Saturday, September 23, 2006
baby kimono question
Hi guys. I finished my baby kimono but have to sew up the seams and get the ribbon for the ties and then I will post a full picture but for now. I scanned this picture of the edging and my edges do not look like the edges in the book. I YO right in the beginning of the row, should I have knit one and then YO. Does it look OK like that. I was going to try a crochet edge to make it less noticable or even weave ribbon through the holes. What is everyone's opinion. Thanks for your help in advance.
I think the loops look fine. Try it with and without ribbon to see which you like best.
I'm nearly done with my second (first in garter stitch) and not sure how to sew up. I not like working with purl bumbs. ;-)
Happy Knitting :)
The stitching shouldn't show much whichever way you choose to do it. Whip stitch (= oversew in UK) is probably easier and you can even do it on the right side without it being obvious, if you ever have to.
What is important is that you only pick up a very small amount with your needle. The seam should be able to lie perfectly flat when you open it out. It won't if you stitch too far over the edge.
Don't stress over it; the recipient won't know what it's "supposed" to look like and neither will his/her mother!!!
(although the ribbon idea is smashing and would be really lovely.)