Inperiaru Murasaki by Vicki Square
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Inperiaru Murasaki

November 2010
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
1500 - 1750 yards (1372 - 1600 m)
38 (43½)" (96.5 [110.5] cm) finished circumference
This pattern is available from for $6.50.

Interweave SKU: EP9740

Designer description excerpt:
The merino-linen blend I used for this kimono produces an exquisite knitted fabric that combines matte and shiny in a heathered texture. It recalls the aura of genteel aging. This slightly fitted sleeveless top has a stand-up collar and a Fair Isle band that defines a subtle curve from center front neck to right hip and hides a placket opening at the neck. The fine gauge yields a lightweight knitted fabric that is suitable for year-round wearing.

Fair isle band is charted.

Finished Size: About 38 (43½)“ (96.5 [110.5] cm) in circumference and 23¼ (25¾)” (59 [65.5] cm) in length. Top shown measures 38” (96.5 cm).

Yarn Weight: #2 - Fine

Needles: Size U.S. 2 (2.75 mm): 24” (60 cm) circular (cir) and extra needle the same size or smaller for three-needle bind-off.

Notions: Stitch holders; removable markmarkers; two ¼“ (6 mm) sew-on snaps; sewing needle and matching thread; tapestry needle.

Gauge: 24 stitches and 34 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch.