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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Imp Bib


Copyright 2009 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. Please respect my copyright and play nice!

Size: approximately 8 ½" from neck edge to bottom and 8" wide

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

Sample was done in Peaches & Crème Light Blue.

Needles: US 6/4mm
2 double pointed needles for the I-cords

Gauge: 4.5 sts. per inch, not critical You want the bib to be fairly dense, so if the fabric is too loose, just drop down a needle size.

PATTERN NOTES
This pattern requires you to cast on stitches at the beginning of the first few rows of the pattern. I prefer to use the knitted cast on method, but you can use any method that you like. Just remember to keep the stitches tight. The ties are done by making I-cords. It’s helpful, but not necessary, to drop down a needle size when knitting the cords. I like to run a long tail down the center of the cord to finish it off. Be sure to use a straight needle and not one with a bent tip!

Abbreviations:
k = knit
p = purl
psso: pass slipped stitch over
k2tog.= knit 2 stitches together
p2tog.=purl 2 stitches together
sts. = stitches
dec. = decrease
dpn. = double pointed needle

Pattern: Cast on 12 sts.
Row 1: (right side) p1, k1, across row.
Row 2: Cast on 3 sts., p1, k1 across row. (15 sts.)
Row 3: Cast on 3 sts., k1, p1 across row (18 sts.)
Row 4: Cast on 3 sts., k1, p1 across row (21 sts.)
Row 5: Cast on 3 sts., p1, k1 across row (24 sts.)
Row 6: Cast on 3 sts., p1, k1 across row (27 sts.)
Row 7: Cast on 3 sts., k1, p1 across row (30 sts.)
Row 8: Cast on 2 sts., p1, k1 across row (32 sts.)
Row 9: Cast on 2 sts., k1, p1 across row (34 sts.)
Row 10: Cast on 2 sts., p1, k1 across row (36 sts.)
Row 11: Cast on 2 sts., k1, p1 across row (38 sts.)
Row 12: p1, k1 for 13 sts.; k3; p1, k1 for 11 sts.; k5; p1, k1 for 6 sts.
Row 13: k1, p1 for 5 sts.; p2; k3; p2; k1, p1 for 10 sts; k3; p1, k1 for 13 sts.
Row 14: p1, k1 for 11 sts.; k2; p3; k2; p1, k1 for 10 sts; p3; k1, p1 for 7 sts.
Row 15: k1, p1 for 5 sts.; p2; k4; p3; k1, p1 for 5 sts.; p2; k4; p1, k1 for 13 sts.
Row 16: p1, k1 for 6 sts.; p6; k1, p5; k1, p6; k1, p5; k1, p1 for 7 sts.
Row 17: k1, p1 for 4 sts.; k2; p1; k5; p1; k6; p1; k5; p1; k7; p1, k1 for 5 sts.
Row 18: p1, k1 for 4 sts; p9; k1; p4; k1; p6; k1; p4; k1; p2; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 19: k1, p1 for 4 sts.; k4; p4; k8; p5; k8; p1, k1 for 5 sts.
Row 20: p1, k1 for 4 sts.; p8; k1; p4; k1; p10; k1; p4; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 21: k1, p1 for 4 sts.; k6; p1; k8; p1; k1; p1; k3; p1; k7; p1, k1 for 5 sts.
Row 22: p1, k1 for 4 sts.; p7; (k1, p3) 2x; k8; p6; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 23: k1, p1 for 4 sts.; k7; p1; k6; p1; k3; p1; k4; p1; k5; p1, k1 for 5 sts.
Row 24: p1, k1 for 4 sts.; p5; k1; p4; k1; p3; k1; p8; k1; p5; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 25: k1, p1 for 4 sts.; k5; p1; k10; (p1, k3) 2x; p1; k4; p1, k1 for 5 sts.
Row 26: p1, k1 for 4 sts.; p4; (k1, p3) 2x; k1; p4; k4; p3; k1; p4; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 27: k1, p1 for 4 sts.; k4; p1; k3; p1; k4; p1; k3; p1; k4; p1; k3; p1; k2; p1, k1 for 5 sts.
Row 28: p1, k1 for 4 sts.; p3; k1; p3; k1; p4; k1; p9; k1; p2; k1; p3; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 29: k1, p1 for 4 sts.; k4; p1; k12; p1; k5; p1; k3; p1, k1 for 7 sts.
Row 30: p1, k1 for 4 sts.; p2; k1; p3; k1; p5; k1; p12; k1; p3; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 31: k1, p1 for 4 sts.; k4; p1; k12; p1; k6; p1; k2; p1, k1 for 7 sts.
Row 32: p1, k1 for 4 sts.; (p2, k1) 2x; p7; k1; p4; k2; p5; k1; p3; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 33: k1, p1 for 4 sts.; k4; p1; k10; p1; k8; p1; k2; p1, k1 for 7 sts.
Row 34: p1, k1 for 4 sts.; (p2, k1) 2x; p7; k1; p1; k1; p8; k1; p4; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 35: k1, p1 for 4 sts.; k6; p1; k5; p2; k2; p1; k7; p1; k2; p1, k1 for 7 sts.;
Row 36: p1, k1 for 4 sts.; (p2, k1) 2x; p3; k4; p5; k5; p6; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 37: k1, p1 for 4 sts.; k7; p1; k9; p1; k3; (p1, k2) x2; p1, k1 for 7 sts.
Row 38: p1, k1 for 4 sts.; (p2, k1) 3x; p3; k1; p2; (k1, p6) 2x; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 39: k1, p1 for 4 sts.; k6; p1; k10; p1; k3; (p1, k2) 2x; p1, k1 for 7 sts.
Row 40: p1, k1 for 4 sts.; (p2, k1) 3x; p3; k1; p10; k1; p5; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 41: k1, p1 for 4 sts.; k3; p4; k2; p1; k7; p1; k3; (p1, k2) 2x; p1, k1 for 7 sts.
Row 42: p1, k1 for 4 sts.; (p2, k1) 3x; p3; k1; p10; k1; p3; k1, p1 for 7 sts.
Row 43: k1, p1 for 4 sts.; k2; p1; k3; p1; k5; p1; k3; p1; k1; p3; k2; p1; k3; p1, k1 for 7 sts.
Row 44: p1, k1 for 4 sts.; (p3, k1) 3x; p2; k3; p1; k1; p3; k1; p4; k1, p1 for 7 sts.
Row 45: k1, p1 for 4 sts.; k2; p1; k4; p4; k7; (p1, k3) 2x; p1; k2; p1, k1 for 5 sts.
Row 46: p1, k1 for 4 sts.; p4; k1; (p3, k1) 2x; p9; k1; p4; k1, p1 for 7 sts.
Row 47: k1, p1 for 4 sts.; k2; p1; k3; p1; k1; p1; k7; (p1, k3) 2x; p1; k4; p1, k1 for 5 sts.
Row 48: p1, k1 for 4 sts.; p6; (k1, p3) 2x; k1; p5; k1; p3; k3; p2; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 49: k1, p1 for 4 sts.; k10; p5; k4; p1; k3; p1; k5; p1, k1 for 5 sts.
Row 50: p1, k1 for 4 sts.; p4; k3; p3 k1; p18; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 51: k1, p1 for 4 sts.; k19; p1; k5; p1; k3; p1, k1 for 5 sts.
Row 52: p1, k1 for 4 sts.; p4; k1; p5; k1; p18; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 53: k1, p1 for 4 sts.; k20; p1; k3; p1; k4; p1, k1 for 5 sts.
Row 54: p1, k1 for 4 sts.; p6; k3; p20; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 55: k1, p1 for 6 sts.; k27; p1, k1 for 5 sts.
Row 56: p1, k1 for 6 sts.; p25; k1, p1 for 7 sts.
Row 57: k1, p1 for 8 sts.; k23; p1, k1 for 7 sts.
Row 58: p1, k1 for 8 sts.; p21; k1, p1 for 9 sts.
Row 59: k1, p1 across row.
Row 60: p1, k1 across row.
Row 61: k1, p1 across row.
Row 62: p1, k1 across row.
Row 63: k1, p1 across row.
Row 64: p1, k1 across row.
Row 65: k1, p1 for 13 sts. Slip sts. just worked onto stitch holder, bind off the next 12 stitches knitwise; work across remaining sts. in established pattern: 13 stitches each side.

NECK AND SHOULDER SHAPING – LEFT SHOULDER
Note: As you look at the bib with right side facing, the first shoulder worked will be the left side. All the decreases are made on right side rows.

Row 66: p1, k1 across row.

Neck decreases:
Row 67: (right side) Slip 1 knitwise, k1, psso; p1, k1 across row. (12 sts.)
Row 68: p1, k1 across row.
Row 69: Slip 1 knitwise, k1, psso; k1, p1 across row. (11 sts.)
Row 70: p1, k1 across.
Shoulder decreases:
Row 71: (right side) p1, k1 across to last 2 sts, k2tog. (10 sts.)
Row 72: k1, p1 across row.
Row 73: p1, k1 across to last 2 sts., p2tog. (9 sts.)
Row 74: p1, k1 across row.
Row 75: p1, k1 across to last 2 sts., k2tog. (8 sts.)
Row 76: k1, p1 across row.
Row 77: p1, k1 across to last 2 sts., p2tog. (7 sts.)
Row 78: p1, k1 across row.
Row 79: p1, k1 across to last 2 sts., k2tog. (6 sts.)
Row 80: k1, p1 across row.
Row 81: p1, k1 across to last 2 sts., p2tog. (5 sts.)
Row 82: p1, k1 across row.
Row 83: Slip 1 knitwise, k1, psso; p1, k2 tog. (3 sts.)

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. Don't worry if the I-cords look a little wonky. A firm tug will usually straighten them out and after the bib is washed, you won't even notice! A good tutorial for making the I-cords can be found here:
http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-tips

NECK AND SHOULDER SHAPING – RIGHT SHOULDER
With wrong side facing, slip sts. from stitch holder to left needle and join yarn at neck edge.

Row 66: (wrong side) k1, p1 across row.

Neck decreases: All the decreases are made on right side rows.

Row 67: (right side) k1, p1 across to last 2 sts., k2tog. (12 sts.)
Row 68: p1, k1 across row.
Row 69: k1, p1 across to last 2 sts., k2tog. (11 sts.)
Row 70: k1, p1 across row.

Shoulder decreases:
Row 71: (right side) Slip 1 knitwise, k1, psso; k1, p1 across row. (10 sts.)
Row 72: k1, p1 across row.
Row 73: Slip 1 knitwise, k1, psso; p1, k1 across row. (9 sts.)
Row 74: k1, p1 across row.
Row 75: Slip 1 knitwise, k1, psso; k1, p1 across row. (8 sts.)
Row 76: k1, p1 across row.
Row 77: Slip 1 knitwise, k1, psso; p1, k1 across row. (7 sts.)
Row 78: k1, p1 across row.
Row 79: Slip 1 knitwise, k1, psso; k1, p1 across row. (6 sts.)
Row 80: k1, p1 across row.
Row 81: Slip 1 knitwise, k1, psso; p1, k1 across row. (5 sts.)
Row 82: k1, p1 across row.
Row 83: Slip 1 knitwise, k1, psso; k1; k2tog. (3 sts.)

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 as before.

Weave in ends.

11 comments:

cjknitson said...

I'm not a big monkey fan, but this has to be the cutest bib ever!
You are so talented!

Cass said...
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Cass said...

cute! I made this bib for my girlfriend's son. really easy to knit up. However... for the "right shoulder" directions... row 67 should end with a "p2tog" so that row 68 makes sense <3

Christina said...

Hi! I volunteer on the Board for a non-profit group called Las Madres. We're having a Luncheon and looking for items for our Goodie Bags. I was going to make a "Knitting" bag and include some yarn. I was hoping to also include some of your patterns. Please let me know if I have permission to do this. Thank you!

Christina Nyquist
baby@nyquistdesign.com

cathy said...

Hi there,
I have tried many times to print out this pattern... only th 1st page prints, and then follows with only the "notes" down the right hand side of the pattern!
If I have to resort to writing it out by hand, I will! However, I am so anxious to be able to get knitting this very cute little cloth!
Any suggestions would be very appreciated.

Thanks!

Carolyn said...

Cathy, try and copy all the text from the web page and paste it into a Word document (or other word processing program), then you can edit and print properly.
Carita

Thelma said...

I love this monkey bib. I've tried making it, but the written form confuses me. Is there a grid-type pattern for this adorable bib?

Becky said...

I just finished the Monkey cloth and am starting the Lion cloth. So far they are ADORABLE! I plan to make all the jungle animals as a gift for a friend who is having her second child and their nursery is a "Jungle theme." I just wish you had a giraffe!

Miss Lynn said...
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Kathy said...

Just finished the Monkey bib for my friend's daughter. Quick knit and adorable too! You are so talented, thanks for all the free patterns!!!

Kathy said...

Row 46 on the Gus dishcloth is missing a K1 at the beginning...