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

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
Blunt yarn needles
Stitch holder
4 match buttons
In this pattern, I am using 4.00m x 80 cm circular needles.
CO – cast on
K – Knit
P – Purl
YO – yarn over
PM – place marker
BO – bind off
PU – Pick up stitch
Sts – stitches
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
5.(Magic Loop Tutorial: atau

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.
       3.  Knit
       4. Purl
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
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

Designed by,
Ery Yusof@Er EROGLU

Sleeves…and yummy yarns!

Alhamdulillah.. thank you to Allah.. now I am reaching the sleeve part.. After both sleeves done, I am free! xD huhuhu but just for a second because I have more pending order that need to be done as soon as possible.. wish me luck ya! 🙂

Few yarns that I bought yesterday.. Sirdar and Daiso yarns.. This is my first time to play with eyelash yarns.. I am thinking a nice project for this. Will do it after i finish all of my orders. The boucle yarns is sooo soft xD The plain single yarns .. is going to be another hat soon!


My Baby Helena :)

Alhamdulillah.. finally I’m done with this!

Yay! Huhhh.. this took really long weeks to finish..

I did changed few part of the pattern, so it will gives more girlish look 😛

This sweater is my second baby raglan. Still need to improve more really.  Most important thing is, my colleague loves this and I learnt a lot more and more about knitting a sweater.

I’m very excited! Just too bad that my iron steam broke just when I really need it 🙁

So I couldn’t do any blocking even there is a traditional way..

So now, I can start with new sweater project for other babies 😀

Thankfully I have extra needles so I can start to knit 2 at once! Let’s see if i can take the challenge xD


Thank you for hopping by!

May Allah swt bless us all 🙂


Knit Tank Top Pattern

Assalamualaikum to all 🙂

May Allah swt bless us always.. do you remember my previous project of Knit Top?

Here I am going to share the pattern with all of you and if you feel interested.. you can take this pattern from Da’Knit Forum but you need to register first and become a member then you will be able to look inside the board.

Anyone who wants to have this pattern, you can grab it here!

Remember, what you need to know is only Cast On, Knit, Purl and Bind Off!

Oh yes! Hey… I would love to see your Knit Top too, so..  please share it in Da’Knit Forum and  why not show us off how talented KNITTER you are 🙂

Happy Knitting!

p/s : Syukur alhamdulillah pada Allah swt kerana KITs dan benang-benang yang telah dipesan oleh para pelanggan sebahagiannya sudahpun sampai dan tiba dengan selamatnya ke tangan masing-masing.. saya ingin ucapkan terima kasih sekali lagi kerana terus memberikan sokongan kepada Da’Knit 🙂

InsyaAllah, mudah-mudahan order-order KITs dan benang dari pelanggan yang lain yang masih belum menerima akan terima barangan mereka dengan selamatnya.. semoga Allah swt permudahkan segala urusan kita semua hendaknya..

My first Knit Top

Alhamdulillah.. akhirnya dalam masa sebulan my Knit Top finally finish.. huhu…. lamanya.. dah siap juga akhirnya knit top saya.. actually it can be done in one week.. but.. 😛

I used my circular needles ADDI of 4.00 mm x 80 cm, and two and a half ball of Gonca Yarn from Yarnsonlineshop.Com. Though this yarn made from acrylic, but this yarn sure give you some warm when you need and it has weight too when you finish knitting it. Anndd… it is just soft and fit very well for any wearable knitted clothes.

This is the neck part.. picking up stitches is easy when you know how to do it.. there are some ways and technique you can use to pick up stitches neatly.. Here I am using 3 x 3 Rib to complete the neck part..

Here is the sleeve which I used Moss Stitch.. Actually the real pattern is garter stitch however I changed a bit from the real pattern and it looks good with this moss..

Hihi.. My Model again 🙂 Thanks Lil Sis.. here actually I am not done with the sleeve yet.. however seems it is not that much obvious is it? hihi… actually this is the size of an adult.. the biggest size .. but seems it fits good with my lil sister..  (pardon me for the blue tank hehe..)

InsyaAllah.. next time I will share the pattern.. this is very very easy for any beginner just like me who wants to advance their skill and move up to the next level..  What you need to know is just how to sew seam, doing ribbing and stockinette stitch.. and the most important part is to know the Gauge so it can fit to you perfectly! 😉

Thank you for hopping by and May Allah swt be with us all the time.. insyaAllah