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Baby Knit Kimono

This is a unique knit most babies don't have. Knit that little one a kimono full of color and design. This is an easy garter stitch any beginner can knit from Bernat Yarns.

Sizes: 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 Jacquards (100 g / 3.5 oz)
  • 2 (2-2-3) balls of #06317 (Easter Basket).

Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

22½ sts and 44 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 with a RS row.

Shape armhole: Cast off 7 (8-9-10) sts beg of 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], ending with a RS row. Cast off.

Cast on 58 (61-64-69) sts.
Work in garter st (knit every row) until work from beg measures same length as Front before armhole shaping.

Shape armholes: Cast off 7 (8-9-10) sts beg next 2 rows. 44 (45-46-49) sts.
Cont even until Back measures same length as Front before shoulder. Cast off.
Place markers 2¼ (2¼-2½-2¾) ins [5.5 (5.5-6-7) cm] in from sides for shoulders.

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 1¼ (1½-1½-1¾) ins [3 (4-4-4.5) cm] down from cast off edge.

FINISHING: 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.

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Cont even until Back measures same length as Front before shoulder. I don't see anything referencing where the shoulder ends on the front pieces. On the fronts I continued even as instructed until measuring 4 3/4 inches from bottom of armhole. But I cannot figure out how long to make back. Can anyone please help?? Many thanks in advance. It's for an Easter gift

I made this recently in a soft yellow and it turned out really nice. The sweater works up quickly.

what does ending with RS row mean ,left /right front pattern...

It means the last row you work on is the right side, so the next row starts on the wrong side, right side will be the side that shows after it is put together.

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]. Straight away shaping of the neck. What about length of the cardigan. Need your help please. Thanks, Leena Shape front: Dec 1 st at beg of row on next and every following alt row to 35 (38-47-50) s

that is correct-you will start the front open slope after your base rows. decreasing 1 stitch when the pattern directs down to the number of stitches designated will give you the downward slope necessary to create the sweater as shown. what you are calling neck shaping is not-it is the angular slope of the front of the sweater.

length of the cardigan please.

GrannyGoode, regarding the printing...what I do is copy the pattern and picture into Microsoft Word, and that way I get the whole pattern and I can save it into my knitting pattern folder to use again and again! hope this helps.

Wonderful pattern! Tried twice to print it out, only to receive pages 2 and 3 only. The first page was blank -- no picture, no beginning instructions. Checked my printer settings, all OK. So how can I print page 1, so as to make the pattern complete? Thank You!!

Made this kimono..very easy but the yarn suggested does not stripe up exactly as the picture shown. In the picture the stripes are aligned across the front, etc. That does not happen when knitting. But the kimono looks nice anyway.

I just love the pattern baby knit kimono. thanks


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