Saturday, May 27, 2006

 

Want to Make a Bigger Baby Kimono--Help!

Love the Baby Kimono pattern, but I want to make a larger size, say for a six-month-old or one year-old-baby. Math: not my thing. If any of you brainy knitters can figure this out and post a solution, I'd be thrilled!

Comments:
yes, please, or even in 24mos!
 
Hi..

I made mine bigger by adding to the number of stitches I cast on (I did 50) and then increasing proportionally from there. I guessed about some things...fortunately it worked! Here's what I did...

CO 50 sts. I worked even for 5 inches, then started the sleeve increase, where I CO 3 sts at the end of each row for 22 rows (total of 116 sts). Then to split the sleeves, I k 46 sts, bound off 24sts, and k the last 46 sts. I placed the right side sts on a holder and worked the left side as in the book but bigger. I worked it even for 5 inches (across the cuff of the sleeve) and then began the sleeve decrease...BO 3sts at the beginning of the next 11 WS rows. Then I worked even until the front was the same length as the back, and bound that off.

I just repeated the above for the right sleeve, reversing the shaping and binding off on the RS. My finished measurements were 28" wrist to wrist across the front, and 9 1/2 inches top to bottom.

You can look at mine if you want...it's posted here under "Vibrant Baby Kimono".

Hope that helps!
 
How about sized for a big girl (ie: 'ME'!!)
 
Alison: thanks, thanks, thanks! I will give this a try.

The one you did is gorgeous. Thanks so much for taking the time to post.
 
I have no idea if this would work or not but what about using a heavier yarn and the same instructions? Wouldn't that make a bigger sweater? I just finished my first kimono -- pictures will be posted as soon as I can find ribbon! It's so tiny I'm afraid it won't even fit a newborn! --Sally
 
I have no idea if this would work or not but what about using a heavier yarn and the same instructions? Wouldn't that make a bigger sweater? I just finished my first kimono -- pictures will be posted as soon as I can find ribbon! It's so tiny I'm afraid it won't even fit a newborn! --Sally
 
Alison:

Thanks for taking the time to tell us how you increased your Kimono! I CO my first Kimono (for the 2nd time) last night and got about an inch and a half knit. I wanted to make a larger version than the one in the book but lack the experience to just wing it, so I was going to stick with the printed instructions. My hope was to have a better understanding of the pattern once I was done and then be able to make a second Kimono in a larger size. Now that I have your insight I am going to scrap what I started last night and go straight into the larger model. Yeah!!! You just saved me some time- a thing, with three young children running around, I have so little of. You rock!
 
Great idea, Sally! I will try it in a bulkier yarn.

Thanks.
 
Hey Ladies,

I'm so glad that my modifications to the pattern helped you all...glad to be of service! And if anyone figures out how to make this for an adult woman, I hope they post about it...what a fantastic pattern! Perhaps when I'm finished with the list of projects I have planned, I'll give that a shot.

Happy Knitting!
 
Thank you so much for letting us know, how you made your kimono larger Alison.
I had been wondering also, how to make it larger.
Is there anyone who has made this kimono in a 24 month size?
If so would you mind very much, explaining how to do it?
I'm fairly new to knitting and so, I'd need step-by-step instructions I'm afraid.
Just like you did Alison.
Your instructions are easy to understand, but do you know what age group the larger kimono fit?
Also I keep on forgetting how to tell which is the WS, when doing the garter stitch.
Is the RS (in garter) when the tail from your cast on is at the left on your needle, when it's facing you?
Thank you to anyone, who would know how I could make this kimono in a 24 month size.
I'd be so very grateful for any help, on how to do that.
 
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