How To Knit A Baby Bib Easy Baby Bib Knitting Pattern
Did you know that you can make your version of baby bib? Yes, it is more practical than buying one. You can also customize the patterns or designs when you do your version of a knitted baby bib, which you can find many patterns online. To learn how to knit a baby bib, here’s a quick and easy guide for you.
Why and When Should Babies Start Wear Bibs?
Babies are advisable to wear bibs during their few months after their birth. Even your baby is not eating solid food during that time, and your baby can still make a quite mess.
Also, spitting up is most common in babies ages 0 months up to 3 months. Learning how to knit a baby bib for your child can help you save tons of money in buying new clothes. Using a baby bib could also prevent you from always changing your baby’s clothes every after they spit. Aside from buying clothes is quite expensive, baby bibs are way easy to use and easy to take care of and wash. Here’s a guide on how to knit a baby bib:
Steps on How to Knit A Baby Bib
Baby bibs are a nice gift for a newborn baby. It not only maintains your baby’s clothes clean, but it is also a cute outfit that can be styled in different fashion ways. The following are the things you will need and steps on how to knit a baby bib.
Prepare the following materials ahead of time:
- Yarn - Prepare a 100 % cotton lightweight or DK weight solid-color yarn. Each bib (yarn A) is approximately 50 yards or 46 centimeters. Prepare another 100 % cotton lightweight or DK weight variegated yarn that is approximately 25 yards or 23 centimeters each bib (yarn B).
- Needles - Prepare a US size 4 or 3.5 mm, US size 2 or 2.75 mm circular, 24 inches, or 61 cm long.
- Notions - Prepare a stitch holder and tapestry needle.
- Gauge - Prepare 26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches or 10 cm in stockinette stitch.
Before proceeding on how to knit a baby bib, you have to take the following notes:
- The yarn works on the small needles to produce a closely-knit fabric, and so the spills won’t soak through easily.
- If you want to change the colors, you have to drop the old color and bring the new color up under the old color. Twist them together to avoid the gaps.
C4B = Slip 2 onto the cable needle and hold in back of work. K2 from the left-hand needle. K2 from cable needle
C4F = Slip 2 onto cable needle and then hold in front of work. K2 from left-hand needle. K2 from cable needle.
K = Knit
P = Purl
Sts = Stiches
Cast on the 100 sts with Yarn A by using a circular needle. Place a marking sign to remember the starting stitch.
Rows 1 - 10 - K2, P2 around. Then, remove the marking sign. Knitting in the round is done, you can start the flat knitting.
Row 11 - Bind off the 58 sts knit-wise to knit sts and purl-wise to purl sts. You also have an option to bind off the knit-wise to knit sts and purl-wise to purl until it left 41 sts on the needle. After hat P1, *(K2, P2), repeat * to end. There will be a total of 42 sts on the needle.
Row 12 - On the right side, change to Yarn B and K6, P2, K2, *(P1, K1), repeat * to last 10 sts, K2, P2, K6.
Row 13 - On the wrong side, P6, K2, P2, *(K1, P1), repeat * to last 10 sts, P2, K2, P6.
Row 14 - K6, P2, K2, *(P1, K1), repeat * to last 10 sts, K2, P2, K6.
Row 15 - P6, K2, P2, *(K1, P1), repeat * to last 10 sts, P2, K2, P6.
Row 16 - K2, C4F, P2, K2, *(P1, K1), repeat * to last 10 sts, K2, P2, C4B, K2.
Row 17 - P6, K2, P2, *(K1, P1), repeat * to last 10 sts, P2, K2, P6.
Row 18 - K6, P2, K2, *(P1, K1), repeat * to last 10 sts, K2, P2, K6.
Row 19 - P6, K2, P2, *(K1, P1), repeat * to last 10 sts, P2, K2, P6.
Row 20 - C4B, K2, P2, K2, *(P1, K1), repeat * to last 10 sts, K2, P2, K2, C4F.
Row 21 - P6, K2, P2, *(K1, P1), repeat * to last 10 sts, P2, K2, P6.
Row 22 - K6, P2, K2, *(P1, K1), repeat * to last 10 sts, K2, P2, K6.
Row 23 - P6, K2, P2, *(K1, P1), repeat * to last 10 sts, P2, K2, P6. After that, you have to repeat Rows 16 to 23 (3) times to reach Row 48.
Rows 49-53 - K all.
Learning how to knit a baby bib is quite complicated but fulfilling. Making a customized baby bib can help you save money but maintaining a fashionable outfit for your baby. You can share it with your friends who are interested in making a knitted baby bib.
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