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Friday, October 9, 2020

Lilye Pinafore

 Size for 2 year old girl. 

I used:

 100 grams Nako Bebek main colour and

50 grams Nako Bebek contrast colour 

4 mm needles. 

Gauge 22sts + 34 rows = 4 " (10cm) worked in stockinette stitch. 

Special abbreviations:

M1- make 1( increase) - lift strand inbetween needles and knit into the back,  twisting to prevent a hole forming. 

SK2p - slip next stitch, knit 2 together and pass the slipped stitch over. 

SSK- slip next 2 stitches  as if to knit on to right needle,  insert point of left needle through front and knit 2 together through back of loop.

This pinafore is worked in 2 pieces 



With contrast yarn cast on 104 sts.

Work 18 rows in garter stitch.

Change to main colour  and proceed in stockinette stitch. 

Decrease row: k1, SSK, knit to last 3 st, k2 tog, k1.

work 7 rows in st.st.

Repeat decrease row (100st)

Repeat the last 8 rows 9 more times (82sts).

Work even in st.st until work measures 13 " (33cm)

Change to contrast yarn and work 12 rows in garter stitch. 

**Shape arm hole

Change back to main yarn and continue in stockinette stitch. 

Row1. Cast off 6sts, knit to end.

Row2. Cast off 6sts, purl to end.

Row3. Cast off 2sts, knit to end (68sts)

Row4. Cast off 2sts, purl to end  (66sts)

Row5. K1, SSK, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Row6. Purl

Rows 7- 12 repeat rows 5 and 6 (58sts)

Work straight until arm hole measures 6" (15cm) from beginning. 

Right Shoulder 

Row 1. (RS) k15, place 43 sts on holder. Work on these 15sts.

Row 2. Knit 

Row 3. Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Row 4&5 Repeat rows 2&3

Work even until shoulder strap measures  4.5"(11.5cm)

Cast off. 

Left Shoulder 

Return stitches to needle from holder

Row 1. knit

Row 2. K15, leave 28st on holder and continue to work on 15sts 

Row 3. K1, SSK, knit to end

Row 4. Knit 

Row 5. K1, SSK, knit to end 

Work even until measures same as Right Shoulder strap. 

Cast off. 


Work the same as the back until ** arm hole shaping.

Left strap

Row 1. (RS) k17, place remaining 41sts on holder. 

Row 2. K2tog,  knit to end 

Row 3. Knit 

Row 4&5 Repeat rows 2&3 (15sts)

Rows 6- 17. K2tog,  knit to end until 3 sts remain 

Row 18 sk2p

Fasten off.

Right Strap

Row 1. Knit 

Row 2. Knit

Row 3. Place  24sts on holder, k2tog, knit to end (16sts)

Rows 4. Knit 

Row 5. K2tog,  knit to end 

Rows 6- 17. K2tog, knit to end  until 3sts remain 

Row 18. Sk2p

Fasten off.


With contrast colour rejoin front neck stitches from holder knit 1 row. Cast off.

Repeat same for back neck.

Sew front and back side seams together. 

In contrast colour pick up and knit  sts evenly around the arm hole s knit 1 row and cast off.

If adding pockets in contact colour Cast on 12 sts and knit 12 rows in garter stitch.  Cast off.  Sew in place on front skirt.

Sew front and back straps together and add button for decoration. 

This pattern is offered free of charge but if you feel so inclined to help Syrian children living in camps in Turkey a donation to


Would it be very much appreciated.  Just £5 would provide a child with a school bag and stationery to enable them to attend the camp school and gain an education.  Thank you. 

Unicorn Hooded Scarf

 I designed and knitted this scarf for my granddaughters who are very big 'into unicorns at the moment. 

You may know that for the past 8 years I have been helping Syrian children especially orphans, living in refugee camps in Turkey.  LOVE IN THE LANGUAGE OF YARN AND EDUCATION  we provide the children with blankets, clothing, toys etc.  We also help them obtain an education by providing camp schools. 

This pattern is available if you copy and paste.  It would be wonderful if you could see your way to making a donation to help these children get an education. 

This pattern is also available on PDF for a charge of £5 which will provide a child with school bag, pencil case and stationery to enable them to attend the camp school. Please email me at dbjones5559@hotmail.co.uk  to request a PDF pattern. 

You can make a donation via PayPal 


Thanking you in anticipation. 

Unicorn Hooded Scarf

 by Knitting Galore

Size: Child /Adult 

Scarf length 39 ins (99cm) for child/ 55ins (140cm) Adult or required lengh


Chunky  Type Yarn (12ply) :

I used Kartopu Punto stone colour.

4 x 100grms for child or 5-6 x 100grams for adult 

Small amounts of double knitting type yarn :

Deep Pink 



Pale Blue 

Mid Pink

Yellow / gold for horn.

or colours of choice . 

Polyester fibre fill for stuffing of horn or yarn of same colour .

Knitting needles size 8mm 

4mm for motifs 


11 sts + 16 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch (k on RS, p on WS) although gauge isn't really necessary for this pattern.


Worked in Stockinette stitch throughout with knit border.

With 8mm needles  cast on 40 stitches and work 2 rows in garter st.

Row 3. Knit

Row 4. knit 2, purl to last 2 sts, knit 2

repeat rows 3 & 4 until work measures 39 ins.

Knit 2 rows.

Cast off.


Fold scarf in half lengthwise and mark centre stitch.

With 8mm needles and chunky yarn pick up 18sts evenly either side of the marker. 36 sts in all. Work on these 36 sts for hood as follows :

Row 1. Knit 

Row 2. Knit 2, purl to last 2sts, knit 2

Repeat rows 1 & 2 until  hood measures 10 ins (26cm)

Cast off . Or before casting off fold in half and perform 3 needle cast off.


Pockets ( make 2)

With 8mm needles and chunky yarn cast on 20sts.

Row 1. Knit 

Row 2. Knit 2, purl to last 2sts, knit 2

Repeat rows 1 & 2 another 9 times ( 20 rows worked)

Knit 2 rows.

Cast off . 


Ears (make 2)

With 8mm needles and chunky yarn 

Cast on 20sts 

knit 6 rows stockinette stitch 

Row 7. knit 2tog, knit 6, knit 2tog, knit 2 tog, knit 6, knit 2 tog.

Row 8. purl

Row 9. knit 2tog, knit 4, knit 2tog, knit 2tog, knit 4, knit 2tog.

Row 10. purl 

Row 11. knit 2tog, knit 2, knit 2tog, knit 2tog, knit 2, knit 2tog.

Row 12. purl 2tog across the row, cut long tail and pass through the stitches on the needle . 

sew side seam.                            

Flowers  ( make 3 in each colour )

With double knitting yarn  and 4mm needles cast on 20 stitches.

Row 1. knit 1, knit front & back, continue in this manor across row (30sts)

Row 2. knit 

Row 3. Knit 2, knit front & back, continue in this manor across row (40sts)

Row 4. knit 

Cast off leaving long tail for sewing . 

Coil into flower and sew in place.


With Gold/ yellow  cast on 21 sts. 

Row 1. Knit. 

Row 2 Purl.

Row 3. (k2, k2tog, k3) repeat to end. (18sts)

Row 4 to 6 purl . 

Row 7. (k2, k2tog, k2) repeat to end.(15 sts)

Row 8- 10 purl.

Row 11. (k2, k2tog, k1) repeat to end . (12sts)

Row 12-14 purl . 

Row 15. (k1, k2tog ,  k1) repeat to end. (9sts)

Row 16-18 purl.

Row 19. (k1, k2tg) repeat to end.(6sts)

Row 20-22 purl.

Row 23. k2tog to end (3sts)

Row 24 purl 

Row 25. k3tog, cut long tail and thread through stitch left on the needle.

Sew seam.

Next Row K2tog, k 1, k2tog – 3 sts.

Next Row Purl.

Next Row K3tog – 1 st.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. 

Sew seam.


Sew Pockets in place . 

Using photo as a guide Sew ears and Horn in place.

Sew flowers  in place as desired.

Using 2 stands  8 ins long of each colour to match flowers attach fringe to both edges of the scarf

Using 1 strand of each colour 4 ins long attach fringe to form mane along the seam of the hood.

Now you have your Unicorn Hooded Scarf  to enjoy!

And know that the small amount you paid for this pattern will go a long way to help Love In the Language of Yarn nd Education  to help orphans and children in need. Thankyou!We want your proj  ect to be a success! If you need help with this pattern, e-mail  dbjones5559@hotmail . com support is available 7 days per week. 

Just e-mail to explain your problem and someone will help you!

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Child's Frilled Sun Hat.

As most of you know I run a knitting charity 'LILY' Love In the Language of Yarn to help children in need especially Syrian children living in refugee camps in Turkey. Recently we had some cotton and cotton mix yarn donated. This is a pattern for a sun hat. At the moment I have 3 sizes but will add more as I work them out.

To fit child sizes 6 months( 1 yr, 2-3yr) 
Cotton DK type yarn 100 g ( 3.5 oz) 1 ball for each size
Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
23 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

Note: This  hat is worked from top down.
Cast on 9 sts.
1st row: (RS). (K1. yfwd) 8 times. K1. 17 sts.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K1. (yfwd. K2) 8 times. 25 sts.
5th row: K1. (yfwd. K3) 8 times. 33 sts.
7th row: K1. (yfwd. K4) 8 times. 41 sts.
9th row: K1. (yfwd. K5) 8 times. 49 sts.
10th row: As 2nd row.
Continue in same manner, increasing 8 sts on next and every following alternate row until 89 (97,105) sts.
Place marker at end of last row.
Continue in stocking st even until work from marked row measures 3 (3½,4) ins (7.5 (9, 10) cm), ending with a purl row.
Frill: Next row: (RS). *K1. M1. Rep from * to last st. K1. 177 (193, 209) sts.
Knit 8 rows (garter st). 
Cast off knitwise (WS), leaving a long end.
Sew back seam. 
Thread yarn through cast on sts and pull tightly. 
Fasten off.
If you would like to help by knitting for Syrian children please look us up on facebook 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Saturday Stitch: Lace Triangle Stitch

Every Saturday I will share with you a new stitch.
Today's stitch is:  Lace Triangle Stitch.

 It's great for  sweaters, throws, blankets, shawls, scarves etc. worked in multiples of 11 stitches plus 5 stitches. 

Instructions :

Row 1: *k2, (k2tog, m1) 4 times, k1,* k5
Row 2 and all alternate rows: purl
Row 3: *k3, (k2tog, m1) 3 times, k2,* k 5
Row 5: *k4, (k2tog, m1) 2 times, k3,* k5
Row 7: *k5, (k2tog, m1) 1 times, k4,* k5
Row 9: k5, *k2, (k2tog, m1) 4 times, k1*
Row 11: k5, *k3, (k2tog, m1) 3 times, k2*
Row 13: k5, *k4, (k2tog, m1) 2 times, k3*
Row 15: k5, *k5, (k2tog, m1) 1 times, k4*
Row 16: purl
 Repeat rows 1-16
m1 = Make 1 stitch with a yarn over.
k2tog = Knit two stitches together.

Difficulty level: EASY

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Saturday Stitch: Acorn Lattice Stitch

Every Saturday I will share with you a new stitch.
Today's stitch is: Acorn Lattice Stitch.

It's great for  sweaters, jackets, blankets, throws, shawls etc. worked in multiples of 14 stitches plus 15.

Instructions :

Row: 1 (Right side) k7 * k5, sl 2 sts to dpn and hold in back, k3, 2 from dpn, k4 repeat from * ending k8
Row: 2 p3, k4 * k4, p5, k5 repeat from * ending k5, p3
Row: 3 k1, yo, k5 * sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k5, yo, k1, yo, k5 repeat from * ending sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k5, yo, k1
Row: 4 p4, k4 * k3, p7, k4 repeat from * ending k3, p4
Row: 5 k2, yo, k4 * sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k4, yo, k3, yo, k4 repeat from * ending sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k4, yo, k2
Row: 6 p5, k3 * k2, p9, k3 repeat from * ending k2, p5
Row: 7 k3, yo, k3 * sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k3, yo, k5, yo, k3 repeat from * ending sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k3, yo, k3
Row: 8 p6, k2 * k1, p11, k2 repeat from * ending p1, k6
Row: 9 k4, yo, k2 * sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k2, yo, k7, yo, k2 repeat from * ending sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k2, yo, k4
Row: 10 k5, p3 * p2, k9, p3 repeat from * ending p2, k5
Row: 11 k5, slip 2 to dpn * slip 3rd stitch to dpn and hold in front, k2, k3 from dpn, k9, slip 2 to dpn repeat from * ending slip 3rd stitch to dpn and hold in front, k2, k3 from dpn, k5
Row: 12 k5, p3 * p2, k9, p3 repeat from * ending p2, k5
Row: 13 k2-tog, k5, yo * k1, yo, k5, sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k5, yo repeat from * ending k1, yo, k5, ssk
Row: 14 k4, p4 * p3, k7, p4 repeat from * ending p3, k4
Row: 15 k2-tog, k4, yo, k1 * k2, yo, k4, sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k4, yo, k1 repeat from * ending k2, yo, k4, ssk
Row: 16 k3, p5 * p4, k5, p5 repeat from * ending p4, k3
Row: 17 k2-tog, k3, yo, k2 * k3, yo, k3, sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k3, yo, k2 repeat from * ending k3, yo, k3, ssk
Row: 18 k2, p6 * p5, k3, p6 repeat from * ending p5, k2
Row: 19 k2-tog, k2, yo, k3 * k4, yo, k2, sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k2, yo, k3 repeat from * ending k4, yo, k2, ssk
Row: 20 p3, k5 * k4, p5, k5 repeat from * ending k4, p3

Repeat rows 1 - 20

ssk = slip, slip, knit

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Saturday Stitch: Zig Zag Eyelet Stitch

Every Saturday I will share with you a new stitch.
Today's stitch is: Zig Zag Eyelet Stitch.

 It's great for baby blankets, throws,  sweaters and jackets etc. worked in multiples of 9 stitches . 

Row 1 (right side): K4, *yf, sl 1, k1, psso, k7; rep from * to last 5 sts, yf, sl 1, k1, psso, k3.
Row 2 and every alt row: Purl.
Row 3: K5, *yf, sl 1, k1, psso, k7; rep from * to last 4 sts, yf, sl 1, k1, psso, k2.
Row 5: K6, *yf, sl 1, k1, psso, k7; rep from * to last 3 sts, yf, sl 1, k1, psso, k1.
Row 7: *K7, yf, sl 1, k1, psso; rep from * to end.
Row 9: K3, *k2tog, yf, k7; rep from * to last 6 sts, k2tog, yf, k4.
Row 11: K2, *k2tog, yf, k7; rep from * to last 7 sts, k2tog, yf, k5.
Row 13: K1, *k2tog, yf, k7; rep from * to last 8 sts, k2tog, yf, k6.
Row 15: *K2tog, yf, k7; rep from * to end.
Row 16: Purl.

Rep these 16 rows.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Saturday Stitch: Horseshoe Lace Stitch

Every Saturday I will share with you a new stitch.
Today's stitch is: Horseshoe Lace Stitch.

 It's great for  sweaters and jackets etc. worked in multiples of 10 stitches plus 1 stitch. 

Instructions :

Row 1: k1, *yo, k3, sl1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1*
Row 2 and all even rows: purl
Row 3: k1 *k1, yo, k2, sl1, k2tog, psso, k2, yo, k2
Row 5: k1 *k2, yo, k1, sl1, k2tog, psso, k1, yo, k3*
Row 7: k1 * k3, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso,, yo, k4*
Repeat rows 1- 8 to make up lace pattern.

yo = yarn over
sl = slip a stitch without working it from the left needle to the right one
psso = pass the slipped stitch over
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together

Difficulty level: EASY