North Star {Petite Cabled Skirt Knit}

This is the twenty-third post in my North Star November series….a soul centered discussion about depression.  Each day this month, I’ll be sharing a piece of my soul’s journey, along with a free pattern to thank you for taking part in such an important conversation!  Catch up by reading Day 22Skip forward to Day 24.

foggy trail

Negative Thought Trails

I mentioned awareness, mindfulness, and meditation as ways of connecting your mind and body in order to jump the track on some of those negative thought patterns.

When I first started trying to make this change, though, meditating once a day wasn’t enough.

I had become so addicted to  my negative thought trails, that all day long I would suddenly become aware I’d been unconsciously sinking back into guilt and self shame.

How frustrating!

So….I decided to create a loving meditative mantra.

In order to avoid falling back into old patterns, it was clear I was going to actively need to work on new patterns.  I needed a few grounding words I could chant in my head every time my mind tried to take over and send me on that depressive cycle.

In order to come up with my mantra, I gave some thought to my most authentic, truest self.

Who was that person??  How would she think?  How would she walk?  How would she talk?

colorful flowers

Loving Mantra

I decided that my most authentic self…the Melody I know deep inside…is the embodiment of peace, love, joy, compassion, abundance, and deepest gratitude.

This became my focal point.

Combining awareness with this meditative mantra was the next best step for me.

Awareness allowed me to recognize when I was falling into old patterns (which was pretty much every 10 minutes when I first started) and the loving meditative mantra helped me to uproot and send my sled down a new path each time I made that recognition.

Comment and tell me…

Who is your best self? 

What are five words you hold near and dear to your heart that explain who you REALLY are?

This is your new meditative mantra.

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Sugar and Spice….

knit baby skirt

Petite Cabled Skirt – Knit Skirt Pattern

This knit headband and skirt set is a sweet baby shower gift or newborn photo prop.  Featuring a beautiful six stitch cable, and an adorable ruffle at the bottom, this pattern embodies “sugar and spice and everything nice.”

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Petite Cabled Skirt Knitting Pattern

Average Head Circumference Size Chart

Newborn: 13-14”

0-3 Months: 14-15”

3-6 Months: 14-17”

6-12 Months: 16-19”

1-3 Years: 18-20”

Materials

  • Yarn: Approximately 100 yards of Fine (2) Weight yarn for smaller sizes, and approx. 250 yards for larger sizes (I used Paton’s Lace)
  • Knitting Needles: Size 4 mm (US 6) (Or size needed to obtain gauge) Straight Needles, small circular needles (12” for smallest size) or double pointed needles, and a similar sized needle for working cables
  • Yarn or Tapestry Needle

Gauge

13 sts = 2 inches (5 centimeters) in Stockinette Stitch

***It is important to check your gauge!***

Abbreviations

  • K: Knit
  • P: Purl
  • C6B: Cable 6 Back: Slip next 3 sts onto cable needle, and hold in back of work, K3, then K3 from the cable needle.
  • **: Repeat the section in between the two stars as specified

This pattern is written in US terms.

Newborn Pattern

CO 43 sts onto straight needles

Row 1: K10, P2, K6, P2, K2, P2, K6, P2, K2, P2, K6, P1

Row 2: K1, P6, K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P4, K6

Rows 3-6: Repeat rows 1&2

Row 7: K10, P2, C6B, P2, K2, P2, C6B, P2, K2, P2, C6B, P1

Row 8: K1, P6, K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P4, K6

Continue to repeat rows 1-8 until your piece measures approx. 12 inches (30.5cm).

Rows 9-13: Repeat rows 1&2

Bind off as if to knit

Fold your piece with right sides together, and seam up the cast on and bind off edges.

Turn your piece right side out.

Using your circular needles or double pointed needles, pick up 1 stitch along the bottom edge of each row (example – if you have 100 rows, you’ll pick up 100 sts) all the way around your piece.  After you have picked up one stitch from the edge of each row, join in the round.

Work with right side facing.

Round 1: Knit front and back into each stitch (this will double your number of sts)

Round 2: Knit

Continue to knit each round until your ruffled edging is approx. 1inch (2.5cm) in length.

Bind off as if to knit.

Secure and weave in all ends.

 

Headband Pattern (May require blocking)

Cast on 8 sts onto straight needles

Row 1-6: Alternate between knitting and purling each row, knitting row 1

Row 7: K1, C6B, K1

Row 8: Purl

Continue to repeat rows 1-8 until your piece measures approx. 12.5 inch (31.75cm) from the cast on edge.

Rows 9-13: Alternate between knitting and purling each row, knitting row 9

Bind off as if to knit

Block so your piece will lie flat (it may currently be twisting) with cabled knit side facing up.

Fold your piece with right sides together and seam up the cast on and bind off edges.

Secure and weave in all ends.

0-3 Month Pattern

CO 49 sts onto straight needles

Row 1: K14, P2, K6, P2, K3, P2, K6, P2, K3, P2, K6, P1

Row 2: K1, P6, K2, P3, K2, P6, K2, P3, K2, P6, K2, P5, K9

Rows 3-6: Repeat rows 1&2

Row 7: K14, P2, C6B, P2, K3, P2, C6B, P2, K3, P2, C6B, P1

Row 8: K1, P6, K2, P3, K2, P6, K2, P3, K2, P6, K2, P5, K9

Continue to repeat rows 1-8 until your piece measures approx. 13 inches (33cm).

Rows 9-13: Repeat rows 1&2

Bind off as if to knit

Fold your piece with right sides together, and seam up the cast on and bind off edges.

Turn your piece right side out.

Using your circular needles or double pointed needles, pick up 1 stitch along the bottom edge of each row (example – if you have 100 rows, you’ll pick up 100 sts) all the way around your piece.  After you have picked up one stitch from the edge of each row, join in the round.

Work with right side facing.

Round 1: Knit front and back into each stitch (this will double your number of sts)

Round 2: Knit

Continue to knit each round until your ruffled edging is approx. 1inch (2.5cm) in length.

Bind off as if to knit.

Secure and weave in all ends.

 

Headband Pattern (Does require blocking)

Cast on 6 sts onto straight needles

Row 1-6: Alternate between knitting and purling each row, knitting row 1

Row 7: K1, C6B, K1

Row 8: Purl

Continue to repeat rows 1-8 until your piece measures approx. 13.5 inch (34.25cm) from the cast on edge.

Rows 9-13: Alternate between knitting and purling each row, knitting row 9

Bind off as if to knit

Block so your piece will lie flat (it will currently be twisting) with cabled knit side facing up.

Fold your piece with right sides together and seam up the cast on and bind off edges.

Secure and weave in all ends.

3-6 Month Pattern

CO 55 sts onto straight needles

Row 1: K18, P2, K6, P2, K4, P2, K6, P2, K4, P2, K6, P1

Row 2: K1, P6, K2, P4, K2, P6, K2, P4, K2, P6, K2, P6, K12

Rows 3-6: Repeat rows 1&2

Row 7: K18, P2, C6B, P2, K4, P2, C6B, P2, K4, P2, C6B, P1

Row 8: K1, P6, K2, P4, K2, P6, K2, P4, K2, P6, K2, P6, K12

Continue to repeat rows 1-8 until your piece measures approx. 14 inches (35.5cm).

Rows 9-13: Repeat rows 1&2

Bind off as if to knit

Fold your piece with right sides together, and seam up the cast on and bind off edges.

Turn your piece right side out.

Using your circular needles or double pointed needles, pick up 1 stitch along the bottom edge of each row (example – if you have 100 rows, you’ll pick up 100 sts) all the way around your piece.  After you have picked up one stitch from the edge of each row, join in the round.

Work with right side facing.

Round 1: Knit front and back into each stitch (this will double your number of sts)

Round 2: Knit

Continue to knit each round until your ruffled edging is approx. 1.25inch (3.25cm) in length.

Bind off as if to knit.

Secure and weave in all ends.

 

Headband Pattern (Does require blocking)

Cast on 6 sts onto straight needles

Row 1-6: Alternate between knitting and purling each row, knitting row 1

Row 7: K1, C6B, K1

Row 8: Purl

Continue to repeat rows 1-8 until your piece measures approx. 14.5 inch (36.75cm) from the cast on edge.

Rows 9-13: Alternate between knitting and purling each row, knitting row 9

Bind off as if to knit

Block so your piece will lie flat (it will currently be twisting) with cabled knit side facing up.

Fold your piece with right sides together and seam up the cast on and bind off edges.

Secure and weave in all ends.

6-12 Month Pattern

CO 61 sts onto straight needles

Row 1: K22, P2, K6, P2, K5, P2, K6, P2, K5, P2, K6, P1

Row 2: K1, P6, K2, P5, K2, P6, K2, P5, K2, P6, K2, P7, K15

Rows 3-6: Repeat rows 1&2

Row 7: K22, P2, C6B, P2, K5, P2, C6B, P2, K5, P2, C6B, P1

Row 8: K1, P6, K2, P5, K2, P6, K2, P5, K2, P6, K2, P7, K15

Continue to repeat rows 1-8 until your piece measures approx. 15 inches (38cm).

Rows 9-13: Repeat rows 1&2

Bind off as if to knit

Fold your piece with right sides together, and seam up the cast on and bind off edges.

Turn your piece right side out.

Using your circular needles or double pointed needles, pick up 1 stitch along the bottom edge of each row (example – if you have 100 rows, you’ll pick up 100 sts) all the way around your piece.  After you have picked up one stitch from the edge of each row, join in the round.

Work with right side facing.

Round 1: Knit front and back into each stitch (this will double your number of sts)

Round 2: Knit

Continue to knit each round until your ruffled edging is approx. 1.5inch (3.75cm) in length.

Bind off as if to knit.

Secure and weave in all ends.

 

Headband Pattern (Does require blocking)

Cast on 6 sts onto straight needles

Row 1-6: Alternate between knitting and purling each row, knitting row 1

Row 7: K1, C6B, K1

Row 8: Purl

Continue to repeat rows 1-8 until your piece measures approx. 15.5 inch (39.5cm) from the cast on edge.

Rows 9-13: Alternate between knitting and purling each row, knitting row 9

Bind off as if to knit

Block so your piece will lie flat (it will currently be twisting) with cabled knit side facing up.

Fold your piece with right sides together and seam up the cast on and bind off edges.

Secure and weave in all ends.

1 – 3 Year Pattern

CO 71 sts onto straight needles

Row 1: K28, P2, K6, P2, K7, P2, K6, P2, K7, P2, K6, P1

Row 2: K1, P6, K2, P7, K2, P6, K2, P7, K2, P6, K2, P9, K19

Rows 3-6: Repeat rows 1&2

Row 7: K28, P2, C6B, P2, K7, P2, C6B, P2, K7, P2, C6B, P1

Row 8: K1, P6, K2, P7, K2, P6, K2, P7, K2, P6, K2, P9, K19

Continue to repeat rows 1-8 until your piece measures approx. 16 inches (40.5cm).

Rows 9-13: Repeat rows 1&2

Bind off as if to knit

Fold your piece with right sides together, and seam up the cast on and bind off edges.

Turn your piece right side out.

Using your circular needles or double pointed needles, pick up 1 stitch along the bottom edge of each row (example – if you have 100 rows, you’ll pick up 100 sts) all the way around your piece.  After you have picked up one stitch from the edge of each row, join in the round.

Work with right side facing.

Round 1: Knit front and back into each stitch (this will double your number of sts)

Round 2: Knit

Continue to knit each round until your ruffled edging is approx. 2 inch (5cm) in length.

Bind off as if to knit.

Secure and weave in all ends.

 

Headband Pattern (Does require blocking)

Cast on 6 sts onto straight needles

Row 1-6: Alternate between knitting and purling each row, knitting row 1

Row 7: K1, C6B, K1

Row 8: Purl

Continue to repeat rows 1-8 until your piece measures approx. 16.5 inch (42cm) from the cast on edge.

Rows 9-13: Alternate between knitting and purling each row, knitting row 9

Bind off as if to knit

Block so your piece will lie flat (it will currently be twisting) with cabled knit side facing up.

Fold your piece with right sides together and seam up the cast on and bind off edges.

Secure and weave in all ends.

 

 

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This cute knit baby skirt pattern features cables and a frilly ruffle.  It's the perfect baby shower gift or newborn photo prop.  Free pattern!

9 Comments On “North Star {Petite Cabled Skirt Knit}”

  1. This one is giving me pause. Five words to a new mantra. I like it!

    Reply

  2. Christ, Family, Love, Peace, Nature

    Reply

  3. My best self is peaceful, appreciative, helpful, trustful and humble!

    Reply

  4. Forgive, sacrifice, love, compassion, growth.

    It helped mto think of my 2 sisters, father, and grandmother ( who raised me); all who have given their last breath in this world.

    Forgiveness. Cindy
    Sacrifice Toni
    Love. Dudley
    Compassion. Flossie

    These four souls have been my mentors allowing me to grow.

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  5. Faith Love Charity Hope Steadfast

    from a broken family lived in orphanage molested as a child being adopted married 47 years 2 cherished children.

    without these 5 words I would not have succeeded.
    as I hear to know better is to do better.

    it is a constant daily choice to be a better ME. it is possible to change.

    Thank you for this openness on your part

    Reply

  6. Relaxed content learning honest and happy

    Reply

  7. I think I am going to have to really honk about my five words. Good thing it is an extended holiday weekend.

    Reply

  8. I have done all the requested favoring, Ravelry que, sharing with creative comments on facebook, but have not received any of your emailed patterns. Cleaned out spam; NOT there!

    Reply

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