Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Do you have bathrobe envy?

India came in today and showed us a couple of her recently finished items. One of them has been in the planning stages for several years. If any of you know India, you know she's sort of a Koigu fanatic. She's made socks, shawls, sweaters, scarves, hats (you name it) out of Koigu. She always has quite a stash of Koigu, and no doubt a chunk of it went to this project!

Could it perhaps be the first (and only? we don't know!) handknit Koigu bathrobe? Here are some stats:
  • All garter stitch
  • Single stranded Koigu KPPPM on size 7 needles
  • All seams are 3 needle bindoff
  • Crochet reinforcement across top to stabilize width from wrist to wrist
  • Took about 4 months to complete (with numerous other projects in between!)
  • 13 colors in the body and collar/placket, with an estimated 30+ more colors in the sleeves (remember the Koigu "Creativitiy Packs" we sold a while back? Guess who bought a bunch...?)

Who wouldn't want to wrap themselves up in handpainted merino each morning while making sandwiches, reading the paper and drinking coffee?

Next time I put on my cotton bathrobe, I may just have bathrobe envy!

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