Penelope Floral Tea Cosy

Penelope Floral Vintage Tea Cosy Free Knitting Pattern

MATERIALS

5ozs Melody 3ply wool (2ozs Dark, 1oz Medium, 2ozs Light) and oddments of as many bright colours as possible.

A pair of No. UK9/US 5/Metric 3.75mm knitting needles

Medium crochet hook for crocheted flowers

MEASUREMENTS

20 inches around lower edge, 7 ½ inches deep

PDF Pattern below. Hover over bottom of page to move to next pages.

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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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Rosebud Nightgowns

Rosebud Twins Knitted Sprigged Nightgowns Free Pattern

From the English Women’s Weekly October 18th 1952

How Attractive Our Twins Look In Their New Flower Sprigged Nightdresses

The little flowers are of lazy-daisy loops with a straight stitch for the tiny leaf.

A small ball of 2ply fingering wool in white
A pair of No. 14 knitting needles
A few yards of stranded cotton or
Silk in pink and green
2 tiny buttons

To Work

Begin at the lower edge by casting on 80 stitches with white wool and No. 14 needles and work 6 rows in stocking stitch.

7th Row: *K. 9, p. 1; repeat from * until 10 remain, K.10.

Work 5 rows in stocking stitch, beginning and ending with a purl row.

13th Row: *K. 4, * p. 1, k. 9; repeat from * until 6 remain, p. 1, k. 5.

Work 4 rows in stocking stitch.

18th Row: All purl.

Repeat from the 7th to the 18th row twice more, then work the 7th row again.

Work 5 rows in stocking stitch.

Decrease Row: K. 2 tog. all along the row. (40 sts.)

Work 5 rows in stocking stitch.

To Shape The Armholes

 Next Row: K. 4, p. 1, k. 4,

Cast off 3 (1 st. on needle), k. 6. p. 1, k. 7, cast off 3, k. 3, p. 1, k. 5.

The Right Back

Work 8 rows straight in stocking stitch on the last 10 sts.

To Shape The Neck

Cast off 5 sts. at the beginning of the next row, work 1 row straight; then cast off the remaining 5 sts.

The Front

 Rejoin wool to wrong side of centre 15 sts. and work 5 rows straight.

Next Row: K. 2, p. 1, k. 9, p. 1, k. 2.

Purl 1 row.

To Shape The Neck

Cast off 4 sts. at the beginning of the next row, work 1 row straight, then cast off the remaining 5 sts.

The Right Front Shoulder

 Working on these last 6 stitches, decrease 1 st. at the neck edge of the next row, then work 2 rows straight. Cast off.

The Left Front Shoulder

 Rejoin wool to wrong side of remaining 6 sts. and work as for the Right Front Shoulder.

The Left Back

Rejoin wool to wrong side of remaining 9 sts. and work 7 rows in stocking stitch, beginning and ending with a purl row.

To Shape The Neck

Cast off 4 sts. at the beginning of the next row, work 1 row straight, then cast off the remaining 5 sts.

The Sleeves

Cast on 12 sts. and work 2 rows in single rib.

Increase Row: To increase knit into front then back of stitch (Increase, k. 1) 5 times, (inc.) twice. (19 sts.)

Purl 1 row.

Knit 1 row.

Purl 1 row.

4th Row: K. 9, p. 1, k. 9.

Work 5 rows in stocking stitch.

10th Row: K. 4, p. 1, k. 9, p. 1, k. 4.

Work 5 rows in stocking stitch, then work the 4th row again.

To Shape The Sleeve Top

Dec. 1 st. at each end of the next 5 rows.

Cast off the remaining 9 sts.

Work another sleeve in the same way.

The Collar

Cast on 15 stitches and work 3 rows in moss stitch. Cast off.

Make another piece in the same way.

To Make Up The Nightdress

Press lightly on the wrong side with a hot iron over a damp cloth. With pink silk, work a flower consisting of four lazy-daisy loops on each purl st. of the pattern, then, beginning with (he first row of flowers, work a stem, consisting of 2 stem stitches, between the top two petals of each flower and sloping to the left. On the next row, work the stems sloping to the right. Continue in this way, sloping the stems in opposite directions on each alternate embroidered row.

Join the centre back seam to within one inch of the waist. Join the shoulder seams, then set sleeves into armholes and join sleeve scams.

Sew the two pieces of the collar to the neck edge, so that they meet at the centre front. Sew 2 buttons to the left side of the back opening and make 2 button loops on the right side to correspond.

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Rosebud Underwear Set

Rosebud Twins Underwear Set Free Knitting Pattern

The 7 ½ inch Vintage Twins Underwear

Dressing ourselves for Sunday morning…

 

MATERIALS

A ball of 2 ply fingering in white

A pair of No. 14 knitting needles

A steel crochet hook No. 3

A short length of bead elastic

ABBREVIATIONS

knit plain ; p., purl; st., stitch; tog., together; inc., increase (by working into the back and front of the same stitch); dec., decrease (by working 2 sts. tog.) s.s., stocking stitch (k. on the right side and p. back); single rib is k. 1 and p. 1 alternately; m.s., moss stitch * (k. 1 and p. 1 alternately and on subsequent rows the sts. are reversed); garter st. is knit plain on every row; double crochet. Directions in brackets are worked the number of times stated after the last bracket.

TO WORK

 Cast on 20 sts. and work 30 rows in single rib, working into the backs of the sts. on the 1st row to give a neat edge.

Now divide the stitches for the neck and shoulders as follows:

 Next row

 Rib 8, and leave these sts. on a safety pin until required for second shoulder, cast off 4, rib to end. (8 sts. for first shoulder).

The First Shoulder To Shape the Armhole

 Cast off 3 sts. at the beginning of the next row, then dec. 1 st. at the beginning of the following alternate row (4 sts.)

Rib 17 rows.

Inc. 1 st. at the beginning of the next row, work 1 row straight, then cast on 3 sts. at the beginning of the following row.

Break off wool and leave these 8 sts. on a safety-pin until required.

The Second Shoulder

 Rejoin wool to wrong side of 8 sts. left on safety-pin for second shoulder and rib 1 row, then work as for First Shoulder but do not break off wool. Turn and cast on 4, turn, and on to the same needle, rib the 18 sts. from First Shoulder. (20 sts.)

Rib 30 rows, then cast off in rib.

The Neck Edging

 With crochet hook, si. st. into the beginning of one shoulder, * 3 ch., miss 1 St., si st. into next st.; repeat from * all round. Fasten off.

The Armhole Edging

st. into 1st st. of one armhole, * 3 ch., miss 1 St., si. st. into next st.; repeat from * all round. Fasten off. Work an edging round the other armhole in the same way.

To Make Up The Vest

Do not press. Join the side seams.

THE KNICKERS

Cast on 20 sts.

1st row * K. 1 into the back of the st., p. 1; repeat from * to end.

2nd row K. 1, ( k. 2 tog.) 9 times, p. 1.

3rd row K. 1, p. 1, * pick up and k. the loop which lies between the sts., p. 1; repeat from * to end. (20sts)

Work 4 rows in s.s., then inc. 1 st. at each end of the next row and following 4th row. (24 sts )

Work 3 rows straight.

To Shape the Legs

Dec. 1 st. at each end of the next 9 rows. ( 6 sts.)

Work 4 rows straight, then inc. 1 st. at each end of the next 9 rows.

Work 4 rows straight, then dec. 1 st. at each end of the next row and following 4th row.

Work 3 rows straight. Repeat the 2nd and 3rd rows, then rib 1 row. Cast off in rib.

The Leg Edging

 With right side of work facing, pick up and k. 19 sts. evenly from along the edge of one leg. Work 1 row in rib.

2nd row K. 1, p. 1, * m. 1, k. 1, p. 1; repeat from * until 1 st. remains, k. 1.

3rd row P. 1, k. 1, p. 1, * k. 2 tog. p. 1; repeat from * to end.

Cast off in rib.

With crochet hook, slip. st. into 1st St., * 3 ch., miss 1 St., slip. st. into next st. repeat from * to end. Fasten off. Work an edging on the other leg in the same way.

TO MAKE UP THE KNICKERS

Press lightly on the wrong side with a hot iron over a damp cloth. Join the side seams. Thread elastic through slots at waist and tie to fit the doll.

THE PETTICOAT

Cast on 26 sts. loosely and work 6 rows in s.s.

Dec. 1 st. at each end of the next row and following 6th row, then work 5 rows straight.

Dec. row K. 2, * k. 2 tog., k. 3 ; repeat from * to end. (18 sts.)

Work 9 rows in s.s., beginning and ending with a p. row.

Now divide the sts. for neck and shoulders as follows:

 Next row: K. 7, and leave these sts. on a safety-pin, cast off 4, k. to end. ( 7 sts. for first shoulder)

The First Shoulder: Cast off 3 sts. at the beginning of the next row, then dec. 1 st. at the beginning of the following alternate row. Work 17 rows in s.s. Inc. 1 st. at the beginning of the next row, work 1 row straight, then cast on 3 sts. at the beginning of the next row.

Break off wool and leave these 7 sts. on a safety-pin.

The Second Shoulder: Rejoin wool to wrong side of other 7 sts., and p. 1 row, then work as for First Shoulder, but do not break off wool. Turn and cast on 4 sts., turn, and on to the same needle work 7 sts. from First Shoulder. ( 18 sts ) Work 9 rows in s.s., beginning and ending with a p. row.

Inc. row K. 2, * inc., k. 3 ; repeat from * to end. (22 sts.)

Work 5 rows in s.s., then inc. 1 st. at each end of the next row and following 6th row. ( 26 sts ) Work 5 rows straight. Cast off.

Work the neck edging and armhole edging as for the Vest.

The Lower Edging: First join one side seam. Pick up and k. 53 sts. all round the lower edge, then work as for the Leg Edging of Knickers.

TO MAKE UP THE PETTICOAT

 Press as for knickers. Join the remaining side seams.

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Dimity Pudding Doll Dress

Dimity Vintage Doll Dress Free Knitting Pattern 

Designed by Dianthe Bells  (Australia)

A coy little pudding style dress in Luna blue for a 1930s dolly. Easy to knit in dimpled eyelet garter stitch. Cream edging is knitted along the completed dress hem by picking up the cast on stitches.

1 ball Bella Baby Sugar 4ply 100% wool in Luna

1/2 ball Bella Baby Sugar 4ply 100% wool in Cream

3.00mm/2-3/11 knitting needles

3.00mm /D/10 crochet hook

Fine wool needle

Pure silk ribbon 3-5mm/¼ inch wide in cream

Cream cotton hand sewing thread and fine needle

Size

Fits a 10-12 inch doll. Width 7 inches/8cm. Shoulder to hem 6 inches/5cm. Upper chest before eyelets 3½ inches/9cm. Change yarn and needles for other sizes.

Abbreviations

0 (yarn forward between needles)

Dress Front and Back

Take the end of Luna and wind into a tiny ball of yarn for seaming before casting on stitches. Secure ball with slip loop over itself. It will dangle freely as you work. Leave a short length from ball before casting on. Cable cast on 48 stitches. Right side facing, complete 5 pattern repeats of Dimity Eyelets:

Dimity Eyelets

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: Knit.

Row 3: *K6, 0, K2tog* repeat across row.

Row 4: Knit.

Row 5: Knit.

Row 6: Knit.

Row 7: K2 *0, K2tog, K6* repeat across row, ending with K4.

Row 8: Knit.

Shape Bodice

Next row: K2 tog across row (24 sts).

Knit 1 row plain.

Eyelet row for ribbon: *K3, 0, K2tog* repeat across row, ending K4.

Knit 1 row plain.

Knit plain for 6 rows.

Armholes

Knit 7 sts for first shoulder, cast off 10 sts for neck, knit 7 stitches for other shoulder. Place first 7 sts on scrap yarn, to be worked later. Knit 7 shoulder stitches on needle.

Right side facing now, knit 8 rows on these 7 sts. Cut yarn, placing stitches on scrap yarn. Remove scrap yarn from other shoulder stitches, placing stitches on needle. Wrong side facing, join yarn and knit 8 rows. Cut yarn, placing stitches on scrap yarn. Work back of dress, but leave length of yarn at each shoulder for seaming.

Back and Front Shoulder Seams

With right sides facing, join shoulders with a 3-needle bind off, or graft stitches.

Dress Edging

With right sides facing upwards and on table, sew left side seam of dress by weaving (lacing) each garter stitch row exactly side by side (match bumps to bumps).

With Cream wool knit edging on dress hem. Begin with right side facing (dress is upside down). Pick up and knit 97 stitches from open right seam across.

Dimity Edging (Multiple of 6+7)

Row 1: Knit 1, 0, K1, Knit 3 together, K1 *0, K1, 0, K1, Knit 3 together, K1* across row, 0, K1.

Row 2: Purl.

Row 3: Knit 1, 0, K1, Knit 3 together, K1 *0, K1, 0, K1, Knit 3 together, K1* across row, 0, K1.

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5: Knit.

Row 6: Knit.

Row 7: Slip 1, *K1, 0 twice, K2tog* repeat across row to end.

Row 8: Knit across, knitting into first yarn over and dropping the second yarn over.

Cast off lightly. Cut yarn and pull through last loop on needle, threading onto wool needle. Weave end chain to beginning chain by forming a lazy daisy chain from last stitch to first (needle under first chain from right to left, then passing down through centre of last chain). This makes an invisible join. On right side, seam edging lace as for side seam of dress. With Luna, continue the seam.

Finishing

Double crochet (US single crochet) around neckline with Cream. Weave in all ends of yarn using a fine wool needle. Hand wash dress using few drops organic laundry liquid. Rinse thoroughly. Dry flat on tea-towel, shaping as it dries. Edging will ease out slightly after washing.

Weave silk ribbon through eyelets in hem edging, starting at left side. Tie ends into bow. For bodice eyelets begin threading the silk ribbon at centre front, around and back to start. Under the armholes (as there is no eyelet positioned there) take a small stitch over the side seam keeping it level with the other eyelets. Make a tiny bow.

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Shetland Faery Lace Baby

Matinee Coat and Bonnet of Exquisite Daintiness

Woven by the Faeries?
It could have been, but it is in fact hand knitted in delicate Lace Shetland Wool.

MATERIALS REQUIRED

2 ozs Maygrove’s 2ply Lace Shetland Wool or 2 ozs  Maygrove’s  “Thistle Mist”

1 pair No. UK 12 Double Century Knitting Needles/US 2/Metric 2.75mm

Crochet Hook  No. UK 1/US 1/ Metric 2.75mm

3 Buttons

About 3/4 yard ribbon for Bonnet

To Fit a Baby from Birth to 4 months

SUGGESTED YARN

Sirdar Snuggly 100% Merino 4 Ply (shown in Powder) ~ Needles 3.25mm – 3.25mm

“Spun from pure natural fibres, the light-weight 4-ply yarn is breathable and gentle on delicate skin.”

ABBREVIATIONS

K = Knit. P = Purl. M.l. = make 1. S.l.= Slip 1. P.S.S.O.= Pass slip stitch over. Tog. = Together. Patt. = pattern. St. = Stitch.

PATTERN

The Matinee Coat is worked in one piece commencing at the lower edge of back.

Cast on 93 sts and work in pattern as follows:

Row 1: K.l, K.2 tog., * M l, K.3, M.l, K. twice into the next st. M.l, K.3, M.l, S.l, K2 tog., P.S.S.O., rep. from * ending the last rep. with S.l, K.l, P.S.S.O., K.l, instead of S.1, K.2 tog., P.S.S.O. (120 stitches). *

2nd and Alternate Rows. Purl.

Row 3: K.1, K.2 tog., * M.l, K.3 toe., M.l, K.2 tog., M l, S.l, K.1, P.S.S.O., M.l, S.2, K.l, P.S.S.O. (both sts.), M.l, S.l, K.2 tog., P.S.S.O., rep. from * ending last rep. with S.l., K.l., P.S.S.O., K.l., instead of S.l., K.2 tog., P.S.S.O. (93 stitches).

Row 5: K.4, * K.2 tog., M.l, K.l, M.l, S.1

K.l, P.S.S.O., K.5, rep. from * ending the last rep. with K.4, instead of K.5.

Row 7: K.3, * K.2 tog., M.l, K.3, M.l, S.1

K.l, P.S.S.O., K.3, rep. from * to end.

Row 9: K.1, K.3 tog., * M.l, K.l, M.l, K.3, M.1, K.1, M.1, S.2, K.1, P.S.S.O., S. the K.l, back on to left hand needle and pass the first and second sts. from the left hand needle over the K.l, now slip the st. back on to right hand needle. Rep. from * to the last 9 sts. M.l, K.1, M.l, K.3, M.l, K.l, M.l, S.2, K.l, P.S.S.O., K.l.

Row 11: K.2, * K.2 tog., M.l, K.l, M.l, S.l, K.2 tog., P.S.S.O., M.l, K.1, M.l, S.l, K.1, P.S.S.O., K.1, rep. from * to the last st. K.1.

Row 12: Purl.

These 12 rows form the pattern repeat them 3 times more. Then work rows 1 to 11 inclu­sive. Cast on 50 sts. for sleeve.

Next Row: Work as 12th row of pattern across all sts. Cast on 50 stitches (193 sts). Continue in pattern across all sts. until there are 2 complete patterns from the cast on sts. Now work rows 1 to 3 inclusive.

Next Row: Purl 83 cast off 27 sts. P. to end of row. Working on these last 83 sts. complete the patt. then work rows 1 to 7 inclusive.

Cast on 20 sts. for right half of front (103 sts.) working across all sts. complete the patt. then work 2 more complete patts.

Cast off 50 sts. at the beg. of the next row. Work 5 complete patts. Cast off. Rejoin wool to neck edge of remaining 83 sts.

Commencing at the 5th row complete patt. then work rows 1 to 8 inclusive.

Cast on 20 sts. for left half of front. Complete the patt. then work 1 complete patt. now work rows 1 to 11 inclusive.

Cast off 50 sts. P. to end of row. Now work 5 complete patts. on these 53 sts. Cast off.

TO MAKE UP

Press the work on the wrong side with a warm iron over a damp cloth. Sew up the sleeve and side seams. Using the Crochet hook work a picot edging all round edges of coat and edges of sleeves as follows:

* 5 chain 1 double crochet into base of chain 2 double crochet rep. from * all round.

The holes of the picot edge form the buttonholes. Commencing at neck of garment sew the buttons to front spacing them about 1 inch apart. Finally press all seams.

THE BONNET

Cast on 33 sts. and work the 12 rows of patt. as given for coat 3 times, then work rows 1 to 11 inclusive. Cast on 30 sts. P. to end of row. Cast on 30 sts. (93 sts. on needle). Now work 2 complete patterns on these 93 sts. and then rows 1 to 11 inclusive and cast off.

TO MAKE UP

Press the work on the wrong side with a warm iron over a damp cloth.

Sew the 30 cast on stitches along each side of the back. Using the crochet hook work a picot edging all round bonnet, drawing in slightly at back. Press the seams. Cut the ribbon in half and sew one piece to each side of bonnet.

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Child’s Easter Chick Egg Cosy

Child’s Easter Chick Egg Cosy

A little vintage knitting project a child may make to enjoy an Easter boiled egg, or give as a gift to a friend.

Required: A quarter of an ounce of yellow teasel wool in egg yolk and one pair of steel knitting needles, size 11.

The work begins at the head:

Row 1: Cast on 6 stitches and knit.

Row 2: Increase in first, middle and last stitch (9 stitches).

Row 3: Knit nine rows on these 9 stitches.

Row 12: Knit 2 stitches together at beginning, middle and end of needle (6 stitches).

Row 13: Knit.

Row 14: Increase in first and last stitches (8 stitches).

Repeat 14th row 9 times (26 stitches).

Knit two rows along these 26 stitches.

Row 26: Knit 2 stitches together at each end of needle and repeat this row 4 times (16 stitches).

Row 31: Increase in first and last stitches (18 stitches).

Row 32: Knit 16 rows on these 18 stitches. Cast off.

Make up another piece in the same manner. Brush each piece of knitting well with a wire brush and sew together. Fill the head with a little cotton-wool. Mark the beak with fine red wool, and the eyes with black wool.

Reader’s Pattern Published in the Sunday Mail (Brisbane, Queensland) Sunday 6th July 1930

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Eye of Odin Viking Neck Rope

Eye of Odin Viking Knitted Neck Rope

Designed by Dianthe Bells (Australia)

Odin has his eye upon all. Yet look closely and you shall see not one eye, but two holes and a third below. Are these two crimson rays and a mouth drawn down into a berserk shriek? We hope so!

Eye of Odin Neck Rope

14ply Viking style pure wool 1 x 100g ball in storm-burst grey. This is a slightly flecked, matte finish wool without a firm twist appearance. Coarser wool with goat hairs is ideal for an ancient scarf.

6.5mm short needles (child’s plastic ones)

6.5mm crochet hook

Yfwd (bring yarn forward between needles, ready for next knit stitch – insert needle to knit, bringing yarn up and over to complete)

Yrn (yarn wraps around needle from front to back, returning to purl position again)

P2tog-b (purl two stitches together through back of work, needle entering from left to right)

Yo (the yarn-over loop from the previous yfwd/yrn which forms the eyelet)

Instructions:

Australian English terms used.

Cast on 8 stitches using crochet chain method:

With crochet hook, chain 8. Remove hook, inserting needle into loop of last chain. Turn chain over. Beginning with second chain after hook, pick up and knit into each bump that lies on the back of each chain (8 stitches on needle).

Purl one row.

Commence pattern:

Row 1 (Right Side): Knit.

Row 2 P2, p2tog-b, yrn, p2tog p2.

Row 3 K3, *(k1, p1) into the yo of previous row, k3.

Row 4 Purl.

Row 5 *K2tog, yfwd, ssk; rep from *.

Row 6 P1, *(k1, p1) into the yo of previous row, p2, (k1, p1) into the yo of previous row, p1.

Knit until you can make 3 hoops around your neck comfortably (about 72”/183cm).

End last repeat after row 6. Knit one row. Cast off in purl. Sew cast on edge to cast off edge. Weave in ends.

Attach silver stag emblem brooch.




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