Samurai Jinbaori by Vicki Square
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Samurai Jinbaori

August 2007
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in seed stitch on size 5 needle
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1507 yards (1378 m)
about 44" in circumference and 22" in length

Summary: “The jinbaori started as surcoats worn over armor by military commanders during the Warring States period from the late fourteenth to the nineteenth century. They later became short battle jackets … Curved armholes, stand-up collars, and tie closures were common jinbaori features.” - from Knit Kimono

Yarn Used in Project The book’s sample was knit using Debbie Bliss Pure Silk; 8 skeins #27001 black (MC), 2 skeins #27003 cream, and one skein #27012 lipstick.