Kimono Fana Cardigan
About the Design
This sweater melds my desire for a traditional Fana sweater with a Japanese Kimono element. I love the simplicity of the kimono, which seems to want to blend with the simplicity of the Norwegian Fana motifs.
Flattering color placement and a fitted waist make it very wearable and modern.
The sweater is worked flat on a circular needle, to the underarms. Sleeves are picked up and worked to the cuff. The front band is picked up in one piece.The construction is easy, the short sections of colorwork are melodic, the stockinette stitch is soothing – what more could we want from a sweater design?I show two colorways – spring and autumn – as one sweater just won’t be enough!
Sizes: S / M / L / XL / XXL
Chest Circ: 35.5 / 38 / 41.25 / 44 / 47.25″
Waist Circ: 30 / 33 / 36 / 39 / 42″
Length: 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24″
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Eco, 100% Peruvian wool, 478 yd / 250 gr. hank: 1 / 1 / 1 / 2 / 2 hanks #8017 Platinum or #8049 Tarnish (A) and 1 / 2 / 2 / 2 / 2 hanks #8010 Ecru or #8018 Silver (B), Cascade Yarns Pastaza, 50% Llama / 50% wool, 132 yd / 100 gr. hank: 2 / 2 / 3 / 3 / 3 hanks #278 Forte or #065 Merlot (C)
Spring sample uses Platinum, Ecru, and Forte.
Autumn sample uses Tarnish, Silver, and Merlot.
Add 1 extra hank C for belt in 4 largest sizes.
Gauge: 19 sts & 26 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in St st, 18 sts & 26 rows = 4″ over Waist Chart or size to give gauge. To save time, take time to check gauge.
Substitute Yarn Wt: Heavy Worsted
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner