Monday, June 19, 2006


MD project 1 - kimono

This is a pic of my first MD project, a kimono in blue sugar and cream. I'm not so good at following directions sometimes... ok , well, lets just say I took some liberties.

I did buttons instead of ribbon, and I changed up the sleeve increases and decreases, I think I did 2,2,2,3,3,3,4,4 or something like that. And I did the front increases as a backwards-e caston. Oh, and I used a size 7 needle.


I love the buttons...It looks like it would also make a really cute sailor type jacket for a little boy.
Your Nina Shawl is beautiful! What yarn did you use?
Excellent straying! CB Shiffman
Love the buttons! I'm working on a pair of kimonos for a friend with newborn boy/girl twins. I've been thinking about ways to make them look a bit different, and buttons would be excellent. Any tips on making the buttonholes?
I love the buttons! They seem more practical than ribbons.
That is just adorable! I was looking for a way to make the kimono a little more boyish. Thanks for the great idea! I'd also like to know exactly how you made the buttonholes.
I did the one row buttonhole from Nancy Wiseman's The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques. Very handy book.
At what point in the kimono do you place the button holes?

This really makes a lot of sense to do especially if you are increasing the size of the kimono to fit a 24 month old which I wanted to do.

Thanks for the idea!
Here are some buttonhole instructions, from One-row buttonhole
I put my buttonholes just a couple rows up from the bottom but I might go up another row if/when I make another one with buttons.

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