The Kohno Kimono is featured in knit.wear Fall/Winter 2016 as part of the Japanese influenced designs section. The domed check pattern adds visual interest and small warmth-catching pockets in Acadia, a very soft, slightly tweedy yarn from Europe. Wear the kimono as a stylish accessory to work or as a luxurious robe after a long bath.
The Kohno Kimono is made from the bottom up and seamed at the finish.
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DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Acadia by Fibre Company (60% Wool / 20% Alpaca / 20% Silk; 50g/145yds):13 (13, 14, 15, 16, 16) Skeins. Shown in Sea Lavender. Yarn Loop does keep this yarn in stock; however, please contact us to check quantity in the color of your choice before you order. We would like to guarantee that your yarn is from a single dye lot.
ALTERNATE YARN: Silky Wool by Elsebeth Lavold (45% Wool / 35% Silk / 20% Nylon; 50g/192yds): 10 (10, 11, 12, 12, 12) Skeins. Granite is the closest match. Available in a huge array of colors, this is a favorite in the European market by the famous designer Elsebeth Lavold. Please note that this yarn is not as soft as Acadia because it lacks the alpaca content (which will also decrease drape). PRE-ORDER now available in all colors. Please contact us prior to placing order to check color availability, and allow at least 10 business days for shipping to your location.
NEEDLES: Size US 6 / 4mm circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Markers, Cable Needle, Stitch Holders or waste yarn, Tapestry needle
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - chart included for pattern
GAUGE: 21 sts and 32 rows = 4” in Domed Check pattern
SIZE: XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust Measurement-44 (46.5, 49, 52, 54, 56.5)", modeled with 15" of positive ease
YARDAGE: 1785 - 2320 yds
Images courtesy of Interweave Press.