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Topic: Baby's First Lobster Bib *with Pattern*  (Read 9540 times)
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« on: May 25, 2009 11:34:27 PM »

I knit up Molly Lincoln's lobster pattern http://dirigo.wordpress.com/2007/12/17/free-pattern-toy-lobster/ as a baby gift for a friend who is expecting, and I thought, "What goes with a knit lobster? A knit lobster bib!" So I made up this pattern to go with.

Materials: Sport weight yarn in white and red, US 4 (3.5mm) needles, 1 small button
6 stitches x 10 rows per inch.  
Finished size 8 wide x 9.5 long

Cast on 42 sts. Knit 2 rows (garter stitch).
K1, make 1, knit to the 2nd to last stitch, make 1, K1.Knit the next row.
Repeat these two rows 2 more times. 48 stitches.
RS: Knit all stitches
WS: Knit first 5 stitches, purl to the last 5 stitches, knit last 5 stitches.
Repeat these two rows. The center will be stockinette with garter stitch edging.
Continue alternating these rows, following the lobster chart on each row centered in the work.
Once the chart has been completed, work 2 more alternating rows.
Knit 8 rows (garter stitch).
Knit first 5 stitches and put them on a holder. Bind off the next 38 stitches. Knit the last 5 stitches.
Knit these 5 stitches (garter stitch) until the strap is 4.5 long. Bind off the 5 stitches.
Re-join the yarn to work on the other side, pick up and knit the other 5 stitches for the other strap.
When strap measures 4, create button hole. Knitting the next row, bind off the center stitch. On the following row, K2, YO, K2.
Knit strap to 5, repeat button hole.
Knit 3 more rows.
Bind off.
Sew a button to the first strap, 3 rows in from the end.

The cart: Link if chart doesn't load: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3614/3566082532_4121a5cde7.jpg?v=0

For the chart, I started with a typical lobster bib image, uploaded to Knitpro, cleaned up in Photoshop.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2009 11:54:23 PM by chris_wass - Reason: added a needed detail » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2009 05:08:24 AM »

Very nice! I wish I know how to knit! Awesome, awesome, awesome job!!  Grin Grin Grin

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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2009 08:30:26 AM »

This is too cute!  What a nice gift set.  Smiley

« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2012 06:32:38 PM »

Thanks for this!
It looks really authentic.

My aunt has a lobster-themed cottage.
And she might be getting yet another - for when the grand-kids come to eat.
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2013 07:44:05 PM »

some day I will master knitting with color and this will be the first think I knit. I love  the "first lobster bib" idea!
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