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Baby Kimono
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 70320AD The adjustable fit of this kimono top makes it a great gift for little ones who never seem to stop growing. This project is a useful, baby-friendly gift that any parent would be happy to receive.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE:
12-18 months (2 years, 3 years) Finished Chest 23 (24, 26) in. (58.5 (61, 66) cm) Finished Length 12 (13, 14) in. (30.5 (33, 35.5) cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied Nov 20, 2007)
Left Front Repeat last 2 rows until there are 33 (36, 39) sts on needle. Sleeve should measures 10 (11, 12) in. (25.5 (28, 30.5) cm) from cast-on edge, end with a RS row. Shape Sleeve Next Row (WS): Bind off 7 (8, 9) sts, purl to end last 2 sts, yo, p2. Continue even in St st working yo increases at neck edge every row until there are 26 (28, 30) sts on needle. Continue even until piece measures 24 (26, 28) in. (61 (66, 71) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

640-134 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Citron

Deep goldenrod yellow


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 18.98
Alternative Quantity: 2, 2

Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 13 [9 mm]
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
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Lion Brand Stitch Holders
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
9 sts + 13 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Stockinette st (k on RS, p on WS). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
Kimono is worked in one piece starting at lower edge of Back, worked over the shoulders and ending at lower edge of Fronts.


INSTRUCTIONS
KIMONO
Back
Cast on 26 (28, 30) sts.

Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 7 (7 1/2, 8) in.

(18 (19, 20.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.


Shape Sleeves
Cast on 7 (8, 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 40 (44, 48) sts.


Continue in St st until piece measures 11 1/2 (12 1/2, 13 1/2) in.

(29 (32, 34.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.


Shape Neck
Next Row (RS): K15 (16, 18) sts and slip to stitch holder for Right Front, join 2nd ball of yarn and bind off next 10 (12, 12) sts for Back neck, k to end for Left Front.



Left Front
Working on 15 (16, 18) sts of Left Front only, work 5 more rows in St st.


Next Row (RS): K2, yo, knit to end - 16 (17, 19) sts.


Next Row: Purl to 2 sts before end of row, yo, p2 - 17 (18, 20) sts.


Repeat last 2 rows until there are 33 (36, 39) sts on needle.

Sleeve should measure 10 (11, 12) in.

(25.5 (28, 30.5) cm) from cast-on edge, end with a RS row.


Shape Sleeve
Next Row (WS): Bind off 7 (8, 9) sts, purl to end.
Continue even in St st until piece measures 24 (26, 28) in.

(61 (66, 71) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Bind off all sts.



Right Front
Slip sts for Right Front from stitch holder to needle.

Starting with a WS row, work as for Left Front reversing shaping.


TIES
Using crochet hook, join yarn on end of Right Front neck shaping and ch 10 in.

(25.5 cm) for Tie, fasten off.

Join yarn at same spot on the Left Front and ch 24 in.

(61 cm) for Tie, fasten off.



FINISHING
Fold piece in half at shoulder.

Sew side and Sleeve seams, leaving 1/2 in.

(1.5 cm) unsewn on right side seam 6 (6 1/2, 7) in.

(15 (16.5, 18) cm) up from lower edge for tie opening.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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