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New pattern release: Kimono

The kimono is a very cosy blanket to wrap around your shoulders and keep you warm on the couch (or on the porch!) whilst listenning to your favourite audiobook (Harry Potter anyone?) or watching a good show on netflix.

The pattern is very easy and comes up in three different sizes.
It features a little bit of lace, a lot of stockinette, and a very addictive slipped stitch panel on the back (a video is provided to help you execute the slipped stitch. It is knit flat, like a large rectangle, and a little bit of seaming brings the sides together to create the opening for the sleeves. The pattern is knit in a worsted weight yarn (I have used Cumbria from the Fibre Company, which is the most cosy and rustic yarn that you can imagine). The yarn comes in a range of beautiful vibrant colors and more versatile neutrals.

The Fibre Company Cumbria
Yarn weight: Worsted   Skein weight: 100 g
Fibre: 60% Merino wool, 30% masham wool and 10% mohair
Length: 218 m / 238 yds per 100 g hank
Tension / Gauge: 18–20 sts / 10 cm over 10 cm / 4 in
Needle size: 4-5 mm / 6-8 US / 8-6 UK

As for the design itself, I knew that I wanted to create a piece that would be the first thing that I would grab at home when I’d be a little bit too cold. I keep it on the back of my working chair, so whenever I feel a little bit too chilly, that’s the first thing that I grab, and with this deliciously rustic wool, I feel warm instantly.

I didn’t really intend the sleeves to be as dramatic as they are, but I love them so much this way, and the first thing that came to my mind when I did the seaming was “kimono”.

Yarn
5 (5, 6) skeins of The Fibre Company Cumbria Worsted: 60% Merino Wool/30% Brown Masham Wool/10% Mohair, 238yds (218m) /100g OR about 1190/1428 yds (1090/1305m) worsted weight yarn

Needle
US7 (4.5mm)

Gauge
20sts & 29 rows= 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch after blocking

Sizes
1 (2, 3): to fit 34”-38” (40”- 44”, 46”- 50”)86.4 - 96.8 (101.6 - 111.8, 116.8 - 127)cm