Nordic Kimono

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Nordic Kimono

designed by Margret Willson
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Sweet little kimono with lovely flower and butterfly embroidery is a stylish gift for girls aged 2 - 6 years.

Sizes

2 yrs
23" [58.5 cm]
11" [28 cm]
4 yrs
25" [63.5 cm]
12" [30.5 cm]
6 yrs
27" [68.5 cm]
13" [33 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $26.81

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • 2 yrs
  • 4 yrs
  • 6 yrs
Finished Bust:
23" [58.5 cm]
Finished Length:
11" [28 cm]

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Contrast A

Simply Soft | Lavender Blue, 9756Edit Color
$4.29

Contrast B

Simply Soft | Select your Shade, Edit Color
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Contrast C

Simply Soft | Pistachio, 0003Edit Color
$4.29

Contrast D

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Bamboo Crochet Hook

Size G6/4mm
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Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 6/4mm
$3.95

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 7/4.5mm
$3.95

Aluminum Stitch Holder

1-3/4" 1/Pkg
$1.35

Tapestry Needle Set

3/Pkg
$5.99
The materials for this project cost $26.81

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

P = purl

RS = right side

ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished Bust:
2 yrs 23" [58.5 cm]
4 yrs 25" [63.5 cm]
6 yrs 27" [68.5 cm]
Finished Length:
2 yrs 11" [28 cm]
4 yrs 12" [30.5 cm]
6 yrs 13" [33 cm]

MATERIALS

Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Sizes2 yrs4 yrs6 yrs 
Contrast A
Lavender Blue (9756)
112
Contrast B
()
111
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Contrast C
Pistachio (0003)
111
Contrast D
()
111
One pair US size 6 (4mm) needles One pair US size 7 (4.5mm), or size to obtain gauge One US size 6 (4mm) circular needle, 24"/61cm long Crochet hook size US G-6 (4mm). Stitch holder. Tapestry needle.

GAUGE

In Stockinette stitch using larger needles, 21 sts and 28 rows = 4"/10 cm.

INSTRUCTIONS

BACK

Using smaller needles and B, CO 60 (66, 72) sts.

Beginning with a WS row, work 6 rows seed st.

(WS): Purl 1 row.

Change to A and larger needles.

Beginning with a RS row, work in St st until piece measures 5.75 (6.25, 7)"/14.5 (16, 18)cm from beginning, ending with a WS row.

 

Shape Armholes

BO 4 (4, 5) sts at beginning of next 2 rows— 52 (58, 62) sts.

Dec 1 st each side every other row 2 (3, 4) times— 48 (52, 54) sts.

Work even until armhole measures 4.75 (5.25, 5.5)"/12 (13.5, 14)cm , ending with a WS row.

 

Shape Shoulders and Neck

 BO 5 (6, 7) sts at beginning of next 2 rows, then 6 (7, 7) sts at beginning of next 2 rows. Place remaining 26 sts on holder for Back neck.

 

LEFT FRONT

Color Sequence: *8 (8, 10) rows A, 2 rows C, repeat from * 5 more times, then complete remainder of rows in A.

Using smaller needles and B, CO 46 (52, 56) sts.

Beginning with a WS row, work 6 rows seed st.

(WS) Purl 1 row.

Change to A and larger needles.

Beginning with a RS row, work in St st in color sequence above until piece measures 4 (4.5, 5.25)”/10 (11.5, 13.5)cm from beginning, ending with a RSR.

 

Shape Neck and Armhole

For neck, BO 4 sts at beg of next 3 WS rows—34 (40, 44) sts.

At neck edge, dec 1 st every other row 17 (20, 21) times, AT SAME TIME, when piece measures same as back to armhole, shape armhole as follows: BO 4 (4, 5) sts at beg of next RS row. Dec 1 st at beg of next RS rows 2 (3, 4) times— 11(13, 14) sts. Work even until armhole measures same as Back to shoulder shaping, ending with a WSR.

 

Shape Shoulder

BO 5 (6, 7) sts at armhole edge once, then 6 (7, 7) sts once.

 

RIGHT FRONT

Color Sequence: 16 (20, 24) rows C, 2 rows B, remainder of rows in A.

Using smaller needles and B, CO 46 (52, 56) sts.

Beginning with a WS row, work 6 rows seed st.

(WS) Purl 1 row.

Change to larger needles and C. 

Beginning with a RS row, work as for Left Front, however in color sequence above, rev all shaping.

 

SLEEVES

Color Sequence: 18 (24, 28) rows A, 2 rows D, 12 (14, 16) rows C, 2 rows D, 18 (24, 28) rows B, remainder of rows in A.

Using smaller needles and B, CO 30 (32, 34) sts.

Beginning with a WS row, work 6 rows seed st.

(WS) Purl 1 row.

Change to larger needles and A.

Beginning with a RS row, work in St st in above color sequence. Work 2 rows even. Inc 1 st each side of next row, then every 6 rows 6 (7, 8) times— 44 (48, 52) sts.
Work even until piece measures 8.5 (10.5, 11.5)"/21.5 (26.5, 29)cm from beginning, ending with a WS row.

 

Shape Cap

BO 4 (4, 5) sts at beginning of next 2 rows—36 (40, 42) sts.

Dec 1 st each side every other row 9 (10, 11) times— 18 (20, 20) sts.

BO 3 sts at beginning of next 2 rows.

BO remaining 12 (14, 14) sts.

 

Embroidery

Following photo and matching colors, work embroidery on Sleeves and Right Front: Embroider flowers in Lazy Daisy stitch with D as pictured. Embroider butterflies in satin stitch with D and chain stitch with B as pictured. 

 

FINISHING

Block pieces to measurements.  Sew shoulder seams. Set in sleeves; sew sleeve seams and left side seam.

 

Right Front band: With RS facing, using smaller needles and B, pick up and k22 (24, 28) from lower front corner to beg of neck shaping. Work 5 rows seed st. BO in seed st.
Left Front band: With RS facing, using smaller needles and B, pick up and k22 (24, 28) sts from beg of neck shaping to lower front corner. Work 5 rows seed st. BO in seed st.


Neckband: With RS facing, using circular needles and B, pick up and k4 sts across front band, 12 sts across BO sts, 38 (42, 46) sts along neck edge, k26 sts from Back neck holder, then pick up and k38 (42, 46) sts along neck edge, 12 sts across BO sts and 4 sts across front band--134 (142, 150) sts.
Work 5 rows seed st.  BO in seed stitch.

 

Left front tie: With crochet hook and B, chain 145 (155, 165) sts leaving a 6”/15cm length for sewing, fasten off.  Sew tie to under side of border on left front corner. 


Right Front tie: With crochet hook and B, chain 50 sts leaving a 6”/15cm length for sewing, fasten off.  Sew tie to underside of border on right front corner.
Leaving space for left front tie to pass through, sew right side seam.
Pass left front tie through side seam, around the back and tie a bow with tie from right front.

Weave in all ends.