 5:             *K6, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1
Row 7:             *K5, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1
Row 9:             *K4, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1
Row 11:           *K3, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1
Row 13:           *K2, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1
Row 15:           *K1, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1
Row 17:           *K2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                      7sts

Cut the yarn leaving a ‘tail’ to use for sewing up
With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops and secure
Sew up side seam and 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 © 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.

Friday, 21 June 2019

Friday Night Mystery Knit #11


I hope you enjoy this new Friday Night Mystery Knit 

And please remember not to add photos or comments on any social media group that would spoil the fun for others ! 


Requirements:

Around 
15g of DK yarn  ~ or any yarn that knits to 22sts = 4" (10cm)
4mm needles  

Pattern:

Cast on 61sts
Row 1:             S1, * k1, p1, rep from * to last 2st, k2
Row 2:             S1, *p1, k1, rep from * to end
Repeat the last 2 rows 3 times more
Row 9:             Knit
Row 10:           Knit
Row 11:           S1, *k3, p3, repeat from * to end
Row 12:           *K3, p3, repeat from * to last st, k1
Row 13:           S1, *k3, p3, repeat from * to end
Rows 14:         *K3, p3, repeat from * to last st, k1
Repeat the last 6 rows (rows 9 – 14) twice more
Row 27:           Knit
Row 28:           Knit
Row 29:           Knit
Row 30:           S1, purl to last st, k1

Now Shape as follows ~ 
Row 1:             *K8, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8,10, 12, 14 & 16:     S1, purl to last st, k1
Row 3:             *K7, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1
Row 5:             *K6, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1
Row 7:             *K5, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1
Row 9:             *K4, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1
Row 11:           *K3, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1
Row 13:           *K2, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1
Row 15:           *K1, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k1
Row 17:           *K2tog, rep from * to last st, k1                      7sts

Cut the yarn leaving a ‘tail’ to use for sewing up
With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops and secure
Sew up side seam and darn away ends.

And PLEASE remember ~ to keep the Mystery element ~ 
NO photos or give-away comments till I give the go ahead on Sunday!  


 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.

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Plain and Simple Baby Cardigan

I have been asked by a charity group to write a plain, no-nonsense, unisex baby cardigan with a button front and long sleeves...... traditional in style, but knitted in a more modern way - no separate borders or picking up of stitches !! 

Well - here is my 'Plain and Simple' Baby Cardigan. Hope it fits the brief! 

Plain and Simple Baby Cardigan


This cardigan is easy to knit. 
The sleeves are knitted first and the stitches left on a stitch holder. 
Then, the body is worked in one (fronts and back together with the borders) from the lower edge upwards.
There is a joining row where the sleeve stitches are added in ......
and the top part is knitted all-in-one.
There are only 2 sleeve and underarm seams to join. 

The style is ideal for a baby boy or girl - 
and is practical in use because of the raglan-style shaping. 

And of course - more experienced knitters can easily add in a more fancy pattern stitch instead of stocking stitch if desired. 


PLAIN and Simple Baby Cardigan Jacket             0 - 3 months Baby

Requirements:

Around 60g DK yarn              
4mm needles                         
5 small buttons

Tension/Gauge:

22sts = 4” (10cm)

Measurements:

Width:             17" (43 cm)                
Length:             9½" (24cm)   
Sleeve length:  5½" (14cm)


Instructions:

Begin with the Sleeves (work 2)

Using 4mm needles, cast on 27sts
1st Row:   S1, * k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2
2nd Row:  S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end
Repeat last 2 row 4 times more 
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 5½” – you can add more rows if required
Next Row:  Cast off 3sts, work to last 3sts, cast off 3sts       (29sts)
If you have never done this before – don’t panic !! It is easy to do
·        
     TOP TIP   To cast off 3sts at the end of a row ~
You work across the row until you have just 3sts remaining 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 29 stitches on a spare needle

Work the Main Part

Cast on 97sts
1st Row:   S1, * k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2
2nd Row:  S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end
3rd Row:  S1, k2tog, yrn, (makes a buttonhole), * k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2
4th Row:  S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end
5th Row:   S1, * k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2
6th Row:  S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end
Repeat last 2 rows twice more
11th Row:  S1, k1, p1, k1. p1, knit to last 5sts, p1, k1, p1, k2
12th Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, purl to last 5sts, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
Repeat the last 2 rows 3 times more
19th Row:  S1, k2tog, yrn, (makes a buttonhole), k1, p1, knit to last 5sts, p1, k1, p1, k2
20th Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, purl to last 5sts, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
21st Row:  S1, k1, p1, k1. p1, knit to last 5sts, p1, k1, p1, k2
22nd Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, purl to last 5sts, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
Repeat the last 2 rows six times more
35th Row:  S1, k2tog, yrn, (makes a buttonhole), k1, p1, knit to last 5sts, p1, k1, p1, k2
36th Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, purl to last 5sts, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
37th Row:  S1, k1, p1, k1. p1, knit to last 5sts, p1, k1, p1, k2
38th Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, purl to last 5sts, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
Repeat the last 2 rows once more
41st Row:  S1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k17, cast off 6sts, k40, cast off 6sts, k16, p1, k1, p1, k2

Joining Row ~
42nd Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p17, put the 29sts on a stitch holder back onto the left-hand needle and purl across them, purl 41sts from the back, put the 29sts on a stitch holder onto the left-hand needle and purl across them for the second sleeve, purl 17sts from left front, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1                    (143sts)

Work the Top Part all in one

43rd Row:  S1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k15, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k25, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k37, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k25, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k15, p1, k1, p1, k2                             (135sts)
44th Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, purl to last 5sts, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
45th Row:  S1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k14, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k23, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k35, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k23, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k14, p1, k1, p1, k2                             (127sts)
46th Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, purl to last 5sts, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
47th Row:  S1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k13, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k21, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k33, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k21, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k13, p1, k1, p1, k2                             (119sts)
48th Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, purl to last 5sts, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
49th Row:  S1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k12, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k19, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k31, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k19, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k12, p1, k1, p1, k2                             (111sts)
50th Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, purl to last 5sts, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
51st Row:  S1, k2tog, yrn, (makes a buttonhole), k1, p1, k11, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k17, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k29, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k17, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k11, p1, k1, p1, k2        (103sts)
52nd Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, purl to last 5sts, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
53th Row:  S1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k10, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k15, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k27, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k15, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k10, p1, k1, p1, k2                             (95sts)
54th Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, purl to last 5sts, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
55th Row:  S1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k9, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k13, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k25, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k13, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k9, p1, k1, p1, k2                               (87sts)
56th Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, purl to last 5sts, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
57th Row:  S1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k8, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k11, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k23, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k11, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k8, p1, k1, p1, k2                               (79sts)
58th Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, purl to last 5sts, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
59th Row:  S1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k7, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k9, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k21, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k9, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k7, p1, k1, p1, k2                                             (71sts)
60th Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, purl to last 5sts, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
61st Row:  S1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k6, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k19, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k6, p1, k1, p1, k2                                             (63sts)
62nd Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, purl to last 5sts, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
63rd Row:  S1, k1, p1, k1, p1, knit to last 5sts, p1, k1, p1, k2
64th Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, purl to last 5sts, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
65th Row:   S1, * k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2
66th Row:  S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end
67th Row:  S1, k2tog, yrn, (makes a buttonhole), * k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2
68th Row:  S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end
Cast off in rib 

Sew up the sleeve and underarm seams     
Darn away ends         

Add 5 small buttons

Plain and Simple Baby Cardigan ~ Premature Baby 

PLAIN and Simple Baby Cardigan Jacket   ~  Medium Premature Baby Jacket                        

Requirements:

35g DK yarn               
4mm needles             
5 small buttons

Tension/Gauge:

22sts = 4” (10cm)

Measurements:

Width:                          13” (33cm)
Length:                        7“ (18cm)
Sleeve length:             4½” (11.5cm)


Instructions:

Begin with the Sleeves (work 2)

Cast on 25sts

1st Row:   S1, * k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2
2nd Row:  S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end
Repeat last 2 rows 3 times more 
Work 26 rows in stocking stitch, increasing one stitch at each end of 5th, 11th and 17th rows   (31sts)
The sleeve should now measure about 4½” – you can add more rows if required 
Next Row:  Cast off 3sts, knit to last 3sts, cast off 3sts         (25sts)

If you have never done this before – don’t panic !! It is easy to do
·        TOP TIP   To cast off 3sts at the end of a row ~
You work across the row until you have just 3sts remaining 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 25 stitches on a spare needle, or stitch holder


Work the Main Part

Cast on 77sts

1st Row:   S1, * k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2
2nd Row:  S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end
3rd Row:  S1, k2tog, yrn, (makes a buttonhole), * k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2
4th Row:  S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end
5th Row:   S1, * k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2
6th Row:  S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end
Repeat last 2 rows once more
9th Row:  S1, k1, p1, k1. p1, knit to last 5sts, p1, k1, p1, k2
10th Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, purl to last 5sts, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
Repeat the last 2 rows twice more
15th RowS1, k2tog, yrn, (makes a buttonhole), k1, p1, knit to last 5sts, p1, k1, p1, k2
16th Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, purl to last 5sts, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
17th Row:  S1, k1, p1, k1. p1, knit to last 5sts, p1, k1, p1, k2
18th Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, purl to last 5sts, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
Repeat the last 2 rows four times more
27th Row:  S1, k2tog, yrn, (makes a buttonhole), k1, p1, knit to last 5sts, p1, k1, p1, k2
28th Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, purl to last 5sts, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
29th Row:  S1, k1, p1, k1. p1, knit to last 5sts, p1, k1, p1, k2
30th Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, purl to last 5sts, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
31st Row:  S1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k12, cast off 6sts, knit 30sts, cast off 6sts, k11, p1, k1, p1, k2

Joining Row ~
32nd Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p12, put the 25sts on a stitch holder back onto the left-hand needle and purl across them, purl 31sts from the back, put the 25sts on a stitch holder onto the left-hand needle and purl across them for the second sleeve, purl 12sts from left front, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1                    (115sts)



Work the Top Part all in one
33rd Row:  S1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k10, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k21, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k27, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k21, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k10, p1, k1, p1, k2                 (107sts)
34th Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, purl to last 5sts, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
35th Row:  S1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k9, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k19, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k25, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k19, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k9, p1, k1, p1, k2                   (99sts)
36th Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, purl to last 5sts, k1, p1, k1, p1, k13
37th Row:  S1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k8, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k17, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k23, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k17, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k8, p1, k1, p1, k2                   (91sts)
38th Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, purl to last 5sts, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
39th Row S1, k2tog, yrn, (makes a buttonhole), k1, p1, k7, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k15, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k21, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k15, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k7, p1, k1, p1, k2                        (83sts)

40th Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, purl to last 5sts, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
41st Row:   S1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k6, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k13, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k19, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k13, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k6, p1, k1, p1, k2                   (75sts)
42nd Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, purl to last 5sts, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
43rd Row:  S1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k5, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k11, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k17, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k11, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k5, p1, k1, p1, k2                   (67sts)
44th Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, purl to last 5sts, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
45th Row:  S1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k4, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k9, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k15, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k9, k2tog, s1, k1, psso, k4, p1, k1, p1, k2                     (59sts)
46th Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, purl to last 5sts, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
47th Row:  S1, k1, p1, k1, p1, knit to last 5sts, p1, k1, p1, k2
48th Row:  S1, p1, k1, p1, k1, purl to last 5sts, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
49th Row:  S1, * k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2
50th Row:  S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end
51st Row:  S1, k2tog, yrn, (makes a buttonhole), * k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2
52nd Row:  S1, * p1, k1, rep from * to end
Cast off in rib 

Sew up the sleeve and underarm seams
Darn away ends.  
Add 5 small buttons

Happy Knitting ! 


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

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