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Spring Kimono

Knitting
February 2009
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in 9purl x 1 knit rib
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
840 - 1260 yards (768 - 1152 m)
32,36, 40, 44, 48
This pattern is available for free.

I wanted to try and design a piece that would be flattering to all body types and also could bridge that tricky time between spring and summer when you can need that extra layer. This top has elbow length sleeves and can be worn over a long sleeved top, a tee shirt or a cami making it a truly versatile piece.
Knitted in the round from the bottom up, you then divide for the front and back before joining the shoulder seams and knitting the sleeves from the top down. The neckline is neatened with an applied icord edging.
The cotton bamboo yarn gives a wonderful drape and also keeps you cool.
The lace pattern is easy to follow and as there is only simple shaping this top would be suitable for an advanced beginner.

Finished Bust Size 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)” to fit bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)”
No ease is recommended, the yarn and stitch patterns have a lot of give.
Shown in size 44”