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Turkish Bib

Knitting
November 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in 2-color stranded St st
US 1 - 2.25 mm
1311 yards (1199 m)
6½"/16.5cm wide × 7¼"/18.5cm high

Being part of the Silk Road, Turkey has a rich textile history that has long inspired designer Elanor Lynn—she recalls the vintage oriental carpets that covered the floors of her childhood cabin in Vermont and notes that knitting is generally thought to have originated in the Arabic world. This regal bib features her variation on an “almond” pattern, that dates from the mid–nineteenth century. Note the subtle detail of how the leaf motif alternates from right to left, resulting in a lack of an obvious center line. You might also notice that the almond motif appears complete only once. The garter stitch edge is cleverly used to counteract the curl of stockinette stitch. You can make a larger size bib by using a larger needle with the same yarn or even a DK or worsted weight on size 2 (2.75mm) or size 3 (3.25mm) needles.