Yooji Kimono Vest

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Yooji Kimono Vest

designed by Lorna Miser
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This kimono-inspired vest includes a built-in tie-string.

6 mos
19.5"
10.5"
12 mos
21.5"
11.5"
18 mos
23.5"
12.5"
2 yrs
26.5"
13.5"
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The materials for this project cost $15.32

Step 1:

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Size:

  • 6 mos
  • 12 mos
  • 18 mos
  • 2 yrs
Finished Chest
19.5"
Finished Length
10.5"

Step 2:

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Main Color (MC)

Simply Soft Light | Capri, 0007Edit Color
$3.99

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size E4/3.5mm
$1.99

Aluminum Stitch Holder

1-3/4" 1/Pkg
$1.35

Bead Stitch Markers

Pink 3/Pkg
$7.99

Materials not included in this kit:

Embellish-Knit!

The materials for this project cost $15.32

Abbreviations

RS = right side

st st = stockinette stitch

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished Chest
6 mos 19.5"
12 mos 21.5"
18 mos 23.5"
2 yrs 26.5"
Finished Length
6 mos 10.5"
12 mos 11.5"
18 mos 12.5"
2 yrs 13.5"

MATERIALS

Vest
Simply Soft Light (85 g/3. oz;301 m/330 yds)
Sizes6 mos12 mos18 mos2 yrs 
Main Color (MC)
Capri (0007)
1222

GAUGE

In Stockinette stitch, 22 sts and 34 rows = 4"/10cm

INSTRUCTIONS

ABBREVIATIONS
S2kp2: Slip 2 sts together as if to k2tog, k1, pass 2 slipped sts over. (1 stitch decreased)

NOTE
Vest is worked in one piece from lower Front edge to lower Back edge, with stitches picked up for Sleeves.
 

RIGHT FRONT 
CO 50 (54, 60, 66) sts. Knit 4 rows.

Shape Right Front (RS): Change to St st. Dec 1 st at beg of every RS row 39 (40, 43, 46) times—11 (14, 17, 20) sts rem. Work even until piece measures 11 1/2 (12 1/2, 13 1/2, 14 1/2)" from the beg, ending with a WS row. Place sts on st holder.

 

LEFT FRONT
CO 50 (54, 60, 66) sts. Knit 4 rows.

Shape Left Front (RS): Change to St st. Dec 1 st at end of every RS row 39 (40, 43, 46) times—11 (14, 17, 20) sts rem. Work even until piece measures 11 1/2 (12 1/2, 13 1/2, 14 1/2)" from the beg, ending with a WS row. Leave sts on needle.

 

BACK
Next Row (RS): Knit across Left Front sts, CO 32 sts for Back neck, knit across Right Front sts from st holder—54 (60, 66, 72) sts. Work even until piece measures 9 (10, 11, 12)" from Back neck CO. Knit 4 rows. BO all sts.

 

SLEEVES
Place markers 5 1/2 (6, 6 1/2, 7)" up from CO and BO edges along both armhole edges for Sleeves. Pick up and knit 50 (54, 60, 66) sts between markers. Knit 12 rows. BO all sts.
 

FINISHING 
Block piece to measurements. Sew side and Sleeve seams..

Neckband
With RS facing, beg at lower Right Front edge, pick up and knit approx 70 (80, 85, 92) sts along Right Front edge, 33 sts along Back neck, placing removable marker on first and last of these 33 sts, then approx 70 (80, 85, 92) sts along Left Front edge. Knit 1 row.
Inc Row: K1-f/b, [knit to 1 st before marked st, s2kp2] twice, knit to last st, k1-f/b. Work even for 1 row. 
Repeat Inc Row every other row 5 times. BO all sts knitwise.

I-Cord Trim and Ties
Using Embellish-Knit, make I-Cord at least 90 (100, 110, 120)" long, relaxed. Beg at lower Right Front edge, leave 12" of cord unattached for Right Tie. Beg sewing I-Cord to BO edge of Neckband, making a 2" loop every 1 1/2". Wrap yarn around base of each loop to close it, and sew it to Neckband as you go. Leave approx 23 (24, 25, 26)" unattached at lower Left Front edge, to wrap around waist. To wear, wrap Right Front over Left Front, wrapping Left Tie around Back waist to left side edge; tie in bow at left hip.