Sunday, June 28, 2009

Short and sweet

I visited with a couple of friends yesterday, both of whom recently had babies - as we all know, babies (who know knitters) must be swaddled in knitted items! But as I only got my act together earlier this week, I settled on a quick (and practical) project for each.
Cotton bibs! Lovely little items, very quick and easy to knit, and (if I may say so myself), so cute!

Details
Pattern: Modern Cabled Baby Bib by Andrea Pomerantz - a free pattern available via Ravelry. The only modification I made was to cast on 36 stitches rather than 28, and this was only because I was using an 8ply/DK cotton, rather than worsted. This makes a smallish sized bib, what you might call a "dress bib", but you could easily make it bigger if you wanted.

Yarn: 20g for each bib, using Heirloom 8ply/DK cotton from the stash! One bib was done in colour 674, a pinky purple (which I have christened "pinkle"), and the other in colour 680, a pale blue. This is a really nice soft cotton to knit with, not hard on the hands like some cottons.

Sticks: 4mm KnitPicks Harmony Options

Time: 23-26 June 2009, for both bibs.
It's almost a shame to think they'll be used for catching food (and other!) spills, but as I always say about my knitted dishcloths, using the knitted goods makes a tedious job almost a pleasure!

23 comments:

Bells said...

Pinkle. he he

They are adorable. I am so making these.

Michele said...

these are so sweet - especially like how you packaged them up.

and maybe they are going to neat and tidy babies.

kgirl said...

gorgeous! I particularly like the cable becoming the neck strap - so stylish!

nestra said...

Brilliant! And just in time, I was just starting to contemplate a quick baby-shower item.

m1k1 said...

Lovely pressies. And I agree that your packaging finishes them off beautifully.
I am always drawn to things with a touch of asymmetry.

Gidgetknits said...

I'm putting those in the memory bank for presents. Very stylish for slurping baby food!

TinkingBell said...

Very nice - love the pinkle!
Good bibs are a fab and useful fashion accessory!

catsmum said...

I must've missed that one on Ravelry, so thanks for the linky... and as we all know that Heirloom 8ply cotton is BWM cotton in disguise, I already know that it will work with stuff from the stash. Yay!

Michelle said...

Beautiful! And so useful too!

LynS said...

Perfect baby gifts - cute, but practical. I'm sure they'll be appreciated.

Lynne said...

So cute and I agree, almost too good to use. Hope the new mums don't put them away for 'good' becasue that sometimes means forever! I hope they appreciate and use them.

Caffeine Girl said...

Very cute. I love the assymetrical look. Very modern and fun.

2paw said...

I love this pattern, it's quick but classy!! I used two strands of Magicline when I made one. Your presentation is very lovely!! I want to undo thse bows and open the packages!!

amy said...

Bibs are perfect. And babies need drool bibs, too, which don't stain. I tend to use my yarn ones for drool bibs, not eating bibs. In fact I think it's time I made some more...

Sarah said...

Indeed you should say - SO cute

Ann said...

The bibs look great. I love the cable detail. Such a great gift!

Alwen said...

Those are cute! Hmmm, that idea could turn into a very cute little bag, too!

1funkyknitwit said...

LOVE...
LOVE... the pattern!!
LOVE... the packaging!!
LOVE... the cuteness!!

They should love their gift :)

Donna Lee said...

The nice things about those bibs is that they can be used as washcloths for the babies' faces when they're needed. I love the cable. They are precious.

Jejune said...

Off to add these to my Rav queue - they are gorgeous!! The cable along the side and neckband is the perfect touch!

MadMad said...

Oh my gosh, those are so cute!

Anna said...

They are lovely, what a great idea for a gift! I love how you packaged them too.

Rima said...

These are very cute! I have been planning to make some...

Rima
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