Here’s the MDK Baby Kimono, in a gorgeous yarn from my IrishBabyKnits Yarn of the Month club subscription. The colorway is Shirlie, I am completely blanking on the yarn though – I think it may be “Gretel”, a wool/alpaca blend. I really love the yarn but of course I only get one skein of it so sometimes it can be tricky to decide what to do with it! The pattern calls for garter stitch originally but I went with stockinette because I thought garter would be too busy with this colorway.

I haven’t sewn the seams yet, I’m still deciding whether this is the right pattern for the yarn or not! I am a little weirded out by the sizing but I hope once I seam it, it will look right. I remember reading somewhere that for baby sweaters the arms should be as long as the body, which is just about right as you can see here.

This was originally intended for a coworker’s baby shower. She doesn’t know yet if it is a boy or a girl, and I thought the blue/green colors would be gender neutral enough – but I have had several people tell me that the wrap style is “girlie”, so now I’m not sure what I’m going to do. We’ll see :) Posted by Picasa

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