Free Pattern: Sweet Old Shale Baby Cardigan by Da'Knit Designs

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Old Shale Baby Cardi (0 – 12 months old)
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Level: Advanced beginner to intermediate
Yarn suggested:
Any Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) yarns – I am using Alize Sekerim Bebe Batik 2126
Yardage: 382 yards (350 meters)
Unit weight: 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
Gauge: 23.0 sts = 4 inches
Needle size: US 2½ – 4 or 3 – 3.5mm
Stitch marker
Scissor
Blunt yarn needles
Stitch holder
4 match buttons
In this pattern, I am using 4.00m x 80 cm circular needles.
Abbreviation:
CO – cast on
K – Knit
P – Purl
YO – yarn over
PM – place marker
BO – bind off
PU – Pick up stitch
Sts – stitches
Note:
1. Always move marker together as you knit.
2. Raglan Increase with Yarn Over
3. For Button Band, make 2 x 2 ribbing
4. How To Pick Up Knitting Stitch ataupun klik http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htAHtNnuE7Q
5.(Magic Loop Tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mqIqRdJc68 atau http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdSpc0EZpnk

Ribbing Stitch:
       1.      K2, P2
2.    K2, P2

Repeat 1-2.
Old Shale Pattern Stitch (Multiple 18 sts)
       1.(K2tog x 3), *(YO, K1) x 6 times, (K2tog x 6 times)* repeat * to * until the last 6 stitches,
         k2tog x 3 times.
       2.Knit
       3.  Knit
       4. Purl
 **
Instructions:
Cast On 68 Sts
Row 1 (Right side): Knit
Row 2 (Wrong side): Knit
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Knit
Divide for Raglan:
Row 5: K11 (front), pm, K2, pm, K8 (sleeve), pm, K2, pm, K22 (back), pm, K2, pm, K8 (sleeve), pm, K2, pm, K11 (front)
Row 6: P all sts
 ** Red FONT is the increase section
Increase:
Row 7: K11, YO, K2, YO, K8, YO, K2, YO, K22, YO, K2, YO, K8, YO, K2, YO, K11 (with yarn over you will increase 8 stitches along the row)
Row 8: P all sts

(By adding 1 Sts every right side row before and after K2 with yarn over as how Row 7, continue knitting in this manner by increasing 8 Sts on the right side, and purl all stitches on the wrong side, until you get 180 sts as total before dividing for sleeves – As total, you will get 32 rows from cast on.

Dividing for sleeves:
Row 33: K29, move the next 36 stitches for sleeves onto stitch holder, continue knitting 50 sts, again move the next 36 sts for second sleeves onto stitch holder, knit the next last 29 sts.   Turn, Purl all stitches..

 

Body (you will have 108 stitches, 6 waves):
Now, leave the sleeves aside, continue knitting the body as follow:
Old Shale Pattern Stitch (Multiple 18 Sts), starting with Right Side (Odd row), and Wrong Side (Even row)
       Number 1:      (K2tog x 3), *[(YO, K1) x 6 times, (K2tog x 6 times)]* continue * to * for 5 times more) until the last 6 stitches, k2tog x 3 times.
       Number 2:      Knit
       Number 3:      Knit
       Number 4:.    Purl
Continue knitting no. 1-4 repeatedly until your desired length (or until you have 11-13 ridges), then knit No1, turn, bind off (BO). ***You can also repeat 3-4 one more time if you want the old shale stitch to look a bit bigger.
Sleeves (using Magic Loop Technique) x make 2 ( You may place a marker to point your start at the beginning of your row):
Pick up 1 Sts under armhole, move all 36 Sts to needles, pick up another 1 Sts under armhole, you will have 38 sts as total. Divide 38 Sts into two sections (18-18), knit all stitches using magic loop technique until your desired length or at least about 30 rows. Then, on the last round, PURL all the stitches, then Bind Off. This is to ensure that the sleeve doesn’t roll up. Repeat for second sleeve.
Button Band:
Pick Up 32 stitches at the edge of both right front and left front side (from cast on row) by making 2 x 2 ribbing (refer note).  For button hole, make 4 button holes on the left side with 1- 1 ½ cm gap between holes. Continue ribbing until you have 8 rows, then bind off. Below is detail instruction.
Pick up 32 sts ( or you may also pick up from the bottom to cast on row as how you desired but only to make sure that the numbers of your pick up stitch are equal to Ribbing 2 x 2 count).
Row 1: (k2, p2) Repeat ( ) till end.
Row 2: (K2, p2) Repeat ( ) till end.
Row 3: (K2, YO,p2tog, K2, P2, K2, P2) Repeat ( ) till end.
Row 4: (k2, p2) Repeat ( ) till end.
Row 5: (K2, p2) Repeat ( ) till end.
Row 6: (k2, p2) Repeat ( ) till end.
Row 7: (K2, p2) Repeat ( ) till end.
Row 8: (k2, p2) Repeat ( ) till end.
Bind off.
Repeat steps above without making Yarn Over for the next Band.
Sew your favourite buttons cut all extra yarns and weave it off. Done! 
Note: Please contact me if you found any error with this pattern. I am not responsible for the result you gain by using my pattern if you knit with different yarns. Thank you for trying out this design! You can match the sweet cardigan with my Old Shale Baby Beanie. Do share with me your project using this pattern. Pattern is copyrighted.
Link to Old Shale Baby Beanie
(http://www.aheys.com/knittingdanprojeksaya/free-pattern-knitting-an-old-shale-baby-beanie-with-tutorial/)

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Ery Yusof@Er EROGLU
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Assalamualaikum dan selamat petang peminat mengait semua Maaf di atas kelewatan memuat naik Peraturan Contest Berry Kopiah yang dianjurkan oleh Da’Knit. Tujuan pertandingan kali ini adalah untuk memperkenalkan pattern terbaru dari Da’Knit, iaitu Berry Kufi/Kopiah Berry yang perlu dibeli untuk  mengikuti pertandingan ini. Berikut adalah syarat pertandingan.

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Pattern tidak boleh dijual-beli, dikongsi ataupun diterbitkan semula dalam apa jua bentuk format yang ada. Hasil kait menggunakan pattern ini boleh dijual semula.

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21 Julai 2013

Birch Leaf Shawl – Amazing pattern by Rowan

 

954897_565402346816614_1445475835_nBirch Leaf Shawl, inspired by Birch from Sharon Miller (Rowan Knitting) klik for pattern –> (BirchLeafShawl)

Salah satu sebab, mengapa Lace Knitting adalah satu cabaran buat peminat knitting disebabkan design yang agak kompleks dan terlalu banyak bacaan perlu dilakukan sehingga mustahil untuk dihafal. Selalunya, Lace Knitting ini di ilhamkan dalam bentuk diagram dan hampir 90% pattern untuk Lace Knitting tidak ditulis dalam bentuk arahan. Jika ada, adalah jenis yang mudah. Jika anda tidak mahir dalam membaca pattern bentuk diagram, anda masih boleh mengait dengan cuba memahamkan simbol-simbol yang digunakan. Percayalah, anda boleh lakukannya!

Masalah utama yang biasa dihadapi oleh Lace Knitter ialah mencari benang yang sesuai untuk dikait menggunakan pattern sedia ada. Selalunya benang kait yang dicadangkan agak sukar didapati dan kadang kala pengeluaran benang tersebut telah dihentikan. Maka, Lace Knitter sentiasa mencari alternatif bagi meneruskan niat mereka dengan mencuba pelbagai jenis benang  tanpa berputus asa. Hebat kan? Bak kata pepatah, di mana ada kemahuan, di situ pasti ada jalannya.

Gambar di atas adalah projek terkini yang saya sedang usahakan waktu ini. Pattern ini dicadangkan oleh salah seorang ahli group Knitting di FB. Pattern ini adalah sangat istimewa berbanding pattern-pattern yang sedia ada. Mari kita ikuti latar belakang ringkas pattern ini:

This shawl is inspired by , Birch‘ by Sharon Miller, originally published in Rowan Magazine No. 34. Birch‘ became very popular and has been knitted hundreds and hundreds of times all over the world. The pattern has its drawbacks though which led me to writing up this alternative pattern. Which drawbacks? Well, there‘s the casting on of 300 stitches in the most slippery yarn known to mankind for once. The pattern also doesn‘t contain any charts,as was usual for Rowan for the longest time. And then there is the fact that lots of people seemed to have trouble with the required 3 balls of yarn. It wasn‘t enough and they had to buy more. Which is impossible sometimes.The pretty birch leaf pattern is an old standard in lace knitting and can easily be incorporated into a bottom-up or even sideways shawl construction.That way you won‘t risk running out of yarn. Having to cast on only a small amount of stitches in the beginning certainly counts as a bonus in my book.

Nampak tak anda? Apakah kelebihan pattern ini?

Saya sudahpun melihat pattern bertulis untuk design ini dan ya, anda perlu memulakan kaitan anda dengan 299 cast on!! Tetapi dengan alternatif baru yang ditemui oleh Susan Gutperl, anda tidak lagi memerlukan 299 cast on dan tidak perlu risau berapa banyak benang yang anda perlukan untuk menghasilkan pattern ini. Ini kerana, anda hanya perlu mengait satu jenis pattern yang berulang-ulang bermula dengan cast on 5 stitches (berbanding 299 CO) sahaja sehingga anda tidak perlu lagi melihat kertas dan terus sahaja mengait sambil menonton tv!! Bila-bila masa sahaja, anda boleh berhenti mengikut saiz yang dikehendaki dan tidak perlu lagi risau akan ketidakcukupan benang.

Insya Allah..
Saya akan uploadkan gambar penuh kemudian apabila sudah siap. Saya berharap, anda tidak perlu lagi berasa takut untuk mencuba pattern ini kerana pattern ini sangat mudah tetapi hasilnya sungguh menawan kalbu!

   Photo Credit to: http://www.fambrenner.de/FotosPage/Birch%20Leaf%201.jpg

Semoga sedikit sebanyak informasi di atas membantu para peminat knitting untuk memulakan Lace Knitting tanpa perlu rasa bimbang.

Selamat mencuba!