Sunday, 22 October 2017

October Original. Free pattern.

October Original for 18 inch Doll:

A knitting pattern for a reversible cable scarf or cowl with matching hat and fingerless mittens.
 I hate seeing the wrong side of cable scarves so made this one which looks the same on both sides!

Reversible scarf free pattern



Notions:
30g (300m) light fingering weight yarn.
25 wpi.





Needles: US 1.5 /2.5mm. (or those you need to obtain gauge)
cable needle.
Darning needle.


Difficulty:


Gauge: 9 sts x 10 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch.

Abbreviations:
Co: cast on.
Bo: bind off.
K: knit
P: purl
St-stitch: Sts- stitches
K2 tog: Knit two stitches together as one stitch.
Ssk: Slip, slip, knit, slip 2 stitches and knit them together.
Sl 1: Slip 1 stitch. (knitwise or purlwise as specified in pattern).
Yo: yarn over
cn: cable needle.


Hat.
Cast on 110 sts.
Rib:
1-6: K1, p1; repeat to end. You can lengthen this if you want a fold over border.
Start pattern set up.
1: *K1, p1; repeat from * to end of row.
2: (P1, k1,)x2, *(k1, p1)x6, (p1, k1,)x3; repeat from * for a total of 5 times, (k1, p1,)x6; (p1, k1,)x2.
3: As row 1.
4: As row 2.
5: As row 1.
6: (P1, k1,)x2, * Slip next 6 sts onto cable needle and hold at front; (k1, p1)x3; Place sts from Cn on needle and (k1, p1)x3; (p1, k1)x3;
repeat from * for a total of 5 times, Slip next 6 sts onto cable needle and hold at front; (k1, p1)x3; Place sts from cn on needle and (k1, p1)x3; (p1, k1,)x2.

Start pattern:
1: *K1, p1; repeat from * to end of row.
2: (P1, k1,)x2, *(k1, p1)x6, (p1, k1,)x3; repeat from * for a total of 5 times, (k1, p1,)x6; (p1, k1,)x2.
3-10: As rows 1-2.
11: As row 1.
12: (P1, k1,)x2, * Slip next 6 sts onto cable needle and hold at front; (k1, p1)x3; Place sts from Cn on needle and (k1, p1)x3; (p1, k1)x3;
repeat from * for a total of 5 times, Slip next 6 sts onto cable needle and hold at front; (k1, p1)x3; Place sts from cn on needle and (k1, p1)x3; (p1, k1,)x2.
Repeat rows 1-12 for a total of 4 times, (or to desired length.)
Shape top:
1: *K1, p1; repeat from * to end of row.
2: P2tog, p1, k1,*(k1, p1)x6, k2tog, p1, k1, p2tog, repeat from * for a total of 5 times, (k1, p1,)x6; p1, k1, k2tog. (98sts).
3: *K2tog, p1, *(k1, p1)x6, k2tog, p2tog; repeat from * to last 15sts, (k1, p1)x6; k2tog, p1. (86 sts)
4: K2 tog; repeat to endof row. (43sts).
5: K2tog; repeat to last st, k1. (22sts).
Break yarn. thread yarn through sts, pull to close and sew seam neatly. (I pass the yarn through twice.)

Cowl or Scarf.
Cast on 20 sts.
Start pattern setup.
1: Sl 1 knitwise, p1,*k1, p1; repeat from * to end of row.
2: Sl1 purlwise, k1, p1, k1, *(k1, p1)x6; (p1, k1)x2.
3: As row 1.
4: As row 2.
5: As row 1.
6: Sl1 purlwise, k1, p1, k1, * Slip next 6 sts onto cable needle and hold at front; (k1, p1)x3; Place sts from Cn on needle and (k1, p1)x3; (p1, k1,)x2.

Start pattern:
1: Sl 1 knitwise, p1,*k1, p1; repeat from * to end of row.
2: Sl1 purlwise, k1, p1, k1, *(k1, p1)x6; (p1, k1)x2.
3-10: As rows 1-2.
11: As row 1.
12: Sl1 purlwise, k1, p1, k1, * Slip next 6 sts onto cable needle and hold at front; (k1, p1)x3; Place sts from Cn on needle and (k1, p1)x3; (p1, k1,)x2.
Repeat rows 1-12 for a total of 9 times for cowl, 22 times for scarf, (or to desired length.)
End of scarf or cowl:
1-6: As rows 1-2.Bind off in pattern.
For cowl sew short ends together.
Weave in ends.

Fingerless mitts.
Right mitt.
Co 28sts.
1-4: K1, p1; repeat to end of row.
Start pattern:
1: K1, p1; repeat to end of row.
2: (P1, k1)x5; (k1, p1)x4; (p1, k1)x5.
3-4: As 1-2.
5: (K1, p1,)x2, k2tog, yo, (k1, p1,)x11.
6: (P1, k1)x5; place 4 sts on cn, k1, p1, k1, p1, replace sts from cn, k1, p1, k1, p1; (p1, k1)x5.
7-12: As rows 1-2.
13-15: K1, p1, repeat to end of row.
Bind off in rib.
Sew seam.

Left mitt.
Co 28sts.
1-4: K1, p1; repeat to end of row.
Start pattern:
1: K1, p1; repeat to end of row.
2: (P1, k1)x5; (k1, p1)x4; (p1, k1)x5.
3-4: As 1-2.
5: (K1, p1,)x11, yo, ssk, (k1, p1,)x2.
6: (P1, k1)x5; place 4 sts on cn, k1, p1, k1, p1, replace sts from cn, k1, p1, k1, p1; (p1, k1)x5.
7-12: As rows 1-2.
13-15: K1, p1, repeat to end of row.
Bind off in rib.

Sew seams.

Reversible cable doll scarf pattern



Patricia Renwick © Copyright October 2017.
All rights reserved. You may sell items made from this pattern but not the pattern. Please respect my design rights.

 

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Liesbeth

Liesbeth
Fits 18 inch dolls.


Free knitting pattern

Notions:
70 g sport weight yarn.







Needles: US 2.5 /3 mm. (or those you need to obtain gauge)
Darning needle.
Stitch markers or waste yarn.
4 small buttons.

Difficulty:


Gauge: 7 sts x 8 rows = 1 inch. In stockinette stitch

This can be used as a cardi if the opening is
used at the front or as a sweater-tunic if at back. Optional pockets can be sewn on if wanted or omitted to allow the possibility to use either way.


Abbreviations:
Co: cast on.
Bo: bind off.
K: knit
P: purl
St-stitch: Sts- stitches
K2 tog: Knit two stitches together as one stitch.
Yo: yarn over
kfb: Knit into front and then back of stitch.
K2 tog: Knit two stitches together as one stitch.
Ssk: Slip, slip, knit, slip 2 stitches and knit them together.
S1, k2tog, psso: Slip 1, knit 2sts together and pass slipped stitch over. (Double decrease)

Cast on 60 sts.
1-6: K1, p1, repeat to end.
Purl one row increasing in last st(61sts).
Start pattern.
1: *K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last st, k1.
2: Purl.
3: K2, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3; repeat from * to last 5sts, yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2.
4: Purl.
5-40: As rows 1-4. (10 pattern repeats. You can lengthen or shorten here by adding more or fewer repeats).

Divide for arms.
1: (K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo;)x2, k1; bo 4 sts, 1st on needle,
(K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo;)x4,k2, bo 4sts,
1st on needle from bo, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1.
Continue working on backs and front separately.
2: P13.
3: K2, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3, yo, s1 k2tog psso, yo, k2.
4: P13.
5: (K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo;)x2, k1.
6: P13.
7: K2, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3, yo, s1 k2tog psso, yo, k2.
8: P13.
9-23: As rows 5-8.

24: Bo 6sts, purl.
25: K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1.
26: P7.
27: K2, yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2.
28: P7.

Back:
2: P13.
3: K2, yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3, yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2.
4: P13.
5: (K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo)x2, k1.
6: P13.
7: K2, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3, yo, s1 k2tog psso, yo, k2.
8: P13.
9-24: As rows 5-8
25: Bo 6sts, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1.
26: P7.
27: K2, yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2.
28: P7.
Bo.

Front.
2: P27.
3: (K3, yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo,)x4, k3.
4: P27.
5: K2, (yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1,)x4, k1.
6: P27.
7: (K3, yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo,)x4, k3.
8: P27.
9-20: As rows 5-8.
Divide for neck:
21: K2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, Bo 11, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2.
Continue working on sides of neck separately.
22: P8.
23: K2, yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3.
24: P8.
25: K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2.
26: P8.
27: K2, yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3.
28: P6, p2tog.
Bind off.
Other side of neck:
22: P8.
23: K3, yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2.
24: P8.
25: K2, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1.
26: P8.
27: K3, yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2.
28: P2 tog, p6.
Bind off.

Back button band:
With right side facing pick up and knit 42 sts along back.
1-3: K1, p1; repeat to end.
4: K1, p1, *ssk, yo, (k1, p1)x5; repeat from * for a total of 3 times, ssk, yo, k1, p1.
5-6: K1, p1; repeat to end.
Bind off in rib.
Other side:
1-6: K1, p1; repeat to end.
Bind off in rib.

Sleeves.
Cast on 26sts.
1-6: K1, p1; repeat to end of row.

Purl one row increasing in last st (27 sts).
Start pattern.
1: K1, *K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last st, k2.
2: Purl.
3: K3, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3; repeat from * to end of row.
4: Purl.
5-8: As rows 1-4.
9: Kfb, *K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k1, kfb.
10: P29.
11: K4, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3; repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
12: Purl.
13: K2,*K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3.
14-16: As rows 10-12.
17: K2,*K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3.
18-20: As rows 10-12
21: Kfb, k1,*K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k2, kfb.
22: P31.
23: K5, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3; repeat from * to last 2sts, k2.
24: Purl.
25: K3,*K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4.
26: Purl.
27: K5, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3; repeat from * to last 2sts, k2.
28: Purl.
Adjust sleeve length here if you like.
Start sleeve cap shaping.
1: Bind off 3 sts, (1st is on needle) (yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1,)x4, k3.
2: Bo3sts, purl to end. (25sts)
3: K2, *yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3; repeat from * to last 5sts, yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2.
4: Purl.
5: Ssk, k2, k2tog, (yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog,)x2, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, k2tog.
6: P23.
7: Ssk, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, s1 k2tog psso, yo, k3, yo, s1 k2tog psso, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2tog.
8: P21.
9: Ssk, k2tog, (yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog,)x2, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2tog.
10: P19.
11: Ssk, k3, yo, s1 k2tog psso, yo, k3, yo, s1 k2tog psso, yo, k3, k2tog.
12: P2tog, p13, p2tog.
13: Ssk, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog. (13sts).
14: P2tog, p9, p2tog.
15: Ssk, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2tog. (9sts).
16: P9.
Bind off.
Sew shoulder seams and sew in sleeves.

Neck.
With right side facing pick up and knit 54 sts.
1-3: K1, p1; repeat to end of row.
Bind off in rib.

Optional pockets.
Co 14 sts.
1: Knit.
2: Purl.
3-12: As rows 1-2.
13-15: K1, p1, to end of row,
Bind off in rib.
Make the other in the same way.
Sew in place on front or if you want to use it as a cardi on the “backs!”.

Weave in all yarn ends. Sew on buttons.


Patricia Renwick © Copyright September 2017.
All rights reserved. You may sell items made from this pattern but not the pattern. Please respect my design rights. 

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Memories

Sitting watching songs on the computer. Michael Jackson: Bad. 

Memories. 

My son charismatical. Dancing in the street with all the other kids dancing with him. Fantastic. He was the leader. They did every single movement like the video... and we didn't have internet then! Just VHS. 

All the neighbours were out watching and all the local kids participated, not just his beloved sister. 
I made pizza and they stopped to eat on the steps and turned back to dance more. Neighbours were chatting and everyone was in a good mood. The whole street was there and participating happily. 

A really good memory. Fantastic moment, rare moments frozen in time. 

They danced to all the songs that were on that tape. Every single movement was 100% correct. The kids lined up with him and imitated every single movement. 

Such friendship. Fun. Really dancing in the street.

Sometimes I would really love to return to that time. 

Sunday, 27 August 2017

September Shrug.

I have been busy sewing recently. Too hot to knit. However I just had to make something ready for when cooler days arrive (the sooner the better!) 


Doll knitting pattern



This is my latest pattern released in my Ravelry shop today...September Shrug. A simple top-down knit with a gently rounded border. Quick and easy to make for our 18" dolls! 


The dress I made from some fabric I had in my stash, almost vintage now. I bought it when Elizabeth was small and she is 18! Lol! 


Gotz Hannah


I am making a matching dress for my DGD. Nearly done. The only thing I had to buy was the blue zip! 

Now to show you my new pride and joy! A dear friend sent me this lovely!



Swedish spining wheel


This came from Sweden, made in the late 1800s. Beautiful condition. I have been looking online for tutorials and hints for use before starting to use it. Too hot just now but this will be super in the Fall. 

I haven't forgotten about the promised bag pattern. Just trying to learn the best way to add the pattern. Not easy for me! Lol! 

See you soon!

Sunday, 30 July 2017

What's up?

Well life has been busy here but due to fires my internet access has been very limited. The poles are slowly being replaced and power restored.

I have been doing a fair bit of sewing recently. A dress for DGD and her doll, a shirt for DH which is almost finished.



I also tried making some sandals. Very pleased with my first attempt. Of course Julie needed a bag to match so I made one. I will be adding that design to my blog soon so keep a look out if you want to try sewing one!





On my birthday we went up into the mountains. Although (typically) the day was cloudy we had fun setting up a tent and sleeping bags for the dolls. Dgd enjoyed herself playing with them. Well worth the time spent sewing to see her expression! 








My older DD and Sil bought me a doll! Hannah loves horse riding, a Gotz doll. As I do have a horse for her, I can foresee lots of fun playing with DGD. She has just started a little riding. 


Gotz Hannah doll


"We" now have a brown hair, a blonde hair and a red hair doll! The blonde Hannah ballerina belongs to my DGD. 

I have also done some knitting. A new pattern is on ravelry. Kaya and Kanani were playing at "Pocahontas".

AGD Pocahontas pattern

You can find it for sale in my Ravelry store.

So that's all for now. Will be back soon with the instructions on how to make the doll bag.