Monday, November 06, 2006

 

Modified MDK Kimono (Part II a.k.a. Finished)


I tend to have issues finishing projects after I get done with the knitting. This MDK Kimono has been collecting dust for quite some time, but I finally finished it!


Ended up crocheting around the neck, didn't sew down the sleeves all the way but left a small slit (for small spunky baby hands) and crocheted a sturdy border around the edge.


Used clear small snaps to close up the Kimono, thanks to the answers I got on this KAL! Thankyou:) I hadn't even considered the snaps, but they really look prim and neat.

Now for the matching hat, it's half done (14" circumference, 110 stitches in Dale Stork, sz2 needles) Same pattern as kimono, edge in moss stitch ,then fun stripes. It should be done soon! (Baby is due in one month, I may be done in time!!) Does anybody have patterns for baby booties?? I was thinking probably solid colored in blue or the seafoam green..

//Linda


Comments:
Wow, that really looks great.
 
There is a really nice pattern in Debbie Bliss' Baby Knits book. I would check your local library
 
The Kimono looks so soft and wearable for the coming of winter. Congratulations on your successful adaptation. Could you write down the back/neckline height adaptation needed to achieve the symmetry shown in the pattern schematic. Thanks you for sharing your knitting triumph!
 
I have had really good luck making the booties in Filatura di Crosa book called baby...bebe...bambini. I didn't use the called for yarn but still had really nice results. I've made 3-4 pairs so far.
 
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