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marja-stina

Knitting
April 2014
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch on 3 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
540 - 1360 yards (494 - 1244 m)
0 (3, 6, 12, 18) M [2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10] Y
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Marja-Stina is now available.

This is a funky little kimono with fun and colourful details.

You work 2 separate pieces from provisional cast ons at the centre back and join these later with a 3-needle cast off.

  • everything is knitted in one go — edgings, hem, trims
  • sleeves are worked like an afterthought pocket or scandinavian thumb — a piece of waste yarn is knitted into the fabric and later removed to make the hole for the sleeve that is knitted top-down in the round
  • the neat neck edging is knitted as you go
  • front edges are finished with i-cord cast offs
  • Right Front is worked in a single colour and with no fancy stuff
  • for Left Front, choose between Easy or More Intricate versions:
  • EASY: simply join new colour without any fiddling
  • superEASY: omit also the intarsia triangle
  • INTRICATE & FUN: intarsia triangle & decorative 3-needle cast off also for one front
  • knit a solid or striped sleeve as you please
  • switch the colours around
  • … or knit the whole thing in just one colour

You’ll need circular needles for the provisional cast ons (the super simple winding cast on) – and for use as stitch holders.

Approximate yarn requirements (for Wollmeise Pure):

Colour A Vamp (red): 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2 skeins
280 (300, 320, 350, 380) 410, 440, 500, 550, 640, 720 m
300 (320, 350, 380, 420) 440, 480, 540, 610, 700, 790 yds
Colour B Zarte Knospe (green): 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 skeins
220 (230, 250, 270, 290) 310, 330, 370, 410, 470, 520 m
240 (250, 270, 290, 310) 330, 360, 400, 450, 510, 570 yds
Colour C Neptun (blue): 4 m /4 yds

The purple/green & the red/green kimonos are knitted with Wollmeise Pure.

The grey/black/white kimono is knitted in H.B. Regnbågen (Rainbow) Cotton, and with a contrasting Left Front flap (a fourth colour) and also a scrap of red for one stripe and one i-cord tie.

A DK version, stina, is available here (in two sizes) in return for a contribution to p/hop (and Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières).