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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Penguin Bib

This pattern has been completed rewritten as of September 10, 2011.  It also includes a chart. The revised pattern can be found in the sidebar or by clicking here.
I love penguins and I couldn't find any patterns that really appealed to me, so once again I decided to do my own.



Materials: Worsted weight cotton. I used Lily’s Sugar and Cream in Grape. 1 skein.
Needles: Size 6
Gauge: 4.5 sts. per inch, not critical

Note: The edges of the bib are worked in seed stitch over the first and last five stitches (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1) and are referred to as “b5”.

Abbreviations:
k = knit
p = purl
sts. = stitches
dec. = decrease
dpn. = double pointed needle

Cast on 11 sts.

Row 1: p1,k1, across row
Row 2: Cast on 3 sts., k1, p1, across row. 14 sts.
Row 3: Cast on 3 sts., k1, p1, across row. 17 sts.
Row 4: Cast on 3 sts., p1, k1, across row. 20 sts.
Row 5: Cast on 3 sts., p1, k1, across row. 23 sts.
Row 6: Cast on 3 sts., k1, p1, across row. 26 sts.
Row 7: Cast on 3 sts., k1, p1, across row. 29 sts.
Row 8: Cast on 2 sts., k1, p1 across row. 31 sts.
Row 9: Cast on 2 sts., k1, p1, across row. 33 sts.
Row 10: Cast on 2 sts., k1, p1, across row. 35 sts.
Row 11: Cast on 2 sts., k1, p1, across row. 37 sts.
Row 12: k1, p1, for 13 sts., p 11, k1, p1 to end.
Row 13: k1, p1, for 12 sts., k 13, p1 k1 to end.
Row 14: k1, p1, for 11 sts., p 15, p1, k1 to end.
Row 15: k1, p1, for 10 st., k 17, p1, k1 to end.
Row 16: k1, p1, for 9 st., p 19, p1, k1 to end.
Row 17: k1, p1 for 8 st., k 21, p1, k1 to end.
Row 18: k1, p1 for 7 sts., p 23, p1, k1 to end.
Row 19: k1, p1, for 6 sts., k 25, p1, k1, to end
Row 20: b5, p7, k6, p1, k6, p7, b5

(Note: From this point on, the first and last five stitches are the seed stitch border. (k1 p1 k1 p1 k1) It might be helpful to place a marker for these stitches.)

Row 21: b5, k8, p11, k8, b5.
Row 22: b5, p9, k9, p9, b5.
Row 23: b5, k10, p7, k10, b5.
Row 24: b5, p11, k5, p11, b5.
Row 25: b5, k10, p7, k10, b5.
Row 26: b5, p9, k3, p3, k3, p9, b5.
Row 27: b5, k8, p3, k5, p3, k8, b5.
Row 28: b5, p8, k2, p7, k2, p8, b5.
Row 29: b5, k8, p2, k7, p2, k8, b5.
Row 30: b5, p3, k2, p3, k2, p7, k2, p3, k2, p3, b5.
Row 31: b5, k3, p3, k2, p2, k7, p2, k2, p3, k3, b5.
Row 32: b5, p3, k4, p1, k2, p7, k2, p1, k4, p3, b5.
Row 33: b5, k3, p4, k1, p2, k7, p2, k1, p4, k3, b5.
Row 34: b5, p4, k6, p7, k6, p4, b5.
Row 35: b5, k5, p6, k5, p6, k5, b5.
Row 36: b5, p5, k6, p5, k6, p5, b5.
Row 37: b5, k6, p5, k5, p5, k6, b5.
Row 38: b5, p7, k5, p3, k5, p7, b5.
Row 39: b5, k8, p4, k3, p4, k8, b5.
Row 40: b5, p9, k9, p9, b5.
Row 41: b5, k10, p7, k10, b5.
Row 42: b5, p10, k7, p10, b5.
Row 43: b5, k9, p4, k1, p4, k9, b5.
Row 44: b5, p9, k3, p3, k3, p9, b5.
Row 45: b5, k9, p3, k3, p3, k9, b5.
Row 46: b5, p9, k3, p3, k3, p9, b5.
Row 47: b5, k9, p3, k3, p3, k9, b5.
Row 48: b5, p9, k9, p9, b5.
Row 49: b5, k9, p9, k9, b5.
Row 50: b5, p10, k1, p1, k3, p1, k1, p10, b5.
Row 51: b5, k10, p7, k10, b5.
Row 52: b5, p11, k5, p11, b5.
Row 53: b5, k27, b5.
Row 54: b5, p27, b5.
Row 55: b5, k27, b5.
Row 56: b5, p27, b5.
Row 57: b5, k27, b5.
Row 58: b5, p27, b5.
Row 59: b5, k8, p1, k1 across next 11 sts., k8, b5.
Row 60: b5, p7, k1, p1 across next 13 sts., p7, b5.
Row 61: b5, p1, k5, p1, k1 across next 15 sts., k5, p1, b5.
Row 62: b5, p1, k1, p3, k1, p1 across next 17 sts., p3, k1, p1, b5.
Row 63: k1, p1 across row.
Row 64: k1, p1 across row.
Row 65: k1, p1 across next 13 sts., bind off next 11 sts, p1, k1 to end.

Shoulder Shaping

Row 66: Working on these 13 sts, k1, p1 across row.
Dec. 1 st. at neck edge every other row 2 times. (11 sts.)

Work one row even.

Next row, dec. 1 st. at shoulder edge every other row until 5 sts. remain.

Work one row even.

Dec. 1 st. at neck edge and shoulder edge. 3 sts.

Work one row even.

Slip these 3 sts. to a dpn and work an I-cord for approximately 12 inches. Fasten off and run end down through middle of I-cord.

Join yarn to neck edge and work remaining side to correspond to other side. Try to join the yarn so it is invisible, then the bib can be reversible!

Copyright 2008 by Elaine Fitzpatrick. Permission is granted to reproduce this pattern in any medium, as long as it is distributed for free and this copyright notice remains intact. Permission is also granted to produce items from this pattern for sale.

6 comments:

Alli's Little World of Knitting! said...

Elaine! I really love this little guy!! What is it about penguins that wins our hearts! LOL

Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us all!

Hugs
Alli

RoamingKnitter said...

Great job, Elaine. This is really cute. Thanks for the pattern.
Pat

carole said...

Elaine, I love your bibs... and have several babies to knit for... thanks for sharing your wonderful patterns!

Shirl said...

Elaine
Your Baby Bibs are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Drukkies
Shirley

susanmark said...

I have just cast on this bib in CottonTots Sweet cream.

NO Mistakes in any of ones I've done.

HUGS and please keep up the great designing.

susan

collegeknitterFSU said...

I have gotten to the point where I fastened off the i-cord. I'm not a total amateur but I'm not an expert either with knitting. How do I join the i-cord to the next side? Then how do I work the other side since I have cut off the working yarn?

Thanks