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shiriku tsui-do

November 2010
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
1534 - 1770 yards (1403 - 1618 m)
About 44 (48, 52)" (112 [122, 132] cm) circumference and 25 (26, 27)" (63.5 [66, 68.5] cm) in length.

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 opposites—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 best—it can adapt to most skirt lengths and any pants. Enjoy!