Thursday, 14 November 2019

My Grandfather's clock.


I finally found the full version of the song I always sang to my children and grandchildren:

GRANDFATHER'S CLOCK BY Henry Clay Work
My grandfather's clock was too large for the shelf,
So it stood ninety years on the floor;
It was taller by half than the old man himself,
Though it weighed not a pennyweight more.
It was bought on the morn of the day that he was born,
And was always his treasure and pride;
But it stopped short — never to go again —
When the old man died.
In watching its pendulum swing to and fro,
Many hours had he spent while a boy;
And in childhood and manhood the clock seemed to know
And to share both his grief and his joy.
For it struck twenty-four when he entered at the door,
With a blooming and beautiful bride;
But it stopped short — never to go again —
When the old man died.
My grandfather said that of those he could hire,
Not a servant so faithful he found;
For it wasted no time, and had but one desire —
At the close of each week to be wound.
And it kept in its place — not a frown upon its face,
And its hands never hung by its side.
But it stopped short — never to go again —
When the old man died.
It rang an alarm in the dead of the night —
An alarm that for years had been dumb;
And we knew that his spirit was pluming for flight —
That his hour of departure had come.
Still the clock kept the time, with a soft and muffled chime,
As we silently stood by his side;
But it stopped short — never to go again —
When the old man died.
Ninety years without slumbering
(tick, tock, tick, tock),
His life's seconds numbering,
(tick, tock, tick, tock),
It stopped short — never to go again —
When the old man died

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Swedish weave cardi for AG dolls.



Swedish Weave Cardi:




Free knitting pattern


Notions:
Size 5 weight cotton yarn.
Colour A.
Colour B.


Needles: US 2/2.5 mm. (or those you need to obtain gauge)
Darning needle.
Stitch markers or waste yarn.
small button .

Difficulty: Intermediate.

Gauge: 6 sts x 7 rows = 1 inch. In stockinette stitch.


Abbreviations

MC: Main colour yarn.

CA: Colour “A” yarn.

Use different colour contrast yarns as desired or a variegated one 

gives a lovely effect but lots of yarn ends to sew!


18" doll pattern


Co: cast on.

Bo: bind off.

K: knit

P: purl

St-stitch: Sts- stitches

K2 tog: Knit two stitches together as one stitch.

Ssk: Slip, slip, knit, slip 2 stitches and knit them together.

Yo: yarn over

kfb: Knit into front and then back of stitch.




Instructions:







Co 51 sts in MC. 

1: K1, p1; repeat to last st, k1.

2: P1, k1: repeat to last st, p1.

3-6: As rows 1-2.

7: As row 1.

8: Purl one row.

Start pattern:

1: K1, K1, MC, passing CA strand across st at front of work. *pass CA 

strand to back between needles and knit next MC st with CA at back; 

pass CA strand to front between needles and knit next MC stitch 

with CA in front; repeat to last st, k1.

You are not knitting with CA yarn but weaving it back and forth while 

working the MC sts.

2: K1, p1 MC st and bring CA strand forward to pass in front of purl 

stitch (on wrong side of work), *pass CA strand to back between 

needles and purl next MC st with CA in back; pass CA strand to front 

between needles and purl next MC stitch with CA in front. Continue 

to last st, k1.

You are weaving CA yarn between the stiches without ever knitting it.

3-28: repeat rows 1-2. (or to desired length to arms. Changing contrast colour every 4 rows.

29: Bo 3 sts, continue in weave pattern being careful to keep the order correct.

30: Bo 3sts, work purl row of weave pattern.

31: K1, ssk, work knit row weave pattern to last 3sts, k2 tog, k1.

32: K1, work purl row of weave pattern to last stitch, k1.

33: K1, ssk, work knit row weave pattern to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

34: As row 32.

35-44: Work in pattern.

Free knitting pattern


Left Front:

Cast on 25 sts.

1: K1, p1; repeat to last st, k1.

2: P1, k1: repeat to last st, p1.

3-6: As rows 1-2.

7: As row 1.

8: Purl one row.

Start pattern:

1: K1, K1, MC, passing CA strand across st at front of work. *pass CA 

strand to back between needles and knit next MC st with CA at back; 

pass CA strand to front between needles and knit next MC stitch with 

CA in front; repeat to last st, k1.

You are not knitting with CA yarn but weaving it back and forth while 

working the MC sts.

2: K1, p1 MC st and bring CA strand forward to pass in front of purl 

stitch (on wrong side of work), *pass CA strand to back between 

needles and purl next MC st with CA in back; pass CA strand to front 

between needles and purl next MC stitch with CA in front. Continue 

to last st, k1.

3-28: repeat rows 1-2.

29: Bo 3 sts, continue in weave pattern being careful to keep the order 

correct.

30: Work purl row weave pattern.

31: K1, ssk, work in pattern to last 3sts, k2tog, k1.

32: As row 30.

33:-34: As rows 31-32.

35: Work weave pattern to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

36: As row 30.

37-44: As rows 35-36.

Bind off.

Free knitting pattern
Right Front:

Cast on 25 sts.

1: K1, p1; repeat to last st, k1.

2: P1, k1: repeat to last st, p1.

3-6: As rows 1-2.

7: As row 1.

8: Purl one row.

Start pattern:

1: K1, K1, MC, passing CA strand across st at front of work. *pass CA 

strand to back between needles and knit next MC st with CA at back; 

pass CA strand to front between needles and knit next MC stitch with 

CA in front; repeat to last st, k1.

You are not knitting with CA yarn but weaving it back and forth while 

working the MC sts.

2: K1, p1 MC st and bring CA strand forward to pass in front of purl 

stitch (on wrong side of work), *pass CA strand to back between 

needles and purl next MC st with CA in back; pass CA strand to front 

between needles and purl next MC stitch with CA in front. Continue 

to last st, k1.

3-28: repeat rows 1-2.

29: As row 1.

30: Bo 3sts, continue in purl row weave pattern.

31: K1, ssk, work in pattern to last 3sts, k2tog, k1.

32: Work in weave pattern.

33:-34: As rows 31-32.

35: K1, ssk, work in weave pattern to last st, k1.

36: As row 32.

37-44: As rows 35-36.

Bind off.

Sew shoulder seams.

1: Pick up and knit 126 sts around fronts and back neck.

2: Work in rib.

3: K1, p1, ssk, yo, [(k1, p1)x3, ssk, yo,]x4; work in rib to end.

4-5: Work in rib.

Bind off in rib.

Sleeve.


Pick up and knit 44sts around arm opening.

Work 4 rows rib.

Bind off in rib.

Weave in yarns ends. Sew on buttons. 


Free knitting pattern.

Monday, 20 May 2019

School pullover for Gotz Hannah dolls.


School pullover knitting pattern for 18 inch doll.

free knitting pattern


The sweater is a fairly loose fit. If you prefer a smaller size go down a needle size. Remember it needs to be large enough to fit over the doll head. 
To make this sweater you need to work the front, back and sleeves separately breaking yarn and leaving on a spare needle or yarn till all 4 pieces are ready. Then using a circular needle place pieces on needle starting at center front where the "V" neck starts. It is then worked in rows . 
To shorten or lengthen sleeves remove or add extra rows where there are no increases. Body length can be adgusted as you like. 

Notions:
50g Dk yarn.
Needles: US 3 /3.25 mm. (or those you need to obtain gauge)
Darning needle.
Stitch markers or waste yarn.

Gauge: 6sts x 7rows = 1 inch. In stockinette stitch

Abbreviations:
Co: cast on.
Bo: bind off.
K: knit
P: purl
St-stitch: Sts- stitches
K2 tog: Knit two stitches together as one stitch.
Ssk: Slip, slip, knit, slip 2 stitches and knit them together.
Yo: yarn over
kfb: Knit into front and then back of stitch.
S2,k,psso: Slip 2 sts together knitwise, k1 and then pass slipped sts over. (Gives a central double decrease)
S1, k2tog, psso: Slip 1, knit 2sts together and pass slipped stitch over. (Double decrease)


Doll pullover pattern



Cast on 41 sts.

1: *K2, p1; repeat from * to last 2sts, k2.
2: *P2, k1; repeat from * to last 2sts, p2.
3-6 as rows 1-2.
Start body:
1: Knit.
2: Purl.
3-16: as rows 1-2.

Sleeves:
Cast on 23 sts:
1: *K2, p1; repeat from * to last 2sts, k2.
2: *P2, k1; repeat from * to last 2sts, p2.
3-6: As rows 1-2.

Start stockinette:
1: Kfb, k21, kfb.
2: P25.
3: Knit.
4: Purl.
5: Kfb, k23, kfb.
6: P27.
7: Kfb, k25, kfb.
8: P29.
9: Knit.
10: Purl.
11: Kfb, k27, kfb.
12: P31.
13: Kfb, k29, kfb.
14: P33.
15: Knit.
16: Purl.
17: Kfb, k31, kfb.
18: P35.
19: Kfb, k33, kfb.
20: P37.
21: Knit.
22: Purl.
23: Kfb, k35, kfb.
24: P39.
25: Knit.
26: Purl.
Break yarn and leave sleeves on spare needle or yarn.




Starting at center front place pieces on circular needle:

21 sts from first front, 39sts from first sleeve, 41 sts from back, 39sts from second sleeve and remaining 20sts from front.

Join yarn to start working from center of front:

1: Ssk, k17, ssk, k1, k2tog, k33, ssk, k1, k2tog, k37, ssk, k1, k2tog, k33, ssk, k1, k2tog, k18. Turn work.
2: P151sts.
3: K 17, ssk, k1, k2tog, k31, ssk, k1, k2tog, k35, ssk, k1, k2tog, k31, ssk, k1, k2tog, k17.
4: P143sts.
5: Ssk, k14, ssk, k1, k2tog, k29, ssk, k1, k2tog, k33, ssk, k1, k2tog, k29, ssk, k1, k2tog, k14, k2tog.
6: P133sts.
7: K14, ssk, k1, k2tog, k27, ssk, k1, k2tog, k31, ssk, k1, k2tog, k27, ssk, k1, k2tog, k14.
8: P125sts.
9: Ssk, k11, ssk, k1, k2tog, k25, ssk, k1, k2tog, k29, ssk, k1, k2tog, k25, ssk, k1, k2tog, k11, k2tog.
10: P115sts.
11: K11, ssk, k1, k2tog, k23, ssk, k1, k2tog, k27, ssk, k1, k2tog, k23, ssk, k1, k2tog, k11.
12: P107sts.
13: Ssk, k8, ssk, k1, k2tog, k21, ssk, k1, k2tog, k25, ssk, k1, k2tog, k21, ssk, k1, k2tog, k8, k2tog.
14: P97sts.
15: K8, ssk, k1, k2tog, k19, ssk, k1, k2tog, k23, ssk, k1, k2tog, k19, ssk, k1, k2tog, k8.
16: P89sts.
17: Ssk k5, ssk, k1, k2tog, k17, ssk, k1, k2tog, k21, ssk, k1, k2tog, k17, ssk, k1, k2tog, k5, k2tog.
18: P79sts.
19: K5, ssk, k1, k2tog, k15, ssk, k1, k2tog, k19, ssk, k1, k2tog, k15, ssk, k1, k2tog, k5.
20: P71sts.
21: Ssk, k2, ssk, k1, k2tog, k13, ssk, k1, k2tog, k17, ssk, k1, k2tog, k13, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2, k2tog.
22: P61sts.
23: K2, ssk, k1, k2tog, k11, ssk, k1, k2tog, k15, ssk, k1, k2tog, k11, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2.
24: P53sts.
25: S1, s2, psso, k1, k2tog, k9, ssk, k1, k2tog, k13, ssk, k1, k2tog, k9, ssk, k1, k3tog.
26: P43sts.
27: S1, k2tog, psso, ssk, k4, ssk, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2tog, k7, ssk, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2tog, k4, ssk, k3tog.
28: P29sts.
29: (K1, p1,)x14, k1, continue in rib along v neck border:

Work 4 rows 1x1 rib decreasing two sts at the point of the v every row. Bind off loosely in rib.

Gotz doll

I hope you enjoy this pattern!

Patricia Renwick © Copyright April 2019.

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