Free Pattern: Sweet Old Shale Baby Cardigan by Da’Knit Designs

Old Shale Baby Cardi (0 – 12 months old)
 **Pattern and all pictures are copyrighted. No resell, no distribution in any forms. All rights reserved by Daknit.Com (please share the link only). You can sell the item made from this pattern for profits but not commercially*
Level: Advanced beginner to intermediate
Yarn suggested:
Any Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) yarns – I am using Alize Sekerim Bebe Batik 2126
Yardage: 382 yards (350 meters)
Unit weight: 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
Gauge: 23.0 sts = 4 inches
Needle size: US 2½ – 4 or 3 – 3.5mm
Stitch marker
Blunt yarn needles
Stitch holder
4 match buttons
In this pattern, I am using 4.00m x 80 cm circular needles.
CO – cast on
K – Knit
P – Purl
YO – yarn over
PM – place marker
BO – bind off
PU – Pick up stitch
Sts – stitches
1. Always move marker together as you knit.
2. Raglan Increase with Yarn Over
3. For Button Band, make 2 x 2 ribbing
4. How To Pick Up Knitting Stitch ataupun klik
5.(Magic Loop Tutorial: atau

Ribbing Stitch:
       1.      K2, P2
2.    K2, P2

Repeat 1-2.
Old Shale Pattern Stitch (Multiple 18 sts)
       1.(K2tog x 3), *(YO, K1) x 6 times, (K2tog x 6 times)* repeat * to * until the last 6 stitches,
         k2tog x 3 times.
       3.  Knit
       4. Purl
Cast On 68 Sts
Row 1 (Right side): Knit
Row 2 (Wrong side): Knit
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Knit
Divide for Raglan:
Row 5: K11 (front), pm, K2, pm, K8 (sleeve), pm, K2, pm, K22 (back), pm, K2, pm, K8 (sleeve), pm, K2, pm, K11 (front)
Row 6: P all sts
 ** Red FONT is the increase section
Row 7: K11, YO, K2, YO, K8, YO, K2, YO, K22, YO, K2, YO, K8, YO, K2, YO, K11 (with yarn over you will increase 8 stitches along the row)
Row 8: P all sts

(By adding 1 Sts every right side row before and after K2 with yarn over as how Row 7, continue knitting in this manner by increasing 8 Sts on the right side, and purl all stitches on the wrong side, until you get 180 sts as total before dividing for sleeves – As total, you will get 32 rows from cast on.

Dividing for sleeves:
Row 33: K29, move the next 36 stitches for sleeves onto stitch holder, continue knitting 50 sts, again move the next 36 sts for second sleeves onto stitch holder, knit the next last 29 sts.   Turn, Purl all stitches..


Body (you will have 108 stitches, 6 waves):
Now, leave the sleeves aside, continue knitting the body as follow:
Old Shale Pattern Stitch (Multiple 18 Sts), starting with Right Side (Odd row), and Wrong Side (Even row)
       Number 1:      (K2tog x 3), *[(YO, K1) x 6 times, (K2tog x 6 times)]* continue * to * for 5 times more) until the last 6 stitches, k2tog x 3 times.
       Number 2:      Knit
       Number 3:      Knit
       Number 4:.    Purl
Continue knitting no. 1-4 repeatedly until your desired length (or until you have 11-13 ridges), then knit No1, turn, bind off (BO). ***You can also repeat 3-4 one more time if you want the old shale stitch to look a bit bigger.
Sleeves (using Magic Loop Technique) x make 2 ( You may place a marker to point your start at the beginning of your row):
Pick up 1 Sts under armhole, move all 36 Sts to needles, pick up another 1 Sts under armhole, you will have 38 sts as total. Divide 38 Sts into two sections (18-18), knit all stitches using magic loop technique until your desired length or at least about 30 rows. Then, on the last round, PURL all the stitches, then Bind Off. This is to ensure that the sleeve doesn’t roll up. Repeat for second sleeve.
Button Band:
Pick Up 32 stitches at the edge of both right front and left front side (from cast on row) by making 2 x 2 ribbing (refer note).  For button hole, make 4 button holes on the left side with 1- 1 ½ cm gap between holes. Continue ribbing until you have 8 rows, then bind off. Below is detail instruction.
Pick up 32 sts ( or you may also pick up from the bottom to cast on row as how you desired but only to make sure that the numbers of your pick up stitch are equal to Ribbing 2 x 2 count).
Row 1: (k2, p2) Repeat ( ) till end.
Row 2: (K2, p2) Repeat ( ) till end.
Row 3: (K2, YO,p2tog, K2, P2, K2, P2) Repeat ( ) till end.
Row 4: (k2, p2) Repeat ( ) till end.
Row 5: (K2, p2) Repeat ( ) till end.
Row 6: (k2, p2) Repeat ( ) till end.
Row 7: (K2, p2) Repeat ( ) till end.
Row 8: (k2, p2) Repeat ( ) till end.
Bind off.
Repeat steps above without making Yarn Over for the next Band.
Sew your favourite buttons cut all extra yarns and weave it off. Done! 
Note: Please contact me if you found any error with this pattern. I am not responsible for the result you gain by using my pattern if you knit with different yarns. Thank you for trying out this design! You can match the sweet cardigan with my Old Shale Baby Beanie. Do share with me your project using this pattern. Pattern is copyrighted.
Link to Old Shale Baby Beanie

Designed by,
Ery Yusof@Er EROGLU

Knitting Hat Tutorial with 2 straight Needles by Da’Knit

Assalamualaikum semua.. alhamdulillah hari ini saya berkesempatan untuk  membuat tutorial membuat topi yang paling ringkas dan senang bagi sesiapa yang ingin baru belajar mengait jarum dua. Semoga tutorial ini dapat membantu kita semua insyaAllah. NOTE: Saya menggunakan jarum circular tetapi cara tutorial ini adalah untuk jarum kait dua biasa.

Bahan-bahan yang diperlukan:

1 pasang jarum kait dua (1 pair of knitting needles) saiz 4.5mm

1 buku benang Magic Baby 100gm

1 batang jarum crochet (crochet hook) saiz 3.5mm



Stockinette Stitch ( Asas yang perlu diketahui adalah Cast On, Knit, Purl dan Bind Off)

Ribbing ( 2 x 2 RIBBING = *KNiT 2 kali, PURL 2 Kali* ulang dari * ke * )

K2TOG , Knit 2 together (KNiT 2 sts sekali kaitan)

KNIT SIDE (right side)

PURL SIDE (wrong side)


1. Cast On menggunakan Long Tail Cast On sebanyak 72 sts.

Seperti gambar di atas, pastikan setelah membuat cast on, buat 2 x 2 RIBBING sebanyak 10 baris.

ROW 1 (right side) : *Knit 2, Purl 2* ulang dari * ke * sehingga habis baris pertama.  ROW 2 (wrong side) : *Purl 2, Knit 2* ulang dari * ke * sehingga habis baris kedua. ULANG ROW 1- ROW 2 sehingga 10 KALI.

2. Setelah selesai RIBBING, pada baris seterusnya .. kait KNiT sehingga habis baris pada KNiT SIDE. Kemudian, pada baris seterusnya, kait PURL sehingga habis baris pada PURL SIDE. Maksudnya, sebaris KNiT, sebaris PURL.

Teruskan mengait KNiT dan PURL sehingga panjang kaitan anda sekurang-kurangnya 10-15 cm dari Cast On (mengikut panjang yang anda suka)

Setelah itu, DECREASE akan bermula untuk membuat TOP.

Memandangkan bilangan stitches yang digunakan adalah nombor genap, maka kita boleh membuat DECREASE sebanyak 4 kali pada baris RIGHT SIDE. Merujuk pada gambar di atas, 72/4 = 18 sts. Bermakna, setiap sts yang  ke 17 dan 18 kita akan buat K2TOG untuk decrease. K2TOG ialah Knit 2 together. STITCH MARKERS digunakan untuk menanda tempat berlakunya DECREASE. Maka, setiap 18 sts, kita letakkan Stitch Markers.

KNiT 2 TOGETHER pada 2 sts terakhir sebelum STiTCH MARKERS.

3. Seterusnya, pada RIGHT SIDE, lakukan DECREASE (k2tog) pada setiap SEBELUM Stitch Markers.

4. PADA SETIAP WRONG SIDE, kait PURL seperti biasa tanpa decrease.

5. ULANG LANGKAH 3-4 sehingga stitches yang tinggal di atas jarum hanya ada sekurang-kurangnya 8-12 sts. Setelah itu, BIND OFF stitches yang tinggal.

Dah siap BIND OFF…

Setelah itu, gunakan jarum crochet untuk mencantum belahan tadi melalui PURL SIDE.

YAY! Anda berjaya mengait topi 😀

Thanks to my hubby for willingly to be my hat model 😛

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May Allah swt. bless us all. Thank you for hopping by! Happy knitting 🙂

WIP: Crochet Beret & Butterfly Stitch Pouch

(Adapted from: with small adjustment)

Multiple of 10 + 7

(You can adjust your strands.  If you want to have 5 strands, just keep repeating ROW1-ROW2 for 5 times end with ROW 9 and continue with ROW 6 pattern…)

It’s important to be sure the working yarn is loose behind the 5 slipped stitches.

Row 1 (RS): k1, *k5, sl5 wyif; rep from *, end k6
Row 2:
(Repeat ROW 1-ROW2 3 times end with ROW 5)
Row 6:
p8, *insert right needle from bottom to top under slipped strands on RS; and lock together with p1 on next stitch; p9; rep from *, end last 8 sts, p8 P8, masukkan jarum kanan ke dalam strands dari baway ke atas yang terbentuk di bahagian RS kemudian buat Purl 1 pada sts bersama strands tersebut ( tujuan: untuk kunci strands )
Row 7: k1, *sl5 wyif, k5; rep from *, end sl5 wyif, k1
Row 8:
Row 9:
Rep Row 7
Row 10:
Row 11:
Rep Row 7
Row 12:
p3, *insert right needle from bottom to top under slipped strands on RS; and lock together with p1 on next stitch; p9; rep from *, until last 3 sts, P3 – P3, masukkan jarum kanan dari bawah ke dalam strands yang terbentuk di bahagian RS kemudian buat Purl 1 pada sts seterusnya bersama strands tersebut ( tujuan: untuk kunci strands )

**sl5 wyif : SLIP 5 STS PURLWISE With Yarn In Front

You can do anything with this stitches. Hats, cozies, pouches, clothes.. and many more! What you need to know and do is just cast on, knit, purl, bind off and wrapping yarn! (Don’t forget that you need to refer Knitting Abbreviations to do this ok!)

So hopefully, I can finish this by tonight insyaAllah. I hope this small information will bring benefits to all of us. Thanks for hopping by! 🙂

Happy knitting & crocheting!

p/s: Thank you Yuu, Yan, Jaja, Eija, S_Loley, Kak Lia, Kak Aisyah Helga, Kak Natasha, Cikida, Jehan, Syahidah, Fyd, Amani….  you all have inspired me to do more knit/crochet projects!  I’m glad to know you all 🙂  For customers who bought our benang kait from and needles, thank you so much too! We always do our best to find what you need, insyaAllah and for those who have made payment for benang kait and knitting/crochet needles, we will process your order as soon as possible, and will let you know the update via email. Do check your email from  time to time ok! And for those who is interested in peralatan mengait, do not hesitate to contact me at sindarery(at) or daknit(at) Thanks for the support ya everyone!

May Allah SWT bless us all the time.. amin amin amin ya rabb.