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Lulay Nightie-Bag

Lulay Nightie-Bag

Free Vintage Knitting Pattern

 

MATERIALS

1 x 50g ball each of Patons Double Knitting 8ply in Pink and White, 100% wool

3 x 1oz balls Patons Four Seasons Double Knitting/8 ply in Blue, 59% Acrylic 41% Wool

Oddments of 4ply in Black and Green for markings

Pair knitting needles UK 9/US 5/Metric 3.75mm

3 press studs

Filling

TENSION

11 ½ stitches and 15 ½ rows with Double Knitting, measured over 2 inches (5cm) in stocking stitch.

NOTE

Join seams neatly on right side and brush White parts lightly with a wire brush for fluffy effect. Carry yarns when not in use loosely up side of work.

SUGGESTED YARN

For Four Seasons see Sirdar Crofter DK 60% Acrylic 25% Cotton 15% Wool, 1.8oz, DK | Light Worsted. Shown in Alfie

BAG

With Pink, cast on 160 stitches.

Knit 4 rows.

Join in Blue and K10 rows.

With Pink, work 4 rows stocking stitch.

Repeat last 14 rows once.

With Blue, K6 rows.

Next row: * K.3, K2 tog., rep. from * to end (128 sts)

K3 rows.

With Pink, work 4 rows stocking stitch.

With Blue, K10 rows.

Repeat last 14 rows twice more.

With Pink, work 4 rows stocking stitch.

With Blue, Next row:  * K6, K2 tog., rep. from * to end (112 sts)

K.1 row.

Next row: * K5, K2 tog., rep. from * to end (96 sts)

K1 row.

Next row: * K4, K2 tog., rep. from * to end (80 sts)

K1 row.

Next row: * K3, K2 tog., rep. from * to end (64 sts)

K1 row.

Next row: * K2, K2 tog., rep. from * to end (48 sts)

K1 row. Break Blue.

With Pink, Next row: * K1, K2 tog., rep. from * to end (32 sts)

K1 row.

Work 2 rows stocking stitch. Cast off.

Using a flat seam, join back seam from cast-on edge to top of second Pink stripe; and from cast-off edge to centre of last Blue stripe.

BASE

With Pink, cast on 17 stitches. Knit 1 row.

Starting with a Purl row, work in stocking stitch as follows:

Increase 1 st. at each end of every row until there are 35 sts.

Work 5 rows, then increase 1 st. at each end of next row.

Repeat last 6 rows twice more (41 sts.).

Work 7 rows.

Next row Work across, decrease 1 st. at each end.

Work 5 rows.

Repeat last 6 rows twice more (35 sts.).

Decrease 1 st. at each end of every row until 17 stitches remain. Cast off.

Stitch base to cast-on edge of bag.

BINDING FOR BACK OPENING (2)

With Blue, cast on 5 stitches. Knit 68 rows. Cast off.

Stitch one piece in position on one side of back opening as a facing.

Stitch other piece to remaining side as a binding. Sew on press studs.

HEAD (2 PIECES)

With White, cast on 14 sts. K3 rows.

K1 row, inc. 1 st. at end.

K1 row, inc. 1 st. at beg.

K1 row, inc. 1 st. at each end.

K1 row.

K1 row, inc. 1 st. at end.

K1 row, inc. 1 st. at beg.

Repeat last 2 rows twice more.

K9 rows.

K1 row. decrease 1 st. at each end.

K1 row, decrease 1 st. at end.

K1 row, decrease 1 st. at beg.

Repeat last 2 rows 3 times more.

Decrease 1 st. at each end of next 3 rows. Cast off.

GUSSET

With White, cast on 3 stitches. K5 rows.

K1 row, increase 1 st. at each end.

Repeat last 6 rows until there are 15 sts.

K5 rows.

K1 row, decrease 1 st. at each end.

K3 rows.

Repeat last 4 rows until 3 sts. remain.

K6 rows. Cast off.

Stitch Gusset in position between halves of Head, with cast-on edge at nose. Sew remaining seam. Stuff, then gather and draw up neck opening.

Embroider features as in photograph, using Green for eyes and Black for remainder.

EARS (2)

With White, cast on 6 sts.

K3 rows.

K1 row, inc. in 1st, 3rd, 4th and last sts.

K3 rows.

K1 row, inc. in 1st, 5th, 6th and last sts.

K3 rows.

K1 row, inc. in 1st, 7th, 8th and last sts.

K3 rows.

K1 row, inc. in 1st, 9th, 10th and last sts.

K3 rows.

K1 row, inc. in 1st, 11th, 12th and last sts.

K3 rows.

K1 row, inc. in 1st, 13th, 14th and last sts.

K1 row.

Next row K2 tog., K4, K3 tog., K4, (K2 tog.) twice, K4, K3 tog., K4, K2 tog. Cast off.

Fold in half and join seam. Sew Ears to Head.

PAWS (2)

With White, cast on 11 sts.

K1 row.

** Next 2 rows K., inc. 1 st. at each end.

K10 rows.

Next 2 rows K., dec. 1 st. at each end. **

K2 rows.

Rep. from ** to **.

K1 row. Cast off.

Fold in half and join seam, leaving opening for stuffing. Stuff, then sew up opening. Using Black, work markings as in photograph.

BODY

With White, cast on 31 sts.

K11 rows.

Cast off.

Fold in half and stitch side edges together.

BASE

With White, cast on 3 sts.

K1 row.

Next 2 rows K., inc. 1 st. at each end.

K3 rows.

Next 2 rows K., decrease 1 st. at each end.

Cast off.

Stitch to cast-on edge of Body and stuff. Sew Head to other end. Stitch Body to top of Case, then stitch Paws in position as in photograph.

TIE

With Blue, cast on 4 stitches.

Work in garter-stitch (every row K.) for 20 inches (51 cm).

Cast off.

Tie round neck.

 

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