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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Pig Out!



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 Shrimp.

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: knit.
Row 2: Cast on 3 stitches and knit across row. (15 sts.)
Row 3: Cast on 3 stitches and knit across row. (18 sts.)
Row 4: Cast on 3 stitches and knit across row. (21 sts.)
Row 5: Cast on 3 stitches and knit across row. (24 sts.)
Row 6: Cast on 3 stitches and knit across row. (27 sts.)
Row 7: Cast on 3 stitches and knit across row. (30 sts.)
Row 8: Cast on 2 stitches and knit across row. (32 sts.)
Row 9: Cast on 2 stitches and knit across row. (34 sts.)
Row 10: Cast on 2 stitches and knit across row. (36 sts.)
Row 11: Cast on 2 stitches and knit across row. (38 sts.)
Row 12: knit.
Row 13: k10; p1; k15; p1; k11.
Row 14: k11; p1; k15; p1; k10.
Row 15: k9; p1; k17; p1; k10.
Row 16: k8; p1; k1; p2; k15; p2; k1; p1; k7.
Row 17: k11; p1; k13; p1; k12.
Row 18: k6; p1; k1; p4; k1; p13; k1; p4; k1; p1; k5.
Row 19: k10; p2; k13; p2; k11.
Row 20: k5; (p2, k1)x2; p1; k1; p13; k1; p1; k1; p2; k1; p1; k5.
Row 21: k7; p2; k3; p1; k11; p1; k3; p2; k8.
Row 22: k5; p3; k1; p4; k1; p11; k1; p4; k1; p2; k5.
Row 23: k7; p1; k5; p1; k9; p1; k5; p1; k8.
Row 24: k5; p4; k1; p5; k1; p7; k1; p5; k1; p3; k5.
Row 25: k8; p1; k19; p1; k9.
Row 26: k5; p5; k1; p17; k1; p4; k5.
Row 27: k10; p1; k4; p7; k4; p1; k11.
Row 28: k5; p7; k2; p1; k1; p7; k1; p1; k2; p6; k5.
Row 29: k13; p1; k9; p1; k14.
Row 30: k5; p8; k1; p10; k1; p8; k5.
Row 31: k12; p1; k11; p1; k13.
Row 32: k5; p7; k1; p5; k3; p4; k1; p7; k5.
Row 33: k11; p1; k4; p1; k3; p1; k4; p1; k12.
Row 34: k5; p6; k1; p4; k1; p5; k1; p3; k1; p6; k5.
Row 35: k11; p1; k3; p1; k5; p1; k4; p1; k11.
Row 36: k5; p6; k1; p4 (k1, p1)x3; k1; p3; k1; p6; k5.
Row 37: k11; p1; k3; (p1, k1)x3; p1; k4; p1; k11.
Row 38: k5; p6; k1; p4; k1; p5; k1; p3; k1; p6; k5.
Row 39: k11; p1; k4; p1; k3; p1; k5; p1; k11.
Row 40: k5; p6; k1; p6; k3; p5; k1; p6; k5.
Row 41: k11; p1; k14; p1; k11.
Row 42: k5; p6; k1; p14; k1; p6; k5.
Row 43: k11; p1; k3; p1; k6; p1; k2; p1; k3; p2; k7.
Row 44: k5; p2; k1; p1; k1; p2; k1; p12; k1; p7; k5.
Row 45: (k12, p1)x2; k2; p1; k1; p1; k7.
Row 46: k5; p2; k1; p2; k2; p1; k1; p10; k1; p3; k2; p3; k5.
Row 47: k8; (p1, k1)x3; p1; k9; p1; k5; p1; k7.
Row 48: k5; p2; k1; p5; k1; p9; k1; p1; k2; p2; k1; p3; k5.
Row 49: k8; p1; k6; p1; k7; p1; k1; p1; k3; p1; k8.
Row 50: k5; p4; k1; p2; k1; p1; k1; p7; k1; p6; k1; p3; k5.
Row 51: k8; p1; k5; p1; k1; p2; k4; p1; k3; p2; k10.
Row 52: k5; p11; k4; p4; k1; p3; k1; p4; k5.
Row 53: k10; p3; k25:
Row 54: k7; p24; k7.
Row 55: knit.
Row 56: k9; p20; k9.
Row 57: knit.
Row 58: k11; p16; k11.
Rows 59 – 66: knit.
Row 67: knit 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 68: knit across row.

Neck decreases:
Row 69: (right side) Slip 1 knitwise, k1, psso; knit to end. (12 sts.)
Row 70: knit.
Row 71: Slip 1 knitwise, k1, psso; knit to end. (11 sts.)
Row 72: knit.


Shoulder decreases:
Row 73: (right side) knit to last 2 sts, k2tog. (10 sts.)
Row 74: knit.
Repeat rows 73 and 74 until 5 stitches remain.
Next row: (right side): Slip 1 knitwise, k1, psso; k1, 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 68: knit across row.

Neck decreases: All the decreases are made on right side rows.
Row 69: (right side) knit to last 2 sts., k2tog. (12 sts.)
Row 70: knit.
Row 71: knit to last 2 sts., k2tog. (11 sts.)
Row 72: knit.

Shoulder decreases:
Row 73: (right side) Slip 1 knitwise, k1, psso; knit to end. (10 sts.)
Row 74: knit.
Repeat rows 73 and 74 until 5 stitches remain.
Next row: (right side) 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.

2 comments:

*-i.is.monkeys-* said...

I used your pattern, thanks! I knitted with pink yarn for the baby girl and because pigs are pink! =) Thanks again.

Stephanie said...

What a wonderful pattern! It's so well written and easy to follow. I finished this today and had a great time making it- it turned out adorable! I'll definitely be making more bibs from your site. Thanks so much for sharing such adorable patterns!