Rain or Shine by Chiaki Hayashi

Rain or Shine

Knitting
May 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette st
950 - 1400 yards (869 - 1280 m)
Size 1 (S / M ), Size 2 (L / XL )
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Easy top down project. The shape is oversized with kimono sleeves. This top is a crossover between Poncho / Short sleeve top / Vest …..

The cream one is knitted with Shibui “Rain” Size 1 with cropped length. The gray one is knitted with Juniper Moon Farm “Zooey” Size 1 with full length.
I like to wear the cropped one with wide leg pants. Full length one with skinny jeans :)

SIZE
2 sizes available with 2 different lengths.

Size 1 - 48” around at the bottom.
Size 2 - 51” around at the bottom.

Cropped length - Front / 19”, Back / 21”
Full length - Front / 21”, Back / 23”

YARN
Size 1 - Cropped / 950 yards, Full / 1350 yards.
Size 2 - Cropped / 1050 yards, Full / 1400 yards.

You can knit this piece with cotton ~ linen ~ wool, depending on how you would like to wear it. I love the feel and look of Shibui “Rain”. Since this is an oversized top, I don’t recommend knitting with alpaca based yarn… would be heavy and stretch out too much.

Needles
Everything is worked with the same size needles. You need main needles, spare needles and 16” long circular needles.

Needle size will vary depending on your yarn choice. Below are suggested needle sizes.
Wool - US #5~6
Linen, Cotton - US #4~5
Paper - US #2~3