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And yet another baby kimono...

Ok, it's time to admit it: I am completely obsessed with baby/toddler/kid kimonos. Little A. has more kimonos and wraps that she can possibly wear and I promise this is the last one of the season (or maybe not, but we'll get to that when the time comes).

I love this particular pattern by Lion Brand (see here) and although I'm not crazy about seams and knitting flat, the end result is awesome and I've made 3 of them so far, one for each year...As you can see in the picture below, Little A. has what one could call a long record of kimono-wearing:
The first two were actually knitted using Super Bulky yarn (Drops Eskimo and Andes, respectively); this year's edition was actually knitted in bulky yarn (Ice Yarns Peru Alpaca Bulky), which I got on sale directly from Turkey for $0.75 a skein (each pack has 8 skeins). It's a very nice yarn, thick and "reliable", but I particularly like the colours; they remind me of wasps, which are very unpleasant creatures with rock-start outfits.
I knitted the borders in seed stitch, just to keep things interesting and to prevent curling up and that's it for my mods. Gauge was spot on with 6mm needles.
The doll was bought at this awesome store in downtown Porto and, let's be honest, makes the whole thing come alive with cuteness! :) I simply sew it on (after two very failed attempts) and that's it. Another one bites the dust!

Pronto, está na altura de o admitir: sou completamente obcecada por quimonos para bebés e crianças. A Little A. tem mais quimonos do que aquilo que é considerado saudável e prometo que este é o último da estação (ou talvez não, mas deixaremos isso para depois).
Adoro este modelo em particular da Lion Brand (see aqui) e embora não goste de ter de cozer ou de tricotar "a direito", o resultado final é brilhante e já fiz três até agora, um por cada ano... Na segunda imagem, conseguem ver a evolução dos quimonos. 
Os primeiros dois foram tricotados em fio super bulky (Drops Eskimo and Andes, respectivamente); a edição deste ano foi tricotada em fio bulky (Ice Yarns Peru Alpaca Bulky), que comprei em saldo directamente da Turquia, por €0.60/meada (cada pack tem 8 meadas). O fio até é muito agradável, grosso e "fiável", mas do que gosto mais é das cores; lembram-me as vespas, que são criaturas muito desagradáveis com fatiotas à estrelas de rock.
Tricotei os remates em ponto de arroz, só para manter as coisas interessantes e para impedir que as pontas enrolassem e quanto a modificações, chega. A amostra estava correcta em agulhas de 6mm. 

A boneca foi comprada na Casa Botónia em Cedofeita e, sejamos francos, é o que faz com que o quimono expluda de "cuteness". :) Simplesmente, cozi a boneca no quimono (depois de 2 tentativas muito falhadas) e pronto. Pelo menos, já está feito!


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