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Easy Stay-On Bib

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Easy Stay-On Bib
easy stay on bib

Easy stay-on bib.

© Eileen Casey, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Bibs are great for keeping baby's outfit clean, but getting them on and then getting them to stay on can be something of a challenge.

This simple little bib is a quick and easy knit, and is designed to slip over baby's head without any tie, toggles or buttons to fuss with.

Materials:

  • 1 ball Lily Sugar'n Cream in shade 02741 Playtime, or about 40 yards of medium weight yarn of your choice
  • pair of size 7 US (4.5 mm) knitting needles
  • size 7 US (4.5 mm) 16 inch circular needle

Gauge:

4 stitches and 6 rows to 1 inch in stockinette stitch.

Size:

Approximately 7.25 inches wide by 8.5 inches long.

Sample knit by Eileen Casey.

  1. With the circular needle, cast on 60 stitches and join in the round, being careful not to twist.
  2. Work in double rib for about 1.5 inches.
  3. Bind off 28, knit to end of round.
  4. Turn, and continue working back and forth in rows for the remainder of the bib. You can switch to straight needles now if you prefer.
  5. Next row (WS): slip first stitch purlwise, K2, purl to last 3 stitches, K2, P1.
  6. Slip first stitch knitwise, knit to end.
  7. Repeat these two rows until piece measures about 7.5 inches from cast on edge, ending with WS row.
  8. Next row: slip first stitch knitwise, K2, ssk, knit to last 5 stitches, k2tog, K3. (30 stitches)
  9. Slip first stitch purlwise, K2, purl to last 3 stitches, K2, P1.
  10. Slip first stitch knitwise, K2, ssk, K to last 5 stitches, k2tog, K3. (28 stitches)
  11. Slip first stitch purlwise, K2, ssk, K to last 5 sts, k2tog, K2, P1. (26 stitches)
  12. Slip first stitch knitwise, K2, ssk, K to last 5 sts, k2tog, K3. (24 stitches)
  13. Slip first stitch purlwise, K2, ssk, K to last 5 sts, k2tog, K2, P1. (22 stitches)
  14. Bind off all stitches.
  15. Weave in ends and block if desired.

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