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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

M-D Kimono

I finished up the Kimono on Sunday and the bib this afternoon. Aren't they cute? They are from the Mason-Dixon book.

Yarn: Cotton Fleece from Brown Sheep. It is a cotton/wool blend and yummy to work with. I didn't use a whole skein for the kimono so the bib is the last bit of that skein and a few yards from a second one. In all it was less than 300 yards.
Needles: Size 6 (I think. I put them away before I wrote it down.)
Size: Well, they are one size fits all.
Pattern: Mason-Dixon Knitting. There is only one quirk with the kimono pattern. Since you are casting on for the sleeves it makes sewing the seams a little more difficult. You know, you are working along and suddenly you are two

rows from the edge because of the increase. UGH!
Notions: The buttons are from Jo-Anns and the iron on butterflies are from Michaels. The button on the kimono is not a real button, there are actually snaps underneath. I thought it would hold on better than the ribbons. I did buy some super cute ribbon though. I couldn't figure out how to get it sewn into the seams when I was not doing the seams on a sewing machine.