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Friday, November 16, 2007

Finally finished something!

The Dragon Skin Wrap is all done and ready to be mailed off to its recipient, my college friend's 2-month-new baby daughter.

The stats are:

Size: 22" chest circumference, sized for 3-12 months.
Yarn: 3 + a quarter of a 4th ball of Filatura di Crosa Zara in pale pink (color 2502)
Needle: Size 7 (ball band calls for size 4-6 for a gauge of 23 sts/31 rows per 4"x4")

The yarn is a little lighter than the Kollage Yummy that Angela used for the sample so I went up a needle size -- especially since the stitch pattern was a little dense from all the shaping that constructs the lovely scales. In fact, when I was knitting it, I was worried that it would be a little stiff; but I figured that since it's for a very young baby, any size would do, even if it turned out slightly smaller than the published dimensions. To my happy surprise, blocking softened it quite a bit, making it drapier (and larger!) and now it's actually between the small and medium sizes -- great from a utility standpoint. With utility in mind, I didn't sew in the snap closure that I bought for the wrap, but will include it in my package to my friends so that they can decide where best to put it or whether to put it in at all.

I think my friends will be thrilled with this wrap. It's a very cute baby design (and more importantly, fun to knit!) -- a little different than the usual baby staples I've seen in pattern books and works equally well for boys as well as girls. I'm already trying to think if I have any friends with boy babies for a blue wrap!


Blogger Sandra said...

oh course she will be thrilled with the wrap, it's GORGEOUS!

6:14 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

very cute! i've always loved this stitch, but didn't know what to do with it since the repeat is so large. a little baby kimono is perfect though!

7:15 AM  
Blogger gleek said...

very cute! and perfect for the change of seasons :)

7:41 AM  
Blogger Gudrun Johnston said...

Very sweet indeed!

9:06 AM  
Blogger Angelika said...

It turned out so great. Aren't baby knits fun and fast?

12:07 PM  
Blogger mel said...

I am a little behind!! The wrap came out just perfect, they will love it :)

And, and! Your new design for One Planet, it's beautiful. I think you hit on the perfect balance with the stitch pattern and stockinette - very classy!!

4:44 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

It came out great--I hope your friend likes it!

4:11 AM  
Blogger schrodinger said...

It's really gorgeous, I'm sure it will be very happily received.

7:58 PM  
Blogger Krissy said...

Good Job!

Oh and YOU count, your green Henley Perfected doesn't cause there is no way I can beat you knitting that one. Now that you are making the orange Henley, you defiantly count.

9:46 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

So cute! I love baby kimonos, they're really adorable. And you're looking for boy babies? From what I hear, they're popping up in bellies everywhere--I'm sure you'll come across one soon enough. ;)

10:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very, Very PRETTY--job well done.

1:00 PM  

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