Baby Burgess Kimono

7 04 2009

The baby is coming by scheduled c-section tomorrow and I finished the little kimono today.

The pattern is the Bunny Hop Side Wrap Kimono from Crystal Palace yarns and was a quick, easy knit.  I think the little wrap looks modern and the double wrap over at the front will make it nice and snug.    The neckband was easy and sits really well – quite an achievement in a cardigan pattern.  I really liked this pattern and would knit it again.

I used a cotton/bamboo blend so it can be thrown into the machine with the normal load.  I used an Aran weight (Cleckheaton Fiddle Dee Dee) for the contrast colour which made the band pattern really pop without affecting the sizing.  I used Moda Vera Bamboo/Cotton for the main colour.  This will be lovely and soft for the baby and shouldn’t cause any allergy problems.  I have to say though, that I was disappointed with this yarn.  At only 75m per 50g the yarn is quite dense with very little drape.  The yarn splits terribly and there were a couple of broken strands in each skein that I used.  As the yarn will not graft, it was frustrating to have to unpick a tail back to the beginning of a row even on this tiny garment, on an adult garment it would have been a REAL pain.

Anyway, here it is (unblocked)






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