The pattern is so simple. It's fun too. You have four rows per repeat pattern, so the first is a new colour, then you endure the pearl row, then it's the pattern row, and with one more, you've finished! So it carries you on quickly.
If I did another, I'd make the edges slightly different and so the pattern reflects that (I did 6 Stocking stiches rather than the 3 on Linda Ball's beautiful Baby Bib, and three looks much better).
I have used Shokay's Orient for the main colour, which is a 4ply ish Yak wool blended with a touch of Bamboo. It's stunning to use, so soft, and wears incredibly well. No pills! Yay!
WITH SIZE 4mm NEEDLES:Cast on 132 sts.
Row 1: K (wrong side)
Row 2: Sl1, P to end of row (do this for the first stitch of every row to give a firmer edge, excepting the first row of a new colour or it'll look odd).
Repeat rows 1 & 2.
Row 5: Sl1-K.
This finishes the reverse Stocking stitch border/ends.
*Row 1: Sl1-K to end of row.
Row 2: Sl Knitwise, P to end of row.
Row 3: Sl1-K2 (border) - (k2tog) x 3, *(yo, k1) x 6, (k2tog) x 6, (yo, k1) x 6*. Repeat from *-* until 9 stitches remain, (k2tog) x3 - K3 (border).
Row 4: Sl1-K (wrong side)*.
Change colours for each repeat (*to*) if you want to.
Continue in pattern for desired length (I did 51 repeats for a good pram or basket length).
Next row: Sl1-P to end of row.
3 more rows reverse Stocking stitch (K,P,K).
Because of the frequent changes of colour and the resulting sewing-in of ends (i.e. lumpy), I crocheted the side edges with a Picot stitch...
*Single crochet-Chain 3, then crochet into 1st stitch of chain. Single crochet.* Effectively this means that every second single-crochet has the picot.
Repeat for as long as you want to.
I used Youtube for the tutorial on the picot, and will for any other thing I can't figure out ever!
I'm pretty sure this is right, but please let me know if it's not huh?