Midsummer Kimono by Sarah Wilson

Midsummer Kimono

by Sarah Wilson
Knitting
May 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1250 - 2000 yards (1143 - 1829 m)
36.5 (44, 50)" bust circumference
This pattern is available from sexyknitter.com for $8.00.

O let thy rivulets flow free and fair / With lacy border fringed with dusty light / A girlish charm brought forth in summer’s air / Kimono suited for both day and night

Fringed, girly, and fun, the Midsummer Kimono can be worn over a bathing suit for a day at the beach or a dress for a night out. The substantial lace border and fringe are worked last, and the lace border is attached as you knit. Wind off a length of yarn prior to knitting to ensure you’ll have enough yarn for the fringe.

Finished Sizes
36 (44, 50)“ bust circumference. Shown in 44” size, modeled with 8” positive ease. This cardigan is best worn with a minimum of 4” positive ease.

Gauge
18 sts and 24 rows = 4” in stockinette, with larger needles
Note: Both stitch and row gauge are important for this pattern. If your row gauge is off, the
measurements for your overall length and sleeve depth will change.

Materials
Anzula Cricket (80% merino, 10% nylon, 10% cashmere; 250 yds per 114g skein); Color: Keola, 5 (5, 6) skeins
US 6/4mm straight needles AND 32” circular AND set of 5 double-pointed needles
US 5/3.5mm 40” circular
Stitch markers; stitch holders; tapestry needle; scissors

Notes
This cardigan is worked back and forth in one piece from the bottom of the back, up over the shoulders and down the fronts. Lace and neck edgings are added seamlessly after the body of the cardigan is blocked and seamed. Sleeve treatments are worked in the round.