Free Knitting Pattern: Sweet Old Shale Baby Cardi – Malay Version



 Sweet Old Shale Baby Cardi (0 – 12 months old)

 **Pattern and all pictures are copyrighted. No resell, no distribution in any forms. All rights reserved by Daknit.Com (please share the link only). You can sell the item made from this pattern for profits but not commercially*

Level: Advanced beginner to intermediate (Tahu teknik Magic Loop dan Pick Up sts)

Yarn suggested:
Any Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) yarns – I am using Alize Sekerim Bebe Batik 2126 (Available at
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. Sentiasa gerakkan “marker” anda apabila mengait.
2. Raglan “increase” dengan menggunakan teknik Yarn Over.
3. Untuk membuat bahagian butang “band”, buat 2 x 2 “Ribbing”

Ribbing Stitch:

Baris 1.      K2, P2

Baris 2.      K2, P2

Ulang langkah 1-2.

Old Shale Pattern Stitch (Gandaan18 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

Cast On 68 Sts (Baris 1- Baris 4 adalah Garter Stitch)
Baris 1 (Right side): Knit hingga akhir baris
Baris 2 (Wrong side): Knit hingga akhir baris
Baris 3: Knit hingga akhir baris
Baris 4: Knit hingga akhir baris

Pembahagian untuk Raglan (increase untuk mendapatkan bahagian lengan):

Baris 5: K11 (bahagian hadapan), pm, K2, pm, K8 (lengan), pm, K2, pm, K22 (bahagian belakang), pm, K2, pm, K8 (lengan), pm, K2, pm, K11 (hadapan)
Baris 6: Kait P sehingga akhir baris.

** Red FONT adalah teknik Increase.

Bahagian Increase bermula:

Baris 7: K11, YO, K2, YO, K8, YO, K2, YO, K22, YO, K2, YO, K8, YO, K2, YO, K11 (menggunakan teknik Yarn Over, kita akan increase 8 stitches sepanjang baris)

Baris 8: Kait P sehingga akhir baris

(Dengan menambah 1 Sts di bahagian baris Right Side sebelum dan selepas K2 dengan menggunakan Yarn Over seperti pada baris 7, teruskan mengait mengikut paten baris 7 dengan terus menambah “increase” pada  setiap baris right side, di mana setiap baris Right Side kita akan akan increase 8 sts, dan kait purl sehingga habis baris pada bahagian Wrong Side, teruskan langkah ini sehingga anda mencapai 180 sts sebelum kita membahagikan bahagian lengan – Untuk ini, jumlah baris anda bermula dari cast on ialah 32 baris.

Pembahagian lengan:

Baris 33: K29, pindahkan 36 sts seterusnya (iaitu sts untuk sleeve) ke stitch holder ataupun tali benang yang tidak digunakan, kemudian, knit 50 sts seterusnya, kemudian, pindahkan lagi 36 sts seterusnya ke stitch holder, dan kemudian knit lagi 29 sts seterusnya sehingga habis baris.

Baris 34: Kait Purl sehingga habis baris (sts yang berada di stitch holder/baki benang kita tinggalkan dahulu)

Bahagian badan (di bahagian badan, sts anda kini berjumlan 108 sts, di mana kita akan mendapat 6 ombak Old Shale – sila lihat gambar untuk mendapatkan gambaran ombak Old Shale):

Sekarang, kita tinggalkan dahulu bahagian sleeves, sambung kait untuk bahagian badan:

Old Shale Pattern Stitch (Gandaan 18 Sts),

Bermula di bahagian Right Side (Odd row), dan Wrong Side (Even row)

Nombor 1:      (K2tog x 3), *[(YO, K1) x 6 kali, (K2tog x 6 times)]* teruskan mengait dari symbol * ke simbol * untuk 5 kali lagi) sehingga tinggal 6 stitches yang terakhir, kait k2tog sebanyak 3 kali (maksudnya, k2tog, k2tog, k2tog). Baris seterusnya,

Nombor 2:      Knit hingga akhir baris, kemudian baris seterusnya

Nombor 3:      Knit hingga akhir baris, kemudian baris seterusnya

Nombor 4:      Purl hingga akhir baris

Teruskan mengait dari nombor 1 hingga  semula dan berulang sehingga panjang yang anda inginkan. Kemudian, knit Nombor 1, baris seterusnya, buat bind off (BO) sehingga akhir baris. Cut yarns, weave off.

Lengan (menggunakan Magic Loop Technique) x buat 2 lengan:

Di bahagian ini, kita akan kait terus bahagian lengan tanpa perlu buat sebarang jahitan ataupun jika ada, sedikit jahitan sahaja. Langkah seterusnya, anda boleh mulakan bahagian kanan ataupun kiri dulu mengikut keselesaan (untuk memahami teknik Pick Up, anda boleh layari dan search untuk How To Pick Up Knitting Stitch ataupun klik )

Menggunakan benang yang sama, pick up 1 Sts  di bawah lengan, pindahkan kesemua 36 Sts tadi ke jarum, kemudian pick up lagi 1 Sts di bawah lengan, kini anda akan mempunyai 38 sts. Bahagikan 38 Sts tadi kepada dua bahagian (18-18).

Bagi memudahkan anda, bolehlah diletakkan “Marker” pada awal stc sebagai tanda “mula”. Knit kesemua sts menggunakan teknik Magic Loop (Magic Loop Tutorial: atau sehingga panjang yang anda kehendaki ataupun sebanyak 30 baris. Di bahagian ini anda tidak perlu Purl. Hanya kait Knit sahaja.

Kemudian, sebelum anda Bind Off, bolehlah kait lagi satu baris secara PURL. Setelah Purl semua baris yang terakhir, Bind Off semua sts. Purl di bahagian akhir ini bertujuan untuk memastikan hujung lengan anda tidak bergulung. Ulang langkah di atas untuk lengan yang kedua.

Bahagian Button Band:

Pick Up 32 stitches bermula dari baris Cast On pada hujung bahagian depan, Setelah memperolehi 32 sts, kait Ribbing 2 x 2. Untuk buat lubang butang, buat 4 lubang menggunakan teknik Yarn Over dengan jarak di antara mereka antara 1 atau 1 ½ cm. Buat ribbing sebanyak 8 baris, kemudian Bind Off.

Pick up 32 sts.
Baris 1: (k2, p2) ulang langkah ( ) sehingga habis baris
Baris 2: (K2, p2) ulang langkah ( ) sehingga habis baris
Baris 3: (K2, YO,p2tog, K2, P2, K2, P2) ulang langkah ( ) sehingga habis baris
Baris 4: (k2, p2) ulang langkah ( ) sehingga habis baris
Baris 5: (K2, p2) ulang langkah ( ) sehingga habis baris
Baris 6: (k2, p2) ulang langkah ( ) sehingga habis baris
Baris 7: (K2, p2) ulang langkah ( ) sehingga habis baris
Baris 8: (k2, p2) ulang langkah ( ) sehingga habis baris

Bind off baris seterusnya.

Ulang langkah di atas untuk bahagian sebelah band pula tanpa membuat lubang.

Jahitkan butang kegemaran anda. Kemaskan jahitan. Done! J

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

Free Tutorial: How To Knit Top Down Baby Cardigan

Assalamualaikum and good morning!

Well, let me get this straight to the point! I stumbled upon on a very very clear instruction and tutorial on how to knit a top down baby cardigan. It is awesome! It is what I actually need for my own reference too! Remember I was saying that I will try my best to create a tutorial for knitting a simple cardigan? For the passed 3 months, my brain was working hard in order to find a best way to present my ideas/tutorial on a paper though actually it’s a very simple work. However, because I’ve been thinking with too much details, it took longer than I expected. The more I try to figure out, the more I confuse.  Well, obsessive thinking is not healthy. LoL. What I mean is, things that is actually simple can turn into a complicated matter when you do it in a hard way (and at the end, you will only going to trouble yourself) and so, I decided to delay it for now. Moreover, in my current situation right now, I still need to work out on my gauge and measurement skills >_< (Means, more revision need to be done)

Also, I need to snap a clear photos of this tutorial, and for that one, I need to buy a new camera!

Since I am enjoying my school holiday at this moment, I’ll take the opportunity to start doing my own tutorial and hope I’ll be able to publish it before the school start again next year. What I need now is to write down an easy pattern and explain them in Malay Language. Insya Allah. May Allah swt make it easier for all of us. Amin.

Alright, so, here is the tutorial I was talking about. Have a try and enjoy your first Baby Cardigan! (Thousands of thank you to the author for her hard work!)

Gramps – adorable outerwear for your grouchy little old man – by Emily Wessel

The Gramps Cardigan tutorial is created as a series of 5 illustrated posts, clearly explaining each of the techniques required to knit the Gramps Cardigan.

  1. Beginning your Sweater: Yarn and needle selection, knitting a gauge swatch, Understanding knitting pattern schematics.  [Post HERE]
  2. Top-Down Sweater Construction: Yoke: Provisional cast-on, Pattern Reading, and Increasing & Decreasing stitches to form Yoke [Post HERE]
  3. Top-Down Sweater Construction: Body & Arms: Separating sweater at the Underarm, casting-on stitches using backward loop method, and knitting in the round [Post HERE]
  4. Shawl Collar and Button Band: Picking Up Stitches along an edge, Short-Row Shaping, Buttonholes, Binding off in Pattern [Post HERE]
  5. Finishing Touches: Working Patch Pockets – Picking up stitches in the middle of knitted fabric, seaming, elbow patches [Post HERE]

Note by author:

For Knitting Teachers

This material is also intended to be useful to those who teach knitting. If you are a shop owner who runs knitting classes, and would like to use this tutorial for instruction, you are welcome to download the .pdfs and use them free of charge in your teaching activities.

Where is the sleeves?

Alhamdulillah.. after almost 3 weeks (i guess >_<) finally I managed to complete the body part 😀 Now left only the sleeves part to work on ^__^ hopefully AGAIN by this weekend, I can finish the whole sweater 😀 Ganbarou! Using Magic Baby and 4.50mm circular knitting needles.Wonder if this colour only suitable for girls? How about boys? hmm…

The buttons looks cute kan xD

Thank you for hopping by!

May Allah swt bless us all

Finally done! My another raglan..

Alhamdulillah.. finally I’m done with this.. which took really long time to finish because of buzzzzyyneesss in my workplace..

And. only  buttons left to be sewed on.. after this, I can send this sweet baby cardigan to my ex-colleague by this Friday insyaAllah.. hope she will like it and satisfied with this…

Ay..ay.. Now I can continue with my next orders… may Allah make it easy for all of us. Amin amin amin..