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Monday, November 9, 2009

Studley


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 Camel.

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 allows you to choose between two methods of beginning the bib. One uses short rows and the other, more traditional way, requires you to cast on stitches at the beginning of the first few rows of the pattern. 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

Short Row Version

For this method, you don’t have to wrap stitches or pick up wraps. You just work the stitches to a point and turn your work around and start knitting in the opposite direction. I’ve written out every row for you and I’ve indicated how many stitches you should have remaining at the end of each row. If you lose your count, all you have to do is check on the number of stitches you have left on your needle and you’ll be right back on track. This technique results in a nice smooth edge.

Cast on 41 stitches
Row 1: k1, p1 for 30 sts.; turn (11 sts. unworked)
Row 2: Slip 1 knitwise; k1, p1 for 21 sts.; turn (8 sts. unworked)
Row 3: Slip 1 knitwise; p1, k1 for 24 sts.; turn (8sts. unworked)
Row 4: Slip 1 knitwise; p1, k1 for 27 sts.; turn (5 sts. unworked)
Row 5: Slip 1 knitwise; k1, p1 for 30 sts.; turn (5 sts. unworked)
Row 6: Slip 1 knitwise; k1, p1 for 32 sts.; turn (3 sts. unworked)
Row 7: Slip 1 knitwise; k1, p1 for 34 sts.; turn (3 sts. unworked)
Row 8: Slip 1 knitwise; k1, p1 for 36 sts.; turn (1 sts. unworked)
Row 9: Slip 1 knitwise; k1, p1 for 38 sts.; turn (1 sts. unworked)
Row 10: Slip 1 knitwise; k1, p1 for 39 sts.
Row 11: k1, p1 for 10 sts.; k4; p1; k11; p1; k3; p2; k1, p1 for 9 sts. (41 sts.)

Continue with *Row 12 of pattern.

OR

Traditional Beginning

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 15 stitches.
Row 1: (right side) p1, k1 across.
Row 2: Cast on 3 sts. at beginning of row, k1, p1 across row. (18 sts.)
Row 3: Cast on 3 sts. at beginning of row, k1, p1 across row. (21 sts.)
Row 4: Cast on 3 sts. at beginning of row, p1, k1 across row. (24 sts.)
Row 5: Cast on 3 sts. at beginning of row, p1, k1 across row. (27 sts.)
Row 6: Cast on 3 sts. at beginning of row, k1, p1 across row. (30 sts.)
Row 7: Cast on 3 sts. at beginning of row, k1, p1 across row. (33 sts.)
Row 8: Cast on 2 sts. at beginning of row, k1, p1 across row. (35 sts.)
Row 9: Cast on 2 sts. at beginning of row, k1, p1 across row. (37 sts.)
Row 10: Cast on 2 sts. at beginning of row, k1, p1 across row. (39 sts.)
Row 11: Cast on 2 sts. at beginning of row, k1, p1 for 10 sts. (including the 2 CO sts.); k4; p1; k11; p1; k3; p2; k1, p1 for 9 sts. (41 sts.)
Row 12: k1, p1 for 11 sts.; p4; k1; p9; k1; p5; k2; p1, k1 for 8 sts.
Row 13: k1, p1 for 10 sts.; k20; p1; k2; p1, k1 for 8 sts.
Row 14: k1, p1 for 7 sts.; p4; k1; p19; k1; p2; k1, p1 for 7 sts.
Row 15: k1, p1 for 6 sts.; k4; p1; k18; p1; k5; p1, k1 for 6 sts.
Row 16: k1, p1 for 5 sts.; p7; k1; (p3, k4) x2; p3; k1; p5; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 17: (k1, p1)x2; k7; (p1, k1, p1, k4) x2; p1; k1; p1; k9; (p1, k1)x2.
Row 18: k1, p1 for 5 sts.; p9; k1; p1; k2; p3; k1; p6; k1; p7; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 19: (k1, p1)x2; k8; p1; k3; (p1, k2) x2; p1; k3; p2; k9; (p1, k1)x2.
Row 20: k1, p1 for 5 sts.; p6; k2; p5; k1; p3; k2; p4; k1; p7; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 21: (k1, p1)x2; k5; p3; k15; p1; k2; p1; k6; (p1, k1)x2.
Row 22: k1, p1 for 5 sts.; p4; k1; p3; k1; p14; k1; p2; k1; p4; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 23: (k1, p1)x2; (k4, p1)x2; k5; p3; k6; p1; k2; p1; k5; (p1, k1)x2.
Row 24: k1, p1 for 5 sts.; p4; k1; p6; (k3, p3)x2; k2; p2; k1; p3; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 25: (k1, p1)x2; k4; p1; k6; p1; k3; p1; k1; p1; k3; p1; k4; p2; k5; (p1, k1)x2
Row 26: k1, p1 for 5 sts.; p3; k1; p2; k1; p3; k1; (p4, k1)x2; p5; k2; p3, k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 27: (k1, p1)x2; k3; p1; k2; p1; k4; p1; k2; p1; k3; (p1, k2)x2; p1; k3; p1; k4; (p1, k1)x2.
Row 28: k1, p1 for 5 sts.; (p3, k1)x2; p2; (k1, p4)x2; (k1, p3)x2; k1; p2; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 29: (k1, p1)x2; k3; (p1, k3)x2; (p1, k1)x2; p3; (k1, p1)x2; k3; p1; k2; p1; k4; (p1, k1)x2.
Row 30: k1, p1 for 5 sts.; p4; k1; p5; k1; p3; k3; p3; k1; p4; (k1, p2)x2; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 31: (k1, p1)x2; k3; p1; k8; p1; k2; p3; k2; p1; k6; p1; k5; (p1, k1)x2.
Row 32: k1, p1 for 5 sts.; p3; k2; p6; (k1, p7)x2; k1; p3; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 33: (k1, p1)x2; k4; p2; (k5, p1, k1, p1)x2; k4; p1; k2; p1; k3; (p1, k1)x2.
Row 34: k1, p1 for 5 sts.; p2; k1; p3; k1; p2; k1; p3; k5; (p3, k1)x2; p2; k1; p2; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 35: (k1, p1)x2; k3; p1; k2; p1; k3; p1; k11; p1; k2; (p1, k3)x2; (p1, k1)x2.
Row 36: k1, p1 for 5 sts.; p2; k1; p3; k1; p2; k1; p11; k1; p3; (k1, p2)x2; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 37: (k1, p1)x2; k3; p1; k1; p1; k4; p1; k2; p1; k5; (p1, k2, p1, k3)x2; (p1, k1)x2.
Row 38: k1, p1 for 5 sts.; p3; k1; p5; k1; p11; k1; p6; k1; p2; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 39: (k1, p1)x2; (k4, p1)x2; k1; p1; k9; p1; k1; (p1, k4)x2; (p1, k1)x2.
Row 40: k1, p1 for 5 sts.; p4; (k1, p2)x2; k1; p9; k1; p2; (k1, p3)x2; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 41: (k1, p1)x2; k5; p1; k2; p1; k3; p1; k1; (p2, k1)x2; (p1; k3)x2; p1; k4; (p1, k1)x2.
Row 42: k1, p1 for 5 sts.; p2; k1; p4; k1; p3; k2; p2; k1; p2; k2; (p3, k1)x2; p3; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 43: (k1, p1)x2; k4; p1; k3; p1; k2; p1; k9; p1; k2; p1; k4; p1; k3; (p1, k1)x2.
Row 44: k1, p1 for 5 sts.; p2; k1; p5; k3; p9; k3; p4; k1; p3; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 45: (k1, p1)x2; k4; p1; k24; p1; k3; (p1, k1)x2.
Row 46: k1, p1 for 5 sts.; p3; k1; p1; k2; p17; k1; p1; k1; p4; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 47: (k1, p1)x2; k6; p1; k12; p2; k3; p1; k2; p1; k5; (p1, k1)x2.
Row 48: k1, p1 for 5 sts.; p5; k1; p1; (k1, p2) x2; k1; p3; k3; p5; k1; p5; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 49: (k1, p1)x2; k6; p1; k4; p1; k3; p1; k5; p1; k4; p1; k6; (p1, k1)x2.
Row 50: k1, p1 for 5 sts.; p5; k1; p4; k1; p5; k1; (p3, k1) x2; p6; k1, p1 for 5 sts.
Row 51: k1, p1 for 6 sts.; k5; p1; k2; p2; k6; p1; k2; p1; k3; p1; k5; p1, k1 for 6 sts.
Row 52: k1, p1 for 7 sts.; p5; k3; p1; k2; p1; k1; p4; k1; p2; k2; p5; k1, p1 for 7 sts.
Row 53: k1, p1 for 8 sts.; k9; p1; k3; p1; k11; p1, k1 for 8 sts.
Row 54: k1, p1 for 9 sts.; p11; k3; p9; k1, p1 for 9 sts.
Row 55: k1, p1 for 10 sts.; k21; p1, k1 for 10 sts.
Row 56: k1, p1 for 11 sts.; p19; k1, p1 for 11 sts.
Row 57: k1, p1 for 12 sts.; k17; p1, k1 for 12 sts.
Rows 58 – 64: k1, p1 across row.
Row 65: k1, p1 for 14 sts. Slip sts. just worked onto stitch holder, bind off the next 13 stitches knitwise; work across remaining sts. in established pattern: 14 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: k1, p1 across row.

Neck decreases:
Row 67: (right side) slip 1 knitwise, k1, psso, p1, k1 across row. (13 sts.)
Row 68: k1, p1 across row.
Row 69: slip 1 knitwise, k1, psso, k1, p1 across row. (12 sts.)
Row 70: k1, p1 across row.
Row 71: slip 1 knitwise, k1, psso, p1, k1 across row. (11 sts.)
Row 72: k1, p1 across row.

Shoulder decreases:
Row 73: (right side) k1, p1 for 9 sts., p2tog. (10 sts.)
Row 74: p1, k1 across row.
Row 75: k1, p1 for 8 sts., k2tog. (9 sts.)
Row 76: k1, p1 across row.
Row 77: k1, p1 for 7 sts., p2 tog. (8 sts.)
Row 78: p1, k1 across row.
Row 79: k1, p1 for 6 sts., k2tog. (7 sts.)
Row 80: k1, p1 across row.
Row 81: k1, p1 for 5 sts., p2tog. (6 sts.)
Row 82: p1, k1 across row.
Row 83: k1, p1 for 4 sts., k2tog. (5 sts.)
Row 84: k1, p1 across row.
Row 85: 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. 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 the 14 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: k1, p1 for 12 sts., k2tog.(13 sts.)
Row 68: k1, p1 across.
Row 69: k1, p1 for 11 sts., p2tog. (12 sts.)
Row 70: p1, k1 across row.
Row 71: k1, p1 for 10 sts., k2tog. (11 sts.)
Row 72: k1, p1 across row.

Shoulder decreases:
Row 73: (right side) slip 1 knitwise, k1, psso, k1, p1 for 9 sts. (10 sts.)
Row 74: k1, p1 across row.
Row 75: slip 1 knitwise, k1, psso, p1, k1 for 8 sts. (9 sts.)
Row 76: k1, p1 across row.
Row 77: slip 1 knitwise, k1, psso, k1, p1 for 7 sts. (8 sts.)
Row 78: k1, p1 across row.
Row 79: slip 1 knitwise, k1, psso, p1, k1 for 6 sts. (7 sts.)
Row 80: k1, p1 across row.
Row 81: slip 1 knitwise, k1, psso, k1, p1 for 5 sts. (6 sts.)
Row 82: k1, p1 across row.
Row 83: slip 1 knitwise, k1, psso, p1, k1 for 4 sts. (5 sts.)
Row 84: k1, p1 across row.
Row 85: 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:

Anna's Yellow House said...

hi! I love your bib patterns. I've been making them for my friends babies. I noticed that in this pattern that on the Right Shoulder part, for Row 66, it should be p1,k1 across instead of k1,p1 in order to keep up the seed stitch pattern. :-)

Wendy in MD said...

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