Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Ballband Baby Bib
It was the peer pressure. I really wanted a baby bib to be my next project. But, I hadn't knitted a warshrag yet, and all the cool kids were knitting them and I wanted to fit in. So I casted on for a warshrag and set to work, very much enjoying the colors of the yarns I had chosen. And when it came time to cast off, I looked at my little warshrag and said, "Looks like a baby bib to me!" So that is what it became.
Technical details for the curious: This is sugar and cream yarn and I used a size 7 circular to work back and forth. Followed the ballband pattern to the letter, but then morphed into baby bib pattern. Casted off 21 stitches for center of neck, leaving 12 stitches each side for straps. Worked straps for 5 inches a piece, with a 4 stitch buttonhole at the 4 inch mark on the left strap. If you carry unused color up the side of the work like I do, you will want to cast off the neck stitches on a wrong side row so the yarn gets back to the right edge of the work where you need it. Work the right strap first, then reattach both yarns to work left strap. The button is a stray from my button stash. My mother made it several years ago during her Sculpy clay obsession. It's a little big, but the colors just matched too well to use something else! (Not obvious from my driveway photo, but trust me, it's perfect) My daughter says the bib is too pretty to get baby food on, but I'm sure there's a glamourpuss rugrat out there that will appreciate it.