Monday, November 21, 2005

Baby Kimono

Baby Kimono
Originally uploaded by Disentangled.
As an addenda to Nonnahs post, I wanted to add a picture of the finished Baby Kimono. I ended up using ribbon for the closure, but I am not happy with it still - it keeps sliding open. I think that since D's mom is a Knitter, maybe she can add an I-code closure for her or something a little more sturdy.

Overall, I think it came out pretty good. I learned how to do the 3 needle bind off, which I think may be the coolest knitting trick I've learned to date. It made great seams and BOed my sleeve tops in one step! This is not a quick knit however, but easy and really fun to see it come together. I had also never used so many stitch holders in my life. At various stages during construction it was almost impossible to tell what I was making until you performed some magical origami and *poof* you could see its baby-sweaterness.

This picture is a little wonky because it was difficult to see the definition around the neck with a flash. So, I opted for natural light paired with an unsteady hand. One of these days I will learn how to take a picture.


Nasus said...

Adorable again!

Anonymous said...

It looks great! I'm so happy so see the final product; it looked like a long knit. I wonder if a clasp would have worked better than ribbon... Now we need to see a photo with baby inside.