DESIGN-A-PATTERN XV

DESIGN-A-PATTERN XV

from Ileen's Needle Nook (www.ileen.com)

written by Mike and Ileen Levy (ileen@ileen.com)

 

A one-piece baby outfit was used to illustrate Design-A-Pattern Volume #5.  Bramwell Fine 4-Ply yarn was used for this outfit..

Volume #5 Screen Descriptions

 

1) Information Screen Description

Styling was selected on the Information Screen for a 1-piece sweater with leggings ("onesie"). Adjustable crew necklines (front and back) and rounded armhole shaping were also selected

 

2) Measurements Screen Description

Starter measurements were used for a 16" baby doll. Adjustable starter sizing options are available for dolls (4 types), babies (3-24 months), toddlers (sizes 2T-5T) and children (sizes 2-18).

 

3) Design Screen Description

Garment panels are displayed to calculate rows and stitches directly from black pixels on this screen. Panels are automatically redrawn when measurement or styling options are changed.  For this garment, sizing was adjusted to allow for inch trim on the front midline, neckline and cuffs. Extra length was added to back panel inseam to create a 'sock' effect

 

4) Graphic and Text Printout Screen Descriptions

The graphics screen is used to create pictures of pattern panels with various grid overlays while the Text Printout screen is used to create pattern text directions. Outputs from both screens can be copied, edited or printed. The front panel with a row/stitch overlay is shown on the graphics output screen.

 

ROW-BY-ROW PATTERN DIRECTIONS

 

Design-A-Pattern row-by-row directions read like a knitting machine showing right-side and left-side (-) needles for each row when the number of in-work needles increase or decrease. Straight knitting is used between listed row numbers. Knitted rows for body panels are also listed as an alert to start armhole or neckline shaping.

Knitting Description for 1-piece Leggings Outfit

Pattern Style : 1-PIECE: LEGGING BOTTOM

Armhole Style : ROUNDED SET-IN

Necklines: Front & Back = ADJUSTABLE CREW

Yarn Name: Bramwell Fine 4-Ply

Yarn Gauges: 8.5 Rws/Inch & 7.5 Sts/Inch

 

MEASUREMENTS SUMMARY (Inches) PANEL PANEL

________MAIN BODY PANELS________ROWS_ NEEDLES

11.50 : Total Length (front) 098 ---

13.50 : Total Length (back) 115 ---

04.00 : Waist Length 034 ---

04.00 : Inseam Length (front) 034 ---

06.00 : Inseam Length (back) 051 ---

00.50 : Crotch Shaping Length 004 ---

02.50 : Finished Armhole Length 021 ---

11.00 : Finished Chest Circ. --- 041

11.00 : Finished Waist Circ. --- 041

11.00 : Finished Bottom Circ. --- 041

11.00 : Finished Rib/Hem Circ. --- 041

01.00 : Leggings Crotch Width --- 008

04.00 : Shoulder Width --- 030

00.00 : Shoulder Taper 000 ---

_____________NECKLINES_______________________

03.00 : Neckline Width --- 023

02.00 : Front Neckline Depth 017 ---

01.00 : Back Neckline Depth 009 ---

____________SLEEVE PANELS___________________

04.50 : Sleeve Length 038 ---

02.25 : Mid-Sleeve Length 019 ---

00.50 : Cuff Length 004 ---

05.00 : Upper Arm Circ. --- 038

04.75 : Mid-Sleeve Circ. --- 036

04.50 : Lower Arm Circ. --- 034

04.50 : Cuff Circ. --- 034

 

FRONT PANEL ROW DIRECTIONS - BOTTOM-TO-TOP

_ LEFT SIDE ___ ROW ___ RIGHT SIDE ___

Total Stop Start NUMBER Start Stop Total

===== ==== ===== ====== ===== ==== =====

18 -021 -004 START 004 021 18

18 -021 -004 < 001 > 004 021 18

19 -021 -003 < 035 > 003 021 19

21 -021 -001 < 037 > 001 021 21

END LEFT LEG < 037 > END RIGHT LEG

START ARMHOLE < 076 > START ARMHOLE

19 -019 -001 < 077 > 001 019 19

18 -018 -001 < 078 > 001 018 18

17 -017 -001 < 079 > 001 017 17

START NECKLINE < 080 > START NECKLINE

15 -017 -003 < 081 > 003 017 15

13 -017 -005 < 082 > 005 017 13

11 -016 -006 < 083 > 006 016 11

10 -016 -007 < 084 > 007 016 10

9 -016 -008 < 085 > 008 016 9

8 -016 -009 < 086 > 009 016 8

7 -016 -010 < 088 > 010 016 7

6 -015 -010 < 089 > 010 015 6

5 -015 -011 < 092 > 011 015 5

5 -015 -011 < 098 > 011 015 5 LAST ROW

 

The front panel is made in left/right sections for a "cardigan-top" effect when attached to the back panel.

1.     Cast on 18 stitches on the left side of machine.

2.     Knit straight until row #35 where crotch shaping begins. Increase stitches as shown until crotch shaping ends at row #37.

3.   Knit straight until row #77 where outer needles begin decreasing for armhole shaping.

4.   Begin decreasing inside needles for neckline shaping at row #81. Continue removing stitches for simultaneous neckline and armhole shaping.

5.     Take the shoulder stitches off on ravel cord and waste yarn at row #98.

6.     Repeat these directions on the right side of the machine for the other front half-panel.

 

 

BACK PANEL ROW DIRECTIONS - BOTTOM-TO-TOP

NOTE: Back panel includes extra 2" inseam length to fold for legging socks.

 

_ LEFT SIDE ___ ROW ___ RIGHT SIDE ___

Total Stop Start NUMBER Start Stop Total

===== ==== ===== ====== ===== ==== =====

18 -021 -004 START 004 021 18

18 -021 -004 < 001 > 004 021 18

19 -021 -003 < 052 > 003 021 19

20 -021 -002 < 054 > 002 021 20

21 -021 -001 < 055 > 001 021 21

END LEFT LEG < 055 > END RIGHT LEG

START ARMHOLE < 093 > START ARMHOLE

19 -019 -001 < 094 > 001 019 19

18 -018 -001 < 095 > 001 018 18

17 -017 -001 < 097 > 001 017 17

16 -016 -001 < 100 > 001 016 16

START NECKLINE < 105 > START NECKLINE

11 -015 -005 < 106 > 005 015 11

9 -015 -007 < 107 > 007 015 9

8 -015 -008 < 108 > 008 015 8

7 -015 -009 < 109 > 009 015 7

6 -015 -010 < 110 > 010 015 6

5 -015 -011 < 111 > 011 015 5

5 -015 -011 < 115 > 011 015 5 LAST ROW

 

Back Panel Knitting Description

1.     Cast on 18 sts on the left side of machine.

2.     Knit straight until row #52 where "crotch" shaping begins. Increase stitches as shown until row #55 when left side needles are placed on hold.

3.     Cast on 18 sts on the right side, and knit straight until row #52 where "crotch" shaping begins.

4.     Increase stitches as shown until row #55 where left side needles are taken out of hold.

5.     Knit straight (needles #-21 to 21) until row #94 where outside needles begin decreasing on both sides as directed for armhole shaping.

6.     At row #106, begin taking off inside needles for neckline shaping. Continue removing stitches for simultaneous neckline and armhole shaping.

7.     Take the shoulder stitches off on ravel cord and waste yarn.

 

 

SLEEVE PANEL ROW DIRECTIONS - BOTTOM-TO-TOP

CUFF = 4 ROWS OF 34 STITCHES

_ LEFT SIDE ___ ROW ___ RIGHT SIDE ___

Total Stop Start NUMBER Start Stop Total

===== ==== ===== ====== ===== ==== =====

17 -017 -001 START 001 017 17

17 -017 -001 < 001 > 001 017 17

18 -018 -001 < 011 > 001 018 18

19 -019 -001 < 028 > 001 019 19

18 -018 -001 < 037 > 001 018 18

17 -017 -001 < 038 > 001 017 17

15 -015 -001 < 039 > 001 015 15

13 -013 -001 < 040 > 001 013 13

13 -013 -001 < 041 > 001 013 13 LAST ROW

 

1.     Cast on 34 sts (17 needles on each side of machine).

2.     Knit with increasing stitches at specified rows until "sleeve cap" shaping begins at row #37.

3.     Decrease outside needles on both sides as directed for rows #38 - #41 for sleeve cap shaping.

4.     Cast off after row #41, and repeat directions for the second sleeve.

 

Assembly and Trim Description

1)     Front Panels: Make 2 neckline (8 r x 21 sts) and 2 mid-line (8 r x 42 sts) bands which are folded in half to give inch trim widths

2)     Back Panel: Make 1 neckline band (8 r x 30 sts) which is folded in half to give inch trim width.

3)     Sleeve Panels: Make 2 cuff bands (8 r x 34 sts) which are folded in half to give inch widths.

4)     Block all panels to insure proper sizing before attaching trim pieces.

5)     Seam front and back panel shoulders together, using the method you prefer.

6)     Join the front and back side seams together before joining the inner legging seams from the crotch to the bottom of the front leggings.

7)     Fold and seam the extra 2" back legging lengths to form 'socks'.

8)     Sew on neckline trims, front bands, and sleeve trim pieces.

9)     Top closures were made from Velcro circles, but buttonholes could also be added to front panel.