Bright and Breezy Kimono

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Bright and Breezy Kimono

designed by Marlaine DesChamps
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Use this fun kimono to add a warm and colourful layer to your everday looks. Knit in Caron Simply Soft.

Size

S/M
40 ins [101.5 cm]
20 ins [51 cm]
L/XL
45 ins [114.5 cm]
21 ins [53.5 cm]
XXL
50 ins [127 cm]
22 ins [56 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $27.61

Step 1:

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Size:

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  • L/XL
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Finished bust measurement
40 ins [101.5 cm]
Finished Length
20 ins [51 cm]

Step 2:

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Main Color (MC)

Simply Soft | Strawberry, 0015Edit Color
$17.16

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 7/4.5mm
$3.95

Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles 32"

Size 8/5mm
$6.50
The materials for this project cost $27.61

Abbreviations

co = cast on

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

pat = pattern

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished bust measurement
S/M 40 ins [101.5 cm]
L/XL 45 ins [114.5 cm]
XXL 50 ins [127 cm]
Finished Length
S/M 20 ins [51 cm]
L/XL 21 ins [53.5 cm]
XXL 22 ins [56 cm]

MATERIALS

Kimono
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
SizesS/ML/XLXXL 
Main Color (MC)
Strawberry (0015)
445
One pair size U.S. 7 (4.5mm) straight needles or size to obtain gauge. Size 8 (5mm) circular needle, 32”/73.5cm long

GAUGE

In Eyelet Pattern using smaller needle, 13 sts and 14 rows = 4”/10cm.

INSTRUCTIONS

STITCHES USED
Garter stitch (garter st):

Knit every row.
Eyelet Pattern (multiple of 2 sts + 1):
Row 1 (RS):
K2, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rows 2 and 4: Purl.
Row 3: K1, *ssk, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Eyelet patt

NOTE
Circular needle in larger size is used to accommodate the large number of sts when knitting the front band. Do not join stitches into a circle but work back and forth in rows.
 
BACK
With larger circular needle, loosely CO 65 (73, 81) sts. Do not join.
Knit 6 rows for garter st.
Change to smaller straight needles and work Eyelet patt as follows:
Row 1 (RS): K2, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1.
Rows 2 and 4: Purl.
Row 3: K1, *ssk, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Eyelet patt until piece measures 20 (21, 22)”/51 (53.5, 56)cm from CO edge, ending with a WS row.
BO all sts loosely in knit.
 
FRONTS (make 2)
With larger circular needle, loosely CO 25 (29, 33) sts. Do not join.
Knit 6 rows for garter st.
Change to smaller straight needles and work in Eyelet patt until piece measures same as Back to shoulder, ending with a WS row.
BO all sts loosely in knit.

SLEEVES (make 2)
With larger circular needle, loosely CO 65 (65, 65) sts.
Knit 6 rows f or garter st.
Change to smaller straight needles and work in Eyelet patt until piece measures 12”/30.5cm from CO edge.
BO all sts loosely in knit.

FINISHING
Block pieces to measurements.
Join shoulders leaving center 5 ½ (6, 6 ½)”/14 (15, 16.5)cm on center of Back open for neck. Placing center of top of Sleeve at shoulder seam, sew in Sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve seams.
Frontbands and Neckband
Using larger circular needle, beg at bottom of Right Front, pick up and k67 (71, 75) sts along Right Front to shoulder, 19 (21, 23) sts across Back neck opening and 67 (71, 75) sts along Left Front to bottom—153 (163, 173) sts. Do not join. Work in garter st until band measures 3 (3, 3 ½)”/7. (7.5, 9)cm.
BO all sts loosely.
Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.