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Prairie Kimono

Knitting
June 2007
Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches in pattern with Main Color on size 11 needles
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
US 13 - 9.0 mm
742 - 1113 yards (678 - 1018 m)
34 (36, 40, 45, 48)" bust
This pattern is available for download for $3.85.

Pattern Description from Interweave Online Store: “Make this flattering top in three quick pieces - the top is one piece, while the bottom is made as an identical front and back. The thick-and-thin yarn is worked on oversize needles to maintain drape.”

Finished Size: 34 (36, 40, 45, 48)” bust

Yarn:

  • Black Forest Naturwolle Tweed (100% wool; 110 yd 101 m/100 g): #5 orange (MC), 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) skeins.
  • GGH Soft Kid (70% mohair, 25% nylon, 5% wool; 151 yd 138 m/25 g): #69 yellow (CC), 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) balls.
  • Yarns distributed by Muench Yarns

Yarn weight: #5 - Bulky

Gauge:

  • 9 sts and 13 rows = 4” in patt with MC on size 11 needle
  • 11 sts and 29 rows = 4” in St st with CC tripled on size 9 needle

Needles: Size 9 (5.5 mm): 24” circular needle; Size 11 (8 mm): 29” circular needle; Size 13 (9 mm): straight needle

Notions: Yarn needle; Markers (m)

Originally Published: Knitscene, Fall 2007