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I absolutely love the effect of the backstitching! It did bring everything together into a floral look. And, I had forgotten that the i-cord border really doesn't take very long. I'll be sending this to Michael Maureen today!


Remember this is a pattern from the first Mason Dixon Knitting book. It is suppossed to resemble the classic quilting design - Log Cabin.

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Comment by DebiP on February 26, 2009 at 8:27pm
This is beautiful. It's very eye catching.
Comment by Woolybelle on February 19, 2009 at 3:30am
This is truly lovely. The backstitching gives it a 'finished" look. What a lucky little baby1
K Gormley
Comment by Bekka on February 14, 2009 at 9:51pm
Kelley,

Love the baby kimonos!!! Can you tell me how you did the I-cord? How many stitches did you use, and did you put it around the sleeve cuffs too?

Thanks,

Bekka
Comment by Katylynn85 on February 14, 2009 at 9:37pm
I have been wondering... How much yarn did this size take? I got the book and it is calling for 2 hanks in 24 colors for the full size, which is way more than I can afford. How many balls did you need? And how many do you use in the Moderne Baby Blanket? I know you are using wonderful KnitPicks yarn rather than whatever they used, so I was curious as to how it all added up. Thank you!!
Katy
PS- You are so awesome and I love how affordable you’ve made quality knitting supplies!
Comment by jackielemon on February 13, 2009 at 8:13am
Hi, Kelley,
I made my newest grandson two of the baby kimonos after I saw them on your blog. I must say, at first I wasn't too sure about the fit and style. However, they were wonderful! My daughter had one on him all the time! One in the wash, one on the baby. I made them out of the Knit Picks Shine Worsted and they held up beautifully to daily washings. I highly recommend them and the yarn to others knitting for babies except to tell them to make 7 of them, as you did.
Comment by Males on February 13, 2009 at 5:07am
Very very nice blanket, cute kimonos...can't wait to get my copy of that book...
What is the yarn you used for the blankie?
Comment by lilahcakes on February 10, 2009 at 10:11pm
I just wanted to say how much I love the name! I have a Delilah (Belle) so sweet.
Comment by gailc on February 9, 2009 at 9:42am
Lovely - beautiful colours, well done!
Comment by kemulvey on February 9, 2009 at 8:56am
Makes me wish I were good at the log cabin thing! I may have to revisit this..... I think I've found a great idea for a gift for the boyfriend... ;)
Kelley, I may need to send you an email when I get to my steeks on my aran. It's been hibernating a while, but I'm working on it again.
Comment by stampergrandma on February 9, 2009 at 6:23am
Oh my goodness the blanket is awesome!! It really is special. I like it better than an actual quilted version. It really does show off well with the icord boarder and the back stiching. I saw a picture of it before the finishing touches and what a change the finishing makes. Beautiful -- Lucky Baby!!

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