Ruggotter Koala Teacosy

Ruggotter Koala Teacosy Free Vintage Knitting Pattern

MATERIALS

Chunky pure wool 12ply or Aran 10ply for smaller

Knitting needles 5.00mm/UK 8/US6 or to suit yarn

SUGGESTED YARN

Jamiesons Shetland Heather

100% Wool 50g 10-Ply (Aran). Shown in Pippin and Mogit from the range. Or use Jamieson’s Spindrift with 1 ball thyme and 1 ball Wren used together when working for a koala tone. Koalas may be grey or brown and have pea-eyes.

Medium crochet hook

Wool or washable filling

Koala black nose

Koala quality glass button dark brown/black eyes

Koala eyelids, plastic or wool felt

Koala paws

MEASUREMENTS

About 18 centimetres/7 inches high not including head

About 46 centimetres/8 inches measured around lower edge

TENSION

14 stitches and 24 rows to 10 centimetres, measured over pattern

RUGGOTTER PATTERN

1st row: *K2. p2, rep from * to end

2nd row: Purl

3rd row: *P2, K2, rep from * to end

4th row: Purl

Repeat last 4 rows 9 times more

Next row: (K2 tog) 16 times

Next row: (P2 tog) 8 times

Break off yarn, draw through the stitches and fasten off securely.

Make a second piece in the same way.

Leaving an opening for handle and spout, join the 2 pieces together. With the crochet hook work a row of double crochet around lower edge and openings.

RIGHT ARM

With M cast on 4 sts

1st row: Purl

2nd row: K1, m1, k2, m1, k1

3rd row: Purl **

4th row: K1, m1, k4, m1, k1, turn and cast-on 5 sts -13 sts

Beginning with a purl row, work 11 rows stocking stitch.

Next row: K2, (k2 tog, k2) twice, k2 tog, k1 — 10 sts

Next row: Purl

Next row: K2, m1, k3, m1, k3, m1, k2 (13 sts)

Work 3 rows

Next row: K4. k2 tog, k1. k2 tog, k4

Next row: P4, p3 tog. p4. Cast off

LEFT ARM

Work as for right arm to * *

4th row: Cast on 5 sts. k6. m1, k4, m1, k1 (13 sts)

Complete to match right arm.

FACE

With M cast on 14 sts and work 2 rows

3rd row: K2, (m1, k2) 6 times (20 sts)

4th and following alternate rows: Purl

5th row: K9, m1, k2, m1, k9

7th row: K9, m1. k4, m1, k9

9th row: K10, m1, k4, m1, k10

11th row: k11, m1, k4. m1. k 11 (28 sts)

13th row: Knit

15th row: k10, k2 tog tbl, k4, k2 tog, k10

17th row: k10, k2 tog tbl, k2, k2 tog, k1O

19th row: k9, k2 tog tbl. k2, k2 tog, k9

21st row: k2 tog, k6, k2 tog tbl, k2, k2 tog, k6, k2 tog

23rd row: k2 tog, k4, k2 tog tbl, k2, k2 tog, k4, k2 tog

25th row: K2 tog, k2, k2 tog tbl, k2, k2 tog, k2, k2 tog (10sts)

Break off yarn and leave sts on spare needle.

BACK

With M cast on 14 sts and work 2 rows st-st

3rd row: (k3, m1) 4 times, k2 (18 sts)

4th row: Purl

5th row: k2, m1, knit to last2 sts, m1, k2

6th and 7th rows: As 4th and 5th rows (22 sts)

Work 9 rows.

Decrease one stitch at each end of next row and following 2 alternate rows, then next 3 rows (10 sts).

With right sides together, place needle holding face sts behind needle holding back head sts and cast off the 2 sets of sts together Join side seams. If using bought nose, place in position. Stuff firmly, then sew head to top of cosy.

Join arm seams. If using bought paws, place in position. Stuff, then sew arms into position as shown in photograph.

Embroider eyes and mouth, also nose and paws if required.

EARS

Ears (Make 2)

Cast on 8 sts Work 8 rows garter-stitch.

Decrease one stitch at each end of next 2 rows (4 sts). Cast off.

Using short lengths of yarn, tease them out, then knot to ears, to give a fur effect as shown. Sew ears in koala position. Fluff up.

Teacosy is sturdier if lined in wool or cotton flannelette.

 

Old Trixy Teacosy

Old Trixy Teacosy

Free Knitting Pattern

 

 

Those with a wise eye out for old cottage novelties will be glad they found Old Trixy. Using stranded knitting, we find cleverly woven into the plump design her two familiar companions, a winking black cat and tattling parrot. What an amusing setting for afternoon tea. Rest awhile by the scarlet flames in the fireplace. Raisin toast anyone? 

MATERIALS

Pure wool 3ply

Knitting needles size UK 11/3.25mm/US 2-3

½ yard wool wadding

¾ yard cotton fabric for lining

SUGGESTED YARN

Cascade 220 Fingering Pure Wool (Shown in Goldenrod, Ruby and Highland Green)

TENSION

8 stitches per inch

MEASUREMENTS

Width approximately 14 ¾ inches

Length 9 ¾ inches when completed

ABBREVIATIONS

R-Red, G-Green, B-Black, Y-Yellow used for background

Old Trixy Teacosy Free Knitting Pattern PDF

Felix the cat asks Polly parrot to put the kettle on. Polly replies “Right Felix! T’s ready.”

Almondine Doll Set

Almondine Doll 9 Piece Set Part 1 of 9

Free Knitting Pattern For Large 20″ to 22″ Dolls Vintage

MATERIALS

Dress:

3 ozs 3 ply Nursery Knitting yarn in Baby Sky

1 ¼ yards narrow ribbon

4 buttons

1 medium sized crochet hook

Bed Jacket:

2 ozs 3 ply Nursery Knitting yarn in Baby Sky

Small ball of Nursery Knitting yarn in Snow

1 ½ yard narrow ribbon

1 medium sized crochet hook

Coat:

3 ozs 3 ply Nursery Knitting Yarn in Baby Sky

4 buttons

Bonnet:

1 oz 3 ply Nursery Knitting Yarn in Baby Sky

¾ yard ribbon ½ inch wide

Mittens:

1 oz 3 ply Nursery Knitting Yarn in Baby Sky

½ yard narrow ribbon

Shoes:

1 oz 3 ply Nursery Knitting Yarn in Baby Sky

2 small buttons

Petticoat:

2 ozs 2 ply Nursery Knitting Yarn in Snow

4 buttons

1 medium sized crochet hook

Vest:

1 oz 2 ply Nursery Knitting Yarn in Snow

1 medium sized crochet hook

Pilch:

1 oz 2 ply Nursery Knitting Yarn in Snow

1 medium sized crochet hook

KNITTING NEEDLES

Dress:

1 pair 3.25mm /US 3 /UK 10

Bed Jacket:

1 pair 3.25mm /US 3 /UK 10

Coat:

1 pair 3.25mm /US 3 /UK 10

Bonnet:

1 pair 3.25mm /US 3 /UK 10

Mittens:

1 pair each 3.25mm /US 3 /UK 10 and 2.75 mm/UK 12/ US 2

Shoes:

1 pair 2.75 mm/UK 12/ US 2

Petticoat:

1 pair 3.25mm /US 3 /UK 10

Vest:

1 pair 3.25mm /US 3 /UK 10

Pilch:

1 pair each 3.25mm /US 3 /UK 10 and 2.75 mm/UK 12/ US 2

MEASUREMENTS

Dress:

Length, shoulder to hem, 12 ½ inches. Width all round at underarm, 16 inches. Sleeve seam, 1 inch.

Bed Jacket:

Length, shoulder to hem, 6 inches. Width all round at underarm (after smocking), 16 ½ inches. Sleeve seam, 4 ½ inches.

Coat:

Length, shoulder to hem, 12 ½ inches. Width all round at underarm, 16 ½ inches. Sleeve seam (cuff turned back), 4 ½ inches.

Bonnet:

Width round front edge, 10 inches.

Mittens:

Width across hand, 2 inches.

Shoes:

Length of foot, 2 ¾ inches.

Petticoat:

Length, shoulder to hem, 9 inches. Width all round, unstretched, 11 inches.

Pilch (Panties):

Depth in centre front, 6 ½ Inches. Width round widest part, 16 inches.

TENSION

Dress:

7 ½ sts. to 1 inch

Bed Jacket:

7 ½ sts. to 1 inch

Coat:

7 ½ sts. to 1 inch

Bonnet:

7 ½ sts. to 1 inch

Mittens:

7 ½ sts. to 1 inch

Shoes:

8 ½ sts. to 1 inch

Petticoat:

8 sts. to 1 inch

Vest:

10 sts. to 1 inch (unstretched)

Pilch:

8 ½ sts. to 1 inch

ABBREVIATIONS

K. = knit; P. = purl; st. = stitch; st.st. = stocking stitch; tog. = together; yn. fwd. = yarn forward; sl. = slip; M. = make; ch. = chain; d.c. = double crochet; tr. = treble

Note – Work into back of all cast on stitches.

 

Almondine Doll 9 Piece Set Part 1 Dress

MATERIALS REQUIRED

Dress:

3 ozs 3 ply Nursery Knitting yarn in Baby Sky

1 ¼ yards narrow ribbon

4 buttons

1 pair knitting needles size 3.25mm /US 3 /UK 10

1 medium sized crochet hook

 SUGGESTED YARN

 Morris Estate 4ply (Shown in Aegean)

Composition: 100% Australian Wool

Size: 50g ball

Recommended needle size: 3.25mm /US 3 /UK 10

Tension: 28 st /36 rows over 10cm

MEASUREMENTS

Dress:

Length, shoulder to hem, 12 ½ inches. Width all round at underarm, 16 inches. Sleeve seam, 1 inch

TENSION

7½ sts. to 1 inch. 28 st /36 rows over 10cm

ABBREVIATIONS

K. = knit; P. = purl; st. = stitch; st.st. = stocking stitch; tog. = together; yn. fwd. = yarn forward; sl. = slip; M. = make; ch. = chain; d.c. = double crochet; tr. = treble

Note – Work into back of all cast on stitches

DRESS

FRONT

Cast on 111 stitches and work 4 rows in garter stitch (every row knit).

Continue in following pattern:

1st and 3rd rows: K. 1. * yn. fwd., K. 3, K. 3 tog., K. 3, yn. fwd., K. 1 * repeat * to * to end

2nd row: P

4th row: K

These 4 rows form the pattern. Continue in pattern until work measures 8 inches from cast on, ending on wrong side.

Decrease for waist thus: (K. 1, k. 2 tog.) 5 times, ( K. 2 tog.) 40 times, ( K. 2 tog., K. 1) 5 times, K. 1 (61 sts)

Next row: K

Next row: Make ribbon holes thus: * K. 1, yn.fwd., K. 2 tog. * repeat * to * to last st., K. 1

Next row: K

Continue in stocking stitch until work measures 1 ¾ inches from waist decreasing.

Shape Armholes:

Cast off 11 sts. at beginning of next 2 rows (39 sts).

Continue in st.st. on 39 sts. until armholes measure 2 ½ inches, measured straight up.

Shape neck:

Work 13 sts., cast off 13 sts., work to end.

Work in st.st. on last 13 sts. only, taking 2 tog. at neck edge on every row until 8 sts. remain. Cast off. Join yarn at centre to sts. left unworked and work to match other side.

BACK

Cast on 111 sts. Work exactly as given for front until ribbon holes have been worked. Make back opening: Work 30 sts., turn and work in st.st. on these sts. only until work measures 1 ¾ inches from waist decreasings, ending at side edge.

Shape Armhole:

Cast off 11 sts., work to end of row.

Continue on 19 sts. until armhole measures 3 inches, measured straight up, ending at centre back.

Shape Neck:

Cast off 9 sts., work to end of row.

Take 2 tog. at neck edge on next 2 rows. Cast off.

Join yarn at centre to sts. left unworked and work to match other side, casting off 10 sts. at neck instead of 9.

SLEEVES

Cast on 51 sts. Work 4 rows garter st. Work in pattern for 2 1/2 inches. Cast off.

TO MAKE UP

Press work carefully on wrong side with hot iron over a damp cloth.

Sew up side and shoulder seams. Commencing at lower edge of sleeves, sew up seam for 1 inch. Sew sleeves into armholes, easing in fullness evenly on each side of shoulder seam to form a puff.

Using a crochet hook, work 1 row of holes round the neck thus: Commencing at right back edge, work 1 d.c. into first st. * 3 ch., 1 tr. into the 3rd st. from hook * repeat * to * all round. Now work the following picot edging ** 3 ch., 1 d.c. into first of these ch., 1 single crochet into the 2nd st. from hook ** repeat ** to ** all round.

Work 1 row d.c. down each side of back opening, working a 2nd row on right side, making 4 buttonhole loops at even distances.

Sew on buttons to match the button loops. Thread ribbon through holes at waist and neck.

Press seams.

 

Hyacinth Baby Dress

Hyacinth Baby Dress Free Knitting Pattern ~ Springtime Sweetness

 

SIZES

To fit chest 18/19 inches or 20/21 inches (46/48cm or 51/53cm)

Length at centre back 9 ¾ or 10 ¾ inches (24.5cm or 27.5cm)

Sleeve seam adjustable 4 ¾ or 5 ½ inches (12 or 14cm)

MATERIALS REQUIRED

Bronte Baby 4ply 2 or 3 50g balls

Knitting needles size 2.75mm, 3.00mm and 3.25mm (UK sizes 12, 11 and 10/US sizes 2 and 3)

SUGGESTED YARN

Lang Yarns Merino 200 Bebe 100% Merino Wool 50g 4Ply. Shown in White.

 NOTES

Instructions are for the smaller size. Larger size is given in the following brackets. Where only one figure is given, this applies to both sizes.

TENSION

This design is based on a standard tension of 14 sts and 18 rows to 2 ins (5 cm), measured over stocking stitch on size 3.25mm needles.

IMPORTANT

It is essential that you test your tension before commencing knitting in order that your garment is the correct size. If you have more sts and rows to 2 ins (5 cm), use a thicker needle; if you have less sts and rows to 2 ins (5 cm), use a finer needle.

ABBREVIATIONS

K = knit; p = purl; st(s) = stitch(es); rep = repeat; beg = beginning; tog = together; yf = yarn forward; inc = increase; dec = decrease(ing); patt = pattern; foll = following.

FRONT

Using size 3.25mm needles, cast on 134 (146) sts.

** 1st row: (Wrong side) K1, * p5tog, [ k1, p1, k1, p1, k1] all into next st, rep from * to last st, k1

2nd row: K1, p to last st, k1

3rd row: K1, * [ k1, p1, k1, p1, k1 ] all into next st, p5tog, rep from * to last st, k1

4th row: As 2nd row

5th row: Knit, winding yarn twice round needle on every st

6th row: Purl, dropping extra loops from previous row

These 6 rows form the pattern.

Rep 6 pattern rows 4 (5) times more then rows 1 to 5 inclusive. **

SHAPE ARMHOLES

Keeping continuity of patt, cast off 6 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 122 (134) sts.

Work 8 (9) rows straight.

2nd size only:

Next row: As 1st row

Both sizes:

Break yarn and leave sts on a spare needle.

RIGHT BACK

Using size 3.25mm needles, cast on 68 (74) sts and work as for Front from * * to * *.

SHAPE ARMHOLE

Next row: Cast off 6 sts, pattern to end. 62 (68) sts.

Work 9 (10) rows straight.

2nd size only:

Next row: As 1st row.

Both sizes:

Break yarn and leave sts on a spare needle.

LEFT BACK

Using size 3.25mm needles, cast on 68 (74) sts and work as for Front from * * to * *.

Next row: Pattern to end.

SHAPE ARMHOLE

Next row: Cast off 6 sts, patt to end. 62 (68) sts.

Work 8 (9) rows straight.

2nd size only:

Next row: As 1st row.

Both sizes:

Break yarn and leave sts on a spare needle.

SLEEVES

Using size 2.75mm needles, cast on 34 (36) sts and work 8 (6) rows in k1, p1 rib.

Increase row: K 1 (3), * [ inc in next st] twice, k1, rep from * to last 0 (3) sts, k 0 (3). 56 sts.

Change to size 3.25mm needles and work in patt as given for Front, starting with a 5th row until Sleeve measures approximately 4¼ (5½) ins [12 (14) cm] or desired length from beg, ending with a 5th patt row.

SHAPE TOP

Keeping continuity of patt, cast off 6 sts at beg of next 2 rows (44 sts).

Work 8 (9) rows straight.

2nd size only:

Next row: As 1st row.

Both sizes:

Break yarn and leave sts on a spare needle.

YOKE

With right side facing, slip sts from spare needles on to a size 3.00mm needles in correct order then work across them as follows:

Dec row: [ K2tog, k3tog] 66 (71) times, (k2tog) 2 (1) time(s) k 0 (1). 134 (144) sts.

K 1 (3) row(s).

SHAPE YOKE

1st row: K5, [k2tog, k 8 (10)] 12 (11) times, k2tog, k 6 (5). 120 (132) sts

2nd row: Knit

3rd row: (Make eyelets) * K1, yf, k2tog, rep from * to end.

K 5 rows

9th row: K 4 (5), [k2tog, k 8 (9)] 11 times, k2tog, k4. 108 (120) sts. K 5 (7) rows

Next row: K 3 (4), [ k2tog, k 7 (8)] 11 times, k2tog, k4. 96 (108) sts. K 3 rows

Next row: K 3 (4), [k2tog, k 6 (7)] 11 times, k2tog, k3. 84 (96) sts. K 3 rows

Next row: K 2 (3), [ k2tog, k 5 (6)] 11 times, k2tog, k3. 72 (84) sts. K 3 rows

Next row: K 2 (3), [ k2tog, k 4 (5)] 11 times, k2tog, k2. 60 (72) sts.

Change to size 2.75mm needles.

Next row: (Make eyelets) * K1, yf, k2tog, rep from * to end.

K 3 rows. Cast off knitwise.

BUTTONHOLE BAND

With right side of work facing and using size 2.75mm needles, pick up and k 27 (28) sts along edge of Right Back from neck to start of Yoke and k 1 row.

Buttonhole row: K2, [yf, k2tog, k5] 3 times, yf, k2tog, k 2 (3).

K 2 rows. Cast off knitwise.

BUTTONHOLE BAND

With right side of work facing and using size 2.75mm needles, pick up and k 27 (28) sts along edge of Left Back from start of Yoke to neck and k 4 rows. Cast off knitwise.

TO MAKE UP

Do not press. Using a flat stitch for rib.and fine back stitch for remainder, join armhole, side and sleeve seams, taking care to match pattern. Join centre back seam to start of Bands then stitch lower ends of Bands neatly in place, lapping Buttonhole Band over Button Band. Sew on buttons. Thread ribbon through eyelet holes on Yoke and sew neatly in place at centre back. Cut remaining ribbon in half and make two small bows. Sew to centre front as shown.

 

Dollys Woollies Set

Dollys Woollies Set Free Vintage Knitting Pattern

 

Old English Knitting patterns for three vintage doll sets, including a lacy chevron layette. Bairns-Wear Booklet 85 England. 3 or 4 ply baby wool gives a soft drape. Needles required throughout: No. 9 knitting needles (3.50mm/US 4) No. 10 knitting needles (3.25mm/US 3). Crochet hook size 14 (2.00mm/US B-1 or 2 steel).

Layette for baby doll, length from shoulder 14 ½ inches

Set: Petticoat, vest, pilch

Layette Vest wool, 2ply

2oz Bairns-Wear Sweet Briar Lustre wool

Outdoor set for baby doll

Set: Matinee coat, bonnet

2ozs Bairns-Wear Sweet Briar Lustre wool 2ply

Outfit for 16 inch doll

Set: Dress, knickers, petticoat, vest

1oz Bairns-Wear Shetland wool

Vest in Layette vest wool 2ply

Dress for 20 inch doll

Bairns-Wear Sweet Briar Lustre wool 2ply

Soft embroidery cotton or silk in blue, pink and green

Stitches used: lazy daisy, French knots, arrow heads

3/4 yard ribbon

SUGGESTED YARN

Jamesons Shetland Spindrift 100% wool. Shown in Anemone. Sea and cottage, old days.

Patons Smiles 100% wool. Shown in Pale Blue. Modern, tender wool.

Dollys Woollies Free PDF on The Old Yarn Website




Gloxinia Doll Bonnet

Gloxinia Bonnet Free Crochet Pattern

Designed by Dianthe Bells

Small quantity 4ply pure wool in Sugar Blue and Meringue Cream

(See Suggested Yarn at end of Post for Gloxinia and A Bonnet for Dolly)

Crochet hook UK 11/US 3/Metric 3.00mm

.50m/½ yard pure silk cream narrow ribbon

This is a free style design based on a circle at the back of the doll head and worked to fit by working rows in a straight line towards face.. Add a fluted row of trebles/dc to face. A lower neck frill is then crocheted directly onto lower edge (all in treble/dc).

Meringue Cream forms frills around the face according to taste. Tie silk ribbon in a swirly flip.

A BONNET FOR DOLLY

Argus (Melbourne, Victoria; Saturday 29th September 1934

To make a bonnet for your baby doll use four ply wool and No. 10 needles (US 3/Metric 3.25mm).

Cast on 80 stitches, and knit one inch in plain knitting.

Then knit four inches of moss stitch; that is, 1 plain and 1 purl, on one row, and 1 purl and 1 plain on the row returning.

Cast off 26 stitches at each end of the needle. That will leave 28 stitches.

Knit on these stitches in moss stitch until the narrow strip measures three inches. Knit 1 plain and 1 purl for one inch. Cast off.

Now sew each side of the narrow strip to where you first cast off (C being joined to D).

Crochet a narrow edge around the bonnet and sew on tie ribbons.

For these directions a Magpie Card is awarded to Barbara Foster, Ballendella, via Rochester.

SUGGESTED YARN

Viking of Norway Baby Ull 100% wool 4ply in 31 colours

HOOD FOR INFANT OR DOLL

From The Lady’s Book of Knitting (1886) published in Boston.

Infant’s Hood For Baby or Doll ~ Free Knitting Pattern at Poet’s Cottage  Knitting  ~ The Old Yarns Antique Section.

LoveKnitting

Pippy Shell 3-Piece Baby Set

Pippy Shell 3-Piece Baby  Set Free Knitting Pattern

 

MATERIALS

Coat, Bonnet and Booties in the desirable Pippy Shell Lace. A frothy dress pattern would have been a gorgeous accompaniment to the set.

3 ozs 2ply pure wool (see yarn suggestion at end of pattern)

1 yard crepe-de-Chine ribbon (soft, matte, crinkly – see historical note at end of pattern) 1 inch wide for bonnet and 4 yards narrow to finish set in bows and ties

Knitting needles pair No. UK 10/US 3/Metric 3.25mm

Knitting needles pair No. UK 11/US -/Metric 3mm

Knitting needles pair No. UK 14/US 0/Metric 2mm

1 small reel crochet silk and suitable crochet hook

Small quantity pink and green embroidery silk for roses

MEASUREMENTS

Length of coat from shoulder 11½ inches

Width at underarm 22 inches

Length of sleeve 5½ inches

ABBREVIATIONS

 K = knit; p = purl; tog = together; s = slip; m. 2 = make 2 (by putting wool over needle twice); sts = stitches; w.f = wool forward

(Where the m. 2 occurs always work 2 sts., except in row 9.)

Always knit into back of all cast on stitches.

PATTERN

Cast on 280 sts. with No. 10 needles and knit two rows; then commence the Pippy shell pattern as follows:

Row 1: K. 8, * m. 2, k. 2 tog., k. 13, k. 2 tog., m. 2, k. 2. Repeat from * to last 6 sts., k. 6

Row 2: K. 8, * p. 1, k. 17, p. 1, k. 2. Repeat from * to last 6 sts., k. 6

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: K. 8, * p. 2, k. 15, p. 2, k. 2. Repeat from * to last 6 sts., k. 6

Row 5: K. 8, * (m. 2, k. 2 tog.) twice k. 11, (k. 2 tog., m. 2) twice, k. 2. Repeat from * to last 6 sts., k. 6

Row 6: K. 8, * p. 1, k. 1, p. 2, k. 15, p. 2, k. 1, p. 1, k. 2. Repeat from * to last 6 sts., k. 6

Row 7: Knit

Row 8: K. 8, * p. 5, (m. 2, k. 1) 14 times, p. 4, k. 2. Repeat from * to last 6 sts., k. 6

Row 9: K. 8, * (m. 2, k. 2 tog.) twice, m. 2, (s. 1, drop the two made sts. of previous row) 14 times, s. 1. Return the 15 long sts. back on to the left-hand needle and knit them all tog., (m. 2, k. 2 tog.) twice, m. 2, k. 2. Repeat from * to last 6 sts., k. 6

Row 10: Purl, but in the m. 2 of pre­vious row you p. 1, k. 1

Row 11: Knit

Row 12: Purl

These 12 rows make the pattern. Repeat them five times more: then knit one row, reducing to 126 sts. and purl back to end of row and make the ribbon holes thus:

Row 1: K. 1, * w.f., k. 2 tog. Repeat from * to last st., k. 1

Row 2: Purl

The yoke is made as follows:

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: K. 6, p. to last 6 sts., k. 6

Repeat these two rows once

Right Side of Yoke:

K. 32, turn, cast off 2 sts

Row 2: P. to last 6 sts., k. 6

Row 3: Knit

Work backward and forward on these 30 sts., as row’s 2 and 3, until yoke is 3½ ins., ending with a purl row.

Cast off 12 sts. at beginning of next row and knit to end of row. Continue on these 18 sts. for six rows and cast off.

Back of Yoke:

Join wool at under-arm where the sts. were cast off.

Row 1: Cast off 2 sts., k. 60, turn

Row 2: Cast off 2 sts., p. to end of row. Continue in stocking-st. on these 58 sts. until armhole is same as front. Cast off

Left Front:

Join wool at under-arm and cast off 2 sts. Knit to end of row

Row 2: K. 6, p. to end of row

Row 3: Knit

Repeat these two rows and shape neck and shoulder to correspond with right side. Cast off.

SLEEVE

Cast on 59 sts. and knit two rows.

Row 1: K. 2, * m. 2, k. 2 tog., k. 13, k. 2 tog., m. 2, k. 2. Repeat from * to end of row

Row 2:  k. 2, * p. 1, k. 17, p. 1, k. 2. Repeat from * to end of row

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: K 2, * p. 2, k. 15, p. 2, k. 2. Repeat from * to end of row

Row 5: K. 2, * (m. 2, k. 2 tog.) twice, k. 11, (k. 2 tog., m. 2) twice, k. 2. Repeat from * to end of row

Row 6: K. 2, * p. 1, k. 1, p. 2, k. 15, p. 2, k. 1, p. 1, k. 2.   Repeat from * to end of row

Row 7: Knit

Row 8: K. 2, * p. 5 (m. 2, lc. 1) 14 times, p. 4, k. 2. Repeat from * to end of row

Row 9: K. 2, * (m. 2, k. 2 tog.) twice, m. 2, (s. 1, drop the two made sts. of previous row) 14 times. Return the 15 long sts. back on to the left-hand needle and knit them all tog., (m. 2, k. 2 tog.) twice, m 2, k.2. Repeat from * to end of row

Row 10: Purl, but in the m. 2 of pre­vious row you p. 1, k. 1

Row 11: Knit

Row 12: Purl

Repeat these 12 rows three times and cast off loosely

Make other sleeve exactly the same.

COLLAR

Cast on 116 sts. on No. 10 needles and knit two rows; then repeat the 12 pattern rows as given for sleeve once. Knit one row, reducing to 100 sts.; then continue in stocking-stitch for 10 rows. Change to No. 14 needles.

Row 1: K. 1, * w.f., k. 2 tog. Repeat from * to last st., k. 1.

Work in a ribbing of k. 1, p. 1, for two rows and cast off ribwise.

TO MAKEUP

Press very lightly with a warm iron over brown paper. Sew up shoulder and sleeve seams. Sew in sleeves, placing seam at under-arm. Attach collar to neck from edge to edge and sew in position. Thread ribbon through sleeves at top row of first shell. Embroider daintily with roses and thread ribbon at neck and waist.

BONNET

Using No. 11 needles, cast on 90 sts and knit two rows. Repeat the 12 pattern rows as given for coat three times and make crown as follows:

Row 1:* K. 8, k. 2 tog. Repeat from * to end. Knit 3 rows

Row 5: * K. 7, k. 2 tog. Repeat from * to end

Row 6 and alternate rows: Knit

Row 7: * K. 6, k. 2 tog. Repeat from * to end

Row 9: * K. 5, k. 2 tog. Repeat from * to end

Row 11: * K. 4, k. 2 tog. Repeat from * to end

Row 13: * K. 3, k. 2 tog. Repeat from * to end

Row 15: * K. 2, k. 2 tog. Repeat from * to end

Row 17: * K. 1, k 2 tog. Repeat from * to end

Thread remaining sts. on wool, draw into a small circle and sew crown together to end of shell pattern. Press as given, thread ribbon across top of bonnet at end of first shell pattern and finish with a small bow on top. Attach side ribbons and embroider with roses.

BOOTIES

Using No. 11 needles, cast on 40 sts. and knit two rows; then repeat the 12 pattern rows as given for sleeve once.

Row 11: Purl

Row 12: Knit

Repeat these two rows eight times more, and make the ribbon holes as follows:

Row 1: K. 1, * w.f., k. 2 tog. Repeat from * to last st., k. 1

Row 2: Knit the st. and purl the loops to end of row

Instep:

Knit 26, * k. 12, turn, p. 12, turn. Repeat from * for 18 rows. Break off wool. With right-hand needle, pick up and knit 9 sts. down side of instep and six across toe; take another needle and knit remaining 6 sts. across toe; pick up and knit 9 sts. along other side of instep and remaining 14 sts. from other needle. Knit 12 rows; then k. 2 tog. at both ends of both needles for six rows. Cast off. Sew up seams, embroider a rose on toe, thread ribbon at ankle and turn over the shell top.

Round the edges of entire set work as follows, with the crochet silk and a fine needle:

Join silk into edge to be worked:

* 3 ch., 1 tr. into same st. miss 2 sts., 1 double crochet into next st. Repeat from * all round.

Suggested Yarn: West Yorkshire Spinners Exquisite

Exquisite (Shown in Mayfair and Pearl) contains 80% of the finest Falkland Island Wool and 20% Mulberry Silk. Falkland Wool is one of the world’s purest fleeces and perfectly complements the Mulberry Silk which is the highest quality silk available for purchase. The finished result is one of the most luxurious lace yarns on the market. (West Yorkshire Spinners Website)



CREPE DE CHINE RIBBON

The World’s News (Sydney, NSW: Saturday, 19th September 1925)

WRAPS OF CREPE DE CHINE RIBBON

In Paris, the supple Calemard ribbons of crepe de Chine, obtainable in lovely colors, and endowed with splendid washing qualities, have long been used for lingerie by every fastidious woman. At the Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs this year, is an interesting stand showing a multitude of uses for this fascinating and practical ribbon. A delightful boudoir wrap is made out of a few yards of the broad variety, and there are slippers, cushions, and hosts of other charming frivolities. Visitors to Paris never fail to inspect this attractive stand, and to test for themselves the virtues, of the new crepe de Chine ribbon, which has always received a universal success.

Liletta Doll Angora Stole

Liletta Fashion Doll Knitted Angora Stole

 

Modern Barbie steps out into the night; a starlet in her vintage style Angora “fur” stole.  In sweet coconut-ice colours of pink and white, the stole is finished with a lining of pure silk and cascades of pearls.

Designed by Dianthe Bells of The Old Yarn

MATERIALS

Small balls Angora rabbit in white and pale pink (5ply thickness)

Pair short knitting needles US 0/UK 14/Metric 2.00mm

White pure silk for lining

Matching pure silk thread

Glass pearls and pink glass diamonds (optional)

Finished size 17.5cm x 4cm

STOLE

With white Angora cast on 62 sts and work ten-row pattern:

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: Knit

Row 5: Purl

Row 6: Knit

Row 7: Purl

Row 8: Knit

Row 9: Purl

Row 10: Purl

Cut white, join in pink and work another ten rows. Repeat white and pink section once more; do not cut pink (40 rows completed). Knit one row. Cast off firmly purlwise. Do not stretch stole but let curl naturally, as it will. Weave ends.

The cast off edge will curve around the neck. The cast on edge, which is slightly looser, will be the lower edge. For lining, draw outline of stole onto pattern tracing fabric (sheer type). Add seam allowance of 5mm. Turn under allowance to wrong side of silk and tack (baste). Press lightly under cloth. Slip stitch lining to stole, omitting the two short ends for now.

On each of these ends work edging: With white angora pick up and knit 36 stitches across these ends thus:

1 edge st, 4 sts on each rounded section (pink or white) only, 1 edge st.

Knit one row of K1, P1 rib.

Next row: K1, K2tog to end, K1.

Next row: K1, K2tog to end.

Cast off. Finish ends and slip stitch ends of lining down. Attach pearl beads across front draping in long strings (four of varying width). Pink diamonds may be dotted over the stole as an added highlight.




Doll Walking-Out Set

Vintage Doll Walking-Out Set Free Knitting Pattern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MATERIALS

Lister’s Lavenda 3-ply wool, allow the following quantities:

3 Sizes: 10, 12 and 14 inches

1st size 1 oz red and 1 oz blue

2nd size 1½ ozs red and 1 oz blue

3rd size 1½ ozs red and 1 oz blue

For each size you will also require:

Knitting needles 1 pair of No. UK 10/US 3/ Metric 3.25mm

Medium size crochet hook

4 buttons and 4 tiny press studs for coat and dress

Short length of elastic thread for pants

TENSION

Over the st.st., 8 sts. and 10 rows to 1 inch. Over the moss stitch, 15 sts. and 23 rows to 2 inches.

MEASUREMENTS

1st size—To suit a 10-in. doll; chest, 6 ins.; dress and coat lengths, 4¾; hat round edge, 9 ins.

2nd size—To suit a 12-in. doll; chest 7 ins.; dress and coat lengths, 5¾; hat round edge head, 10 ins.

3rd size—To suit a 14-in. doll; chest 8-ins ; dress and coat lengths, 6½; hat round head edge, 11 ins.

ABBREVIATIONS  

K. knit; p., purl; st.(s)., stitch(es); rep., repeat; tog together; alt., alternate; foll., following; rem. remain(ing); patt., pattern; t., turn; in.(s)., inch(es); sl., slip ; p.s.s.o., pass slipped stitch over; inc., increase (by working twice into same st.); dec., decrease (by taking 2 sts. tog.); m.st., moss stitch; st.st., stocking stitch (1 row knit and 1 row purl alternately); ch., chain ; tr. treble; R, red ; B, blue.

NOTE ON THE SIZES

The following instructions are for all sizes. The first set of figures in brackets applies to the 10-in. doll; the second set to 12-in doll and the third set to the 14-in. doll. Figures not in brackets apply to all sizes.

THE DRESS

FRONT AND BACK (both alike)

With B wool, cast on (49, 53, 57) sts and work in m.st. thus:

Moss Stitch row  K 1, * p. 1, k. 1 ; rep from * to end

Rep the m.st. row 5 times more.

Now proceed in st.st. for (24, 28, 32) rows.

Dec row K. (0,2,4) sts., * k. 2 tog.; rep from * to last (3,1, 3) sts., (k. 3 tog., k. 1, k. 3).

Starting with a p. row, work (5, 7, 9) rows in st.st. on these (24, 28, 32) sts.

To shape armholes, cast off (2, 2. 3) sts at end of next 2 rows, then dec 1 st. at start of the foll. (2, 4, 4) rows. Work 2 rows straight.

Next row K. 3; t. Work (5, 6, 7) rows on these 3 sts., then cast off.

With right side of work facing you, join B wool to inner end of rem. sts. on needle, cast off next (12,14.16) sts., k. to end Work (5, 6, 7) rows on rem 3 sts ; cast off.

THE NECKBAND

With right side of work facing you, join B wool to neck edge of left shoulder and pick up and k. (5, 6, 7) sts. along left side of neck

1 st from corner, (11, 13, 15) sts across centre, 1 St. from corner and lastly (5, 6, 7) sts. along other side of neck to shoulder. Work in m.st. on these (23 , 27, 31) sts thus:

1st row: K. 1, * p 1, k. 1; rep from * to end

2nd row: M.st. (4, 5, 6), sl. 1, k. 2 tog., p.s.s.o., m.st. (9, 11, 13). si. 1. k. 2 tog., p.s.s.o., m.st. to end

3rd row: As 1st

4th row:  M.st. (3, 4, 5), sl. 1, p. 2 tog., p.s.s.o., m.st. (7, 9, 11). sl. 1, p. 2 tog., p.s.s.o., m.st. to end

5th row:  As 1st. Cast off

THE SLEEVES (both alike)

With B wool, cast on (25, 27, 29) sts. and work 4 rows In m.st. Now working in st.st., shape top. Cast off 2 sts. at start of next 8 rows. Cast off remainder.

TO COMPLETE

Press work. Join tiny shoulder seams for ⅛ inch at armhole end. Set in sleeves, then join side and sleeve seams. Fasten each shoulder with a press stud

THE COAT

THE BACK

With R wool, cast on (45, 49, 53) sts. and work (34, 38. 44) rows in m.st. as given for dress.

Dec. row  K. (2. 3. 5), * k. 2 tog.; rep from * to last (1,4,6) sts, k. (1,4,6).

Now starting with a p. row, work (5, 7, 9) rows in st.st. on these (24, 28, 32) sts. To shape armholes, cast off 2 sts. at start of next 2 rows, then dec. 1 st. at start of next (2, 4, 4) rows.

Work (8, 8, 10) rows straight; cast off.

THE LEFT FRONT

With R wool, cast on (29. 31. 33) sts. and work (34, 38, 44) rows in m.st. Dec. row; K. (0, 2, 4) sts. * k. 2 tog., k. (1, 1, 2) sts. ; rep. from * to last 5 sts.. k. 2 tog., m.st. 3 for border.

Now starting with a p. row, work (5,7,9) rows in st.st. with m.st. border at front edge.

**To shape armhole, cast off 2 sts. at start of next row, then dec. 1 st. at start of the foil. (1, 2, 2) alt rows.

Work (4, 4, 6) rows straight.

To shape neck, cast off (9, 10, 12) sts. at start of next row, then dec. 1 st. at neck edge of the foil. 4 rows. Work 2 rows straight. Cast off.**

THE RIGHT FRONT

With R wool, cast on (29, 31. 33) stitches and work (34, 38, 44) rows in m.st.

Dec. row  M.st. 3 for border, * k. 2 tog., k. (1, 1, 2) ; rep. from * to last (2, 4, 6) sts., k 2 tog., k. (0, 2, 4) sts. Starting with a p. row, work (6, 8, 10) rows in st.st. with m.st. border at front edge. Now work as left front from ** to **.

THE SLEEVES (both alike)

With R wool, cast on (25, 27, 29) sts. and work 6 rows in m.st., but inc. 1 st. at each end of last row. Change to st.st. and work (12. 16, 20) rows. To shape top, cast off 2 sts at start of next 8 rows. Cast off remainder.

TO COMPLETE

Press work. Join shoulder seams, set in sleeves, then join side and sleeve seams.

THE COLLAR

With right side of work facing you, join R wool to the (8th, 9th, 10th,) cast-off st. at neck edge of right front, then pick up and k. (35, 39, 43) sts all round neck, finishing in same position on left front. Working in m.st. inc. 1 st. at each end of 2nd row and the foil. (2, 3, 4) alt. rows. Work 1 row; cast off in patt. Wrap right front over left in double breasted effect and fasten with 2 press studs, then trim with 4 buttons.

THE PANTS

With B wool, cast on (25, 27, 29) stitches for waist edge and work 4 rows in m.st., but for 2nd size dec. 1 st. at end of last row. Change to st.st. and work (10, 14, 20) rows.

For legs, cast off 2 sts. at start of next (8, 10, 10) rows. Work 6 rows straight on rem (5, 6, 9) sts., then cast on 2 sts. at start of next (8,10,10) rows.

Work (10, 14, 20) rows straight, but for 2nd size, inc. 1 st. at end of last row Now work 4 rows in m.st. Cast off.

Press work. With right side of work facing you, join B wool to one leg at side edge and work a crochet edging thus : Make 3 ch. to stand as first tr., * miss 1/8-in. of edge and work 1 tr., into next st. ; rep. from * all along edge to end Fasten off. Finish other leg to match. Join side seams and thread a length of elastic thread round waist.

THE HAT

The Crown: With R, wool, cast on (72.80.88) sts. and k. 1 row and p. 1 row. Now continuing in st.st., shape work thus:

1st shaping row: * K. 6, k. 2 tog; rep. from * to end

2nd and every alt. row: P

3rd row: * K 5. K2 tog; rep from * to end

5th row: * K. 4. k. 2 tog; rep from * to end

7th row: *K. 3, k. 2 tog; rep from *to end

9th row: * K. 2, k. 2 tog; rep from * to end

11th row: * K. 1, k. 2 tog; rep. from * to end

13th row: * K. 2 tog; rep from * to end

14th row: P

For 3rd size only: Next row : K. 1, * k. 2 tog; rep. from * to end

Next row: P

Break off wool, leaving an end, which run through rem. sts., draw up and secure, then join seam.

THE BRIM

With R wool, cast on (11, 13, 15) sts and work 4 rows in m.st. Next row : M.st. (6, 7, 8) sts. ; t.

Next row : SI. 1, m.st to end Work 6 rows in m.st. over all sts. Rep the last 8 rows (14. 16, 18) times more, then work the first 2 of these rows again. Work 4 rows in m.st. Cast off

TO COMPLETE

Press work; join ends of brim to form a round, then sew the shorter edge to cast-on edge of crown, taking ⅛ in. seam turnings.

THE SHOES

With B wool, cast on (21, 23, 25) sts and work 2 rows in m.st., then (6, 8,10) rows in st.st. Break off B ; join on R.

Next row: K. (15,16,17) sts.; turn and slip rem. (6, 7, 8) sts. on a safety-pin.

Next row: P. 9 sts.; t. and slip rem. (6, 7, 8) sts. on another safety-pin. Work (7, 9, 9) rows straight on these 9 sts. for instep, then with the needle holding these sts., pick up and k. (7, 9, 9) sts. down side of instep, after which k. the sts. from first safety-pin.

Next row: P. these sts., then pick up and p (7, 9, 9) sts. down other side of instep and lastly, p. the sts. from second safety-pin. Work (2, 4, 4) rows straight on these (35, 41, 43) sts.

1st shaping row: K. 2 tog., k. (11, 14, 15) sts., k. 2 tog., k. 5, k. 2 tog., k. (11, 14, 15) sts., k. 2 tog.

Next row:P

2nd shaping row: K. 2 tog., k. (10, 13, 14), k 2 tog , k 3, k 2 tog , k. (10, 13, 14), k. 2 tog. P 1 row, then cast off

Press work, then join back and under foot seam.

SUGGESTED YARN

Ice Yarns Baby Merino (Shown in Deluxe Red) 40% Merino Wool, 60% Premium Acrylic




Boy Doll Dressing Gown

Boy Doll Dressing Gown Free Vintage Knitting Pattern

(To fit a Doll 16, 18 or 20 inches in length)

MATERIALS

3 [4] [5] ozs Sirdar Double Knitting Wool

1 pair knitting needles No. UK 9/US 5/Metric 3.75mm

1 pair knitting Needles No. UK 7/US  7/Metric 4.5mm

6 buttons

TENSION

5½ stitches to 1 inch

ABBREVIATIONS

knit; p. purl; sts. stitches; sl.1 slip one stitch knitways; tog. together; st.st. stocking stitch (1 row knit, 1 row purl); wl. fwd. wool forward.

After casting off stitches for shaping, one stitch will remain on the right-hand needle which is not included in the instructions that follow.

N.B. For the 16 inch length read the instructions as given. For the 18 inch length read the figures within the first brackets. For the 20 inch length read the figures within the second brackets.

MEASUREMENTS

Width all round at underarm 12 [14] [16] inches

Length from top of shoulder 11 [13] [15] inches

Length of sleeve seam (with cuff turned back) 3 [4] [5] inches

PATTERN

Using the No. 7 needles cast on 90 [100] [110] sts.

1st Row: SI.1, knit to end of row

Repeat the 1st row 5 times

Proceed as follows:

1st Row: SI.1, knit to end of row

2nd Row: SI.1, k.4, purl to the last 5 sts., k.5

These 2 rows form the st.st. and front borders

Repeat the 1st and 2nd rows 8 [10] [12] times

Next row: SI.1, k.1, cast off 2 sts., knit to end of row

Next row: SI.1, k.4, purl to the last 3 sts., k.1, cast on 2 sts., k.2

Repeat the 1st and 2nd rows 4 [5] [6] times **

Repeat from ** to ** once

Next row: SI.1, k.1, cast off 2 sts., knit to end of row

Next row: SI.1, k.4, purl to the last 3 sts., k.1, cast on 2 sts., k.2

Repeat the 1st and 2nd rows 2 [3] [4] times

Next row: SI.1, k.4 [7] [8], * k.2 tog., k.2 [3] [4], repeat from * to the last 5 [2] [5] sts., k.5 [2] [5], 70 [82] [94] sts

Proceed as follows:

1st Row: SI.1, knit to end of row

Repeat the 1st row twice

4th Row: SI.1, k.1, cast off 2 sts., * wl. fwd., k.2 tog., repeat from * to the last 5 sts., k.5

5th Row: SI.1, knit to the last 2 sts., cast on 2 sts., k.2

Repeat the 1st row twice

Keeping the continuity of the st.st. and the front borders work 4 [6] [8] rows in st.st.

Divide for the Back and Fronts.

Next row: SI.1, k.16 [19] [21], cast off 4 [4] [6] sts.. k.27 [33] [37], cast off 4 [4] [6] sts., k.16 [19] [21], turn

Working on the first 17 [20] [22] sts. only, proceed as follows:

THE LEFT FRONT

1st Row: SI.1, k.4, purl to the last St., k.1

Keeping the continuity of the st.st. and the front border (throughout) decrease once at the armhole edge in each of the next 2 [2] [4] rows. 15 [18] [18] sts

Work 11 [13] [13] rows without shaping.

Decrease once at the neck edge in each of the next 2 rows. 9 [11] [11] sts.

Work 2 [2] [4] rows in st.st. without shaping.

Cast off.

THE BACK

With the wrong side of the work facing, rejoin the wool to the first 28 [34] [38] sts. and proceed as follows:

1st Row: K.1, purl to the last st., k.1

Decrease once at each end of each of the next 2 [2] [4] rows. 24 [30] [30] sts.

Work 16 [18] [20] rows in st.st. without shaping.

Cast off.

THE RIGHT FRONT

With the wrong side of the work facing, rejoin the wool to the remaining 17 [20] [22] sts. and proceed as follows:

1st Row: K.1, purl to the last 5 sts., k.5

2nd Row: SI.1, k.1, cast off 2 sts., knit to the last 2 sts., k.2 tog

3rd Row: K.2 tog., purl to the last 3 sts., k.1, cast on 2 sts., k.2. 15 [18] [20] sts

For the 20 inch only:

Keeping the continuity of the front border decrease once at the armhole edge in each of the next 2 rows. (18 sts.)

Shape the Neck:

1st Row: Cast off 4 [5] [5] sts., knit to end of row

2nd Row: SI.1, purl to the last St., k.1

Decrease once at the neck edge in each of the next 2 rows. 9 [11] [11] sts.

Work 3 [3] [5] rows without shaping.

Cast off purlways.

THE COLLAR

Using the No. 7 needles cast on 40 [42] [44] sts.

1st Row: SI.1, knit to end of row

Repeat the 1st row 12 times.

Cast off.

THE SLEEVES (Both alike)

Using the No. 9 needles cast on 19 [22] [25] sts.

1st Row: SI.1, knit to end of row

Repeat the 1st row 10 times.

Change to No. 7 needles and proceed as follows:

1st Row: SI.1, knit to end of row

2nd Row: SI.1, purl to the last st., k.1

Continue in st.st. increasing once at each end of the next and every following 6th row until there are 25 [30] [33] sts. on the needle.

(It is advisable to check the length of the doll’s arm before proceeding as they vary considerably; then proceed for the required length or as follows:)

Continue without shaping until the work measures 4 [5] [6] inches from the com­mencement, ending on the wrong side of the work.

SHAPE THE TOP

Cast off 2 sts. at the beginning of each of the next 4 [4] [4] rows.

Cast off 1 st. at the beginning of each of the next 10 [14 [18] rows.

Cast off the remaining 7 [8] [7].

 TO MAKE UP THE DRESSING GOWN

Press each piece separately on the wrong side under a damp cloth with a hot iron.

Sew up the shoulder and sleeve seams. Placing the sleeve seam to the centre of the cast off sts. at the armhole, sew the sleeve in position. With the right side of the collar to the wrong side of the work and the ends of the collar 3 sts. in from the front edge, sew the cast off edge to the neck.

Sew on buttons to correspond with the buttonholes.

Using 4 strands of wool make a twisted cord 36 inches long and thread through the holes at the waist. Attach a tassel to each end of the cord.

Press all seams. Turn back the cuffs.