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Lost in a sea of yarn and needles. Lusting after handmade socks and all things lacy


Time Out From Our Regularly Scheduled Sock

originally uploaded by Suzann.
This is the Baby Kimono from Mason-Dixon Knitting. I used Bernat Cotton Tots. I used the crochet cast on and slipped the last stitch of each row, to give a neater finished to the end of each row. And to match the bind offs at the neck and later the hem. I did the yo two stitches from the edge in hopes of keeping a bit of stability to the finished garment. When I do this pattern again, I will do a YO, K2tog at the hem and the sleeve edge, so all the edges match.
I am having a lot of trouble working with the cotton yarn. It seems each stitch is a struggle. I switched to some metal needles which I think work better, I just wish I had a circular needle in the correct size.
It is an easy knit aside from the cotton yarn, and looks really cute. I am going to skip the ribbon ties and use snaps. If I can drive snaps into the thick cotton. If not I will use a flat button.
Measurements so far
Across the back 9 inches
Length from neck to bottom 6 1/2 inches
Length of sleeve from neck edge 7 inches
This is unblocked and mindful that my row gauge is always off.


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Blogger Melissa Says:

It's looking great. I found you via the M-D KAL blog. If you want some of the more vibrant Sugar n Creme colors, I can buy and ship for you. :)

Blogger Kim Says:

The kimono is just darling!

Blogger Knitcrazy Says:

Can you tell me about the Mason Dixon Kimono..
Can it be made for a 12 month baby?
Where can I find the directions?
Is it in a book called Mason Dixon ???
Thank You


Anonymous Anonymous Says:

Nice! Where you get this guestbook? I want the same script.. Awesome content. thankyou.


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