Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Baby Kimono Sweater (aka the post of many parenthesis)

Finished up this sweater before the baby even arrived! It's for a friend of mine that had her baby today. The pattern is from Mason Dixon Knitting (Ravelry link). Pretty quick and easy pattern except for a bit of sewing at the end. (I stink at seams.) I used Caron's Simply Soft yarn, but the pattern calls for Peaches and Cream (gotta love a pattern that actually calls for cheap yarn!)
Even though the yarn I used was acrylic, I did manage to successfully block this sweater by using steam from my iron. I pinned the sweater into place on my ironing board and steamed it without touching the iron to the sweater. It worked like a charm for me. (This does not guarantee good results for you, or even for myself with future projects. It was probably a fluke and when the poor child puts it on the front will roll right up her belly...but it looked good when she opened the gift!)

5 comments:

Katherine said...

What a sweet and lovely gift, Roxanne!

Linda said...

That is reallly cute! I might have to try one when I finally get all the pieces for my knitting machine.
I bet it would go really fast on that!

amandajean said...

it's lovely!

michille said...

...um,you might want to change it so that the left side is on top. In Japan kimonos are worn this way, right side on top means funeral shroud.

Elliott Broidy said...

I love it! Thanks for sharing.