Just Three Pieces to make this Flattering T
Download the free Sewing Pattern from Marie Denmark www.mariadenmark.dk
Download the free Sewing Pattern from Marie Denmark www.mariadenmark.dk
Size: one size that will fit Child 10 years / Women XS/S
Yarn: Patons Dreamtime 8 ply, 2 skeins
Gauge: 22 sts on needle size 3.5 = 10 centimetre
Notions: One set stocking needles
Size 3.5 mm
1 cable needle
1 stitch holder
Knit in the round. Knit cable pattern on the front side only.
Cable knit CL and CR every 3rd row
Cable knit C6L or C6R every 7th row
CL - Cable to left, slip 1 st on to cable needle and leave at the front of work, K1, then K1 from cable needle
CR - Cable to the right, slip 1 st on to cable needle and leave at the back of work, K1, then K1 from cable needle
C6L - Cable 6 to left, slip 3 sts on to cable needle and leave at the front of work, K3, then K3 from the cable needle. Right Wrist warmer
C6R - Cable 6 to the left, slip 3 sts on to cable needle and leave at the front of work, K3, then K3 from the cable needle. Left Wrist Warmer
Beg - beginning
BO- Bind Off K - Knit
CO - Cast On P - Purl
Cont - continue Rep - repeat
Inc - increase St/sts - stitch/stitches
Right Wrist Warmer: Co 42 sts. Mark the beg of the round. Knit 1 st, Knit cable pattern over 20 sts, cont rib K2, P2 til the end.
1st Row: K1, P2, K2, P3, K6, P3, K2, P2 * K2, P2 * cont from * to * till I st left, K1
2nd Row: K1, P2, K2, P3, K6, P3, K2, P2, * K2, P2 * cont from * to * till I st left, K1
3rd Row: K1, P2, CR, P3, K6, P3, CL, P2, * K2, P2 * cont from * to * till I st left, K1
4th Row: K1, P2, K2, P3, K6, P3, K2, P2, * K2, P2 * cont from * to * till I st left, K1
5th Row: K1, P2, K2, P3, K6, P3, K2, P2, * K2, P2 * cont from * to * till I st left, K1
6th Row: K1, P2, CR, P3, K6, P3, CL, P2, * K2, P2 * cont from * to * till I st left, K1
7th Row: K1, P2, K2, P3, C6L, P3, K2, P2 * K2, P2 * cont from * to * till I st left, K1
Continue Cable knit CL and CR every 3rd row and Cable knit C6L every 7th row
Knit til the piece measures 12 cm from the beg.
NB. Thumb gusset and thumb can be knitted in stocking stich if you want a less snug fit around the thumb
Thumb gusset: knit 24 sts make a mark, make a new st, “knit 1 st”, make 1 new st, rep inc 1 st on either side of “knit 1 st” on every second row 4 times, new total 50 sts. Fit in K2, P2 on the inc sts or simply K all sts. Cont till the whole piece measures 15 cm. Set aside the 9 thumb gusset sts plus 1 st each side on a stitch holder. CO 3 new sts. New total 42 sts. Knit another 18 rows in cable pattern. BO.
Thumb: Thumb: Transfer the 11 sts from the stitch holder onto two needles, with a third needle pick up 1 sts before the cast on sts, 3 sts along the cast on sts, 1 sts. Total of 16 sts. Knit in the rounds. K2, P2 (or St.st) 8 rounds. BO
Left Wrist Warmer: Co 42 sts. Mark the beg of the round. Knit 1 st, Knit rib P2, K2 over 20 sts, K1 Cont cable pattern over 20 sts, K1
1st Row: K1, *P2, K2* rept. From * to * x 4 more, P2, K2, P3, K6, P3, K2, P2, K1
2nd Row: K1, *P2, K2* rept. From * to * x 4 more, P2, K2, P3, K6, P3, K2, P2, K1
3rd Row: K1, *P2, K2* rept. From * to * x 4 more, P2, CR, P3, K6, P3, CL, P2, K1
4th Row: K1, *P2, K2* rept. From * to * x 4 more, P2, K2, P3, K6, P3, K2, P2, K1
5th Row: K1, *P2, K2* rept. From * to * x 4 more, P2, K2, P3, K6, P3, K2, P2, K1
6th Row: K1, *P2, K2* rept. From * to * x 4 more, P2, CR, P3, K6, P3, CL, P2, K1
7th Row: K1, *P2, K2* rept. From * to * x 4 more, P2, K2, P3, C6R, P3, K2, P2, K1
Continue Cable knit CL and CR every 3rd row and Cable knit C6R every 7th row
Knit till the piece measures 12 cm from the beg.
Thumb gusset: Knit 18 sts make a mark and knit thumb gusset, rest of the hand and thumb as described under Right Wrist Warmer
Secure all loose ends
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Have fun knitting this easy beanie for someone special
Use yarn designed for knitting on needles size 3.00 mm to 4.00 mm. You will need 1 -2 balls of 50 grams.
Knit rounds on a circular needle or 5 stocking needles.
How to work out how many stitches to cast on:
First: Knit a trial piece in ribbing: Knit 3, purl 3. Count how many stitches are needed to measure 10 cm when the piece is medium to fully stretched (depending on how snug you want the hat to be)
Second: Measure the circumference of the head in centimetre.
Third: Calculate the stitches needed for your work this way e.g If the head circumference is 45 centimetre: 45:10 = 4.5 x number of stitches needed to knit the 10 cm wide ribbing piece. The number must be able to be divided with 6. Round down or up as needed = stitches needed for your custom sized beanie.
Sizes: 1-2yr (3-6) 7-9 (10-12) Adult
Cast on the needed stitches on a circular needle or 5 stocking needles
Brim: *knit 1 through back loop, purl 1* repeat from * to * until the end of the round.
Repeat round until the piece measures 7 (8) 9 (10) 11 cm
Continue rounds: * k3, p3 * repeat from * to * until the end of the round. Repeat round until the whole piece measures 23 (23) 24 (25) 26 cm
Knit crown by decreasing the stitches this way:
(Knit less rounds between decreasing stitches if using a thick yarn)
* k2tog, k1, p2tog, p 1 *. Repeat until the end of the round
Knit 3 rounds this way: * k2, p2 * repeat from * to * until the end of the round.
Then * k2tog, p2tog * repeat until the end of the round
Knit 2 rounds this way: * k1, p1 * repeat from * to * until the end of the round
Then *p2tog * repeat from * to * until the end of the round
Purl 1 round
Cut the thread and pull the free end through the remaining stitches. Pull the free thread to draw the stitches close, only a pinpoint hole will be left.
Turn the beanie inside out. Weaving in the ends of the two threads (top & bottom). Bend the brim so that the knit through stitches are showing on the right side of the beanie
My lovely two-year-old grandchild showing off his new vest
I love to knit this little vest because it is such a cosy and relaxing garment to knit, and it can be knitted in so many variations. Choose another colour, a different ply, cotton instead of wool or change the style of stitches and you will have a totally different vest.
The origin of the traditional version of this vest is unknown but it was knitted in one piece (flat knitting) and without casting stitches off for armholes. The vest was knitted in lace wool and used as an under clothes garment to keep babies warm during the cold winter months in Denmark.
I created a version, where the body is knitted in the round on circular needles till you reach the armpit. Hereafter you will need to knit forth and back and form the armholes.
To Fit Chest: 51 cm
Finished Chest: 55 cm
Finished length: 32 cm If your toddler has a long body then add 1 - 2 cm extra to the body before CO for the armholes
Yarn: Waikiwi, 4 Ply (50 grams/skein or about 180 m per skein) 2 skeins
Gauge: 27 sts x 28 rows on knitting needle 3.00 mm = 10 x 10 cm
Notions: 2 40 - 50 cm Circular needles each 2.50 mm and 3.00 mm. 1 set 3.00 mm needles
2 stitch holders, 3 buttons
Stitch Abbreviation :
BO - Bind Off
cm - centimetre
CO - Cast On
Cont - continue
K - Knit
K2tog - Knit two sts together
P - Purl
rep - repeat
st / sts - stitch / stitches
Body until armholes :
CO 148 sts on the circular needle size 3. Work ribbing in the round. *K2, P2* rep *-* till the body measures 21 cm.
Mark front and back. Work 8 rows garter over 14 sts each side (7 sts for the front and 7sts for the back in each side). Continue to work *K2, P2* ribbing over the rest of the sts.
Cast off the 6 middle garter sts in each side to shape armholes. Set aside sts for the front piece on a stitch holder. Continue with the back piece.
Work 68 sts. Garter knit the first 4 sts and the last 4 sts. K2, P 2 ribbing over the middle sts. Cont till the armhole measures 10 cm. Set aside the middle 30 sts (this is the neck) on a stitch holder. Cont forming shoulder and neck this way: BO 1 sts x 2 at the neck opening. Cont to knit till the armholes measure 12 cm. Set aside the remaining 17 sts on a stitch holder. Knit the other side.
Work 68 sts from the stitch holder. Cont to knit garter over the 4 edge sts and K2, P2 ribbing. Divide the front on the first row this way.
Right Front: Work 31 sts. Garter knit 2tog, 2 sts, 2tog . Make a mark with a different colour thread. Cont till the end of the row. Turn and work garter 4 sts. Cont K2, P2 until the mark. CO 4 new sts. New total 35 sts. Cont work garter over the first 4sts and last 4 sts. Work till the armhole measures 8 cm. Set aside the first 14 sts from the neck side on to a stitch holder. BO 1 sts x 4 at the neck opening.
Knit till the front shoulder measures the same as the back shoulder. Knit the two shoulder pieces right side together whilst at the same time casting off the sts.
Knit the left front exactly the same way as the right side, but opposite and add 2 buttonholes.
The buttonholes are knitted from the right side. Knit till there are 3 garter sts left. BO 1 sts. Knit garter the 2 last sts. On the next row garter knit 2 sts, CO 1 new stitch, knit garter 1 stitch, continue knitting.
Change to the circular needle size 2.5 mm. Pick up and knit 72 sts evenly along the edge around the neck including the stitches from the 3 stitch holders. Work garter sts 8 rows. Knit one buttonhole above the two other buttonholes on the garter-column. BO.
Add three buttons and the vest is ready to use
For the Cooler Months in the Southern Hemisphere or the warmer months in the Northern Hemisphere
I used Drop's Alpaca yarn for this cardigan. This yarn is lovely soft to knit in
The free pattern for this cardigan can be found at
I went through my stack of leftover yarn this weekend, thinking what to make of it. I decided to make a new set of potholders
These potholders are really easy to make and is a good way to use some of that leftover yarn we all end up with from time to time
I saw this crochet technique used for making floor mats of macrame yarn.
Here I have used yarn of 50/50 cotton/acrylic and a crochet hook number 6 mm to make nice, soft potholders
Chain 25 stitches using three threads together. Single crochet in the second stitch. Continue to turn each row with 1 chain stitch (cs). Single crochet (sc) two rows.
Continue with two threads and single crochet over 5 different colours that is twisted a bit to keep them more together.
Single crochet 19 rows this way: 2 stitches, * 1cs, skip a stitch, 1 sc around the 5 threads* continue till there are two stitches left, sc the last two stitches.
Single crochet the last 2 rows using three threads together. Sc the second row till there are two stitches left on the row. Make a loop with the 5 threads, sc 6 stitches around the 5 threads. Skip 2 stitches. Finish with a slip stitch.
The finished size is 18 x 21 centimetres
The potholders have a real soft feel to them
A really cosy vest for the cooler months.
This free pattern is from Pickles, www.pickles.no
The pattern is provided in both Norwegian and English language. The original pattern uses double strands of a singles Merino Tweed yarn and a needle size 4.5mm.
Here I have knitted the vest with Cleckheton's naturals 8 ply and a needle size 4.0mm
The neck label was found on my holiday to Denmark. The name Bedste is the Danish term for Nana
I found this gorgeous metal name tag on Etsy. You can get them costumised with a name up to nine letters.