Saturday, January 23, 2010

A freebie for you!

After some thought and such I decided that I like my concept of offering one size of a pattern for free and multiple sizes at a cost. With this in mind I decided that I should publish a size of the Tayla Jade for nix, nothing, nada! For no good reason I have chosen the size 4. Sizes 1 through 10 are still available for the low, low price of $5, click here to purchase.

So here you go!

Size 4

Finished Chest Measurement (without ease): 58.5cm

Materials and Notions:

3 balls of Anchor Magicline (70m per 50g ball) or equivalent 10ply (worsted) cotton.

4.5mm Circular needle (40 or 50cm for sizes 1-6 or 80cm for larger sizes).

4.5mm straight or DPNs if preferred for the straps.

Darning needle

2 Stitch markers

Gauge: 18sts / 10cm


CO – cast on

pm – place marker

s2,k1,psso – slip two stitches as if to knit two together, knit the next stitch and then pass the two slipped stitches over.

yo – yarn over

K2tog – knit two stitches together

ssk – slip two stitches and then knit together through the back of the stitches.

BO – bind off

The Knitting

Starting at the bottom:

Cast on 110 sts using the circular needle, place a marker and join to work in round. I would recommend a long tailed cast on or similarly stretchy edge.

Round 1: Knit

Round 2: Purl

Round 3: Knit

Round 4: Purl

Round 5: Knit

Begin Lace Pattern:

Following either the chart or written lace instructions, work 5 repeats of the 8 rounds.

Written lace instructions:

Round 1: [k1, yo, k3, s2,k1,psso, k3, yo]repeat to end of round

Round 2: knit all stitches

Round 3: [k2, yo, k2, s2,k1,psso, k2, yo, k1]repeat to end of round

Round 4: knit all stitches

Round 5: [k3, yo, k1, s2,k1,psso, k1, yo, k2]repeat to end of round

Round 6: knit all stitches

Round 7: [k4, yo, s2,k1,psso, yo, k3]repeat to end of round

Round 8: knit all stitches

The Bodice:

Round 1: [K20, K2tog] to end of round.

Round 2: K50, pm, *p1, K1*to one stitch before end of round, p1

Continue repeating round 2 until bodice section measures 7 cms.

The Top:

Round 1: knit to second marker, BO remaining stitches in the round.

From here on in the garment is worked back and forth on the remaining stitches.

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: k4, p to 4 sts before the end of the row, K4

Row 3: k4, ssk, k to 6 sts before the end of the row, k2tog, k4

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until 30 sts remain.

Work 6 rows of garter stitch


The Straps:

Row 1: K4, turn

Row 2: Continue on those 4 stitches until strap is approx 30 cms long or desired length

Row 3: ssk, k2tog

Row 4: k2tog

Cut yarn and thread through the remaining stitch

Rejoin yarn beside completed strap, BO all bar 4 stitches and repeat rows 2 and 3 for other strap.


Weave in ends and block. Trust me; blocking does make all the difference. For the uninitiated, this really just means wash your TJ and lay it out nice and flat to dry, pulling the lace out open. See not that scary at all!

This pattern is provided for your own personal use. You may knit it for yourself, as a gift, a swap or for charity. This pattern is not intended for commercial use. Any intended commercial use requires permission in writing and the payment of a small license fee.

1 comment:

Robyn said...

So cute! I want one in my size:D