FO: MDK Baby Kimono

I find this quite funny.

I posted a while ago about how I ran out of TLC Cotton Plus on this sweater and searched my stash and all of the craft stores within a 30 mile radius looking for another skein of the yarn. No luck. I pulled the sweater off of the needles and just left it in a bag — I didn’t want to rip it back just yet.

Well, I’m glad I didn’t rip it! After I posted about the sad state of the February sweater, I poked through stash looking for a DK weight solid color yarn. As I looked, I came across a full skein of TLC Cotton Plus in red, exactly the yarn I needed to finish this sweater.

I am sure I found it because I was bummed out over the February sweater.

In any case, I pulled the sweater out of the bag, put it back on a needle and finished it up this weekend.

mdk baby kimono
the finished red mdk baby kimono

Here’s the quick stats.


Heartbreakingly Cute Baby Kimono from Mason-Dixon Knitting


newborn-3 months, I’m guessing. You know how baby sizes vary.


TLC Cotton Plus in Red. Purchased at AC Moore ($2.50/skein). I used 1 full skein and a bit of a second.


Knit Picks Options, US7


31 April 2007 – 20 May 2007


I didn’t modify too much. I added a k2tog-yo row to the hem on the front and back to echo the yo increase used on the fronts. I also used this at the cuffs, but I am not happy with that mod!

baby kimono
you know by now I can’t resist the snaps!

Rather than adding a ribbon for closing the front, I hand-sewed a ribbon to the front and added a snap to it for attaching. One single snap should be pretty fast to attach on a wriggly baby.

I hope to make a matching hat to go along with it before handing it over to the new parents.

If you haven’t entered my blog contest yet, you still have some time! Be sure to read the instructions carefully though. Happy 500th post to me!

11 Comments so far

  1. gleek on May 20th, 2007

    parents are pretty good with snaps with all of the onesies that kids wear! one snap is just fine :)

  2. Deneen on May 20th, 2007

    Oh how absolutely adorable! Terrific you found that extra skein also (I’ve never seen TLC CP in red locally-only pastels).

    I have that book and hope to make something from it soon.

  3. Cookie on May 20th, 2007

    Happy 500th!

    And congrats on finding that skein. Very cute sweater. I like the snap better than a ribbon to close it. I’d think it would take a baby longer to figure out how to unsnap vs how to pull the ribbon. ;^)

  4. Julie on May 20th, 2007

    Oh that is so nice Jess! It looks perfect and now I want to knit one too. I’m such a copycat! ;o)

  5. Andrea on May 20th, 2007

    Yay! Looks great. :) Happy 500th!

  6. kelp! on May 21st, 2007

    So cute, and the snap is a great idea!

  7. stacey on May 21st, 2007

    that is amazingly, heartbreakingly cute!!!! the snap is a perfect idea! so glad you found another skein!

  8. Dawn on May 21st, 2007

    Way to cute and the red is bold, indeed.

  9. Kristin on May 21st, 2007

    So cute! I love the snap-tying the ribbon every time would be too hard! :)

  10. Kris on May 21st, 2007

    Very cute. Did you add a snap for the inside flap as well? I really struggled with how to end that pattern…

  11. Leah on May 22nd, 2007

    Cute!!! I think the snap is a great idea!!