Pink Bells Pram Blanket

Pink Bells Pram Blanket Free Knitting Pattern

Measurements (approximately) 23 x 28 inches

MATERIALS

Patons 101 Courtelle Baby 3 ply – 6 x 1oz balls

Patons Brilliante Baby 3 ply 100% Bri-Nylon – 7 x 1oz balls

Patons Beehive Baby Wool 3 ply Patonised – 6 x 1oz balls

Two No. UK 11/US 1/ Metric 3,00mm Beehive needles or Queen Bee if stainless rigid needles preferred

Three yards 1 inch wide nylon ribbon or silk ribbon for wool

 TENSION

 16 stitches and 20 rows to two square inches on No. 11 needles, measured over stocking stitch

PATTERN

Cast on 189 stitches.

1st row * K.9, P.9, rep. from * to last 9 sts., K.9.

2nd row * P.9, K.9, rep. from * ending P.9

3rd row * K.9, P.4, (K.l, P.l) 3 times into next St., P.4, rep. from * ending K.9

4th row * P.9, K.4, P.6, K.4, rep. from * ending P.9

5th row * K.9, P.4, K.6, P.4, rep. from * ending K.9

6th to 11th row Rep. 4th and 5th rows 3 times.

12th row * P.9, K.4, P.6, slip the 5 P. sts. over st. just worked, K.4, rep. from * ending P.9

13th and 14th rows As 1st and 2nd

15th row * P.9, K.9, rep. from * ending P.9

16th row * K.9, P.9, rep. from * ending K.9

17th row * P.4, (K.l, P.l) 3 times, into next St., P.4, K.9, rep. from * ending P.4, (K.l, P.I) 3 times into next St., P.4

18th row * K.4, P.6, K.4, P.9, rep. from * ending K.4, P.6, K.4

19th row * P.4, K.6, P.4, K.9, rep. from * ending P.4, K.6. P.4

20th to 25th row Rep. 18th and 19th rows 3 times

26th row * K.4, P.6, slip the 5 P. sts. over st. just worked, K.4, P.9, rep. from * ending K.4, P.6, slip the 5 P. sts. over st. just worked, K.4

27th row As 15th row

28th row * K.9, P.9, rep. from * ending K.9

These 28 rows form the pattern.

Repeat 1st to 28th rows 9 times more.

Cast off.

TO MAKE UP

With wrong side of work facing block fabric by pinning out round edges. Press fabric very lightly using a cool iron and dry cloth for yarn; a warm iron and damp cloth for wool. Bind all edges of Pram Cover with nylon ribbon, mitring corners as required and joining ends at a corner.

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Weldons Bed Mitts

Weldons Bed Mitts Free Knitting Pattern

Ideal gift for a friend who likes to knit or read in bed.

MATERIALS

1oz Bairns-Wear Superfine 2ply wool

1 pair UK 13/US 1/Metric 2.25mm  Knitting Needles

TENSION

10 stitches and 14 rows to 1 inch

MEASUREMENTS

All round hand above thumb division 5 ½ inches. Overall length 6 ¾ inches.

Cast on 56 stitches and work in K1, p1 rib. Now work 8 rows in stocking stitch, then increase for thumb and gusset thus:

1st increase row: K25, increase in next stitch, K4, increase in next stitch, K25. Work 3 rows straight.

5th Row: K25, increase in next stitch, K6, increase in next stitch, K25. Work 3 rows straight.

Continue in this way, increasing 2 stitches on next row and every following 4th row until there are 72 stitches, noting that you should work 2 more stitches between the increases than in preceding increase row.

Next row: K47, turn, slipping remaining 25 stitches on to a piece of thread.

The Thumb: 1st row: Cast on 3, p25, turn, slipping remaining 25 stitches on to another piece of thread.

2nd row: Cast on 3, knit 28. Work 11 rows in stocking stitch on these 28 stitches, then work 8 rows in k1, p1 rib. Cast off ribwise. Join thumb seam. With right side of work facing you, join on wool and pick up and knit 6 stitches from those cast-on at base of thumb, then knit the 25 stitches from left-hand thread.

Next row: P31, then purl the 25 stitches from other thread. Work 22 rows straight on these 56 stitches, then 8 rows in k1, p1 rib. Cast off ribwise.Press work. Join seam. Make anther mitt to match.

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