Saturday, June 09, 2007

My Surprise Project Done!

In my last post, I mentioned that I was playing around with a small project & surprise, surprise - it became finished project .....


It's a Baby Kimono from Interweave Knits Summer 2005 - I found this cute little kimono while I was going thro' my books & mags for inspiration & decided to give this a try - I don't have the right yarn, so decided to use Opal Sock Yarn which is also 4ply but I could not get the right gauge & had to use a 3.5mm circular - anyway, everything was not quite right with this pattern but I just carry on knitting as it was quite relaxing to knit in garter stitch & in 1 piece - just start from the bottom, separate for back & sides, cast on for sleeves & 3-needle bind off for the shoulders. The only seaming was the sleeves which was little. I think I fell for this project as it's knitted in 1 piece in garter stitch - knitting all the way! As it's a kimono, the pattern had ribbons sewn on as ties but I have not decided what to do yet so just use 1 of my locking markers to keep it in place.

I am quite happy that I did finish it & it turned out looking good with the stripes & colors & it was done in 10 days -an easy & relaxing knit - I think this will fit my neighbor's 6 month old granddaughter.

I have also finish 1 of my Waving Lace socks .......

This is knitted in Fleece Artist Merino in Amethyst with 2.25mm rosewood needles. I did had a problem with this pattern as I didn't like the way the yarn over looked. One of the yarn over was before a purl stitch & therefore I had to go a full round on the needle & thus creating a bigger "hole" than the other yarn over before a knit stitch. Thank goodness, I posted my problem in Favorite Socks KAL & was directed to this site for a solution. It works & now the "holes" created by the yarn overs are of equal size & I am satisfied!

As I am knitting this sock from the toe-up (which is not in the pattern), I had to reverse the pattern for the lace cuff, ie knit from that last row to the 1st row. It works too!

Now I am really happy with this pattern & will now cast on for the 2nd sock !


9 comments:

2paw said...

The babay kimono is as cute as a button!! The waving lace sock is beautiful and thank you for the link. I have done that before but never thought to do it in my socks. I will remember now!! Happy second sock!!!

Susan Pandorf said...

Love the Kimono Ann. Too cute!

Blessings!

tiennieknits said...

The kimono is so pretty! Great job on figuring out the waving lace socks for toe up!

Roseann said...

Your baby kimono is sooo cute! I didn't even realize it was sock yarn, I thought you created the striping with different yarns. I appreciate the yarnover link, very helpful and informative. Thank you for including it and a photo of your pretty sock.

KnittingNutter said...

The baby kimono is absolutely gorgeous.

Sasha said...

Gorgeous, Anne! Can't wait to get started on my little kimono - what an inspiration you are!! =D

Lu said...

The kimono is so cute!

Dipsy Doodle said...

Awww, this kimono is ever so cute! I totally love how the colors go along together, and what a beautiful design/shape it has! Great idea to use sock yarn for it! Your Waving Lace Sock looks fantastic as well!

Amelia said...

Such a gorgeous kimono, that's one lucky little one. I am now hiding in shame as I have 2 friends who have had babies and I am not knitting for them... A.x