Drachen Jäger Kimono Sweater by Tania Richter

Drachen Jäger Kimono Sweater

January 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1700 - 3000 yards (1554 - 2743 m)
XS (S, M, L) [XL, XXL, XXXL]
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This sweater is constructed with double knitting and is completely reversible. It features the motif of a European Dragon wrapping around the sweater. Pattern is available in 7 individually charted sizes, XS through XXXL.

Please join us in the Epic Knits group for a KAL! There are two other patterns to choose from, Fenghuang Kimono Sweater and the Sekiryu Kimono Sweater.

This pattern does not include instructions for how to double knit, please reference this resource thread in the Epic Knits group for links to tutorials and resources for the different techniques used in this sweater.

Needles - Although US size 8 needles are recommended, you will need to find a needle size that will allow you to obtain the recommended gauge. The recommended needle range is US 8 (5 mm) to US 10.5 (6.5 mm).

Yarn amounts -

XS - 850 yards of each color (1700 yards total)
S - 950 yards of each color (1900 yards total)
M - 1050 yards of each color (2100 yards total)
L - 1125 yards of each color (2250 yards total)
XL - 1225 yards of each color (2450 yards total)
XXL - 1400 yards of each color (2800 yards total)
XXXL - 1500 yards of each color (3000 yards total)

FAQ - Knitting the sweater without the use of double knitting

Though it has not been tested, it should be possible to knit this sweater with stranded colorwork. You will either have to steek the arms or do purled colorwork. Please keep in mind that in most cases gauge for double knitting is quite different than stranded knitting, so check your gauge before determining which size you want to knit!

Pattern Errata -
On page 4 of the pattern, in the paragraph beginning with “Once you have finished knitting all arm rows” it should state “slip live arm stitch pairs” instead of “live arm stitches”

It has been recommended by a few people that the provisional cast at the beginning of both arms be done separately for each side for the first row, then joined for the second row to prevent twisted stitches.