Baby Blue Bib…

I need a bit of a break from The Earth Stripe Wrap. Fun as it is, I felt the sudden urge to do something that wasn’t back and forth Stocking Stitch!

Tracey, a barista at the Starbucks where we Guilty Knitters meet each Sunday, is due soon and we decided to each knit her a bib so we could give her a pretty little stack of them from the group. Nice idea huh?

We decided on the Petal bib for Leigh Radfords’ One Skein.

This bib…

From this book…

I really enjoyed making this!!

It’s an interesting construction and I learnt how to make an I-cord along the way too. Amazing that with all the knitting I do, I’d never got around to making one especially for the new baby crib we got.

You start with making the 5, separate, bottoms of the petals. Then you slide them all on a needle and knit across.

The shaping in achieved with short row shaping – stopping half way through a row and turning around and preventing a hole by wrapping the next stitch. A technique which is well described in the techniques section in the back of the book – just in case you’ve not done short rows before. Some decreasing, then leave the live stitches on a needle to one side.

Next you make a few inches of I-cord (all described very well) then you knit the I-cord onto the live stitches, one at a time, as you go along. I was thrilled that there was no sewing and the finish was so neat!

A quick press and I was done – it took just a couple of hours.

Here it is

That pic shows the colour well but not the detail. Believe it or not, these are the same bib but with no flash so you can see the stitch detail – it looks grey!

The decreasing…

The Petal edge (knit first)…

The whole thing without a flash – trust me – it really is baby Blue!

Completed Knit Report
Name: Petal Bib
Pattern: from One Skein by Leigh Radford
Yarn: Rowan Handknit Cotton DK
Pattern Problems: None
Pattern Modifications: None
Washing and Wearing: HK Cotton is really durable so should be easy to wash and hardwearing.
Knit It Again???: Oh Yes!
Difficulty: Medium
Rating: 5/5
Other Postings Relating To This One: None

3 Responses

  1. Cheryl
    Cheryl January 26, 2008 at 7:18 pm | | Reply

    That is lovely,i bet she will be pleased 🙂

  2. Lori
    Lori January 29, 2008 at 6:06 pm | | Reply

    That is such a cute pattern! What a great gift!

  3. Helen
    Helen July 5, 2017 at 2:43 am | | Reply

    Such a beautiful bib – love it. I don’t knit – only crochet – otherways I would try to attempt it. Such a cute bib.

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