Baby Bib Pattern #559

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Baby Bib Pattern

Materials: Clark's O.N.T. Knitting & Crochet Cotton, 1 ball.
Milward's Casein knitting pins, 1 pair No. 1 (2½ mm. size).
J. & P. Coats Bias Trim, 1 package.
Clark's O.N.T. or J. & P. Coats Six Strand, 1 skein the same color as Bias Trim, for embroidery.

Gauge: 9 sts make 1 inch; 12 rows make 1 inch.

Starting at bottom, cast on 57 sts. 1st row: * K 1, p 1. Repeat from * across, ending row with k 1. 2nd row: K across. 3rd row: * P 1, k 1. Repeat from * across, ending row with p 1. 4th row: K across. Repeat these 4 rows until piece measures 6½ inches. Then decrease 1 st at both ends of next row and the following 8th row (53 sts). Then decrease 1 st at both ends of every 3rd row, 4 times (45 sts). On next row work in pattern across first 17 sts, bind off 11 sts (thus starting neck shaping), then con­tinue across remaining 17 sts. Hereafter work over these last 17 sts, binding off 2 sts at neck edge every other row 3 times, at the same time decreasing 1 st at opposite edge every row, until all sts are worked off. Break off. Attach thread at opposite side of neck edge and work to correspond. Sew binding all around edges. Cut 2 pieces about 10 inches long and sew one at each side of neck edge for ties. Embroider bird design as in diagram, using 4 strands and work­ing it in chain stitch.

Baby Bib Pattern chart


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