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Knit Garter Stitch Kimono
Knit Garter Stitch Kimono
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Knit Garter Stitch Kimono

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This fun wrap-style kimono top is comfy, soft and great for layering. Easy to knit, it's an adorable gift to make for a little one.


Step: 1

GETTING STARTED: Download the PDF for a set of portable project instructions. Read through all of the instructions before beginning.

ABBREVIATIONS:

St(s) = stitch(es); in(s) = inch(es); dec = decrease; alt = alternate; beg = begin(ning); cont = continue; RS = right side; inc - increase

SIZE:

6 (12-18-24) mos, to fit chest measurement: 17 (18-19-20)" / 43 (45.5-48-51) cm

Finished chest: 21 (22-23-24)" / 53.5 (56-58.5-61) cm

MATERIALS:

  • Yarn: we used Bernat® Baby Coordinates yarn (140g / 5 oz) available at Walmart: 1 (2-2-2) ball(s) of 09612 Daisy Yellow
  • Boye® 3.75mm (US 5) knitting needles
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle

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    GAUGE:

    22 sts and 42 rows = 4" / 10 cm in garter st.

    NOTES:

    The instructions are written for the smallest size. Larger sizes are noted within ( ).

Step: 2

DIRECTIONS

Right and Left Front (Make alike)

Cast on 52 (55-58-63) sts. Work in garter st (knit every row) for 2" / 5 cm.

Step: 3

Shape Front

Dec 1 st at beg of row on next and every following alt row to 35 (38-47-50) sts, then every following 4th row from previous dec to 31 (33-36-39) sts, ending at armhole edge.

Step: 4

Shape Armhole

Bind off 7 (8-9-10) sts beg next row. 24 (25-27-29) sts. Dec 1 st at front edge on every following 4th row from previous dec to 12 (12-14-15) sts. Cont even until armhole measures 4 3/4 (5-5-5 1/2)" / 12 (12.5-12.5-14) cm. Bind off.

Step: 5

Back

Cast on 58 (61-64-69) sts. Work in garter st until total length measures same as front before armhole shaping.

Step: 6

Shape Armhole

Bind off 7 (8-9-10) sts beg next 2 rows. 44 (45-46-49) sts. Cont even until Back measures same length as Fronts before shoulder. Bind off. Place markers 2 1/4 (2 1/4-2 1/2-2 3/4)" / 5.5 (5.5-6-7) cm from sides for shoulders.

Step: 7

Sleeves

Cast on 33 (35-39-39) sts. Work in garter st, inc 1 st each end of needle on 5th and every following 8th row to 51 (55-55-61) sts. Cont even until Sleeve from beg measures 8 (9-9 1/2-10)" / 20.5 (23-24-25.5) cm, ending with a RS row. Bind off. Place markers along sides 1 1/4 (1 1/2-1 1/2-1 3/4)" / 3 (4-4-4.5) cm down from bind off edge.

Step: 8

FINISHING

Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry. Sew shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves, placing rows above markers along bind off sts of Front and Back to form square armholes.

Step: 9

Ties (Make 4)

Cast on 25 sts. Bind off. Sew 2 ties at beg of front shaping on each Front and 2 ties at side seams 2" / 5 cm up from cast on edge of body to match front ties.

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