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A Fortune in Pennies

Make Money by Making Flowers

A new hobby that is becoming very popular—is the making of lovely French Flowers. These are used extensively for shoulder sprays, trimming hats and decorating evening gowns. There’s a huge demand for them—in fact, many home workers are turning leisure time into profit earning hobby this way. A leading Academy with a branch in Brisbane has special personal and postal courses in dress making, glove making, photo colouring, and millinery as well as flower making. They provide a complete free working outfit, and make special arrangements to dispose of students finished work. So why not write today for full details of how to become an expert French Flower maker.

(Queensland Times. Australia Saturday 16th July 1949, page 6)

Floral Fancies and Morals from Flowers (1843) by Anonymous

The well-known Dog Rose of our hedges, as well as some other species, is remarkable for large mossy protuberances occasioned by an insect — the Cynips Rosa. Water distilled from wild Roses is said to possess by far the most delicious odour. The Eastern Attar, or Essential Oil of Roses, though now of easy purchase, was formerly sold at an enormous price, even in Persia, the land of Roses.


Economy Knitting Using Unpicked (raveled) Wool

Before using unpicked wool it is necessary to remove the wrinkles if the “re-knitting is to be even. To do this wind the wool round a book or a piece of cardboard during the unpicking of the garment. Take the wool off the board, tie at both ends to form a skein and then pass the steam from a kettle through it, giving a gentle stretch until the wrinkles disappear. Allow to dry before winding into balls. If the wool is soiled and requires washing, after winding into skeins, tie each skein round at internals with a length of wool to pre­vent it becoming tangled during the washing. Wash carefully by squeezing in warm soapy water, rinse well and allow to dry before winding into balls. Unpicked wool may be thinner and less elastic than new wool of the same ply, so be very careful to check tension and measurements.

Specially designed for unpicked wool, this free knitting pattern is an economy gift set to make an old doll look lovely again.

Coralee Set: Frock, Coat, Vest, Pilch, Bonnet, Bootees

MATERIALS

7 ounces of 3-ply wool to make the complete set. If using up odd quantities of different types or colours of wool, or to make garments separately:

Frock about 2½ ounces

Coat about 2 ounces

Vest about 1 once

Pilch about ¾ once

Bonnet about ½ once

Bootees about ¼ once

Pair UK 9/3.50mm/US 4 Knitting Needles

Pair UK 12/2.75mm/UK 2 Knitting Needles

A Fine Crochet Hook

5 Doll Buttons

3 yards of Ribbon (Crochet cords or reused rayon ribbon may be used instead)

MEASUREMENTS

To fit an 18 inch doll

FROCK

FRONT AND BACK ALIKE

With No. 9 needles cast on 93 stitches and work ¾ inch in garter stitch.

Continue in following pattern:

Row 1: * K. 1, make 1, K. 2 tog.

Repeat from * to end. Repeat this row for 2½ inches.

Now work 4 rows in garter stitch. Continue in stocking stitch until work measures 8 inches, end­ing with a Purl row.

Decrease for waist thus:

Next row: (K. 3 tog.) twice, * K. 1. K. 2 tog. Repeat from * 12 times, K. 2 tog., K. 1, (K. 2 tog.) twice, ** K. 1, K. 2 tog. Repeat from ** 12 times, K. 2 tog. (59 stitches).

Next row: Purl to end.

Next row: Make ribbon holes thus: K. 3, * K. 2 tog., make 1, K. 3. Repeat from * to the last stitch, K. 1.

Continue in stocking stitch until work measures 9 inches, ending with a purl row.

Shape Armholes:

Cast off 5 stitches at beginning of next 2 rows, then decrease 1 stitch at both ends of every row until 39 stitches remain.

Work 2 rows in garter stitch. Now continue in pattern until work measures 10½ inches, then work 2 rows in garter stitch, ending with row on wrong side.

Shape Neck and Shoulders:

Next row: K. 14, cast off 11 stitches, knit to end.

Continue in stocking stitch on last set of 14 stitches, decrease 1 stitch at neck edge on every row until 7 stitches remain.

Cast off.

Rejoin wool at neck edge and work second shoulder to match.

Work a second piece in same way.

SLEEVES

With No. 9 needles cast on 42 stitches and work 3 rows in garter stitch.

Continue in pattern as given for skirt until work measures 1¼ inches, then work 2 rows in garter stitch.

Shape Top:

Continue in stocking stitch and decrease 1 stitch at both ends of every alternate row until 16 stitches remain.

Cast off.

COAT

With No. 9 needles cast on 225 stitches and work ½ inch in garter stitch.

Continue in following pattern:

Next row: K. 3, * K. 1, make 1, K. 2 tog Repeat from * to last 3 stitches, K. 3. Repeat this row until work measures 5½ inches.

Decrease for Waist thus:

Next row: K. 7, * K. 2 tog. Repeat from * to last 8 stitches, K. 8 (120 stitches).

Continue in garter stitch until work measures 7 inches, then divide work into back and fronts:

Next row: K. 25, cast off 10 stitches, knit to last 35 stitches, cast off 10 stitches, knit to end.

Continue in garter stitch on last set of 25 stitches, decrease 1 stitch at armhole edge on every row until 20 stitches remain.

Continue without shaping until work measures 9 inches, ending at front edge.

Shape Neck

Cast off 6 stitches at beginning of next row, then decrease 1 stitch at same edge on every row until 7 stitches remain.

Cast off.

Rejoin wool to 50 stitches for back and decrease 1 stitch at both ends of every row until 40 stitches remain.

Continue without shaping until work measures 9 inches.

Cast off.

Rejoin wool to remaining 25 stitches and work to match first side.

SLEEVES

With No. 9 needles cast on 42 stitches and work ½ inch in garter stitch.

Work in pattern as given for lower edge of frock for 1 inch, then work 2 rows in garter stitch.

Continue in stocking stitch until work measures 31 inches.

Shape Top

Continue in stocking Stitch, decrease 1 stitch at both ends of every alternate row until 16 stitches remain.

Cast off.

THE BONNET

With No. 9 needles cast on 69 stitches and work ½ inch in garter stitch Now continue in pattern as given for frock until work measures 11 inches Continue in garter stitch until work measures 31 inches.

Cast off 23 stitches at beginning of next 2 rows, then continue in garter stitch on remaining 23 stitches until back flap measures the same as the two sets of cast off stitches.

Cast off.

THE VEST

With No. 9 needles cast on 56 stitches and work 6 inches in K. 1, P. 1 rib.

Shape Armholes

Cast off 3 stitches at beginning of next 2 rows, then decrease 1 stitch at both ends of every alternate row until 46 stitches remain.

Continue in rib without shaping until work measures 7¾ inches.

Shape Neck

Next row. Rib 8, cast off 30 stitches loosely in rib, rib to end.

Continue in rib on last 8 stitches for 2½ inches, ending at armhole edge.

Cut yarn and leave stitches on a spare needle.

Rejoin yarn to second set of 8 stitches and work 2½ inches on these stitches, ending at neck edge.

Cast on 30 stitches, then work in rib across 8 stitches from spare needle.

Continue in rib on 46 stitches until work measures 1¼ inches from the 30 cast-on stitches.

Now increase 1 stitch at both ends of every alternate row until 50 stitches are on needle, then cast on 3 stitches at beginning of next 2 rows. (This completes armholes.)

Continue in rib on 56 stitches for 6 inches.

Cast off loosely in rib.

PILCH

Worked in one piece.

With No. 12 needles cast on 60 stitches and work 4 rows in K. 1, P. 1 rib.

Next row: Make elastic holes thus:

* Rib 2, make 1, P. 2 tog. Repeat from * to end.

Work 6 rows in rib.

Change to No. 9 needles and continue in stocking stitch until work measures 5½ inches

To shape Legs, cast off 25 stitches at beginning of next 2 rows, then work 1 inch in stocking stitch on remaining 10 stitches for gusset.

Cast on 25 stitches at end of next 2 rows, then continue in stocking stitch without shaping for 5½ inches.

Change to No. 12 needles and work 6 rows in K. 1, P. 1 rib.

Make elastic holes in next row as given, then work 4 rows in rib.

Cast off loosely in rib.

Leg Bands

With right side of work facing and using No. 12 needles, pick up and knit the 25 cast-off stitches along one side of leg open­ing, 10 stitches along side of gusset, 25 stitches along cast-on edge of leg. Work ½ inch in K. 1, P. 1 rib.

Cast off loosely in rib. Work second leg to match.

THE BOOTEES

With No. 9 needles cast on 35 stitches and work ½ inch in garter stitch.

Now make a row of holes thus:

* K. 3, make 1, K. 2 tog.

Repeat from * to end.

Continue in stocking stitch until work measures 2¼ inches.

Cast off.

TO MAKE UP SET

Press all pieces of work lightly on wrong side with hot iron over a damp cloth.

FROCK

Join shoulder seams at armhole edges, join side and sleeve seams.

Sew sleeves into armholes, easing extra fullness in at top of sleeve.

Work following Picot edge all round back and front neck edges, drawing them up slightly:

Starting at shoulder seam, * 3 chain, 1 double crochet into 1st of these chain, 1 single crochet into 2nd chain from hook. Repeat from * to end.

Work a row of double crochet along each edge of shoulder seam.

Fasten with a loop and button on each side.

Thread ribbon through waist.

COAT

Join shoulder and sleeve seams.

Stitch sleeves into armholes.

Work a row of Picot edging, as given for frock, round edges of coat.

Fasten fronts with 3 buttons and loops.

Thread ribbon through waist.

BONNET

Join sides of back flap to cast-off edges.

Work a row of Picot edging, as given for frock, round edges of bonnet.

Stitch on ribbon to tie.

VEST

Join side seams.

Work a row of double crochet round neck and armholes.

Work a 2nd row round neck edge only, making ribbon holes thus:

* 2 chain, 1 treble into 2nd stitch from hook.

Repeat from * all round, then work another round of double crochet.

Thread ribbon through neck.

PILCH

Join side seams.

Thread elastic through waist, or crochet a chain cord with double wool and finish off ends with small tassel.

BOOTEES

Join side edges.

Join lower edges drawing them up slightly while stitching.

Thread ribbon through holes.

This open stitch pattern is one of a family and there is a chapter on it in the well known Mary Thomas’ Book of Knitting Patterns by Mary Thomas. This image shows Purse Stitch. Pocket money could be earned by mothers and daughters by knitting doll clothing.


Rina Lace

Free Pattern Vintage Machine Knitting Lace Edging

Zig Zag Edge of Diamonds and Eyelets

This edging pattern is all hand manipulated and can be done on most knitting machines. Worked over 11 stitches for a 16 row pattern. Repeat to the length required.

RINA LACE

Cast on 11 stitches, knit 2 rows.

Pattern: Rows are all counted from right to left. All even rows knit.

With carriage set to return hold needles to working position.

Row 1: Transfer stitch 4 to needle 3, stitch 6 to needle 5, stitch 8 to needle 9, transfer stitch 11 out to needle 12 and put in hold position, transfer stitch 10 to needle 11 and with empty needles in working position knit the row.

Row 2: and every alternate row: With all needles in working position knit the row.

Row 3: Transfer stitch 3 to needle 2, stitch 5 to needle 4, stitch 7 to needle 6, transfer stitch 12 out to needle 13 and put in hold position and stitch 11 to Needle 12. With empty needles in working position knit the row.

Row 5: Transfer stitch 4 to needle 3, stitch 6 to needle 5. Transfer stitch 13 out to needle 14 and put in hold position transfer stitch 12 to needle 13. With empty needles in working position knit the row.

Row 7: Transfer stitch 3 to needle 2, stitch 5 to needle 4, transfer stitch 14 out to Needle 15 and put in hold position, transfer stitch 13 to Needle 14. With empty Needles in working position knit the row.

Row 9: Transfer stitch 4 to needle 5, stitch 6 to needle 7, stitch 12 to needle 11, stitch 15 to Needle 14. Place needle 15 in non-working position. With empty needles in working position knit the row.

Row 11: Transfer stitch 3 to needle 4, stitch 5 to needle 6, stitch 7 to needle 8, stitch 11 to needle 10, stitch 14 to needle 13. Place needle 14 in non-working position. With empty needles in working position knit the row.

Row 13: Transfer stitch 4 to needle 5, stitch 6 to needle 7, stitches 8 and 10 to needle 9 and stitch 13 to needle 12. Place needle 12 in non-working position. With empty needles in working position knit the row.

Row 15: Transfer stitch 3 to needle 4 stitch 5 to needle 6, stitch 7 to needle 8 and stitch 12 to needle 11. Place needle 12 in non-working position. With empty needles in working position knit the row.

Repeat as required.

Fruitie Teacosy

Free Vintage Knitted Teacosy

MATERIALS

Five shades of 3ply or 4ply wool in Fruitie (for head), Scarlet, Yellow, Royal Blue and Green or various scraps from your basket.

Pair of No. UK 14/2.00mm/US 0 steel knitting needles

Yarn and needles can be selected to suit your requirements.

MEASUREMENTS

Depth 7½ inches (excluding head)

All round lower edge (un­stretched) 15 inches

TENSION

9 stitches to 1 inch

MAIN SECTION

Cast on 56 stitches.

1st and 2nd rows: Knit.

Row 3: Purl.

4th and 5th rows: Knit.

Row 6: Purl.

These 6 rows form the ribbed stripe. Repeat them over again, keep­ing this sequence of colours: Scarlet, Yellow, Royal Blue, Yellow, Green, Yellow, Fruitie, Yellow (one colour for each complete stripe) until work measures 7½ inches (unstretched) from cast on edge.

Cast off.

Pick up 2 stitches over each coloured rib, along one short side edge (about 48 stitches.)

With right side facing, rejoin Yellow wool and repeat 1st to 6th rows three times, using Yellow, Scarlet, Yellow, and in each 5th row take 2 together all along row.

Cast off.

Work another piece in same way, using same sequence of colours throughout.

THE HEAD

Take the Fruitie wool and wind it 100 times over a piece of cardboard 4 inches wide.

Slip off and wind Scarlet wool tightly round and round 1 inch from top end, and secure firmly. Leave another inch of the black wool and again wind the scarlet wool tightly round and round and secure firmly.

Cut the loops at the top end to make the curly hair, then in the next section work eyes, nose and mouth, using Yellow wool.

MAKING UP

Sew up two side seams of cosy, leaving a small hole at the top through which slip the neck end of the head. Sew in securely.

KNITTED HEAD

If you prefer to knit a little head instead of a yarn dolly:

Cast on 2 stitches with Fruitie.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: Purl twice in each stitch.

Row 3: Knit twice in each stitch.

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5: Knit twice in each stitch.

Row 6: Purl.

Row 7: Knit.

Row 8: (P. 1, p. twice in next stitch) to end of row.

Row 9: Knit.

Row 10: (P. 1, p. twice in next stitch.) to end.

Work a further 20 rows in stocking stitch on these 36 stitches.

Next row: (K. 2 tog.) to end.

Next row: Purl.

Next row: (K. 1, k. 2 tog.) to end.

Next row: Purl.

Next row: (K. 1, k. 2 tog.) to end.

Work 3 rows on remaining 8 stitches.

Finish ends. Leaving neck stitches open seam around head with right sides together. Turn. Fill with soft wool. Embroider features as desired. Attach glass eyes. Hair may be fashioned from Mohair, wavy unspun wool or wig.

 

 

Shetland Isles Lace Shawl

 

Free Vintage Knitting Pattern

MATERIALS

6 ounces 2 ply (or 3 ply) Baby Wool

Two No. 7 UK/4.5 mm/7 US Knitting Needles

Two No. 4 UK/3.50 mm/4 US Knitting Needles

MEASUREMENTS

48 inches x 48 inches

ABBREVIATIONS

Wl.fwd = wool or yarn forward

TENSION

7 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch with No. 7 needles

CENTRE

With No. 4 needles cast on 180 stitches. A crochet cast on will match the cast off edge. Do both loosely.

12 ROW PATTERN:

Row 1: *K1 (Wl.fwd Sl.1 K1 p.s.s.o) 3 times K3. Repeat from * to end of row.

2nd and alternate rows: K1 purl to last stitch K1.

Row 3: *K2 (Wl.fwd Sl.1 K1 p.s.s.o) 3 times K2. Repeat from * to end of row.

Row 5: *K3 (Wl.fwd Sl.1 K1 p.s.s.o) 3 times K1. Repeat from * to end of row.

Row 7: *K4 (Wl.fwd Sl.1.K1 p.s.s.o) 3 times. Repeat from * to end of row.

Row 9: *K2 (K2tog Wl.fwd) 3 times K2. Repeat from * to end of row.

Row 11: *K1 (K2tog Wl.fwd) 3 times K3. Repeat from * to end of row.

Row 12: K1 Purl to last stitch K1.

Repeat these 12 rows until work measures 42 inches from beginning ending with purl row.

Cast off loosely.

BORDER

With No. 7 UK/4.5 mm/7 US needles cast on 10 stitches.

20 ROW PATTERN:

Row 1: Sl.1 K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog (Wl.fwd.) twice. (That is, wind wool twice around needle. In following row each loop will be worked as a stitch thus making 2 stitches) K2tog K1.

Row 2: Sl.1 K1 (K1 P1) into the double wool forward of previous row (That is knit into 1 loop and purl into 2nd loop of the double Wl.fwd), K2 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog.

Row 3: Sl.1 K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K4.

Row 4: Increase 1 Stitch in 1st stitch K5 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog.

Row 5: Sl.1 K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog *(Wl.fwd) twice K2tog. Repeat from * once K1.

Row 6: Sl.1 K1 *(K1 P1) into the double Wl.fwd of previous row K1. Repeat from * once K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog.

Row 7: Sl.1 K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K7.

Row 8: K9 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog.

Row 9: Sl.1 K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog *(Wl.fwd) twice K2tog. Repeat from * twice K1.

Row 10: K2 *(K1 P1) into the double Wl.fwd of previous row. K1 Repeat from * twice. K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog.

Row 11: Sl.1 K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K10

Row 12: K3 K2tog K7 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog.

Row 13: Sl.1 K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog *(Wl.fwd) twice K2tog. Repeat from * 3 times K1.

Row 14: K2 *(K1 PI) into the double Wl.fwd of previous row. K1 Repeat from * 3 times K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog.

Row 15: Sl.1 K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K13.

Row 16: (K3 K2tog) twice K5 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog.

Row 17: Sl.1 K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog *(Wl.fwd) twice K2tog. Repeat from * 4 times K1.

Row 18: K2 *(K1 P1) into the double Wl.fwd of previous row K1. Repeat from * 4 times. K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog.

Row 19: Sl.1 K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K16.

Row 20: The stitch on the right hand needle after casting off is counted as 1 stitch.

Cast off 13 stitches loosely K5 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog.

Repeat these 20 rows until work measures 4¾ yards ending with 20th pattern row.

Cast off.

TO MAKE UP

Beginning at one corner, sew (tack and carefully match) the border around the centre, gathering it at the corners to keep work flat. Sew evenly to keep seam from binding. Sew the cast-off edge of the border to the cast-on edge. Roll shawl in a damp towel for several hours, then spread out flat, pinning each point out separately with rustless pins and leave until dry.

Gentle waves of the ocean. Shetland lace.



Polka Dolly Teacosy

DOLLY TEA COSY IN POLKA DOT STITCH

Free Vintage Knitting Pattern

MATERIAL

1 once soft 4ply wool in Green

1 once soft  4ply wool in White

One pair of Knitting Needles No. 8/4.00 mm/US 6

Crochet Hook 3.00mm

2 yards narrow satin ribbon

Doll (cut across legs and part of body)

MEASUREMENTS

Width 7 inches; depth 7 inches

POLKA STITCH

Cast on stitches in multiples of 3.

Row 1: Wool over needle, slip 1 inserting needle as though to purl, knit 2 together, and repeat to end of row.

Row 2: Over, slip 1 as though to purl, knit together the next stitch and the third which lies over it, and repeat to end of row.

Repeat 2nd row for length required.

DRESS

Cast on 42 stitches in green wool and knit 72 rows in polka dot stitch and cast off tightly.

In white wool pick up cast off stitches and knit in garter stitch for 60 rows and cast off.

Knit another piece the same. This forms petticoat lining. Double each piece and sew up the sides.

Frills: **Crochet 100 chains in white and make one along it of one treble, one chain to end.

Next row: *2 treble in chain, 1 double crochet in treble, repeat from * to end of row.

Repeat from ** for back.

Sew these frill pieces around each polka knitted piece.

This forms dress.

Cover lower end of body with green crochet in form of little round bag and fix firmly round the waist and hold on with little crochet braces of green and white.

BONNET

Crochet bonnet in green and edge with white.

Chain 3. Join into ring. Work 12 trebles into ring.

Round 2: Work twice into every second stitch, putting hook through back loop only.

Round 3: Work twice into every second stitch, putting hook through back loop only.

Round 4: Work twice into every third stitch, putting hook through back loop only.

Round 5: Work twice into every fifth stitch, putting hook through back loop only.

Row 6: No increase. Slip-stitch along 12 trebles at back of hat.

Row 7: 1 treble, 1 chain, again having 12 slip-stitches at back.

Row 8: 2 trebles into chain, 1 treble on treble, 12 slip-stitches again at back.

Row 9: 1 treble into each treble.

Cut wool.

With white wool work 2 trebles, 1 d.c. along front of Hat.

Weave ribbon through trebles and leave ends to tie. Lace the ribbon through the space in white frill and also round the bonnet. Place lappet of soft white wool round face of bonnet for hair.

Kewpie Illustration from The Kewpie Primer (1916)
by Rose O’Neil and Elisabeth V. Quinn

Toddie

Toddie Free Knitting Pattern

1920 Set For Baby Doll Comprising Afghan, Cap. Mittens, Booties and Sacque.

MATERIALS

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

Satin Ribbon

NOTE

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.”

AFGHAN

With Astrakhan, cast on 50 stitches Knit for 36 inches.

Cast off.

Pick up stitches at one side at a time with double Pink yarn. Knit 6 ribs. Bind off. Work other sides the same.

CAP

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.

Bind off.

Sew up seams at sides of cap so that Pink forms border all around cap.

MITTENS

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.

BOOTIES

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.

Break yarn.

Tie on yarn at ankle and work 5 inches even.

With Pink work 1 more inch even.

Turn Pink back.

SACQUE

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.

Cherry Christmas 2

Free Vintage Knitting Pattern For Doll Set

Part 2: Dolls Dress, Panties and Stole Outfit

In 3 sizes: 6-8 inches, 10-12 inches and 14-16 inches

OUTFIT FOR 6-8 INCH DOLLS

MATERIALS

½ ounce 3 ply baby wool

One pair knitting needles No 11/3.00mm/US 3

One pair knitting needles No 12/2.75mm/US 2

2 doll buttons

Short piece of shirring or bead elastic for waist of panties

One crochet hook No 15/2.00mm is close

TENSION

8 stitches to one inch, working in stocking stitch on No 11 needles

DRESS (with full circular skirt)

BACK

Cast on 61 stitches thumb method, and knit 2 rows.

Row 3: KI2, *P1, K11, repeat from *to last stitch. K1.

Row 4: *K1, P11, repeat from * to last stitch, K1.

Row 5: K1, *slip 1, K1, psso, K9, P1, repeat from * ending last repeat, K1.

Row 6: *K1, P10, repeat from * to last stitch. K1.

Row 7: K1, *K8. K2tog, P1, repeat from * ending last repeat, K1.

Row 8: *K 1, P9, repeat from * to last stitch. K1.

Row 9: K1, *slip 1, K1. psso. K7. P1, repeat from * ending last repeat, K1.

Row 10: *K 1, P8, repeat from * to last stitch, K1.

Row 11: K1, *K6, K2tog. P1, repeat from * ending last repeat. K1.

Row 12: *Kl, P7, repeat from * to last stitch, K1.

Row 13: K1, *slip 1, K1, psso, K5, P1, repeat from * ending last repeat, K1.

Row 14: *K1. P6, repeat from * to last stitch, K1.

Row 15: K1, *K4, K2tog, P1, repeat from * ending last repeat. K1.

Row 16: *K1, P5, repeat from * to last stitch, K1.

Row 17: Kl, *slip 1, K1, psso, K3. P1, repeat from * ending last repeat, K 1.

Row 18: *K1, P4, repeat from * to last stitch, K1.

Row 19: K1, *K2, K2tog, P1, repeat from * ending last repeat. K1.

Next row: (Wrong side) knit.

Next row: Kl, *yf, K2tog, repeat from * to end.

Next row: Knit.

Work 6 rows stocking stitch, beginning with a knit row.

Next row: Cast on 3 stitches, knit into backs of first 4 stitches, knit to end.

Next row: Cast on 3 stitches, knit into backs of first 2 stitches, purl into backs of next 2 stitches. Purl to last 2 stitches, K2**.

Keeping sleeve borders of 2 K stitches correct, work 6 rows stocking stitch. Cast off (not tightly).

FRONT

Work exactly as for back to **, then keeping sleeve borders correct as for back, work 5 rows stocking stitch.

Next row: K2, P6, wool twice around needle, P11, wool twice around needle, P6, K2.

Cast off on next row as follows:

Cast off 8 stitches, cast off 2 stitches from wool twice around

needle on previous row (into back of 2nd).

Cast off next 11 stitches loosely, cast off 2 stitches from wool twice around needle (as before). Cast off remaining stitches.

MAKING UP

Join side seams neatly on strong side. Beginning at sleeve edge, join shoulder seams to approximately midway between buttonholes and outer edges, leaving an opening big enough to draw dress over doll’s head. Sew on buttons.

CORDS FOR WAIST

Using crochet hook, make 4 chain. Work 3 treble into first of these chain, followed by 3 chain 1 slip stitch into same hole. Work sufficient chain to go around waist of doll and tie in a bow.

Break wool, leaving sufficient end to make 2nd bobble and draw end through remaining loop. Thread this end through a bodkin or darning needle and slot cord through holes at waist (beginning a little off centre at front).

2nd bobble: Insert hook into last chain and draw wool through to form a loop. Work 3 chain, 3 treble,

3 chain and one slip stitch into same hole.

Draw end of wool through remaining loop, secure with a back stitch and darn in end neatly. Neaten first bobble in same manner.

Press all seams on wrong side. Press remainder of dress in same way.

PANTIES

Using No 12 needles and thumb method, cast on 21 stitches.

Row 1: K1,*P1. K1, repeat from * to end.

Row 2: K2, *P1, K1, repeat from * to last Stitch, K1.

Repeat last 2 rows once. Repeat first row.

Change to No 11 needles.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: K1, purl to last stitch. K1.

Rep last 2 rows once. Repeat first row.

Row 6: K2, purl to last stitch, K2.

Row 7: K2, slip 1, K1, psso, knit to last 4 stitches, K2tog, K2.

Row 8: K2, P2tog, purl to last 4 stitches. P2togtbl, K2.

Repeat these 2 rows until 7 stitches remain, then keeping borders of 2 knit stitches correct, work 7 rows without shaping.

Next row: K2, knit twice into each of next 2 stitches, K3.

Next row: K2, purl twice into next stitch, P2, P twice into next stitch, P1, K2.

Continue increasing in this way, into 3rd stitch and 4th stitch from end of every row until 21 stitches again on needle.

Next row: K2, purl to last 2 stitches. K2.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: K1, purl to last stitch, K1.

Repeat last 2 rows twice.

Change to No 12 needles and work 5 rows single rib as at beginning.

Cast off in rib on wrong side of work.

Beginning at waist edge, join side seams as far as and including first garter stitch ridge.

Press as for dress and thread elastic through waist ribbing.

STOLE

Using No 11 needles, cast on 14 stitches and knit 2 rows.

Row 1: K2, *K2togtbl, yf, K1, yf. K2tog, repeat from * K2.

Row 2: K2, purl to last 2 stitches, K2.

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4: As second.

These four rows form one complete pattern.

Repeat them 21 times.

Repeat first pattern row.

Knit 2 rows then cast off knitwise on wrong side of work.

Press as for dress.

OUTFIT FOR 10-12 INCH DOLLS

MATERIALS

1 once 4 ply wool

One pair knitting needles No 8/4.00mm/US 6

One pair knitting needles No 9/3.75mm/US 5

One crochet hook No 15/2.00mm is close

Two very small buttons

A short length of shirring or bead elastic

Tension: 6 stitches to one inch, working in stocking stitch on No 8 needles.

DRESS

Using No 8 needles throughout, work as for smallest size dress, but working 2 extra rows stocking stitch after point marked ** i.e. 8 rows instead of 6 for back, and 7 rows instead of 5 for Front.

Finish as for smallest size dress.

PANTIES

Using No 9 needles for waist ribbing and No 8 for main parts, work as for smallest size panties.

STOLE

Using No 8 needles throughout, work as for smallest size stole.

OUTFIT FOR 14-16 INCH DOLLS

MATERIALS

2 ounces Double knitting wool or 1 once for dress and 1 once for matching stole, panties and waist cord

One pair knitting needles No 5/5.50mm/US 9

One pair knitting needles No 7/4.50mm/US 7

One crochet hook No 15

2 doll buttons and a short length of shirring or bead elastic

Tension: 4½ stitches to one inch, working in stocking stitch on No 5 needles.

DRESS

Using No 5 needles throughout, work as for smallest size dress, but working 2 extra rows stocking stitch after points marked **i.e. 8 rows instead of 6 for back and 7 rows instead of 5 for front.

Finish as for smallest size dress.

PANTIES

Using No 7 needles for waist ribbing and No 5 for main parts, work as for smallest size panties.

THE STOLE

Using No 5 needles throughout, work as for smallest size stole.

 

 

Cherry Christmas

Free Vintage Knitting Pattern For Doll Set

 

Part 1: Dress and bonnet outfit to fit 10 to 12 inch dolls

Materials

1 ounce 4 ply wool for bonnet dress and slippers
Small amount of matching or contrast wool in 4 ply for panties and waist cord

One pair number 7 and one pair number 10 needles/ 4.50mm and 3.25mm/US 7 and 3
Two very small buttons
A short length of shirring or bead elastic
Crochet hook number 15

Tension

6 stitches to one inch working in stocking stitch on number 10 needles

Notes

British English terminology used.

Dress

BACK

Using No 7 needles, cast on 50 stitches and knit 2 rows.

Row 1: Kl, (K2tog) twice, (yf, K. 1 ) 4 times. *(K2tog) 4 times, (yf, K1) 4 times, rep from * twice, (K2tog) twice, K1.

Row 2: K1, P to last st, K1.

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4:  As row 2.

These 4 rows form one complete pattern. Repeat  5 more times.

Change to No 10 needles for next row as follows K1,(K2tog) 11 times, K1,K2tog, K1,(K2tog) 11 times K1, (27 stitches).

Next row Knit.

Next row K1, *yf, K2tog, rep from * to end.

Next row Knit.

Beginning with a knit row and knitting the first and last stitch on Purl rows work 6 rows stocking stitch.

Next row: Cast on 3 stitches, Knit to end.

Next row: Cast on 3 stitches, Purl to last 3 stitches, K3**.

Keeping borders of 3 Knit stitches correct at each sleeve edge, work 10 rows stocking stitch on these 33 stitches.

Cast off loosely on right side of work.

FRONT

Work exactly as for back to point marked * then keeping sleeve borders correct as for back, work 9 more rows stocking stitch.

Next row: K3. P7, wool twice around the needle, P 13, wool twice around the needle, P7, K3.

Cast off on next row as follows: Cast off 10 stitches, cast off 2 stitches from wool twice around needle of previous row, (into back of 2nd). Cast off 13 stitches (loosely). Cast off 2 stitches from wool twice around needle (as before), cast off rem stitches.

MAKING UP

Join side and sleeve seams neatly on wrong side. Beginning at sleeve edge, join shoulder seams to approximately midway between outer edge and buttonholes, leaving an opening big enough to draw dress over dolls head.

Press all seams on wrong side.

Sew on buttons.

CORD FOR WAIST

Using crochet hook, chain 4.

Work 3 treble into first of these chain, followed by 3 chain and 1 slip stitch into same hole. Work suffi­cient chain to go around waist of dress and tie in a bow.

Break wool, leaving sufficient end to make a second bobble, and draw end through remaining loop. Thread this end through a bodkin or darning needle and beginning a little off centre at front of dress, slot cord through holes at waist.

Second bobble: Insert hook through last chain and draw wool through to form a loop. Chain 3, 3 treble, 3 chain and slip stitch into same hole. Draw end through remaining loop, secure with a back stitch or two and darn in end neatly. Neaten first bobble in same manner.

PANTIES

Using No 10 needles, cast on 27 stitches.

Row 1: K1, *P1, KI, rep from * to end.

Row 2: K2*,  P1, Kl, rep from * to last stitch, K1.

Repeat last 2 rows once, repeat first row.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: K1, P to last stitch, K.

Repeat last 2 rows 3 times. Knit one row.

Next row: K3, P to last 3 stitches, K3.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: K3, Purl to last 3 stitches, K3.

Next row: K3, slip 1, K1,  psso, Knit to last 5 stitches, K2tog, K3.

Next row: K3, P2tog, Purl to last 5 stitches, P2tog, tbl, P1, K3.

Continue decreasing in this manner on every row until 9 stitches remain, then keeping borders correct, work 9 rows without shaping.

Next row: K3. increase into each of next 2 stitches, K4.

Next row: K3, P twice into next stitch, P2, P twice into next stitch, P1, K3.

Continue increasing in this manner, into 4th stitch, and 5th from end of every row until 27 stitches on needle.

Next row: K3, P to last 3 stitches, K3.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: K3, P to last 3 stitches, K3.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: K1, P to last stitch, K1.

Repeat last 2 rows 3 times.

Knit one row.

Work 5 rows single rib as at beginning.

Cast off in rib.

TO MAKE UP

Beginning at waist edges, join side seams as far as and including first 2 ridges of garter stitch borders.

Press as for dress and thread elastic through ribbing at waist.

SLIPPERS

(Both Alike)

Using No 10 needles cast on 17 stitches.

Row 1: Knit to end.

Row 2: K7, K twice into each of next 2 stitches, K8.

Row 3: Knit.

Row 4: K8, K twice into each of next 2 stitches, K9.

Row 5: Knit.

Row 6: K9, K twice into each of next 2 stitches, K1.

Row 7: Knit.

Row 8: K10, K twice into each of next 2 stitches, K11 (25 stitches).

Row 9: K1, K2tog, K7, K2tog, Kl, K2tog, K7, K2tog, K1.

Cast off knitwise on wrong side of work.

Folding at centre front shapings, join foot seam on wrong side. Join back seam.

TIES

Using crochet hook, make 4 chain. Work 2 treble into 4th chain from hook. Chain 3, then one slip stitch into same hole. Work four inches chain, then beginning approximately half an inch from back seam of slipper (right side facing) work 3 or 4 double crochet along top edge to seam. Work same number of double crochet after seam. Work four inches of chain, work 4 more chain, then 2 trebles on to 4th chain from hook. Chain 3 then one slip stitch into same hole.

Break wool, draw end through remaining loop. Secure with a back stitch or two and darn in end. Neaten first bobble in same manner.

BONNET

Using No 10 needles, cast on 43 stitches and knit 7 rows (4 garter stitch ridges on right side).

Next row:  K3, P to last 3 stitches, K3.

Next row: Knit.

Repeat these 2 rows until 7 ridges on narrow garter stitch borders, ending on right side.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: (K5, K2tog) 6 times, K1.

Next row: Knit.

Next row: (K4, K2tog) 6 times.

Continue decreasing in this fashion, one stitch less be­tween decreases on each following alternate row until 13 stitches remain.

Next row: (Wrong side) K1, (K2tog) 6 times.

Break wool, draw end through rem stitch, secure with a back stitch or two and join back seam as far as and including first 2 ridges of narrow garter stitch border.

BONNET BRIM

With right side of work facing, front edge nearest and working between garter stitch borders on No 10 needles, knit up one stitch from back loop only along 4th garter stitch ridge at front of bonnet (37 stitches).

Row 1: *K1, increase in next stitch, rep from * to last stitch, K1.

Work 3 knit rows on these 57 stitches.

Cast off loosely knitwise.

BONNET TIES

Work a crochet bobble as for beginning of waist cord, followed by 3½ inches chain. Break wool leaving enough to stitch tie to bonnet and draw end through remaining stitch. Sew this tie to left side of bonnet. Make a second bobble in the same manner but followed by 5 inches of chain. Sew to right side of bonnet.

Press lightly as for dress.

Part 2

Silver Feefee Christmas Lace

Free Vintage Knitting Pattern

Twinkling vintage lace for your tree faery or garland.

 

 

 

 

 

Materials

Fine silver yarn
Knitting needles to correspond



Pattern

Cast on 11 stitches.

First row: Slip 1, pass two stitches over first stitch on left-hand needle, knit 3, yarn over needle twice, knit 5.

Second row: knit 1 purl 1  knit 1 all into first stitch, *pass two stitches over first stitch on left-hand needle, knit 3, yarn over needle twice, knit 5.*

Third row: As first row except knit 7 at the last.

Fourth row: knit two together, cast off one, * to * as in second row.

Repeat 4 rows for pattern to required length. Cast off.

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.