This jacket was inspired by one that Beryl and Lindy at Tricoter in Seattle made, who in turn were inspired by a kimono designed by Carol Lapin, CC Conway and Nadine Shapiro that was featured in Simply Knit 3. The Tricoter version was the first jacket that I observed on many different bodies, looking great on all of then. Here I have taken the basic shape and concept and added a sampler of textured and slipped stitches to the mix. The stitches serve to randomize a variety of coordinating hand-dyed multicolors, which are further enhanced with judiciously selected sandwashed solids. Oh, the possibilities!
Skill level: Easy
Finished bust measurements: 54” including overlap of fronts
A, D: 500 yards
B, F. J, L: 175 yards each
C, E, I: 25 yards each
G: 125 yards
H: 300 yards
105 (A), Highlights (B), 111 (C), Autumn (D), 112 (E), Yosemite (F), 201 (G), Mozambique (H), 801 (I), Embers (J), & Cabernet (L)
Pattern found on pages 88-90.
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