Fan Kimono by Vicki Square

Fan Kimono

August 2007
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 16.5 rows = 4 inches
in fan stitch, after blocking
US 10 - 6.0 mm
1400 yards (1280 m)
Chest circumference: approximately 49.5 inches (125.5 cm)
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From the book: “The lacy stitch pattern resembles a fan shape, a common theme in feminine kimono. The body of this kimono is worked in a single piece form the back lower edge, up over the shoulders, and down the front, with stitches cast-on and bound off for the sleeves along the way. This type of construction allows for the fan stitch pattern to flow continuously over the entire garment. The neckband and sleeve edges are added at the end.”

Note regarding Size: The pattern states that the finished circumference of 49.5 inches (125.5 cm) is comprised of 47.75 inches (121.5 cm) for the garment and a 1.75 inch (4.5 cm) space at the center front. The finished length is 30.5 inches (77.5 cm).

This pattern requires 1400 yards (1280 m) of yarn.