Interweave SKU: EP9747
Dofuku is a short battle-jacket style that I have made even shorter in this design, making it perfect for layering over the Keshi Murasaki (page 80), a coordinating top of the same keshi murasaki color. According to one Japanese traditional calendar, grayed mauve paired with burgundy is an early autumn/September color scheme. Pair it with deep blue for a winter/December combination. This pair takes the sweater set into a new dimension of elegance.
The smooth stockinette stitch in this design is interrupted only by a narrow reverse stockinette-stitch roll at the front neck and sleeve cuff , where the subtle color change is just enough to enhance the main color. (Interweave)
Finished Size: About 40½ (45, 49½)” (103 [114.5, 125.5] cm) in circumference and 18 (19, 20)” (45.5 [48.5, 51] cm) in length. Kimono shown measures 40½” (103 cm).
Yarn Weight: #2 - Fine
Needles: Body and Sleeves: size U.S. 4 (3.5 mm): 24” (60 cm) circular (cir). Edging: size U.S. 3 (3.25 mm): 24” (60 cm) cir.
Notions: Stitch holders; removable markers; tapestry needle.
Gauge: 23 stitches and 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on larger needle.