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A pattern to try

 A while ago Anke donated a jumper pattern to the project for us to use. I had hoped to make it before posting so have been holding off for a while. But, weeks on I have only managed to do the front and one sleeve, which have come out very well but as time seems to be running away at the moment I thought I had better let you have it now. My version is in shades of purple and I like the striped effect.  Its an easy knit! 

   

Needles 3 ¼ and 4mm 

 Material required:Front:
Using 3 ¼mm needles cast on 60(66;72;78;80) sts; work in rib for 12(12;12;14;14) rows.
Change to 4mm needles and proceed in STST **until piece measures 55(61;70;80;84) rows** from beg. of STST.
Shape neck:
Knit 24(26;29;32;33) sts; turn and proceed as follows. Knit 1 row, then decrease 1 st at neck edge in next and every following alternate row to 20(22;25;27;28) sts; then continue without further shaping to 70(76;86;96;102) rows. Right side facing cast off.
Slip middle 12(14;14;14;14) sts onto stitch holder, rejoin yarn and work the other side accordingly.
 
DK, approx /size/ age : 
150g   –  18″  –  1yr
180g   – 20″   – 2yr
 200g  –  22″   -3/4yrs
 230g  – 24″    – 5/6yrs
 250g  – 26″    –  7yrs
Abbreviations:
  STST = stocking stitch
sts = stitches
   
 
 

Pattern 
 
 

 

Back:
As Front until **, then knit instead **until piece measures 60(66;75;85;89) rows**.
Then continue as for Front.

Sleeves (make 2):
Using 3 ¼ mm needles cast on 28(30;34;36;40) sts and rib for 12(12;12;14;14) sts. In next row change to needles 4, continue in STST and increase to 32(34;38;40;44) sts; then increase 1 st on each end in every 4th row to 50(56;62;66;72) sts. Then continue without further shaping to 46(52;60;66;74) rows from beg. of STST.

Neckband:
Join right shoulder seam. With right side facing and 3 ¼mm needles pick up and knit as follows: 14(15;15;16;16) sts along left side of neck (front);
12(14;14;14;14) sts from stitch holder;
14(15;15;16;16) sts along right side of neck (front);
10(10;12;12;14) sts along right side of neck (back);
12(14;14;14;14) sts from stitch holder;
10(10;12;12;14) sts along left side of neck (back).
= 72(78;82;84;88) sts.
Work in rib for 8 rows. Purl 9th row to make a fold ridge, then rib another 8 rows. Cast off in rib loosely, turn neckband in and loosely stitch to the inside.

Join left shoulder seam. Sew sleeves to the shoulders and join remaining side and sleeve seams. Darn in all ends.

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If you spot any mistakes please do let me know so that I can make ammendments if necessary.

To view more of Anke’s work take a  look at her blog where she writes regularly about her knitting antics. 

Happy knitting!

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Buttoned up

A little while ago I wrote a post about a knitting pattern for a baby bonnet that had a ribbon tie.  A lady contacted me about her concerns that the ribbon was a choking hazard.  So here is a slightly adapted version that I believe is more baby friendly.  It has a button closure that can still fit various sizes

Pattern 

The only part which has been changed is the neck band. Follow the bonnet pattern ‘as is’.

For the neckband– using the same size knitting needles cast on 50 stitches.

rows 1,2 and 3 -knit

row 4- k2, yo, k2tog, k until end

rows 5,6 and 7 -knit

cast off. Sew seams  of bonnet and neckband together.

sew on button 

Extension cord– cast on 15 stitches

row 1-knit

cast off

attach one end off the cord to the reverse of the neckband (behind the button) and sew a button onto the other end.    

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Winter Warmers

Winter will soon be here and with this in mind I have been busy knitting hats and mittens. I tried a few patterns for mittens but in the end decided to come up with my own. I have posted it on the ‘my free patterns’ page if anyone fancies having a go, if you spot any errors please let me know and I will amend asap.  

Now I just need to do a matching hat, I’m thinking one with a bobble on top would work well…..

  

 

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Baby bonnet

As the next batch of baby and children’s clothes is to be sent to Algeria in the Winter I have been searching for hat patterns that knit up quickly but also look nice.

I think this pattern for a baby bonnet is great, it uses size 4mm needles and is made to fit a newborn baby although, personally I think it would fit a baby up to about 3 months old.

The pattern is free and is available here

**UPDATE** A visitor to the site has kindly pointed out to me that the ribbon tie of the baby bonnet could pose a choking hazzard. The pattern is not one of my designs but I am going to ammend the pattern to use the safer option of a button closure. Details and picture to follow shortly.

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And here it is

Taking inspiration from the five hour sweater I wrote about before, here is my pattern for a matching hat. It is quite easy to make, only uses a little yarn and knits up very quickly. This pattern is to fit a baby  3-6 months old. The pattern to fit a newborn baby can be found here .

PATTERN 

Use 4.5mm / US 7 knitting needles and 4ply yarn

Gauge -20 stitches and 24 rows =4″ over stockinette stitch 

Abreviations

K-KNIT

P-PURL

K2TOG- KNIT TWO STITCHES TOGETHER

P2TOG- PURL TWO STITCHES TOGETHER

 

Cast on 73 stitches

R1- k

R2- KNIT

R3-K2TOG, YO,  UNTIL 3 STITCHES REMAIN,   K2TOG, K1  (72 STITCHES)

R4-P

R5-K

R6- P

R7-K2TOG (36 STITCHES)

R8-k1, INSERT NEEDLE INTO THE DIAGONAL (71 STITCHES)

R9-K

R10-P

R11-K2TOG UNTIL LAST STITCH, K1

R12-K1, INSERT NEEDLE INTO DIAGONAL (71 STITCHES)

R13-K

R14-P

R15-K

R16-P

R17-K

R18-P

R19-K

R20-P

R21-K

R22-P

R23-K

R24-P

R25-K

R26-P

R27-K

R28-P

R29-K10,K2TOG (REPEAT UNTIL LAST STITCH) K1

R30-P2TOG,P9 REPEAT UNTIL END

R31-K8,K2TOG REPEAT

R32-P2TOG,P7 REPEAT

R33-K6,K2TOG REPEAT

R34-P2TOG, P5 REPEAT

R35-K4,K2TOG REPEAT

R36-P2TOG,P3 REPEAT

R37-K2,K2TOG REPEAT

R38-P2TOG,P1 REPEAT

R39-K2TOG REPEAT

R40-P2TOG  REPEAT    ( STITCHES)

Cut yarn and thread through remaining stitches.

Turn inside out and sew up the seam, weave in any loose ends.

Thread a ribbon through the eyelets if desired ( note that both ribbon ends should come out of the same eyelet to make a bow)

If you spot any mistakes please leave a comment and I will make corrections.

footnotes

* *Insert needle into the diagonal means to insert the needle under the horizontal loop of the row below and then knit this -so making a new  stitch

All patterns can be used for whatever purpose you wish but the pattern is copyright to me, Emma Waller.

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