Fun wrap-style kimono top that's great for layering in cooler temperatures. Shown in Bernat Baby Coordinates. Size 3.5mm (U.S. 5) knitting needles.View Printer Friendly PDF
6 (12-18-24) mos.
To fit chest measurement
17 (18-19-21) ins [43 (45.5-48- 53.5) cm].
Finished chest: 21 (22-23-25) ins [53.5 (56-58.5-63.5) cm].
Bernat® Baby Coordinates
(140 g / 5 oz)
1 (2-2-2) ball(s) of #09612 (Daisy Yellow).
Size 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
22 sts and 42 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in garter st.
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).
Right and Left Front (make alike)
Cast on 52 (55-58-63) sts. Work in garter st (knit every row) for 2 ins [5 cm].
Shape front: Dec 1 st at beg of row on next and every following alt row to 35 (38-47-50) sts, then every following 4th row from previous dec to 31 (33-36-39) sts, ending at armhole edge.
Shape armhole: Cast off 7 (8-9-10) sts beg next row. 24 (25-27- 29) sts.
Dec 1 st at front edge on every following 4th row from previous dec to 12 (12-14-15) sts. Cont even until armhole measures 4¾ (5-5-5½) ins [12 (12.5-12.5-14) cm]. Cast off.
Back: Cast on 58 (61-64-69) sts. Work in garter st until total length measures same as Front before armhole shaping.
Shape armholes: Cast off 7 (8-9-10) sts beg next 2 rows. 44 (45-
Cont even until Back measures same length as Fronts before shoulder.
Place markers 2 1/2 (2¼-2 1/2-2 1/2) ins [5.5 (5.5-6-7) cm] in from sides for shoulders.
Sleeves: Cast on 33 (35-39-39) sts.
Work in garter st, inc 1 st each end of needle on 5th and every following 8th row to 51 (55-55-61) sts.
Cont even until Sleeve from beg measures 8 (9-9½-10) ins [20.5 (23- 24-25.5) cm], ending with a RS row. Cast off.
Place markers along sides 1 1/4(1 1/2-1½-1 3/4) ins [3 (4-4-4.5) cm] down from cast off edge.
Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.
Sew shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves, placing rows above markers along cast off sts of Fronts and Back to form square armholes.
Ties: (make 4). Cast on 25 sts. Cast off.
Sew 2 ties at beg of front shaping on each front and 2 ties at side seams 2 ins [5 cm] up from cast on edge of body to match to front ties.