I made some bibs for our friends Lisa and David’s twins Weston and Brennan. I think you can see that Weston, on the left, might have the size advantage, but Brennan has the moves!
Woke up on a Sunday morning to an email from friends Stephanie and Dan that now they are 5! Koah joined his 2 brothers Northern and Denver on May 26th! What a surprise!
Hey Steph and Dan, what’s going on there in Copenhagen?
to make a nice selvage edge on the garter stitch side which made it easy to pick-up the stitches when I made the turn for the log cabin strips.
All in all, lots of fun with color, and lots of ends to weave in.
My version. A gift for a friend who made my shoulder better.
The view from the back.
This adorable bunny
(photo from the book)
from Simple Knits for Little Cherubs called the "Velvet Rabbit", by Erika Knight. The bunny pattern was pretty straightforward. All garter stitch. I knit both front and back pieces at the same time to ensure that they were the same size. Same strategy as for sweater sleeves. Also, when you are done, you are done, except for the arms, which are very quick. The ear shaping works quite well.
The instructions for sewing up the bunny don’t seem (no pun intended) as if they will work, but follow them and they do! I’m making another one in Cascade Ecological Wool (a gift for the son of one of my knitting friends).. This one was made using Cascade 220 Superwash since the recipients were busy parents.
Note: The pattern calls for Rowan Fine Chenille, which appears to be somewhere between fingering and DK weight yarn, using needles that are several sizes smaller than normally used for the yarn, (pattern calls for a US 1 needle, yarn recommends US 2-5 needles). So, where I am going with this is: Whatever yarn you choose to make this adorable bunny out of, go down several needle sizes from the recommended needle for the yarn. What this produces is a fabric that is denser and more "velvet-y" (especially if you are using a chenille yarn or cotton yarn), it keeps the stuffing from showing through and helps keep the garter stitch from stretching too much.
And of course, this bib (free pattern)
before photos on the "board". Blocking makes a big difference when you are sewing together pieces that are supposed to be the same size. I bought this one
and it makes all the difference. It folds in half for easy storage and well, you can read about on Webs. Enjoy.
Put them together and you get:
A caterpillar of bibs.
Made for my friends David and Lisa’s new twin boys from various yarns and patterns using my Button Knot Bib Pattern as a template. Some Fibonacci striping (bottom row on the left) going on and a Barbara Walker "String of Purls" pattern (middle row on the left) from A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns. You will recognize the first two patterns from Mason-Dixon Knitting: The Curious Knitters’ Guide: Stories, Patterns, Advice, Opinions, Questions, Answers, Jokes, and Pictures.
Barbara Walker at some of her most whimsical.
"Acrobats" (Band 55, figure 91) on the bottom row and Puppy Dogs (Mosaic 105, figure 69) on the top, from Mosaic Knitting by Barbara Walker.
Working on what to do with the wavy sides of this Button Knot Bib. As you can see, I have started a single crochet to see if that will tame the wave, but I think I will have to be "less tentative" as a friend suggested with my crochet so that it asserts itself over the wavy edge. I may try a "pick up and knit a garter edge" on the other side to see if that helps, but I am not very good at picking up stitches evenly, so I do it with trepidation…
Just found out that our friends Anne and Adam had another baby.
I had fun with the colors, which are becoming my signature (to hide food stains: this is my theory since we never had kids, but we certainly spill a lot of food!)
Details on how to make these here.
When is a bib not a bib? Apparently when it’s a hat!!
Proof positive that bibs are very versatile and when you are through using your bib to dust away your crumbs, up it goes on your head as fashion accessory!
Modeled for you by the beautiful Gwynnie!