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Cable Stay-on Baby Bib Free Knitting Pattern

Updated on July 11, 2016

There are so many baby bib patterns you can get online. This is one of the free stay-on baby bib patterns. It includes braided cables and seed stitches. It's a perfect bib style to stay on babies because they can't pull and rip it off. The bib's collar can also make baby's neck warm from cold weather. It is not only keep baby outfit clean and also a cute fashion that different style from traditional bibs.

It used knit in the round method with cable needle for collar and flat knit for bib part. You should knit with stretchy yarn for neckline and cotton for bib part to get better absorption. Step by step instructions in the tutorial videos can help for beginners.

(c) whiteflowerneedle 2012
(c) whiteflowerneedle 2012
(c) whiteflowerneedle 2012
(c) whiteflowerneedle 2012

Pattern Instructions

Skills needed: Basic knit and purl stitches, cable, knitting in the round

Size: One size

Yarn used in the pictures: (Yarn A) 100% acrylic, Cat 4 worsted weight, Caron Simply Soft Baby Brights Ombre 9801 approx. 25 yds and (Yarn B) 100% cotton, Cat 4 worsted weight, Lily Sugar & Cream Pretty Pastels 00199 approx. 38 yds

Needles: US 5/ 3.75 mm 16 inches circular needle, cable needle and yarn needle

Abbreviations:

K = Knit

P = Purl

C4F = Slip 2 onto cable needle and hold in front of work, K2 from left-hand needle, K2 from cable needle

C4B = Slip 2 onto cable needle and hold in back of work, K2 from left-hand needle, K2 from cable needle

sts = stitches

Let's start

Cast on 100 sts with Yarn A by using circular needle. Make sure not to twist and join to knit in the round. Place a marker to remember the starting stitch.

Rows 1-10: (K2, P2) around.

Remove the marker. Knitting in the round is done and start flat knitting.

Row 11: Bind off 58 sts knit-wise to knit sts and purl-wise to purl sts (OR) bind off knit-wise to knit sts and purl-wise to purl sts until you left 41 sts on the needle, then P1, *(K2, P2), repeat * to end. There will be 42 sts on the needle.

Row 12: [Right Side] Change to Yarn B and K6, P2, K2, *(P1, K1), repeat * to last 10 sts, K2, P2, K6.

Row 13: [Wrong Side] P6, K2, P2, *(K1, P1), repeat * to last 10 sts, P2, K2, P6.

Row 14: K6, P2, K2, *(P1, K1), repeat * to last 10 sts, K2, P2, K6.

Row 15: P6, K2, P2, *(K1, P1), repeat * to last 10 sts, P2, K2, P6.

Row 16: K2, C4F, P2, K2, *(P1, K1), repeat * to last 10 sts, K2, P2, C4B, K2.

Row 17: P6, K2, P2, *(K1, P1), repeat * to last 10 sts, P2, K2, P6.

Row 18: K6, P2, K2, *(P1, K1), repeat * to last 10 sts, K2, P2, K6.

Row 19: P6, K2, P2, *(K1, P1), repeat * to last 10 sts, P2, K2, P6.

Row 20: C4B, K2, P2, K2, *(P1, K1), repeat * to last 10 sts, K2, P2, K2, C4F.

Row 21: P6, K2, P2, *(K1, P1), repeat * to last 10 sts, P2, K2, P6.

Row 22: K6, P2, K2, *(P1, K1), repeat * to last 10 sts, K2, P2, K6.

Row 23: P6, K2, P2, *(K1, P1), repeat * to last 10 sts, P2, K2, P6.

Repeat Rows 16 to 23 (3) times to reach Row 48.

Rows 49-53: K all.

Bind off and weave in ends. Enjoy!

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No part of this pattern may be copied or reproduced in any way without permission from the author/designer. This pattern is for personal use only and materials made from this pattern are not meant for commercial sale.

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How to Knit Cable Stay-on Bany Bib Part 1

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      Jeanne 11 days ago

      Love this bib, but I don't do cable. Is there a was to make just knit and purl stitches? If there is could you send me instructions to make it. My email address is jea520@yahoo.com. Thank you very much for your help.

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      whiteflowerneedle 4 years ago

      Hi faythef, thanks for your visit and voting up.

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      whiteflowerneedle 4 years ago

      Hi happyhedhe2, it is the same as Cat 4 medium worsted weight, I used Cat 4 medium worsted weight Caron simply soft yarn for the booties.

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      Faythe F. 4 years ago from USA

      This is very cute and practical..I think I will make one for my granddaughter..voting up and across

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      happyhedge2 4 years ago

      I am confused by yarn categories. The knitted red & white baby booties call for category 4 baby knitting worsted. Is that the same as category 4 medium worsted or more like category 3 "light"?

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      whiteflowerneedle 4 years ago

      Hi happyhedge2, You are very welcome and I am happy that the videos can help you. Congratulation to you to be a grandmother soon. Have a happy knitting!

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      happyhedge2 4 years ago

      I was terrified of using a circular needle and have read instructions however, your instructions are so clear and the videos so helpful I truly appreciate them and you for doing them. I am 70 yrs. old and going to be a first time grandmother in August. I just received this information on Christmas Day..........what a wonderful gift! You have inspired me to learn. Thank you so much.

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      whiteflowerneedle 4 years ago

      Thank you soooo much for your stop by and valuable comment. I am not a real pro and if you find out errors in the patterns, tell me please.

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      Wanda 4 years ago

      I really love your patterns, they are so cute! I downloaded the Seamless Yellow Baby Sweater Dress, Cute Knitted Shoes for Little Feet, and•Colorful Candy Baby Hat. Oh yeah, I forgot the Cable Stay-on Baby Bib. I was thnking of making the dress, booties and hat all in the same color as a set. I love your designs, they are so different then any I have seen. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

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      Cindy 4 years ago

      What a clever idea!