By Vicki Square
From the bestselling writer of Knit Kimono comes a new number of kimono and Asian-inspired tops with basic shapes and specific info. in additional than 20 new designs, Vicki sq. has created a trend number of kimonos and different Asian-inspired tops, tunics, and vests, mixing conventional concept with tasks that modern knitters cannot face up to. you are going to love the beautiful glance of every kimono layout and have fun with within the easy-to-follow directions for shaping and construction.
Knit Kimono Too specializes in lighter weight knits for layering, plus distinctive sew styles, colorwork, and openwork designs. Vicki additionally deals cutting edge shaping, fascinating closures and edgings, and shrewdpermanent knitting strategies. every one project--from vests, coats, light-weight shells, and short-sleeve tops to a large collection of kimono jackets that includes a number of weights of yarn--is proven off in transparent images and step by step directions. at the incorporated tutorial DVD, Vicki additionally demonstrates the distinct options and stitches that make those clothing so elegantly wearable, together with two-color slip sew, floor embroidery, two-hand stranded colorwork, garter-stitch shortrows, attaching knitted twine, making origami folds, double knitting, and more.
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GAUGE 21 stitches and 30 rows = four" (10 cm) in stockinette sew on second-to-smallest needle. again With greatest needle, CO ninety eight (106, 114, 122, a hundred thirty) sts. don't subscribe to. ROW 1 (RS) K1, [k4, p4] 12 (13, 14, 15, sixteen) occasions, k1. ROW 2 P1, [k4, p4] 12 (13, 14, 15, sixteen) instances, p1. Rep Rows 1 and a pair of 3 extra instances, then paintings Row 1 once again. switch to second-to-largest needle and paintings Row 2 as soon as more—10 rows overall. Shift patt as foll: ROW 1 (RS) K1, [p4, k4] 12 (13, 14, 15, sixteen) instances, k1. ROW 2 P1, [p4, k4] 12 (13, 14, 15, sixteen) instances, p1. Rep those 2 rows once again, then paintings Row 1 once more. switch to second-to-smallest needle and paintings Row 2 as soon as more—16 rows overall from CO. paintings 6 rows even in St st (knit RS rows; purl WS rows). DEC ROW (RS) K2, k2tog, knit to final four sts, ssk, k2—2 sts dec’d. paintings five rows even in St st. Rep the final 6 rows three extra times—90 (98, 106, 114, 122) sts rem. paintings even till piece measures eight (8½, 8½, nine, 9½)" (20. five [21. five, 21. five, 23, 24] cm) from CO, finishing with a WS row. INC ROW (RS) K2, M1 (see Glossary), knit to final 2 sts, M1, k2—2 sts inc’d. paintings even until eventually piece measures 10 (10½, eleven, 11½, 12)" (25. five [26. five, 28, 29, 30. five] cm) from CO, finishing with a WS row. Rep inc row—94 (102, one hundred ten, 118, 126) sts. paintings even until eventually piece measures thirteen (13½, 14, 15, 15½)" (33 [34. five, 35. five, 38, 39. five] cm) from CO, finishing with a WS row. form Armholes BO five sts at beg of subsequent 2 rows, then BO three sts at beg of subsequent 2 rows, then BO 2 sts at beg of foll 2 rows—74 (82, ninety, ninety eight, 106) sts rem. DEC ROW (RS) K1, k2tog, knit to final three sts, ssk, k1—2 sts dec’d. Rep dec row each RS row three (5, eight, 10, thirteen) extra times—66 (70, seventy two, seventy six, seventy eight) sts rem. paintings even till armholes degree four (4, 4½, 4¾, 4¾)" (10 [10, eleven. five, 12, 12] cm), finishing with a WS row. form Neck (RS) K26 (27, 28, 29, 30) for correct shoulder, sign up for new yarn and BO heart 14 (16, sixteen, 18, 18) sts for again neck, knit to finish for left shoulder—26 (27, 28, 29, 30) sts rem either side. operating both sides individually, at every one neck part BO three sts as soon as, then BO 2 sts 2 times—19 (20, 21, 22, 23) sts rem both sides. Dec 1 st at each one neck area each RS row four times—15 (16, 17, 18, 19) sts rem. paintings even until eventually armholes degree 7½ (7½, eight, 8½, 8½)" (19 [19, 20. five, 21. five, 21. five] cm), finishing with a WS row. position sts on holders. entrance paintings similar to for the again. completing subscribe to Shoulders position 15 (16, 17, 18, 19) held left again shoulder sts onto one needle and 15 (16, 17, 18, 19) held left entrance shoulder sts onto a moment needle. With RS tog and second-to-smallest needle, use the three-needle strategy (see thesaurus) to BO the sts tog. lower yarn and draw tail via final st to safe. Rep for correct shoulder. Seams With yarn threaded on a tapestry needle and RS dealing with, use the bed st with 1-st seam allowance (see word list) to stitch aspect seams. Armbands With smallest cir needle, RS dealing with, and beg at base of armhole, decide up and knit forty seven (47, 50, fifty three, fifty three) sts alongside entrance armhole and forty seven (47, 50, fifty three, fifty three) sts alongside again armhole—94 (94, a hundred, 106, 106) sts overall. position marker (pm) and sign up for for operating in rnds.