Saturday, March 8, 2008
Purple Brick Bib
Two skeins of Sugar ‘n Cream Cotton Yarn
CC—Ombre with complimentary colors
Size 8 needles
With MC cast on 35 stitches
Work in seed stitch (knit 1, purl 1) for four rows
Begin pattern maintaining 3 stitch seed stitch border on either side in MC (you will have to attach a second skein of yarn for the three stitches on the far side). Be sure to wrap the yarn each time you change colors or you will have a hole in the bib:
Row 1: With CC [knit 5, slip 1] 5 times, knit 5
Row 2: With CC [knit 5, slip 1] 5 times, knit 5
Row 3: With MC knit across
Row 4: With MC knit across
Row 5: With CC knit 2, slip 1 [knit 5, slip 1] 4 times, knit 2
Row 6: With CC knit 2, slip 1 [knit 5, slip 1] 4 times, knit 2
Row 7: As row 3
Row 8: As row 4
Repeat these 8 rows four more times.
Repeat rows 1 through 3
Work in seed stitch for four rows
Continuing in seed stitch, work 7, bind off 21, work 7.
Leave first seven stitches on the needle or transfer them to a stitch holder, continue in seed stitch on the seven stitches you just worked, until the strap measures 5 inches. Bind off.
Attach yarn and work the other seven stitches in seed stitch until the strap measures 4.5 inches. Make button hole by binding off one stitch in the center of a row. Cast on one stitch in the center of the next row. Work until strap measures 5 inches. Bind off.
Weave in ends. Sew button on strap. Block if necessary.
If you try this and you run into a problem with the directions, please leave me a message in the comments section.