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Baby Kimono

Indulge your favorite newborn, or your favorite new parents, with a handknitted gift that will be cherished for years.

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Worked in garter stitch in a single piece, this baby jacket couldn't be easier to knit. And the finishing is a breeze, too - the shoulders are joined with a three-needle bind-off and the only seams to sew are along the sleeves. The off-center front opening is fastened with a delicate ribbon tie.
Finished Size: 20 (22, 24)" (51 [56, 61] cm) chest circumference, fastened. To fit newborn (6 months, 12 months). Sweater shown measures 20" (51 cm).
Yarn: Rowan Wool Cotton (50% merino, 50% cotton; 124 yd [113 m]/50 g): #900 antique, 3 (3, 4) balls. Yarn distributed by Westminster Fibers.
Yarn weight: #3 - Light
Gauge: 24 sts and 48 rows = 4" (10 cm) in garter st.
Needles: Size 3 (3.25 mm): 24" (60-cm) circular (cir) and one extra needle for BO. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Safety pin; stitch holders; tapestry needle; 3/4 yard (3/4 m) 3/8"- (1-cm) wide ribbon.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Summer 2005

SKU: EP1040

Author/Speaker/Editor: Kirstin Spurkland

Format: eProject