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Girl's Ballet Kimono
Lion Brand® Recycled Cotton
Pattern Number: 81115AD This wrapped kimono sweater is sweet and stylish.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes)
6-8 (9-10, 11-12) years Finished Chest 28 (30, 32) in. (71 (76, 81.5) cm) Finished Length 12 (13 1/2, 15) in. (30.5 (34.5, 38) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

482-141 Recycled Cotton Yarn: Rose Coral

Bright pink intertwined with white


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GAUGE:
19 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) using larger needles. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Sl next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog.



PATTERN STITCH
Seed Stitch (over odd number of sts)
Row 1: *K1, p1; rep from * across, end with k1.


Row 2: K the purl sts and p the knit sts.


Rep Row 2 for Seed st.


INSTRUCTIONS
KIMONO
BACK
With smaller needles, cast on 67 (71, 75) sts.

Work in Seed st until piece measures 1 in.

(2.5 cm) from beg.

Change to larger needles and work in St st until piece measures 7 (8, 9) in.

(18 (20.5, 23) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.


Shape Armhole
Bind off 3 (4, 4) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 61 (63, 67) sts.

Work even in St st until armhole measures 4 (4 1/2, 5) in.

(10 (11.5, 12.5) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.


Next Row (RS): K11 (12 13), place marker, work across next 39 (39, 41) sts in Seed st as established, place marker, k11 (12, 13).


Next Row (WS): P to marker, sl marker, work in Seed st to next marker, sl marker, p to end.

Rep last 2 rows 2 more times.

Bind off.
RIGHT FRONT
With smaller needles, cast on 67 (71, 75) sts.

Work in Seed st until piece measures 1 in.

(2.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.

Change to larger needles.


Next Row (RS): K1, p1, k1, place marker, knit to end of row.


Next Row (WS): Purl to marker, sl marker, k1, p1, k1.

Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 2 (3, 4) in.

(5 (7.5, 10) cm), end with a WS row.


Shape Front
Next (Dec) Row (RS): K1, p1, k1, sl marker, ssk, k to end of row.


Next (Dec) Row (WS): Purl to 2 sts before marker, p2tog, sl marker, k1, p1, k1.

Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 7 (8, 9) in.

(18 (20.5, 23) cm) from beg, end with a RS row.


Shape Armhole
Next Row (WS): Bind off 3 (4, 4) sts, purl to 2 sts before marker, p2tog, sl marker, k1, p1, k1.


Next (Dec) Row (RS): K1, p1, k1, sl marker, ssk, k to end of row.


Next (Dec) Row (WS): Purl to 2 sts before marker, p2tog, sl marker, k1, p1, k1.

Rep last 2 rows until 14 (15, 16) sts rem.

Work even as established until piece measures same as Back.

Bind off.



LEFT FRONT
With smaller needles, cast on 67 (71, 75) sts.

Work in Seed st until piece measures 1 in.

(2.5 cm) from beg, end with a RS row.

Change to larger needles.


Next Row (WS): K1, p1, k1, place marker, purl to end of row.


Next Row (RS): Knit to marker, sl marker, k1, p1, k1.

Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 2 (3, 4) in.

(5 (7.5, 10) cm), end with a RS row.


Shape Front
Next (Dec) Row (WS): K1, p1, k1, sl marker, p2tog, p to end of row.


Next (Dec) Row (RS): Knit to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, sl marker, k1, p1, k1.

Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 7 (8, 9) in.

(18 (20.5, 23) cm) from beg, end with a WS row.


Shape Armhole
Next Row (RS): Bind off 3 (4, 4) sts, k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, sl marker, k1, p1, k1.


Next (Dec) Row (WS): K1, p1, k1, sl marker, p2tog, p to end of row.


Next (Dec) Row (RS): Knit to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, sl marker, k1, p1, k1.

Rep last 2 rows until 14 (15, 16) sts rem.

Work even in pattern as established until piece measures same as Back.

Bind off.
SLEEVES (make 2)
With smaller needles, cast on 37 (41, 43) sts.

Work in Seed st until piece measures 1 in.

(2.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS.

Change to larger needles and work in St st, increase 1 st each side every 8th row 5 (6, 7) times - 47 (53, 57) sts.

Work even in St st until Sleeve measures 13 1/2 (15, 16 1/2) in.

(34.5 (38, 42) cm) from beg.

Bind off.



FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams, matching Seed st at neck edge to Seed st on back neck.

Sew in Sleeves.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.


Ties
From RS with crochet hook, join yarn with a slip st at top corner of Left Front.

Chain for 12 in.

(30.5 cm).

Fasten off.

Rep on Right Front.

In same way, make a chain on RS at left side seam 2 (3, 4) in.

(5 (7.5, 10) cm) above lower edge and on WS at right side seam 2 (3, 4) in.

(5 (7.5, 10) cm) above lower edge.

Weave in ends.


ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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