Nancy Pietraszek

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Knitting: Dress
This pattern contains directions for a sleeveless dress worked seamless from the bottom up, starting with the ruffle. The skirt is worked in the round and the top front and top back are worked separately and flat. The shoulder straps are grafted together in kitchener stitch but may be seamed if you prefer. The edging around the armholes is worke...
Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan has a round yoke and is worked flat from the neck down to the armhole area. At that point the sleeves are put onto waste yarn or holders to be worked after the rest of the sweater is complete. The body is also worked flat. When the sleeve stitches are picked up, they are worked in the round.
Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan is worked seamlessly, top down, with a round yoke, worked in an interesting pattern of ribbing and eyelets. The yoke is worked flat. When the underarm is reached, the sleeve stitches are put on waste yarn or holders while the remainder of the body is worked. The sleeve stitches (one sleeve at a time) are placed on needles and worke...
Knitting: Cardigan
The main portion of the sweater is worked seamless and flat from the neck down. The sleeves are put on waste yarn (or holders), then worked in the round when the sweater is complete. Stitches for the ruffles are picked up from the front edges after the body is knitted, then, when the ruffles are completed, stitches for the front bands are picked...
Knitting: Backpack
This backpack closes with a drawstring, easy to close and easy to open when it is NOT being worn. It is VERY difficult to open while it is being worn - good security!
Knitting: Pullover
This easy to knit pullover is worked in the round, seamlessly, from the top down. It has a round yoke and a few short rows are worked on the back neck. The wrists and bottom hem edge of the body are worked in ribbing.
Knitting: Cardigan
The front bands on this seamless, top-down sweater are knit on after the body is completed. Directions are give for making 5 buttonholes but some samples were made with just 3 buttonholes and that works well too.
Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan is worked seamless and flat from the neck to the underarm area. Then the sleeves are put onto waste yarn or holders to be worked later, in the round. The remaining portion of the body is worked flat. The Mock Cable stitch (cable needle is NOT needed) is worked down the center of each sleeve and down the right front band, The holes ...
Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan is worked seamless and flat from the neck down. When the underarm area is reached, the sleeve sts are put onto waste yarn to be worked later. Then the remaining portion of the body is completed. The sleeves are worked in the round. The 6 row neck band, front bands, lower body band and wrist bands are worked in Seed Stitch. The body...
Knitting: Pullover
This pullover is worked seamless from the neck down. The yoke is worked flat until it is joined at the bottom of the V-neck.The sleeves and bottom portion of the sweater are knit in the round.
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
This is a simple cozy, knit in the round with one small seam at the bottom to close it and a flap knit flat at the top with a buttonhole so the flap may be folded down and buttoned to keep your iPad Mini safely inside.
Knitting: Pullover
The front and back are knit first, with a two-button closure on each shoulder. The stitches for the sleeves are picked up and knit from the edges of the front and back pieces and stitches for the neckband are picked up and knit after the rest of the sweater is complete.
Knitting: Cardigan
This cardigan is seamless and worked top-down with a round yoke. The button band is knit on after the body of the sweater is complete. Buttonholes may be put on either band. The Little Crowns pattern continues all around the sweater, not just on the front.
Knitting: Cardigan, Coat / Jacket, Pants, Onesies, Sweater - Other
This is a one piece, seamless, hooded jumpsuit with raglan sleeves, made with worsted weight yarn, suitable for cool weather. It is knit top-down from the ribbed neckband. The front buttoned bands go to within 1” of the crotch to make it easy to put on and take off your baby.
Knitting: Pullover
This is a simple pullover with 2-button closures on each shoulder to make it easy to get over the baby’s head. The big cable band down the middle of the front adds interest and is appropriate for a girl or boy. It’s a very quick knit and fun to make in your favorite worsted weight yarn.
Knitting: Cardigan
This Varsity Sweater is a lighter weight version of the Baby Varsity Sweater (still available on Ravelry) that I designed in 2011 in worsted weight yarn.
Knitting: Cardigan
This pattern is a cardigan worked from the top-down with a round yoke. The yoke is worked in garter stitch and the body is worked in a pattern stitch. There are directions for working the sleeves in garter stitch or pattern stitch, whichever you prefer.
Knitting: Dress
This cute dress is knit top-down. The yoke is worked flat, then is joined to work the skirt in the round. The sleeves are worked flat with the yoke, then the sleeve stitches are put onto holders when the underarm is reached. Once the rest of the dress is knitted, the sleeve stitches are picked up and worked in the round.
Knitting: Cardigan
This sweater is knit top-down and has cable panels on either side of the front bands, down the center of each sleeve and on the sides of the body, under each arm. It also has a 2 stitch cable on each of the 4 raglan seams.
Knitting: Stocking
The pattern is written to fit a newborn but can easily be made larger by increasing the number of cast on stitches by increments of 3 stitches.
Knitting: Pullover
This pullover is knit top-down and seamless with a buttoned front placket that is large enough to go easily over the head of a squirming baby.
Knitting: Dress
This dress is worked top-down and seamless, beginning with a provisional cast-on.The design is meant to resemble the look of the sewn hand smocked Bishop baby dresses that my own mother used to make. The long sleeves help to make it a lovely winter holiday dress. The 4 button placket at the back neck make it easy to slip over the head of a squir...
Knitting: Pullover
This is a seamless top-down pullover that is a fairly easy knit. The pattern is also easy to remember once you’ve done a couple of rounds. This is a very stretchy stitch and while you’re knitting, it may appear that the sweater will be too small. Once it’s off your needles and blocked it will be fine.
Knitting: Pullover
A while ago I made a pullover for my teen aged grandson and had yarn left over. When I saw it in my stash one day I decided to use it to make a baby pullover using the same stitch I had used on the sleeves of my grandson Teddy’s sweater. That is how Teddy’s Baby Pullover came into being.
Knitting: Dress
The dress itself, is seamless and worked from the top down. The pocket is knitted separately, then is sewn onto the dress.
Knitting: Cardigan
This sweater was designed to use partial skeins of yarn from your stash. It can be made by using 4 colors, 2 colors or even all one color. It also looks cute with short sleeves. The garter stitch and seed stitch sections give it lots of texture and keeps the knitting from being boring. To make the button bands a contrasting color you will need t...
Knitting: Pullover
This is a top-down raglan sleeved sweater with a hood and a front pocket. The sweater is worked in stockinette stitch with garter stitch on the front placket and around the edge of the hood. The neck band, bottom band and wrist bands are worked in 1x1 ribbing. The sweater yoke, hood and pocket are worked flat while the rest of the sweater and lo...
Knitting: Cardigan
The sweater itself is seamless, worked top-down. The 2 pockets are knit from stitches picked up from the bottom front then knit flat and the sides of the pockets are then sewn onto the sweater. The contrasting stripes on the left sleeve are knit as you work the sleeve, but the letter is done in duplicate stitch after the sweater is complete. An ...
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This sock is worked from the cuff down. The pattern looks far more complicated than it is to knit and because the pattern is not stretchy, the cast on number of stitches is more than is usual for a ladies size medium. If you do need to make it smaller you can subtract increments of 8 stitches and then adjust the number of stitches in the heel fl...
Knitting: Cardigan
Yardage for Main color is approx 150 (170, 190, 230) yds and for Contrasting color is approx 40 (50, 60, 70) yds.
Knitting: Headwear - Other
Fascinators are the fashion rage. Why shouldn’t your little one have her own fascinator? Fit for a little Princess. :)
Knitting: Cardigan
This long-sleeved cardigan is seamless, has a round yoke, and is knit from the top down. The increases in the yoke are hidden by the garter stitch rows and the pattern stitch on the lower portion of the two fronts are an easy knit.
Knitting: Blanket - Other
This sleep sack was made using 6 different colors from amounts I had left over from previous projects. It’s a great way to use yarn from your stash. Bright colors makes for a cute baby sleep sack.
Knitting: Pullover
The Bernat Baby Jacquards Florals yarn really help to make this a cute sweater and a fun knit. The ruffle around the front placket is far easier to do than it looks.
Knitting: Cardigan
This is a seamless cardigan worked from the top-down with the increase worked into the round yoke. The simple cable pattern is worked on the sleeves and body, both front and back. All the cables in this create a very warm fabric.
Knitting: Cardigan
This sweater is knit from the top-down with a garter stitch round yoke. The sleeves are also knit in garter stitch. The lower portion of the sweater is knit in the Little Arrows stitch pattern, which is an easy pattern to follow and looks well when completed.
Knitting: Cardigan
This sweater is done as a top-down, seamless raglan cardigan in worsted weight yarn. The finished chest measurements are:
Knitting: Cardigan
This is an easy round yoke, top-town, seamless, short sleeved cardi. Most of the sweater is garter stitch with a cute little ruffle at the hem to add interest. If made long enough, it’s a darling little summer dress.
Knitting: Pullover
This sweater is worked in 3 colors. The sweater pictured first was knit in green (Color A), white (Color B) and pink (Color C).
Knitting: Pullover
This simple pullover is made with button closures on both shoulders to make it easy to put on the baby. The pattern has 4 sizes: finished chest sizes of 17”, 18’, 19” and 20”.
Knitting: Cardigan
There are 2 snowmen, 1 on the front pocket & 1 on the back. The pocket can be worked either of 2 ways. You can knit it separately or the way I did - pick up stitches from the sweater, then knit the pocket. The snowmen are done in duplicate stitch, with French knots for the eyes, nose and buttons and back stitch for the mouth. There are many ...
Knitting: Cardigan
This sweater may be easily worked in one color or two colors. There are garter stitch sections, stockinette sections and eyelet sections.
Knitting: Cardigan, Beanie, Toque
The sections between “ribs” are done in garter stitch. The sleeves are worked in the round. The sweater is worked top-down and there are no seams to do at all. :) The hat is also worked in the round and is worked bottom up.
Knitting: Purse
This bag looks well with a contrasting ruffle or same color ruffle. I used a purchased handle from a local craft store. The flap is buttoned to the body of the bag to keep it closed, but you could use a magnetic snap closure if you prefer. I like pockets, so there is a pocket in the center outside back of this bag. If you prefer a sturdier botto...
Knitting: Cardigan, Beanie, Toque
The sweater is a top-down raglan cardigan with a square yoke. It has a lace pattern near the bottom of the sweater and also at the wrist of the sleeves. The hat is worked in the round, bottom-up and has the lace pattern just above the hat band.
Knitting: Scarf
There are 2 different cable patterns used in a 4 row repeat. The finished blocked size is 6” by 29” but it can easily be made larger or smaller by doing more or fewer pattern repeats.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a fairly simple pattern that works itself into a spiral design. It looks very good in a jacquard yarn or self striping yarn as well as a solid.
Knitting: Cardigan, Beanie, Toque
June 2013 - A number of people told me they wished that this pattern were available in more sizes so I have finally re-worked it. The new pattern is a little different but not too much. You can find the new one in the pattern section here on Ravelry under the name Sweet Baby Sweater. It doesn’t have a hat though.
Knitting: Cardigan
June 1, 2014: A revised pattern version has been uploaded to ravelry. The instructions to “Inc 1” has been changed to “kfb”.