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.

Rose Baby 3 Piece Set

Rose Baby Vintage 3 Piece Vintage Set Free Knitting Pattern

Matinee Coat
Bonnet
Bootees
Size 18-19 inches (45-48 cm)
4 ply yarn
1 pair each Nos. 10 and 11 knitting needles
Ribbon

MATERIALS

 4 ply Baby Bouquet

Coat 5x20g balls

Bonnet 1x20g ball

Bootees: 1x20g ball

1 pair each Nos. 10 and 11 knitting needles

Rose satin ribbon for set

Stitch holders

MEASUREMENTS

Coat (fits chest 18-19 inches (45-48 cm) loosely

Length from back neck 9½ins (24 cm)

Length of sleeve seam 5 inches (12.5cm)

Bonnet Width round face 11¾ inches (30 cm)

Bootees: Length of foot 3 inches (7.5 cm)

TENSION

14 stitches and 21 rows 2 inches (5 cm) measured over garter stitch on No. 10 needles or size of needles to give correct tension.

IMPORTANT

It is essential to check your tension against the tension stated, on which this design is based, and obtain this tension before commencing the knitting, in order to produce a garment the size you require. Knit a small sample in garter stitch, measure the stitches and rows accurately. If you have less stitches and rows to 2 inches (5 cm), your knitting is too loose, try again using one size smaller needles. If you have more stitches and rows to 2 inches (15 cm) your knitting is too tight, try again using one size larger needles. The correct tension must be obtained regardless of the size of needles used.

ABBREVIATIONS

K=knit P=purl st/s=stitch/es inc=increase/ing dec=decrease/ing ins=inches cm=centimetres beg=begin/ing tog=together rep=repeat Sl=slip one stitch purlwise alt=alternate rem=remain/ing yfd=yarn forward K1B=knit next stitch through centre of stitch on row below patt=pattern

COAT

BACK: With No 10 needles cast on 88 sts.

1st row: Knit

Repeat first row 8 times more

Work in pattern as follows:

1st row: (Mark this row as wrong side of work)

K1 * K2tog yfd K3 rep from * to last 2 sts, K2

2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th and 10th rows: Knit

3rd row: K3 * yfd, K2tog, K3 rep from * to end

5th row: K4 * yfd, K2tog K3 rep from * to

last 4 sts, yfd K2tog K2

7th row: K5 * yfd, K2tog K3 rep from * to

last 3 sts, yfd K2tog K1

9th row: * K3, K2tog, yfd rep from * to last 3 sts, K3

11th row: K2 * K2tog yfd K3, rep from * to last st, K1

12th row: Knit

These 12 rows form pattern.

Continue in patt until back measures 7½ ins (19 cm) from beg, ending with a row on wrong side of work.

Next row: * K2tog, K3togr rep from * to last 3 sts K3 tog (35 sts)

Break off yarn and slip these sts on to a stitch holder for yoke.

RIGHT FRONT

With No 10 needles cast on 51 sts

1st row: Knit

Rep first row 8 times more

Work in patt as follows:

1st row: (Mark this row as wrong side of work) K1, * K2tog, yfd K3, rep from * to last 5 sts, K5

2nd, 4th, 6th, 5th and 10th rows Knit

3rd row: K3 *yfd K2tog K3 rep from * to last 3 sts, K3

5th row: K4 * yfd K2tog K3 rep from * to last 2 sts K2

7th row: K5 * yfd K2tog K3, rep from * to last st, K1

9th row: * K3 K2tog yfd rep from * to last 6 sts, K6

11th row: K2 * K2tog yfd K3 rep from * to last 4 sts, K4

12th row: Knit

These 12 rows form pattern. Continue in patt until front measures same as back to dec row, ending with a row on wrong side of work.

Next row: K4 * K2tog rep from * to last 3 sts, K3tog (27 sts)

Break off yarn and slip these sts on to a stitch holder, for yoke.

LEFT FRONT

 With No 10 needles cast on 5l sts.

1st row: Knit

Rep first row 8 times more.

Work in patt as follows:

1st row: (Mark this row as wrong side of work) K4 * K2tog yfd K3, rep from * to last 2 sts, K2

2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th and 10th rows: Knit

3rd row: K6 * yfd, K2tog, K3. rep from * to end

5th row: K7 * yfd, K2tog, K3, rep from * to last 4 sts, yfd, K2tog, K2

7th row: K8, * yfd, K2tog, K3, rep from * to last 3 sts, yfd, K2tog, K1

9th row: K3, * K3, K2tog, yfd, rep from * to last 3 sts, K3

11th row: K5, * K2tog, yfd, K3, rep from * to last st, K1

12th row: Knit

These 12 rows form pattern.

Continue in patt until front measures same as back to dec row, ending with a row on wrong side of work.

Next row: K3tog * K2tog rep from * to last 4 sts, K4 (27 sts)

Do not break off yarn but slip sts on to a stitch holder for yoke.

SLEEVES

 Beg with another ball of yarn and with No 10 needles, cast on 25 sts.

1st row: Knit

Rep first row 7 times more

Next row: K1, inc in every st to last st, K1 (48 sts)

Work in patt, as given for back, until sleeve measures 7 ins (17.5 cm) from beg, ending with a row on wrong side of work.

Next row: * K2tog, rep from * to end (24 sts)

Break off yarn and slip sts on to a stitch holder for yoke. Leave sts of second sleeve on needle.

YOKE

 With wrong side facing and No 11 needles knit across sts on holders in the following order:

27 sts from left front; 24 sts from one sleeve; 35 sts from back; 24 sts from other sleeve and 27 sts from right front (137 sts).

1st row: (Right side facing) K5, * K1B. K5, rep from * to end

2nd row: Knit

Rep first and 2nd rows 9 times more.

Next row: K5 * K1B, K1, K3tog, K1, rep from* to last 6 sts, K1B, K5 (195 sts).

Next row: K4, * K2tog. K1. rep from * to last

4 sts, K4. (66 sts).

Next row: Knit

Rep last row: 8 times more

Next row: Purl

Next row: (Making holes for picot edge) K2 * yfd K2tog, rep from * to end

Next row: Purl

Next row: Knit

Next row: K1, P to last st, K1 Rep last 2 rows twice more

Cast off.

BONNET

With No 11 needles cast on 83 sts.

1st row: Knit

2nd row: K1, P to last st, K1

Rep first and 2nd rows 3 times more.

Next row: (Making holes for picot edge ) K1, * yfd K2tog rep from * to end

Next row: Purl

Next row: Knit

Rep last row 10 times more.

Change to No 10 needles and work in patt, as given for back of Coat, until Bonnet measures 4 ins (10 cm) from picot edge, ending with a row on wrong side of work.

Shape Crown

1st row K3tog, * K2, K2tog. rep from * to end (61 sts).

Change to No 11 needles.

2nd row: Knit

3rd row: K3, K1B, * K5, K1B rep from * to last 3 sts. K3

4th row: Knit

Rep 3rd and 4th rows 7 times more.

19th row: K2tog, K1, K1B * K1, K3tog, K1 K1B, rep from * to last 3 sts, K1, K2tog (41 sts)

20th and 22nd rows: Knit

21st row: K2 * K1B, K3, rep from * to last 3 sts K1B, K2

23rd row: K2tog, K1B * K3tog, K1B, rep from* to last 2 sts, K2tog, (21 sts)

Break off yarn, thread through rem sts, draw up and fasten off securely.

BOOTEES

Beg at centre of sole. With No 11 needles cast on 39 sts.

1st row: K2, inc in next st, K13, inc in next st, K4. inc in next st, K13, inc in next st, K3

2nd 4th and 6th rows: Knit

3rd row: K2 inc in next st, K15, inc in next st, K4 inc in next st, K15, inc in next st. K3

5th row: K2, inc in next st. K17, inc in next st, K4, inc in next st. K17, inc in next st. K3

7th row: K2 inc in next st. K19, inc in next st, K4, inc in next st, K19, inc in next st, K3 (55 sts)

8th row: Knit

Rep 8th row 3 times more.

**12th row: Purl

13th row: (Making holes for picot edge) K1 * yfd, K2tog rep from * to end

14th row: Purl**

15th row: Knit

16th row: Knit

17th row: K3, K1B * K5, K1B, rep from * to last 3 sts, K3

Rep 16th and 17th rows 6 times more, then 16th row once more.

Next row: Patt 41, turn

Next row: Sl, K26, turn

Next row: Sl, patt 23, turn

Next row: Sl K20 turn

Next row: Sl patt 17 turn.

Next row: Sl K14 turn

Next row: Sl patt 11 turn

Next row: Sl K8 turn

Next row: Sl patt to end

Next row: K across all sts

Next row: K1 K2toq, K1B, (K1, K2tog, K2, K1B) twice, (K2tog, K3tog, K1B) 4 times, (K1, K2tog, K2, K1B) twice, K2tog K1 (37sts)

Next row: Knit

Next row: (Making holes for ribbon) K1 * yfd K2tog K1, rep from * to end

Next row: Knit

Rep last row 9 times more. Rep from ** to ** once more

Next row: Knit

Next row: K1, P to last st, K1

Rep last 2 rows twice more.

Cast off.

TO MAKE UP

 Press pieces very lightly on wrong side of work with a COOL iron and a DRY cloth.

Coat With a backstitch seam sew side and sleeve seams to within 2 ins (5 cm) of yoke. Sew sleeves into armholes below yoke. Fold neck edging onto wrong side of work at picot edge and slip stitch in position. Thread ribbon through hem formed at neck edge. Press seams.

Bonnet With a backstitch seam sew seam of crown for 2 ¾ ins (7 cm ). Fold front edging onto wrong side of work at picot edge and slip stitch in position. Make two small bows from ribbon and attach one to each side. Thread remaining ribbon through hem formed by picot edge.

Bootees Fold picot edge along sole of foot and slip st on wrong side of work. With a flat seam sew underfoot and leg seam. Fold picot edge at ankle onto wrong side of work and slip st in position. Thread ribbon through holes at ankles.

Click to Tweet Rose Baby Set