Shiriku Tsui-Do by Vicki Square
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Shiriku Tsui-Do

November 2010
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1534 - 1770 yards (1403 - 1618 m)
44 (48, 52)" (112 [122, 132] cm) circumference and 25 (26, 27)" (63.5 [66, 68.5] cm) in length.
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Interweave SKU: EP9751

Finished Size: About 44 (48, 52)” (112 [122, 132] cm) circumference and 25 (26, 27)” (63.5 66, 68.5 cm) in length. Kimono shown measures 48” (122 cm).

Yarn Weight: #4 - Medium

Needles: Size U.S. 8 (5 mm): 24” (60 cm) circular (cir) plus spare needle same size or smaller for three-needle BO.

Notions: Stitch holders; marker (m); removable markers; tapestry needle; knitting pins.

Gauge: 16 stitches and 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch.

The combination of akai (red), for passion, and moegi (a variety of green), for a restful and fresh feel, are a paradox in the color palette that create exciting color vibration. In Western color wheel terms, they are complementary, or oppositesβ€”a relationship that never fails to electrify each color. Among the many colors that are favored for Japanese kimono in the summer months are red, dead-leaf yellow, and sprout green. For this garment, I’ve chosen a soft red of medium value and intensity and a pale celery green for subtle embroidery to make it a year-round staple. Some of the most artistic surface embellishment comes from the historic folk textiles of commoners. In straightforward manner, running-stitch embroidery brings designs and images to life.

This silk tweed yarn has a very tactile surface texture with the appearance of raw woven silk, yet is soft to the touch. Th is length of kimono is versatility at its bestβ€”it can adapt to most skirt lengths and any pants. Enjoy!