Wow, do I have a lot to show you all this week. Lots of knitting, cooking/baking/jam prep, some gorgeous Liberty fabric, and the brand-spanking-new Spud & Chloe line from Blue Sky Alpaca. Let’s get the not-so-great stuff over with then, shall we?
Pattern: Harvey Kimono from Natural Knits for Babies and Moms
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Prima
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So this stashbusting kimono was intended to use up the extra Debbie Bliss Prima I had from the bolero and knee high stockings. The Prima has not been good to me, and I fear it was again not a good match for this project. This was supposed to be a smart, trim knit and because of the drape of the Prima, it looks sloppy. The width also looks really off to me. If I make this pattern again, which I hope to, I will probably recalculate the width. Frankly, I don’t even consider this FO to be gift quality because of the broken threads and other issues. I do love the color scheme, the functionality of the wrap style, and the softness of the yarn.
The contrast yarn is Fiesta Baby Boom. I made a cute set of babylegs with them, but they look to me like they will fit a 4 year old. And since the kimono is for a 6 month old, it looks doubtful that the set will ever be worn together. I used size 2 needles for these, and while I loved how the colors worked, I am disappointed in the end.