Toddie Free Knitting Pattern
1920 Set For Baby Doll Comprising Afghan, Cap. Mittens, Booties and Sacque.
4 skeins Sig-Knit-Ring Astrakhan Wool
7 balls White and 4 balls Pink Sig-Knit-Ring Wool
1 pair knitting needles No. 9mm/UK 00/US 13
Crochet hook No. 3mm/US C2/UK 12
Sig-Knit-Ring Astrakhan and Sig-Knit-Ring Yarn have the appearance of Persian lamb and tiny ringlets. Curly Mohair boucle may be tried. No tension or size given in original. Finished articles need to be brushed for fluffy effect. From the manufacturer:
“Sig-Knit-Ring Yarn is just as easy to work with as any plain yarn, and much more fascinating, because you will find that the little rings will delight the senses of sight and touch the instant you start your garment. Use the Sig-Knit-Ring Yarn Wool Brush with downward plucking or dabbing motion, then brush out straight all one way. Both sides of trimming can be brushed with equally good effect. Yarn is far superior to ordinary plain yarn for brushing, the extra length of yarn in the loops being brushed out gives a very full and fluffy effect. The White brushed loops on coloured ground, gives beautiful tints which cannot be produced with any other yarn.”
With Astrakhan, cast on 50 stitches Knit for 36 inches.
Pick up stitches at one side at a time with double Pink yarn. Knit 6 ribs. Bind off. Work other sides the same.
With White ring yarn cast on 14 stitches. and knit 3½ inches. Decrease 1 stitch at each end of row until there are 10 stitches on needle.
Cast on 18 stitches at each end. Knit plain for 7 inches.
Join Pink and knit 4 ribs. Pick up stitches at bottom of cap and knit 2 ribs.
Sew up seams at sides of cap so that Pink forms border all around cap.
With ring yarn chain 30. Join 29 s. c. in ring.
Work 3 inches even. Now decrease 1 stitch every 5th stitch until there are 5 stitches. Break yarn and sew up. Pick up stitches around top of mitten and work 3 rows of Pink.
Chain 31 stitches, join.
Row 1: 3 s. c., in 1st stitch. 1 s. c. in remaining stitches.
Row 2: Work even.
Repeat these 2 rows 4 times.
Decrease 1 stitch at toe end until sole is small enough.
Tie on yarn at ankle and work 5 inches even.
With Pink work 1 more inch even.
Turn Pink back.
Cast on 25 stitches knit 3 ribs White, 1 rib Pink, 2 ribs White, 1 rib Pink.
With White, knit 7 inches.
Cast on 10 stitches at each end for sleeves.
Knit 7 ribs. Knit 18 stitches, cast off 9 stitches for neck. Knit 18 stitches.
On these 18 stitches knit 2 ribs. Add 1 stitch at neck side on each of the next 5 ribs.
Bind off 10 stitches for sleeve.
Knit front to correspond with back. Work other side to correspond.
Collar: With pink cast on 8 stitches. Knit until long enough to fit around sacque. Sew collar to sacque.
Cuffs: With Pink, cast on 8 stitches. Knit until long enough to fit around end of sleeve. Sew to sacque and turn back.
Finish with ribbon. The Toddie photo shows the inside hem of the sacque finished with a wide strip of ribbon. This gives a charming glimpse of satin and adds to the stability of the jacket.
Example of ribbon-frilled carriage cover in Sig-Knit-Ring Astrakhan.