Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Knitting Knotes - Twinkly Pink

Twinkly Pink in Adriafil Giada

This is basically a pink version of Twinkly Fern, which I wear a lot. However on this occasion I have added waist shaping and used a different lace pattern. As you can see I'm using another of my 1980s Sirdar Sunseeker patterns to complete the lace. I also made the lace panel smaller this time because it is quite holey and revealing!


Yarn: Adriafil Giada 9 x 50 g balls
Needles: 3.25mm 3.25mm circular needle and 4mm
Yarn sewing needle
Oddment of similar colour yarn without the sequins for sewing up.

Finished measurements

Length: 58 cm
Length to armhole: 33 cm
Armhole to shoulder: 25 cm
Finished width from sleeve edge to sleeve edge:  140 cm

Here are my Knitting Knotes for my adaptation of this pattern.

  • Using 3.25mm - cast on 125 sts and knit 18 rows in K1 P1 rib - increase 1 st at the end of the last row = 126 sts. 
  • Change to 4mm and knit in stocking stitch until work 20 rows.
  • Dec 1 sts each end every 3 rows until 110 sts
  • Knit 10 rows.
  • Inc 1 st each end until 126 sts.
  • Knit to 35 cm. 
  • Cast on 2 sts at the beginning of the next 10 rows = 146 sts. 
  • Knit 20 rows.
  • Begin lace pattern. ***
  • Knit the lace pattern of 8 rows four times (32 rows). 
  • Divide for neck 45-56-45.
  • Using stocking stitch Knit 45 turn.
  • Next 5 rows, use stocking stitch and dec 1 st at neck edge on all rows.
  • Cast off final 40 sts.
  • Put middle 56 on a holder and repeat the other side. 


  • Same as back until ***
  • Knit 22 rows in the lace pattern  
  • Divide for neck - 50-46-50.
  • In pattern knit 48, knit 2 tog - turn. 
  • Complete one side at a time (put middle 46 onto a holder). 
  • Continue in lace pattern for a further 9 rows - decreasing 1 stitch at neck edge on each row. 
  • Change to stocking stitch and knit 6 rows.
  • Cast off final 40 sts. 
Sew up sides and shoulder.

Armhole edge

  • using 3.25 mm circular needle pick up 116 sts and knit 6 row in 1x1 rib - then cast off.

Neck edge

  • R1 - using 3.25 mm circular needle pick up and knit in 1 x 1 rib - 22 sts down left front, 46 sts across front and 22 sts up right front - then 7 sts down right back, 56 sts across the back and 8 sts up the left back. 
  • R2 - 1 x 1 rib - dec 1 st at the end of the round.
  • R3 - dec 1 stitch each side of the shoulder seam (4 in total).
  • R4 to R16 = as R3.

  • cast off loosely.

Sew in all lose ends, use similar colour waste yarn to sew up seams and then block seams. (NB: These pics are pre-blocking!)

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