Saturday, May 13, 2006
Baby Kimono with eyelet edge
I just finished a washcloth and my Baby kimono. I did K2tog, YO across the bottom, stopping four stitches from the seam edge. Then I did 6 rows and bound off. After you stop increasing, I just did the same K2tog, YO knit 2, so the eyelets continued down to the row with the eyelets running across. I stopped doing the eyelet edge after the eyelet row. When I do the kimono again I will do the eyelets two stitches in from the sleeve cuff, so all the edges match. I think it came out pretty well.
The Kimono is Bernat Cotton Tots, the Washcloth is Peaches & Cream. I could only find one ball of the orange variegated at my local Wal-Marts, but it was more then enough with the added solid yellow.
I have to tell you it took forever to dry. And if I were using it to wash my face or dishes I can't imagine how long it would be, before it dried. This is a problem in our hot humid climate. Unless you pop it into the dryer each time it gets wet.
Let me tell you, if my daughter thought I was nuts knitting socks, she thinks I have truly gone around the bend knitting washcloths.
I have been playing around with doing a picot edge, which must be madness in such a thick yarn. I like picot edges, and use them on socks a lot.
I doubt I could knit a double strand. The singles were pretty hard on my hands.