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Baby Kimono
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 80868AD 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. This version of our classic baby wrap-sweater features a "painterly" or self-striping color of Homespun for subtle color variation.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes)
12-18 months (2 years, 3 years) Finished Chest 23 (25, 26 1/2) in. (58.5 (63.5, 67.5) cm) Finished Length 12 (13, 14) in. (30.5 (33, 35.5) cm) Note Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: (applied Apr 18, 2013)
Shape Sleeve Next Row (WS): Bind off 10 (11, 13) sts, p to end - 38 (41, 43) sts. Continue even in St st until piece measures 7 (7 1/2, 8) in. (61 (66, 71) cm) (18 (19, 20.5) cm) from sleeve bind-off edge, end with a WS row. Bind off all sts. FINISHING Ties With crochet hook, join yarn with slip st at one side of front neck, at end of neck shaping. Ch for 10 in. (25.5 cm) for tie, fasten off. Repeat on opposite side of neck. Join yarn at same spot on the Left Front and ch 24 in. (61 cm) for Tie, fasten off.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

790-406 Homespun Yarn: Ocean

'Painterly' color Soft white, true blue, soft green, and dusty purple


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: 2, 2

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
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GAUGE:
13 sts + 22 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St 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 beg at lower edge of Back, worked over the shoulders and ending at lower edge of Fronts.


INSTRUCTIONS
KIMONO Back Cast on 38 (41, 43) 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 10 (11, 13) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 58 (63, 69) 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): K22 (23, 26) sts and slip to holder for right front, join 2nd ball of yarn and bind off next 14 (17, 17) sts for back neck, k to end for left front.


Left Front Working on 22 (23, 26) sts of left front only, work 3 more rows in St st.

Next Row (RS): K2, yo, knit to end - 23 (24, 27) sts.

Next Row: Purl to last 2 sts, yo, p2 - 24 (25, 28) sts.

Repeat last 2 rows until there are 48 (52, 56) sts on needle.

Sleeve should measure about 10 (11, 12) in.

(26.5 (29, 32) cm) from sleeve cast-on edge, end with a RS row.



Shape Sleeve Next Row (WS): Bind off 10 (11, 13) sts, p to end - 38 (41, 43) sts.

Continue even in St st until piece measures 7 (7 1/2, 8) in.

(18 (19, 20.5) cm) from sleeve bind-off edge, end with a WS row.

Bind off all sts.

Right FrontSlip sts for right front from holder back to needle.

Beg with a WS row, work as for left front reversing shaping.



FINISHING Ties With crochet hook, join yarn with slip st at one side of front neck, at end of neck shaping.

Ch for 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.

Fold piece in half at shoulder.

Sew side and sleeve seams, leaving a 1/2 in.

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

(15 (16.5, 18) cm) above lower edge for tie.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
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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