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Slip Stitch Kimono
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Superwash Merino
Pattern Number: L0179 This beautiful colorful cardigan uses interesting techniques to create colorful patterns.

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE:
S (M/L, 1X, 2X) Finished Bust 34 1/2 (41 1/2, 48 1/2, 52) in. (87.5 (105.5, 123, 132) cm) Finished Length 22 (23, 24, 25) in. (56 (58.5, 61, 63.5) cm Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more closely, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

486-153 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yarn: Night Sky

True deep black


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486-170 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yard: Dijon

Golden mustard


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486-114 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yarn: Cayenne

Rusty orange-red


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486-174 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yard: Spring Leaf

Leafy grass green


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486-141 LB Collection Superwash Merino Yarn: Wild Berry

Deep magenta


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Additional Materials
Circular knitting needle size 6 (4 mm), 36 in. (91.5 cm) long Crochet hook size D-3 (3.25 mm) One button, 3/4 in. (19 mm) diameter
GAUGE:
22 sts + 34 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Border Stripe and Body Stripe patterns. 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:
k1-b (knit 1 below) Knit the next st by inserting needle into the st on the row below rather than into the st on the left needle.
kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st - 1 st increased.
ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip 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 together - 1 st decreased.



PATTERN STITCHES
Border Stripe (multiple of 4 sts)
Rows 1 and 2: With B and beg with a WS row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS).
Row 3 (WS): With C, knit.
Row 4: With C, K2, *k1-b, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1-b, k1.
Rows 5-12: Rep Rows 1-4 twice.
Rows 13 and 14: With B, work in St st.
Rows 15 and 16: With A, rep Rows 3 and 4.
Rows 17-20: Rep Rows 13-16.
Rows 21-32: Rep Rows 1-4 three times.
Rows 33 and 34: With D, work in St st.
Row 35: With E, knit.
Row 36: With E, k2, *k1-b, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1-b, k1.
Rows 37-44: Rep Rows 33-36 twice.
Rows 45 and 46: With D, work in St st.
Rows 47 and 48: With A, rep Rows 35 and 36.
Rows 49-52: Rep Rows 45-48.
Rows 53-64: Rep Rows 33-36 three times.
Rep Rows 1-64 for Border Stripe pattern.



Body Stripe (multiple of 4 sts + 3)
Rows 1-4: With A, beg with a WS row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS).
Row 5: With B, knit.
Row 6 (RS): With B, *k3, k1-b; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.
Rows 7-10: Rep Rows 1-4.
Row 11: With D, knit.
Row 12: With D, rep Row 6.
Rep Rows 1-12 for Body Stripe pattern.

NOTES:
1.

The Lower Band is worked first.

When Lower Band has been completed, sts are picked up along one long side of the Band for the Body.

Body is worked in one piece up to armholes, then divided for fronts and back.
2.

If you are working just a row or two with one color, carry the unused color along the edge of the work.
3.

A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of Body sts.

Work back and forth on the circular needle as if working on straight needles.

If you prefer, you can work all pieces except the Body using straight needles.


INSTRUCTIONS
LOWER BAND
With B, cast on 29 sts.
Row 1 (WS): Work Row 1 of Border Stripe pattern over first 24 sts, k2, p3.
Row 2 (RS): K3, p2, work Row 2 of Border Stripe pattern over next 24 sts.
Row 3: Work next row of Border Stripe pattern over first 24 sts, k2, p3.
Row 4: K3, p2, work next row of Border Stripe pattern over next 24 sts.
Rep last 2 rows, working in Border Stripe pattern as established, until piece measures about 34 (41 1/2, 49, 56 1/2) in.

(86.5 (105.5, 124.5, 143.5) cm), end with a Row 32 of Border Stripe pattern.
Change to B.
Next Row (WS): P24, k2, p3.
Bind off.



BODY
Note: One long side of the Lower Band will be the lower edge of the Kimono, this will be the more visible edge.
Decide which long side of the Lower Band should be the lower edge, you will pick up sts for the Body along the opposite long side.



From RS with A, pick up and k187 (227, 267, 307) sts across long side of Lower Band.

Do not join, work back and forth in rows on circular needle.
Beg with Row 1 of pattern, work in Body Stripe pattern for 49 rows.

Note: At end of 49th row, piece should measure about 6 in.

(15 cm) from picked up sts.
Next (Decrease) Row (RS): With A, k1, ssk, k23 (28, 35, 35), k2tog 6 (6, 7, 12) times, k44 (58, 68, 68), k2tog 12 (12, 14, 24) times, k44 (58, 68, 68), k2tog 6 (6, 7, 12) times, k22 (29, 34, 34), k2tog, k1 - 161 (201, 237, 257) sts at the end of this row.
Next Row (WS): With A, p40 (50, 58, 64), place marker (pm), p81 (101, 121, 129), pm, p40 (50, 58, 64).
Note: On following rows, sl markers on each row as you come to them.



Shape Neck
Note: Read carefully before beg neck shaping.

You will not have completed the neck shaping before you divide for armholes.
After you have divided for armholes, you will continue on the left front only, working both the armhole and neck shaping AT THE SAME TIME.
When you've finished the left front, you will work the back.
When you've finished the back, go on to the right front, again working both the neck and armhole shaping AT THE SAME TIME.



Work even (without increasing or decreasing) in Body Stripe pattern as established for 4 rows.
Next (Decrease) Row (RS): Continuing in Body Stripe pattern as established, k1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 159 (199, 235, 255) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 4 rows 0 (3, 14, 20) more times.
Work even in Body Stripe pattern as established for 5 rows.
Rep Decrease Row.
Rep last 6 rows 12 (12, 5, 3) more times.
AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 8 1/2 (9, 9 1/2, 10) in.

(21.5 (23, 24, 25.5) cm) from picked up sts, end with a WS row.



Divide for Armholes
Continue Body Stripe pattern and neck shaping as established.
Next Row (RS): Work to 4 (5, 7, 7) sts before first marker, place these sts on holder for right front, bind off 8 (10, 14, 14) sts for armhole, work to 4 (5, 7, 7) sts before 2nd marker, place these sts on holder for back, bind off 8 (10, 14, 14) sts, work to end for left front.



Left Front
Continue Body Stripe pattern and neck shaping as established.
Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 1 (2, 2, 2) RS rows (armhole edge).
Bind off 1 st at beg of next 6 (7, 8, 8) RS rows - 14 (17, 18, 20) sts rem after all shaping is complete.
Work even in Body Stripe pattern as established until armhole measures about 7 1/2 (8, 8 1/2, 9) in.

(19 (20.5, 21.5, 23) cm), end with a WS row.



Shape Shoulder
Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 (0, 0, 0) RS rows.
Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 (3, 2, 0) RS row(s).
Bind off 5 sts at beg of next 0 (1, 2, 4) RS row(s).



Right Front
Continue Body Stripe pattern and neck shaping as established.
Return sts for right front to needle.

Join yarn to beg with a WS row.
Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 1 (2, 2, 2) WS rows (armhole edge).
Bind off 1 st at beg of next 6 (7, 8, 8) WS rows - 14 (17, 18, 20) sts rem after all shaping is complete.
Work even in Body Stripe pattern as established until armhole measures about 7 1/2 (8, 8 1/2, 9) in.

(19 (20.5, 21.5, 23) cm), end with a RS row.



Shape Shoulder
Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 (0, 0, 0) WS rows.
Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 2 (3, 2, 0) WS row(s).
Bind off 5 sts at beg of next 0 (1, 2, 4) WS row(s).



Back
Continue Body Stripe pattern as established.
Return sts for back to needle.
Join yarn to beg with a WS row.
Bind off 2 sts at beg of next 2 (4, 4, 4) rows.
Bind off 1 st at beg of next 12 (14, 16, 16) rows - 57 (69, 83, 91) sts rem.
Work even until armhole measures about 7 1/2 (8, 8 1/2, 9) in.

(19 (20.5, 21.5, 23) cm), end with a WS row.



Shape Shoulders
Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 4 (0, 0, 0) rows.
Bind off 4 sts at beg of next 4 (6, 4, 0) rows.
Bind off 5 sts at beg of next 0 (2, 4, 8) rows - 29 (35, 47, 51) sts rem.
Place rem sts on holder for back neck.
SLEEVES (make 2)
With A, cast on 51 (55, 59, 63) sts.
Row 1 (WS): Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Beg with Row 1 of pattern, work in Body Stripe pattern for 16 rows.
Next Row (WS): Work Row 17 of Border Stripe pattern to last 3 sts, p3.
Next Row (RS): K1 (for RS selvedge st), work Row 18 of Border Stripe pattern to last 2 sts, k2.
Note: First st of every RS row is the RS selvedge st.

On RS rows, always work this st in St st, on WS rows, work this st as the first st of the Border Stripe pattern.
Work in Border Stripe pattern as established, for 9 (7, 5, 5) more rows.
Next (Increase) Row (RS): K1, kfb, work in pattern to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 53 (57, 61, 65) sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 12 (10, 8, 8) rows 9 (11, 6, 15) more times, working increased sts in pattern as follows: work in Border Stripe pattern as established until Row 50 of pattern has been completed.

Then change to Body Stripe pattern - 71 (79, 73, 95) sts when all increases are complete.



Sizes 1X ONLY
Work in Border Stripe pattern as established for 9 rows.
Next (Increase) Row (RS): K1, kfb, work in pattern to last 2 sts, kfb, k1 - 75 sts at the end of this row.
Rep last 10 rows 6 more times - 87 sts when all increases are complete.



All Sizes
Work even as established until piece measures about 16 1/2 (17, 17 1/2, 18) in.

(42 (43, 44.5, 45.5) cm) from beg, end with same pattern row as body at armhole.



Shape Cap
Bind off 4 (4, 6, 7) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 63 (71, 75, 81) sts rem.
Next (Decrease) Row (RS): K1, ssk, work in pattern as established to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 - 61 (69, 73, 79) sts at the end of this row.
Work even as established for 3 rows.
Rep Decrease Row - 59 (67, 71, 77) sts rem.
Rep last 4 rows once more - 57 (65, 69, 75) sts rem.
Work even as established for 1 row.
Rep Decrease Row - 55 (63, 67, 73) sts rem Rep last 2 rows 14 (14, 16, 18) more times - 27 (35, 35, 37) sts rem.
Bind off 2 (3, 3, 3) sts at beg of next 4 rows - 19 (23, 23, 25) sts rem.
Bind off rem sts.

FINISHING
Back Neck Border
Return 29 (35, 47, 51) sts from back neck holder to needle.
Join yarn to beg with a RS row.
Next (Decrease) Row (RS): K1, (k2tog) 1 (0, 1, 0) times, work in Body Stripe pattern as established to last 3 (1, 3, 1) st(s), (k2tog) 1 (0, 1, 0) times, k1 - 27 (35, 45, 51) sts.
Work even as established for 19 rows, thus ending with a WS row.
With A, knit 2 rows.
Bind off as if to purl.



Left Front Border
With A, beg at lower edge, pick up and k123 (127, 135, 139) sts across left front edge.
Do not join, work back and forth in rows on circular needle.
Work 20 rows in Body Stripe, end with a WS row.
With A, knit 2 rows.
Bind off as if to purl.



Right Front Border
With A, beg at shoulder, pick up and k123 (127, 135, 139) sts across right front edge.
Do not join, work back and forth in rows on circular needle.
Work 20 rows in Body Stripe, end with a WS row.
With A, knit 2 rows.
Bind off as if to purl.



Sew shoulder seams.

Sew Sleeve seams.

Sew in Sleeves.



Button Loop
With crochet hook, chain 12.

Fasten off, leaving tails to sew to front.

Sew ends of button loop to WS of left front border at beg of neck shaping and about 1 in.

(2.5 cm) in from bound-off edge.
Sew button to WS of right front opposite button loop.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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