I recently finished a knitting project for a friend’s little baby girl. I made little Lilie a hat and a poncho to keep her warm in the cold months.
Both the hat and the poncho are fully knitted in the Lace Mash pattern and follow some simple finishing up instructions. I am a big fan of that pattern as it is easy to follow and has a pretty and elegant effect.
I definitely recommend beginners to give it a go especially if you’d like to challenge yourself with a lace pattern.
(This pattern is for a 12-18 months baby)
Lace Mash Pattern
The pattern is knitted in a multiply of 3 stitches with a minimum of 6 stitches project
The patterns is as follows:
Row 1: k2, *yo, sl 1, k2, psso the 2 k sts, rep from * to last st, k1
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: k1, *sl 1, k2, psso the 2 k sts, yo, rep from * to last 2 sts, k2
Row 4: Purl
These four rows form pattern
27 sts x 40 rows
10 cm x 10 cm in pattern, 3.50mm needles
Using 2.50mm needles cast on 123 sts
Row 1,2,3 purl to form garter stitch at the bottom of the hat.
Change to 3.50mm needles and cont in lace mash pattern until work measures 9cm from beg ending with a WS row.
To shape crown continue in stockinette stitch.
Row 1: k2, *k2, k2tog, k3, rep from * to end to last 2 sts, k2tog (105sts)
Row 2 and all WR rows: p
Row 3: k2tog, k to end (104 sts)
Row 5: k2, *k1, k2tog, k3, rep from * to end (87 sts)
Row 7: k
Row 9: k2, *k1, k2tog, k2, rep from * to end (70 sts)
Row 11: k
Row 13: *k2tog, rep from * to end (35 sts)
Row 15: k1, *k2tog, rep from * to end (18 sts)
Row 16: p
Break off yarn leaving a long end and run it through the remaining stitches, draw up tightly and fasten off securely. To make up join ends together to from a centre back seam and sew all ends.
Using 3.50mm needles cast on 36 sts
Rows 1 and 2: Purl
Row 3: Begin Lace Mash pattern and repeat the 4 rows that form pattern 25 times or until work measures 36cm
Last 2 rows same as rows 1 and 2.
The two pieces of the poncho will begin and end with two rows of garter stitch.
To Make Up:
After you have knitted the two pieces of the poncho, you will have two identical rectangular pieces:
Turn one of the pieces so that the cast off end faces the long side of the other piece from the cast on edge, as shown in the picture below, and sew using the mattress stitch.
Turn the two pieces WS facing and fold to sew the other cast off edge to the side of the piece, as shown in the pictures below:
And here is your finished poncho to keep a little lady warm during the cold months.