Monday, January 19, 2009

Gabey Baby Drool Catcher (knitting)

Gabey Baby Drool Catcher

My son is in the "drooling like a hound dog over a steak" phase. Those little terry bibs hold up for about 2 seconds before they become a wet limp towel around his neck... and does that make him mad! This basic knit bib lasts 10 times as long, plus it has a large stockinette face where you can place an adorable knitting chart. Above I've added a breastfeeding mommy and the phrase "Boob Man".

DPNs - double pointed needles
Co - cast on
K - knit
P - purl
BO - bind off
S - slip
K2tog - knit two together

Size baby (toddler)

4.5mm straight knitting needles
4.5mm (or 4mm) DPNs
Tapestry needle
Sized with worsted weight yarn. Se whatever type/weight you like, just be aware that it will make it larger/smaller based on what you use.

Co - 40 (50) stitches
Row 1-5: knit (garter stitch)
Row 6: k7, p26(36), k7
Row7: knit
Row 8: k6, p28(38), k6
Row 9: knit
Row10: k5, p30(40), k5
Row11: knit
Repeat Row 10 & 11 until desired length.

Row 1: k6, p28(38), k6
Row 2: knit
Row 3: k7, p26(36), k7
Row 4-8: knit
Row 9: knit 15, place these 15 stitches on a holder, BO 10 (20), knit 15 to finish row.
Row 10: k15
Row 11: s1, k2tog, k9, k2tog, k1
Row 12: knit
Row 13: s1, k2tog, k7, k2tog, k1
Row 14: knit
Row 15: s1, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k1
Row 16: knit
Row 17: s1, k2tog, k3, k2tog, k1
Row 18: knit
Row 19: s1, k2tog, k1, knit2tog, k1
Row 20: knit
Row 21: s1, k2tog twice (3 stitches remain)
Row 22: knit
- finish this side of the bib with an I-cord using the 3 remaining stitches.
- Return to the 15 stitches on the holder, restart your yarn and repeat rows 10-22 and finish this side with another i-cord.

I-cord: Slip remaining stitches purl wise onto a DPN (same size or slightly smaller), *knit all stitches, slide to opposite end of needle without turning, knit all stitches*, continue ** until desired length is achieved (12“ will give you lots to make a bow). Cut yarn, and using a tapestry needle, thread the end into the 3 stitches, pull tight and weave in end.

1 comment:

  1. That looks much better than my method of mopping up my kid's face with a prefold all the time, lol!