How to knit a turtleneck bib

Are you a fan of the layering look? When winter is at our doorstep, the last thing you want is to go back to wearing down jackets or heavy coats, so you dress in layers until your nose feels like it will freeze off? Well then, you're a part of the club and today you can learn how to knit a turtleneck bib perfect for dressing in layers. Its even ideal for when bad weather forces us to wear a coat!

It is made with our Marni, a yarn that comes from the combination of our Piuma in extra fine merino wool and a skilful twisting process that gives it a beautiful structure. Very warm and easy to work with, it really shines on simple projects.

On the store, you can find all the colours in the Marni collection. It will be difficult to choose just one.

Shall we begin?

Tutorial: how to knit a turtleneck bib

Marni yarn col. Luck 500 g/17.6 oz
Knitting needles n 8 EU / 11 US
Crochet hook n 9 EU / 13 US
Knitting pins
Wool needle

Clover Bamboo Knitting Needle - 40 cm - 7-10 mm
8.00 mm
1 pc. € 11,59
Marni - 100 g
Cream Puff
1 pc. € 12,93
Marni - 100 g
1 pc. € 12,93
Marni - 100 g
1 pc. € 12,93

10 cm x 10 cm / 4" x 4"
8 stitches x 11 rows

Rib 1/1:
work alternating 1 knit and 1 purl stitch on both the right side and the wrong side of the piece.
Straight stockinette stitch:
row 1: knit
row 2: purl.
Repeat rows 1 and 2.
Stitch passed over:
pass 1 stitch on the right needle without working it, knit the following stitch on the left needle and with the tip of the left needle overlap the passed, or unworked, stitch.

Double chain:
work 2 chains, then insert the hook into the first chain and extract 1 stitch, now throw the thread around the hook and close the 2 stitches, forming the first double chain. Repeat the previous steps, aiming the hook each time in the penultimate stitch worked until you reach the indicated length.


For sizes S and L consider a variation in the width of the neckline of approximately 1 cm / 0.4"

Length 40 cm / 15.7"
Height 47 cm / 18.5



The bib is worked flat and is made up of 2 parts, the front and the back. Once the parts have been completed and the appropriate stitching has been carried out, the stitches are picked up to work the neck and side edges.

How to knit the back of the bib

With needles n 8 EU / 11 US cast on 26 stitches and work 4 rows in 1/1 rib. Continue in stockinette stitch for 44 rows. Bind off.

How to knit the front of the bib

Row 1: knit the first 6 stitches, bind off the next 14 stitches and knit the last 6 stitches, turn over and continue only on the 6 stitches on this side, leaving the other stitches hanging
row 2: purl 6 stitches
row 3: decrease 1 stitch by knitting 2 together, knit 4
row 4: purl 5 stitches
row 5: decrease 1 stitch by knitting 2 together, knit 3
row 6: purl 4 stitches
row 7: decrease 1 stitch by knitting 2 together, knit 2
row 8: purl 3 stitches
row 9: knit 3 stitches
row 10: purl 3 stitches.

Bind off.

With needles n 8 EU / 11 US on the wrong side of the piece, pick up and purl the 6 stitches on the first side.

Row 1: knit 4, decrease 1 stitch by working 1 Stitch passed over:
row 2: purl 5
row 3: knit 3, decrease 1 by working 1 Stitch passed over:
row 4: purl 4
row 5: knit 2, decrease 1 by working 1 Stitch passed over:
row 6: purl 3
row 7: knit 3
row 8: purl 3.

Bind off.

For the S size bind off a total of 19 stitches for the neckline, equal to 24 cm / 9.4". For size L bind off a total of 21 stitches for the neckline, equal to 26 cm / 10.2".

How to knit the turtleneck of the bib

Sew a shoulder. With needles n 8 EU / 11 US on the right side, pick up and knit 44 stitches along the neckline of the back and front. Work 14 rows in rib 1/1, then bind off.

For size S pick up 42 stitches, equal to 52.5 cm / 20.7". For size L pick up 46 stitches, equal to 57.5 cm / 22.7".

How to knit the side edges of the bib

Sew the other shoulder and the neck. For the edge of the right side, on the right side, with needles size 8 EU / 11 US pick up and knit 86 stitches along the right edge of the back and front: on the first and last stitch, to round off the edge, pick up 3 stitches; however, on the ends of the row pick up 1 stitch. Now work 1/1 rib for 5 rows, then bind off. Sew the rounded part at the beginning and end of the edge on the wrong side, overlapping it with the lower edge. Repeat the same process for the left side edge.

How to make the laces to close the sides of the harness

Following the instructions, work 4 double chains, 55 cm / 21.6" long each with hook size 9 EU / 13 US. Sew the double chain loops on the wrong side of the 4 sides, along the edge of the border and at 25 cm / 10" from the shoulder seam.

If you enjoyed knitting the turtleneck bib, then maybe you'll also enjoy knitting a cardigan with coloured shades. A garment that frees you from the hassle of wearing a coat when the temperatures start to get cooler.