Sunday, November 05, 2006
Knitted with slightly more than one skein of TLC Cotton Plus
using size 6 Denise Interchangeables
More details at my blog, Knits and Grits
But anyway, I really loved knitting this. I made a few mods to the pattern as written, using the knitted cast on for the sleeve increases, and a sloped cast off on the other side of the sleeves. The selvage edges were nice and smooth that way. I also did eyelets down the side of the front panel, without increasing beyond 40 stitches, by working a k2tog immediately after the yo (which is how the model in the book appears to have been made, even though the pattern doesn't seem to mention it).
Now I have plans for a few ballband dishcloths, and another kimono is probably in my near future--but I will be sure to ask what colors the mom likes next time around!
It's too bad she let that slip out. I do know, though, that some parents-to-be have ideological objections to gender-specific colors for babies. Maybe that was the source of her frustration?
Keep up the great work!