One-Piece Baby Kimono by Cristina Bernardi Shiffman

One-Piece Baby Kimono

March 2006
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
244 yards (223 m)
Newborn(You can easily enlarge it by casting on more stitches and adding rows to the body and sleeves).
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Pattern description from MDK: “All you need to know when you start out is how to (1) cast on, (2) knit (purling is for show-offs), and (3) bind off. This one-piece baby kimono is an ideal project for a beginner, because in the course of the project, you will learn how to do a make one (M1) or yarn over (yo) increase. This will make you feel like if it’s new to you. Even if you’re not a beginner, it’s fun to construct an entire garment in a single piece. Only two seams to sew, and it’s done. And did we mention that it’s cheap? People are always saying that it doesn’t matter how much a gift costs, but this is one of the rare instances in which that it actually true. We used Peaches & Creme cotton. Two balls. It will cost you more to wrap it. Yet there couldn’t be cuter, or more tender, gift to welcome a newborn. This pattern was designed by the redoubtable Cristine Shiffman, a talented reader of our blog. She mentioned that she had come up with a tiny kimono in dishcloth cotton. We always perk up our ears at the words dishcloth cotton. Tell us more, we said. We get a special thrill out of making something so perfect and elegant out of a humble dishcloth cotton. But this tiny garment is a lily that you can gild as much or as little as you like. If you feel a strong urge to spend a bit more dough and make this little wrapper in cashmere, linen, or mercerized cotton, go ahead. So little yarn is required that you cannot break the bank, try as you might.”

Notions: 1/2” grosgrain ribbon, 1 yd (1 m)