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Kimono
Lion Brand® Trellis®
Pattern Number: 50326

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large
Finished Chest 35 (41, 47) inches [89 (104, 119.5) cm] Length 25 (27, 29)" [63.5 (68.5, 73.5) 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 easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

PUBLISHED IN: Cast On, Creative Knitting, Cutting Edge, Knit 'n Style, Knit It!, knit.1, Knitters


CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

500-306 Trellis Yarn: Pastel Garden A lively mix of pale yellows, pinks, blues and lavenders.
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GAUGE:
16 sts + 20 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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) 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 k them tog.



M1 (make 1 st) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto the left needle.

Work this new stitch through the back loop.


INSTRUCTIONS



KIMONO
BACK

Cast on 92 (104, 116) sts.

Work 6 rows in Garter st (knit every row).



Set-up Row (RS) K 13 (15, 17), pm, k 20 (22, 24), pm, k 26 (30, 34), pm, k 20 (22, 24), pm, k 13 (15, 17).



Work 7 rows in St st, beg with a WS row.



Dec Row (RS) *Knit to 2 sts before next marker, k2tog, k to next marker, ssk; repeat from * once, k to end of row - 4 sts decreased.



Continue in St st, working Dec Row every 10th row 5 more times - 68 (80, 92) sts.



Work even until piece measures 14 (15, 16) inches [35.5 (38, 40.5) cm], ending with a WS row.



Shape Armholes

Inc Row (RS) K 2, M1, k to last 2 sts, M1, k 2.



Work Inc Row every RS row 2 more times - 74 (86, 98) sts.

Work even until armholes measure 9 (10, 11) inches [23 (25.5, 28) cm] from last inc.



Shape Shoulder

Bind off 9 (10, 12) sts at beg of next 6 rows.

Bind off remaining 20 (26, 26) sts for Back neck.



LEFT FRONT

Cast on 50 (54, 60) sts.

Work 6 rows in Garter st.



Set-up Row (RS) K 17 (17, 18), pm, k 20 (22, 24), pm, k 13 (15, 18); mark end of row for front edge.



Work 7 rows in St st, beg with a WS row, and keeping 6 sts at front edge in Garter st.



Dec Row (RS) Knit to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, k to next marker, ssk, k to end of row - 2 sts decreased.



Repeat Dec Row every 10th row 5 more times - 38 (42, 48) sts.



Work even until piece measures 14 (15, 16) inches [35.5 (38, 40.5) cm], ending with a WS row.



Shape Armhole

Inc Row (RS) K 2, M1, k to end of row.



Work Inc Row every RS row 2 more times - 41 (45, 51) sts.



Shape Neck

Work dec rows on next and every 3rd row 5 (7, 7) times total, then every 4th row 9 (8, 8) times as follows:

WS Dec Row K 6, p2tog tbl, p to end of row.



RS Dec Row Knit to last 8 sts, ssk, k 6.



27 (30, 36) sts remain after dec are complete.

Work even until armhole measures 9 (10, 11) inches [23 (25.5, 28) cm] from last inc, ending with a WS row.



Shape Shoulder Bind off 9 (10, 12) sts at beg of next 3 RS rows.



RIGHT FRONT

Cast on 50 (54, 60) sts.

Work 6 rows in Garter st.



Set-up Row (RS) K 13 (15, 18), pm, k 20 (22, 24), pm, k 17 (17, 18); mark beg of row for front edge.



Work 7 rows in St st, beg with a WS row, and keeping 6 sts at front edge in Garter st.



Dec Row (RS) Knit to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, k to next marker, ssk, k to end of row - 2 sts decreased.



Repeat Dec Row every 10th row 5 more times - 38 (42, 48) sts.



Work even until piece measures 14 (15, 16) inches [35.5 (38, 40.5) cm], ending with a WS row.



Shape Armhole

Inc Row (RS) Knit to last 2 sts, M1, k 2.



Work Inc Row every RS row 2 more times - 41 (45, 51) sts.



Shape Neck

Work dec rows on next and every 3rd row 5 (7, 7) times total, then every 4th row 9 (8, 8) times as follows:

WS Dec Row Purl to last 8 sts, p2tog, k 6.



RS Dec Row K 6, k2tog, k to end of row.



27 (30, 36) sts remain after dec are complete.

Work even until armhole measures 9 (10, 11) inches [23 (25.5, 28) cm] from last inc, ending with a RS row.



Shape Shoulder Bind off 9 (10, 12) sts at beg of next 3 WS rows.



SLEEVES

Cast on 68 (76, 84) sts.

Work 6 rows in Garter st.

Change to St st, and inc 1 st each end every 18th row 2 times - 72 (80, 88) sts.

Work even until piece measures 8 1/4 inches [21.5 cm] from beg.

Bind off 6 (7, 8) sts at beg of next 6 rows, then bind off remaining 36 (38, 40) sts.



FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams.

Sew in Sleeves.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.



Crochet Edge With RS facing and beginning at lower Right Front, work single crochet evenly spaced around entire front opening, ending at lower Left Front.



Fringe Cut strands of yarn approximately 10 inches [25.5 cm] long for Sleeves and 16 inches [40.5 cm] long for lower edge.

For each fringe, hold 2 strands of yarn together and fold in half.

Use crochet hook to draw fold through edge of garment, forming a loop.

Pull ends of fringe through this loop.

Pull to tighten.

Make 30 (34, 38) fringes around each Sleeve and 84 (96, 106) fringes evenly spaced across lower edge.

Trim fringe if necessary.



Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
Pm = place marker
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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