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Friday, December 12, 2008

Snowbaby Again....

First of all, thank you, thank you for all the wonderful emails and comments about the latest bib and cloth! I'm just so overwhelmed with the terrific response! That said, I understand that some of you have had problems with the pdf. It seems to work fine for some, but not for others. I'm not sure what's happening, but in any event, I'm posting the line by line instructions and you can just cut and paste.

Snowbaby Bib

Copyright 2008 by Elaine Fitzpatrick. Permission is granted to make and sell items from this pattern provided that credit is given to me as the designer. Permission is not granted to reproduce the actual pattern, or post it, or distribute it, without my express permission. I worked hard to produce this pattern for you, so please respect my copyright and play nice!

Size: approximately 8.75" from neck edge to bottom and 8" wide

Materials: One skein of worsted weight cotton if you are using the bib for meals. If, on the other hand, you want to use it as a “drool” bib, I recommend using a superwash wool. The cotton has a tendancy to absorb the moisture, whereas the superwash wool will wick the moisture and keep baby nice and dry!

Needles: Size 6
Gauge: 4.5 sts. per inch, not critical

Abbreviations:
k = knit
p = purl
sts. = stitches
dec. = decrease
dpn. = double pointed needle
B5 = seed stitch border

Pattern Notes: The edges of the bib are worked in seed stitch over the first and last five stitches (p1, k1, p1, k1, p1) and are referred to as “B5”. You might find it helpful to insert a marker after the first five stitches and before the last five stitches.

When you reach the I-cords on the bib, it is helpful, but not necessary, to drop down a needle size to make the cords slightly smaller.

Pattern: Cast on 13 sts.

Row 1: k1, p1, across row.
Row 2: Cast on 3 sts., p1, k1 across row (16 sts.)
Row 3: Cast on 3 sts., p1, k1 across row. (19 sts.)
Row 4: Cast on 3 sts., k1, p1 across row. (22 sts.)
Row 5: Cast on 3 sts., k1, p1 across row. (25 sts.)
Row 6: Cast on 3 sts., p1, k1 across row. (28 sts.)
Row 7: Cast on 3 sts., p1, k1 across row. (31 sts.)
Row 8: Cast on 2 sts., p1, k1 across row (33 sts.)
Row 9: Cast on 2 sts., p1, k1 across row (35 sts.)
Row 10: Cast on 2 sts., p1, k1 across row (37 sts.)
Row 11: Cast on 2 sts., p1, k1 across row (39 sts.)
Row 12: p1, k1 for 10 sts.; p19; k1, p1 for 10 sts.
Row 13: p1, k1 for 8 sts.; p2, k13; (p1, k1) 2 times; p1, k2; p1, k1 for 9 sts.
Row 14: p1, k1 for 8 sts.; p3; (k1, p1) 2 times; k1; p13; k1, p1 for 10 sts.
Row 15: p1, k1 for 7 sts.; k2; p1; k9; p1; k3; p5; k4; p1, k1 for 7 sts.
Row 16: p1, k1, for 6 sts.; p5; k1; p3; k1; p13; k1; p3; k1, p1 for 6 sts.
Row 17: p1, k1 for 5 sts.; k4; p1; k14; p4; k6; p1, k1 for 5 sts.
Row 18: p1, k1 for 4; p2; k1; p2; k1; p1; k1; p2; k1; p14; k1; p5; k1, p1 for 4 sts.

(Note: From this point on, the first and last five stitches are the seed stitch border. (B5) It might be helpful to place a marker for these stitches.)

Row 19: B5; k5; p1; k8; p1; k4; p4; (k1, p1) 2 times; k2; B5.
Row 20: B5; p3; k2; p2; k1; p2; k1; p12; k1; p5; B5.
Row 21: B5; k5; p1; k12; p4; k2; p4; k1; B5.
Row 22: B5; p5; k1; p1; k1; p2; k1; p11; k1; p6; B5.
Row 23: B5; k6; p1; k7; p1; k3; p5; k6; B5.
Row 24: B5; p8; k1; p2; k1; p9; k1; p7; B5.
Row 25: B5; k6; p1; k1; p1; k8; p4; k8; B5.
Row 26: B5; p8; k1; p2; k1; p7; k1; p3; k1; p5; B5.
Row 27: B5; k5; p1; k3; p12; k5; p1; k2; B5.
Row 28: B5; p8; k2; (p1, k1) 5 times; p3; k1; p5; B5.
Row 29: B5; k4; p1; k4; (p1, k1) 6 times; p3; k5; B5.
Row 30: B5; p4; k2; (p1, k1) 7 times; p4; k1; p4; B5.
Row 31: B5; k2; p3; k4; p14; k2; p1; k3; B5.
Row 32: B5; p2; k5; p2; k1; p9; (k1, p4) 2 times; B5.
Row 33: B5; k3; p2; k3; p1; k4; p3; k4; p1; k2; p1; k3; p1; k1; B5.
Row 34: B5; p1; k5; p1; k1; p4; k1; p3; k1; p4; k1; p2; k1; p1; k1; p2; B5.
Row 35: B5; k1; p1; (k2, p1) 2 times; k3; p1; k5; p1; k3; p1; k1; p1; k3; p1; k1; B5.
Row 36: B5; p1; k5; p1; k1; p2; k1; p7; (k1, p2) 2 times; k1; p4; B5.
Row 37: B5; k7; p1; k13; p1; k1; p1; k3; p1; k1; B5.
Row 38: B5; p1; k5; p1; (k1, p6) 2 times; k1; p7; B5.
Row 39: B5; k7; p1; k13; (p1, k1) 4 times; B5.
Row 40: B5; (p1, k1) 4 times; p13; k1; p7; B5.
Row 41: B5; k4; p1; k2; p1; k4; p1; k3; p1; k4; p1; k7; B5.
Row 42: B5; p7; k1; p13; k1; p7; B5.
Row 43: B5; k7; p1; k13; p1; k7; B5.
Row 44: B5; p2, k1; p5; k1; p11; k1; p8; B5.
Row 45: B5; k1; p1; k6; p1; k11; p1; k8; B5.
Row 46: B5; p9; k1; p9; k1; p9; B5.
Row 47: B5; k10; p1; k7; p1; k10; B5.
Row 48: B5; p11; k7; p11; B5.
Row 49: B5; k6; p1; k17; p1; k4; B5.
Row 50: B5; p29; B5.
Row 51: B5; k20; p1; k8; B5.
Row 52: B5; p29; B5.
Row 53: B5; k12; p1; k13; p1; k2; B5
Row 54: B5; p25; k1; p3; B5.
Row 55: B5; k16; p1; k12; B5.
Row 56: B5; p29; B5.
Row 57: B5; k29; B5.
Row 58: B5; p8; (k1, p1) for 13; p8; B5.
Row 59: B5; k7; p1, k1 for 15 sts.; k7; B5.
Row 60: p1, k1 for 6 sts.; p5; k1, p1 for 17 sts.; p5; k1, p1 for 6 sts.
Row 61: p1, k1; for 7 sts; k3; p1, k1 for 19 sts.; k3; p1, k1 for 7 sts.
Row 62 – Row 64: p1, k1 across row

Shoulder shaping:

Row 65: p1, k1 for 13 sts.; bind off the next 13 sts. knitwise; work remaining 12 sts. in seed stitch as established. You should have 13 sts. on each side. Place first 13 stitches on a holder and work on remaining 13 sts. as follows:

Work one row even in established seed stitch.
(Right side) Dec. 1 st. at neck edge every other row 2 times. (11 sts.)
Work one row even in established seed stitch.
Dec. 1 st. at shoulder edge every other row until 5 sts. remain.
Work one row even in established seed stitch.
(Right side) Dec. 1 st. at neck edge and 1 st. at shoulder edge. 3 sts.
Work one row even in established seed stitch.
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.
Weave in ends.

Snowbaby Cloth

Copyright 2008 by Elaine Fitzpatrick. Permission is granted to make and sell items from this pattern provided that credit is given to me as the designer. Permission is not granted to reproduce the actual pattern, or post it, or distribute it, without my express permission. I worked hard to produce this pattern for you, so please respect my copyright and play nice!

Size: approximately 8.50" X 8"

Materials: One skein of worsted weight cotton.

Needles: U.S. Size 6 (4 mm)

Gauge: 4.5 sts. per inch, not critical

Abbreviations:
k = knit
p = purl
sts. = stitches
dec. = decrease

Pattern Note: The edges of the washcloth are worked in seed stitch over the first and last five stitches (p1, k1, p1, k1, p1) and are referred to as “B5”. You might find it helpful to insert a marker after the first five stitches and before the last five stitches.

Pattern: Cast on 39 sts.

Row 1 – Row 5: p1, k1 across row.
Row 6: p1, k1 for 10 sts.; p19; k1, p1 for 10 sts.
Row 7: p1, k1 for 8 sts.; p2, k13; (p1, k1) 2 times; p1, k2; p1, k1 for 9 sts.
Row 8: p1, k1 for 8 sts.; p3; (k1, p1) 2 times; k1; p13; k1, p1 for 10 sts.
Row 9: p1, k1 for 7 sts.; k2; p1; k9; p1; k3; p5; k4; p1, k1 for 7 sts.
Row 10: p1, k1, for 6 sts.; p5; k1; p3; k1; p13; k1; p3; k1, p1 for 6 sts.
Row 11: p1, k1 for 5 sts.; k4; p1; k14; p4; k6; p1, k1 for 5 sts.
Row 12: p1, k1 for 4; p2; k1; p2; k1; p1; k1; p2; k1; p14; k1; p5; k1, p1 for 4 sts.

(Note: From this point on, the first and last five stitches are the seed stitch border. (B5) It might be helpful to place a marker for these stitches.)

Row 13: B5; k5; p1; k8; p1; k4; p4; (k1, p1) 2 times; k2; B5.
Row 14: B5; p3; k2; p2; k1; p2; k1; p12; k1; p5; B5.
Row 15: B5; k5; p1; k12; p4; k2; p4; k1; B5.
Row 16: B5; p5; k1; p1; k1; p2; k1; p11; k1; p6; B5.
Row 17: B5; k6; p1; k7; p1; k3; p5; k6; B5.
Row 18: B5; p8; k1; p2; k1; p9; k1; p7; B5.
Row 19: B5; k6; p1; k1; p1; k8; p4; k8; B5.
Row 20: B5; p8; k1; p2; k1; p7; k1; p3; k1; p5; B5.
Row 21: B5; k5; p1; k3; p12; k5; p1; k2; B5.
Row 22: B5; p8; k2; (p1, k1) 5 times; p3; k1; p5; B5.
Row 23: B5; k4; p1; k4; (p1, k1) 6 times; p3; k5; B5.
Row 24: B5; p4; k2; (p1, k1) 7 times; p4; k1; p4; B5.
Row 25: B5; k2; p3; k4; p14; k2; p1; k3; B5.
Row 26: B5; p2; k5; p2; k1; p9; (k1, p4) 2 times; B5.
Row 27: B5; k3; p2; k3; p1; k4; p3; k4; p1; k2; p1; k3; p1; k1; B5.
Row 28: B5; p1; k5; p1; k1; p4; k1; p3; k1; p4; k1; p2; k1; p1; k1; p2; B5.
Row 29: B5; k1; p1; (k2, p1) 2 times; k3; p1; k5; p1; k3; p1; k1; p1; k3; p1; k1; B5.
Row 30: B5; p1; k5; p1; k1; p2; k1; p7; (k1, p2) 2 times; k1; p4; B5.
Row 31: B5; k7; p1; k13; p1; k1; p1; k3; p1; k1; B5.
Row 32: B5; p1; k5; p1; (k1, p6) 2 times; k1; p7; B5.
Row 33: B5; k7; p1; k13; (p1, k1) 4 times; B5.
Row 34: B5; (p1, k1) 4 times; p13; k1; p7; B5.
Row 35: B5; k4; p1; k2; p1; k4; p1; k3; p1; k4; p1; k7; B5.
Row 36: B5; p7; k1; p13; k1; p7; B5.
Row 37: B5; k7; p1; k13; p1; k7; B5.
Row 38: B5; p2, k1; p5; k1; p11; k1; p8; B5.
Row 39: B5; k1; p1; k6; p1; k11; p1; k8; B5.
Row 40: B5; p9; k1; p9; k1; p9; B5.
Row 41: B5; k10; p1; k7; p1; k10; B5.
Row 42: B5; p11; k7; p11; B5.
Row 43: B5; k6; p1; k17; p1; k4; B5.
Row 44: B5; p29; B5.
Row 45: B5; k20; p1; k8; B5.
Row 46: B5; p29; B5.
Row 47: B5; (k12, p1) 2 times; k3; B5
Row 48: p1, k1 for 6 sts.; p24; k1; p2; k1, p1 for 6 sts.
Row 49: p1, k1 for 7 sts; k5; p1; k14; p1, k4; p1, k1 for 7 sts.
Row 50: p1, k1 for 8 sts; p9, k1; p13; k1, p1 for 8 sts.
Row 51: p1, k1 for 9 sts.; k21; p1, k1 for 9 sts.
Row 52 – Row 56: p1, k1 across row.
Bind off in k1, p1.
Weave in ends.

13 comments:

pojo said...

Hi Elaine,
i can't figure out the rows 1-12 the stitches do not add up right what am i doing wrong it says to cast on 39 but you add the rows some are 41.
thank you
pat

pojo said...

I forgot to mention it was the snowman dishcloth
pat

Elaine said...

Hi Pat:
I don't know what you're doing wrong! I count 39 stitches for each row. You aren't doing the (p1, k1) more than two times are you?

susanmark said...

HI Elaine,

THANK YOU for another wonderful bib/washcloth pattern.

This is the cutest one yet. I have already knit one for my two week old granddaughter.

HUGS
Susan

pojo said...

Hi Elaine,
I finally wrote them out and figured it out I was reading it wrong.
I've did you other ones with no problems. Thanks for your help too!
I love all of your patterns.

I hope you and your family have a nice Christmas too!
pat
sorry to bother you

Debbie said...

Hi Elaine;
First of all thanks for such a cute pattern. But I am having the same problem as Pat.
Rows 6-12 I keep getting 41 stitches. Row 6 is were it starts to be 41 stitches. I can't figure out what I am doing wrong. 1 + 10 + 19 + 1 + 10 = 41 stitches. Please help as I really love this cloth but can't figure out the number of stitches. Thanks,
Debbie

Debbie said...

Never mind. I guess it was just to late at night to concentrate. I figured out what I was doing wrong. On row 6 I was counting the p1 as 1 stitch and not doing pl than k1 for 10 stitches. That is what gave me the extra stitch. Thanks and Happy New Year.
Debbie

DaĆ­sma Vaz said...

Hello.... I'm Day and I have a knitting blog in portuguese. I just saw your pattern and I'm in love with it.
Can I have your permission to post it, in portuguese on my blog, giving you the credit and putting your blog link.
Please let me know.

This & That said...

Hi there,
I would love to use your snowman dishcloth pattern for the squares that are going to the children in Newtown Ct. The squares need to be 8" X 8" can you tell which row to skip so that it ends up to be 8" X 8" instead of 8" X 8 1/2"? Thank you!

Laura said...

Just had to tell you I enjoy your blog and patterns. My daughter is also a "Fitzpatrick", complete with red hair and green eyes. I've since changed my name by remarriage, but was a Fitzpatrick for many years. Thanks for allowing us to use your cute paterns.

Laura Altes

Unknown said...

Knitting the Snow Baby bit and starting with Row 13 there are 41 stitches in the pattern but there are only 39 stitches on the needle. Can you please let me know if there is an updated pattern. The only rows that are 41 stitches are rows 13 to 18. Thank you!!

Ashlee Lilley said...
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Jessie Doughty said...

Gorgeous pattern, I'm adding this to a very special patchwork blanket. Thank you millions x