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Bright And Breezy Kimono

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Caron
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Description

SIZE Small/Medium(Large/Extra Large, Extra-extra Large)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Bust: 40 (45, 50)” Length: 20 (21, 22)”

GAUGE In Eyelet Pattern using smaller needle, 13 sts and 14 rows = 4”

SUPPLIES AND TOOLS

  • 4 skeins Caron® Simply Soft® Strawberry (small, medium) or 5 skeins (large/xl/xxl)
  • U.S. 7 straight needles or size to obtain gauge
  • Size 8 circular needle, 32” long

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 pattern.

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

DIRECTIONS:

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 pattern 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)” 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” from CO edge. BO all sts loosely in knit.

FINISHING

  • Block pieces to measurements. Join shoulders leaving center 5 ½(6, 6 ½)” 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)”. BO all sts loosely. Using yarn needle, weave in all ends

 

Beg = Begin(ning) K = Knit K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together Pat = Pattern Rep = Repeat RS = Right Side Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knit wise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together. St(s) = Stitch(es) WS = Wrong Side Yo = Yarn Over BO = Bind off CO = Cast on

 

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