Baby Kimono - knit

Sweet little kimono is a dream to knit in easy garter stitch. Great project for beginning knitters. Sizes 6-24 mos (17-21 in/43-53.5 cm chest). Shown in Bernat Baby Jacquards #06317 Easter Basket. Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner

SIZES: 6 (12-18-24) mos

To fit chest measurement: 17 (18-19-21) ins [43 (45.5-48-53.5) cm].

Finished chest: 21 (22-23-25) ins [53.5 (56-58.5-63.5) cm].

Bernat® Baby Jacquards (100 g / 3.5 oz)
2 (2-2-3) balls of #06317 (Easter Basket).

Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

22½ sts and 44 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in garter st.


The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).

RIGHT and LEFT FRONT (make alike).
Cast on 52 (55-58-63) sts.
Work in garter st (knit every row) for 2 ins [5 cm].

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 with a RS row.

Shape armhole: Cast off 7 (8-9-10) sts beg of 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 4¾ (5-5-5½) ins [12 (12.5-12.5-14) cm], ending with a RS row. Cast off.

Cast on 58 (61-64-69) sts.
Work in garter st (knit every row) until work from beg measures same length as Front before armhole shaping.

Shape armholes: Cast off 7 (8-9-10) sts beg next 2 rows. 44 (45-46-49) sts.
Cont even until Back measures same length as Front before shoulder. Cast off.
Place markers 2¼ (2¼-2½-2¾) ins [5.5 (5.5-6-7) cm] in from sides for shoulders.

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 (9-9½-10) ins [20.5 (23-24- 25.5) cm], ending with a RS row. Cast off.
Place markers along sides 1¼ (1½-1½-1¾) ins [3 (4-4-4.5) cm] down from cast off edge.

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 cast off sts of Fronts and Back to form square armholes.

Ties: (make 4). Cast on 25 sts. Cast off. Sew 2 ties at beg of front shaping on each front and 2 ties at side seams 2 ins [5 cm] up from cast on edge of body to match to front ties.


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