old shale beanieOld Shale Baby Beanie

Alhamdulilah.. another new pattern to share and I am very happy that Allah give me the chance to share this pattern with every knitting lovers. Enjoy knitting!

(Fully English Written Instructions)

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Before we proceed to the pattern, I’m going to make a little Basic Knit Tutorial. Please scroll down if you need to be directed to the patten and skip this tutorial (it’s going to be a long one!)

1. LONG TAIL CAST ON — >> Please click here for tutorial.

2. KNIT STITCH

knit1For the knit stitch, insert your right needle into the bottom loop of the stitch on left needle as shown in the picture above.

knit2Wrap the working yarn counterclockwise (always wrap your yarn counterclockwise) onto the right needle as shown in picture above.

knit3Bring the yarn out from the same loop. Drop the stitch on the left needle. Now you have moved your stitch to your right needle and make a knit stitch.

2. PURL STITCH

purl1Bring your working yarn forward as shown in the picture (means, facing you)

purl2Now, insert your right needle inside the loop of the stitch at left needle from above (as shown in the picture)

purl3Wrap your working yarn onto your right needle counterclockwise (as shown in picture)

purl4Bring out the right needle that have been wrapped by the yarn from the same loop. Drop the stitch on left needle and now you have moved your stitch to your right needle and make a purl stitch.

3. YARN OVER (For KNiT STiTCH SiDE) – Increase

yo1To make yarn over (on knit stitch side), bring the working yarn forward as if you want to purl (see picture)

yo2Then, insert your right needle into the loop of the stitch on left needle as how you usually do the knit stitch.

yo3Wrap the working yarn onto right needle counterclockwise as shown in the picture.

yo4Bring out the right needle from the same loop. Now you will have an extra stitch from the yarn forward you did (also known as a yarn over which makes a hole and give one extra stitch (increase))

4.KNIT 2 TOGETHER -K2TOG (Decrease)

k2tog1In K2tog, you are knitting 2 stitches together. Insert your right needle into the loop of the 2 stitches together as shown in the picture.

k2tog2Then, wrap your working yarn onto the right needle as shown in the picture.

k2tog3Then, bring out your right needle from the same loops, drop the stitch on the left needle. Now you have decrease 2 stitches into 1 stitch and moved them to your right needle.

5. BIND OFF/CAST OFF –> Please Click here for the tutorial

6. MAKE 1—> Please click here for the tutorial

7. Knit from back loop & Purl from back loop —> Please click here for the tutorial

Alright! Done with the looong basic tutorial πŸ˜‰ Now let’s do the beanie! Hope you will enjoy making one and let your daughter or your niece or anyone you love wear them.

Material used:
A ball of 100 gram/350 meter Alize Sekerim Bebe Batik (Available for purchase at www.daknit.com)
3.50mm circular knitting needle 40cm length and 80cm length (80 cm length use for top decrease)
scissor
stitch marker (to mark your beginning round) and blunt yarn needle (to sew your top)

Gauge: 10 inch x 10 inch = 23 stitches x 30 rows using 3.50mm needles

Skill: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

Abbreviations:

CO – Cast On

K- Knit

P- Purl

K2tog – Knit 2 together

YO – Yarn over

BO – Bind Off

NOTE:

1. Always move your stitch marker along every time you move to the next round.

2. Old shale pattern:
Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Knit

Row 3: [k2tog x 3 times, (yo,k1) x 6 times, k2tog x 3 times] (repeat [ to ] for the whole round)

Row 4: Purl

3. For 90 cast on, you will get a size of a baby 0-3 months old. If you cast on 108 sts, you will get a size of a baby of 6-12 months old. 90 cast on will get you 5 waves and 108 cast on will get you 6 waves. TIPS: if you make 108 cast on, you need to do the decrease for 5 times but the number of stiches will be as same as the 90 cast on decrease.

Instructions:

1Using long-tail cast on method, cast on 90 stitches on your 40cm circular needle. Make sure not to twist (see picture for reference). Place a stitch marker on the right needle to mark you start.

Then,

2Round 1: Knit until the last stitch.
Round 2: Purl until the last stitch.

Begin Old Shale Pattern:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Round 3: Knit

Round 4: Knit

Round 5: [k2tog x 3 times, then do (yo,k1) x 6 times then again k2tog x 3 times] (repeat from [ to ] for the whole round – 5 times repeat)

Round 6: Purl

Repeat Round 3 to Round 6 for 3 times more. So as total, you will get 18 rows including Round 1 and Round 2.

Round 19: *Knit through back loop, Purl* repeat from ‘ to ‘ till the end of round.
Round 20: ‘Knit through back loop, Purl’ repeat from ‘ to’ till the end of round.

Repeat Round 19 and Round 20 for 5 times more. As total, you will have 30 rows from the cast on.

Round 31: Knit

Round 32: Knit

Round 33: [k2tog x 3 times, then do (Make1,k1) x 6 times then again k2tog x 3 times] (repeat from [ to ] for the whole round – 5 times repeat)

Round 34:Β  Purl

Now, from Round 34 until your desired length, keep knitting. Means, you will just knit the rounds before decrease. So here it will be stockinette stitch pattern. I made my body length as 15cm long from cast on.

now, DECREASE time! (DON’T FORGET TO CHANGE YOUR NEEDLE INTO 80 CM LENGTH (divide your stitches to 54 sts and 36 sts per needle – this is to make it easy to do decrease) or if you feel uncomfortable you can use DPNS)

You can use stitch markers to mark your decrease. Since we are having 90 cast on, so the decrease will be 90/5, you will get an even number which is 18 sts.Β  So, place a marker between every 18 sts to make it easier for you.

Next round: *Knit 15 sts, k3tog (knit 3 stitch together)*. Repeat from * to * until the last stitch.

Next round: Knit the whole round

Next round: *Knit 13 sts, k3tog (knit 3 stitch together)*. Repeat from * to * until the last stitch.

Next round: Knit the whole round

Repeat in the same manner by decreasing 3 stitches before marker at the decrease round and knit in the next round until you only have 12 sts left on your needle.Β 

Then, cut your working yarn at least 10-15 cm length. Use your blunt yarn needle to insert the working yarn through the 12 stitches left on the needles. Remove the needles. Pull your working yarn as tight as you can, tie and weave it off from inside your baby beanie! πŸ™‚

Fuhhh done!!

Alhamdulillah.. I am glad that this one finish (thanks Mr. hubby for giving me the chance to write this down) oh yes, it took me about 3 hours!!

If you do one, please share with me the picture. I will also upload this pattern to my ravelry. Hope to see you make one soon! πŸ™‚

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Love
Ery Yusof@Er EROGLU

16 August 2013

9.17PM