Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Free Pattern - Vintage 1941 Baby Knit Cape & Hood

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Vintage 1941 Baby Knit Cape & Hood 


Even the baby is thought of when it comes to knitting-perhaps more so than the adult-for here is baby’s early Fall cape & hood for those evenings, when it is just a bit too cool for baby to be without some sort of covering.  Here is a practical answer, & an answer soft & alluring.  The embroidery on the cape & hood has that “smart touch” that gives the garment a look of regality for his-or her-Royal Highness-the Baby!

SIZE: 
6 - 12 months

MATERIALS: 
1 pair #2 knitting needles
1 #4 circular knitting needle
Paradise Zephyr baby yarn 10 oz
3 small buttons

GAUGE: 
6 sts = 1“

CAPE: 
Starting at neck, with #2 needles, cast on 76 sts, k 1, p 1, for 3 rows.

Beading: 
K 1, * yo, k 2 tog, repeat from * across row, k 1, p 1 for 3 rows, cast on 2 sts. 

Change to #4 circular needle. 

Yoke: 
Work in garter st [k each row].

1st row:  K 8, * inc 1 st, k 5, repeat from * across row to within last 8 sts throughout yoke.  Cast on 2 sts.

2nd row:  K 1 row.

3rd row:  On next row, k back to within last 4 sts, bind off 2 sts for buttonhole, k 2.

On next row:  Cast on 2 sts over those bound off, k across row. 

* Repeat row 1 [but do not cast on the 2 sts].  K 3 rows even.  Repeat from * until you have 182 sts, working 2 more buttonholes, 1” apart.

On next row:  K 24 sts, * slip 1 st, k 18 sts, repeat from * to within 25 sts, slip 1 st, k 24.

On next row:  K 3, p to within last 3 sts [purling the sl st.], k 3, repeat these 2 rows for 1”.

On next k row:  K 3, inc 1 st, k 9, inc 1 st, k 10, sl 1 st, continuing pattern across row, making inc in center of each gore.  Inc in 4th to last st same as beg of row.

Work even for 1”. 

Inc in same manner every inch, until cape measures 11” from end of yoke. 

K 12 rows, 6 ribs, bind off loosely on wrong side.

Cord: 
Ch 3, join, work 5 sc in ring. 

Work 2 sc in each st, until you have 12 sc.

Work even until you have 5 rows. 

Fill with cotton.

Sc around, dec a few sts in each row to close opening.

Ch 24”. 

Make another ball in same manner & attach to 2nd end.

HOOD: 
Starting at first half of neck edge, with #2 needles, cast on 42 sts, k 1, p 1 for 4 rows.

Change to #4 needles.  * K 1 row, p 1 row for 1” always knitting first 4 sts on purled rows for border at front.

Now k 2 tog at back edge, repeat from * until piece measures 5” [37 sts], measuring after the k 1, p 1 edge. 

Work 1” even.

To Start Peak At Top: 
1st row:  K 30 sts, turn.

2nd row & all even rows:  P back, slipping first st.

3rd row:  K 24, turn.

5th row:  K 18, turn.

7th row:  K 12, turn.

9th row:  K 6, turn.

All sts are now on left hand needle [this completes half of hood]. 

On next row, starting at back k 9 turn.

Following row:  K 15, turn.

Next row:  K 21, turn. 

Continue in this manner, inc 6 sts every other row, until you have 33 sts on right hand needle, turn. 

P back & on next row, k 37.

Work other half to correspond inc 1 st every inch at back edge.

Fold in half & sew seam.

Sew hood to cape, starting about 2” from beading at beg of cape, gathering across, leaving 2” at end.


ENJOY!

HANDY ABBREVIATIONS:
 
*               

repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed
* *           

repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or 
                 

repeat from a given set of instructions
”               

inch(es)
ALT          

alternate
APPROX

approximately
BEG          

begin/beginning
BET           

between
BL             

back loop(s)
BO            

bobble
BP            

back post
BPDC 

back post double crochet
BPSC 

back post single crochet
BPTR 

back post treble/triple crochet
CA            

color A
CB            

color B
CC            

contrasting color
CH            

chain stitch
CH            

refers to chain or space previously
MADE: E.G
 
ch-1 space
CH-SP 

chain space
CL             

cluster
CM           

centimeter(s)

COMPL

complete

CONT 

continue

DC            

double crochet

DC2TOG

double crochet 2 stitches together

DEC          

decrease/decreases/decreasing

DTR/DTRC

double treble/triple crochet

FL             

front loop(s)

FOLL 

follow/follows/following

FP             

front post

FPDC 

front post double crochet

FPSC 

front post single crochet

FPTR 

front post treble/triple crochet

G              

gram

HDC         

half double crochet

HK            

hook

INC           

increase/increases/increasing

INCL         

inclusive

K               

knit

LP(S

loop(s)

M             

meter(s)

M             

mesh

MC           

main color

MEAS 

measure

MM          

millimeter(s)

O              

over (yarn over)

OZ            

ounce(s)

P               

picot or purl

PAT(S) OR PATT    
pattern(s)

PC ST OR PC 
popcorn stitch
PM           

place marker
PREV 

previous
PSSO 

pass slip stitch over
REM 

remain/remaining
REP          

repeat(s)
RND(S)

round(s)
RS             

right side
SC             

single crochet
SC2TOG

single crochet 2 stitches together
SDC          

short double crochet (half double crochet)
SK             

skip
SL ST 

slip stitch
SP(S

space(s)
ST(S

stitch(es)
TCH OR T-CH 
turning chain
TBL                           
through back loop
TOG                         
together
TR OR TRC               
treble/triple crochet
TRTRC OR T TRC
triple treble/triple crochet
WS                           
wrong side
YB                             
yarn back
YD(S)                       
yard(s)
YF                             
yarn forward
YO                            
yarn over
YOH                         
yarn over hook