Pattern: Feast Your Eyes Bib

Also available as part of an eBook, Flip for the next Feed: Five reversible baby bibs

Tartan patterns are wonderful for babies – you can go with subtle, soft colours for a delicate look; bright, vibrant colours for a cheerful look; or mix and match! No matter what your colour choices end up being, this bib is wonderful for mealtimes. It’s reversible, so you can flip it for the next feeding if the first side gets messy. It’s double-thick, so it’s extra-absorbent. And it fits on over baby’s head, so it’s hard for wee ones to take off by themselves!


  • One size fits all; to fit head circumferences up to about 17.5”
  • Finished measurements: about 9.25” x 13.5” when laid flat

Skills required

  • Knitting, purling
  • Working in the round with DPNs (two circulars or the magic loop technique are also good alternatives)
  • Grafting (aka Kitchener Stitch)
  • Double knitting know-how, including picking up stitches along edges (explained in pattern)

Materials needed

  • Yarn: Worsted weight, as follows (all yardages are approximate) - model used Bernat "Handicrafter Cotton", 100% cotton, 80yds/50g, colours #13317 Hot Purple, #62003 Vanilla Bouquet, and #00001 White
    • Colour A: 74 yards
    • Colour B: 32 yards
    • Colour C: 43 yards
  • Needles: 
    • 4.5mm needles
    • 4mm DPNs (set of 5)
  • 2 stitch holders
  • Spare length of yarn about 8” long
  • Stitch marker, or whatever else you like to use to mark beginning of rounds
  • Tapestry needle (for grafting)
  • (optional) Safety pin


  • 28 sts (14 per side) and 21 rows to 4” in double knitting stocking stitch on 4.5mm needles
Exact gauge is not necessary since bibs don’t require precise fitting; however, if your gauge is a bit off, it’s better to knit larger than smaller, in order to ensure that the opening for the head isn’t too snug.

No comments: