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Merino 5 Superwash 100% merino wool
Kimono Jacket with Stripes

Designed by Sandi Rosner for Crystal Palace Yarns

This beautiful kimono style jacket has the look of an ikat fabric. With the very large color range available in Merino 5 you will be able to adapt this jacket to your own personal color palette.

Materials
Yarn: Crystal Palace Yarns Merino 5 (100% Superwash Merino Wool, 110 yards - 50 gram ball)
5 (6, 7, 8, 10) balls Color A - Dark Solid
(shown in #5226 Purple)
2 (2, 3, 3, 4) balls Color B - Light Solid
(shown in #5228 Wedgwood)
6 (7, 8, 9, 11) balls Color C - Multicolor
(shown in #0014 Midnight Oasis)
Needles: Two 29" or 32" Circular CPY Bamboo Size US 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles or size required to get gauge
Removable stitch markers
[See alternate colorway idea at the bottom of this page, more to be shown soon.]

Finished Measurements
Sizes: XS (S, M, L, XL)
Chest: 36" (42", 48", 54", 60")
Length: 22" (22", 24", 24", 26")

Gauge
20 sts and 32 rows = 4" in Slip Stitch Stripe Pattern

Abbreviations
Beg: Beginning, BO: Bind Off, CO: Cast on, Dcr: Decrease, Dbl dcr: double decrease - Sl 2 sts together as if to K them together, K 1, pass 2 slipped sts over, Incr: Increase, K: Knit, P: Purl, Rem: Remain(ing), RS: Right Side, Sl: slip, St(s): Stitch(es), WS: Wrong Side

Notes
1. The Kimono is made in 4 L-shaped pieces, which are sewn together at center back, across the shoulders and tops of the sleeves, and at the sides and underarms.
2. The Cast On counts as row 1 of the pattern.
3. This pattern was edited on Feb. 25, 2014 to correct a reversal of the "right back" and "left back" sections.

Stitch Notes:
Slip Stitch Stripe Pattern:
Row 1 (RS): with A, K
Row 2: with A, K
Row 3: with B, * K 1, sl 1 purlwise with yarn in back, rept from * to last st, end with K 1
Row 4: with B, K the K sts, sl the slipped sts purlwise with yarn in front
Row 5: with A, K
Row 6: with A, K
Row 7: with C, K
Row 8: with C, P
Rows 9 - 12: rep last two rows twice more

DIRECTIONS
Right Back:
With color A, CO 110 (110, 120, 120, 130) sts.
Work 12 rows of Slip Stitch Stripe Pattern 0 (1, 1, 2, 3) times.
Work 1 more RS row. Place a moveable marker on last st. Using cable cast on, CO 109 (102, 102, 105, 98) sts - 219 (212, 222, 225, 228) sts total. Work 1 WS row.

۞ Next row: Decr row - work in Slip Stitch Stripe Pattern to 1 st before marked st, dbl dcr, work in Slip Stitch Stripe Pattern to end of row.
Continue in Slip Stitch Stripe Pattern, working decr row every RS row and moving marker closer to needle as needed, until 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) Slip Stitch Stripe Pattern repeats have been completed across back (wider side). 149 (142, 140, 143, 146) sts rem. BO.

Left Back:
With color A, CO 110 (110, 120, 120, 130) sts. Work 12 rows of Slip Stitch Stripe Pattern 0 (1, 1, 2, 3) times. Place a moveable marker on last st (1st st of RS row).
Using cable cast on, CO 109 (102, 102, 105, 98) sts - 219 (212, 222, 225, 228) sts total. Work first 2 rows of Slip Stitch Stripe Pattern.

Continue as for right back from ۞.

Right Front:
Sleeve Section: with color A, CO 95 (97, 96, 0, 0) sts. Work 12 rows of Slip Stitch Stripe Pattern 1 (1, 1, 0, 0) times. For size XS only, work 8 more rows of Slip Stitch Stripe Pattern, incr 1 st at beg of every RS row - 99 (97, 96, 0, 0) sts.
Break yarn and set aside.

Center Front: with color A, CO 95 (97, 108, 108, 115) sts. Work 12 rows of Slip Stitch Stripe Pattern once. Work 8 (12, 12, 12, 18) more rows of Slip Stitch Stripe Pattern, incr 1 st at end of every RS row - 99 (103, 114, 114, 124) sts.
For size L only, work 1 RS row, casting on 6 more sts at end of row - 120 sts.
For size XL only, work 1 RS row, casting on 6 more sts at end of row - 130 sts. Work 5 more rows in Slip Stitch Stripe Pattern.
Work next RS row. Place a moveable marker on last st.
For sizes XS, S and M, continue across sleeve section.
For sized L and XL, CO 105, (98) sts for sleeve at end of row.
Work 1 WS row.

Continue as for left back from ۞.

Left Front:
Sleeve Section: with color A, CO 95 (97, 96, 0, 0) sts. Work 12 rows of Slip Stitch Stripe Pattern 1 (1, 1, 0, 0) times. For size XS only, work 6 more rows of Slip Stitch Stripe Pattern, incr 1 st at end of every RS row - 99 (97, 96, 0, 0) sts.
Set aside.

Center Front: with color A, CO 95 (97, 108, 108, 115) sts. Work 12 rows of Slip Stitch Stripe Pattern once. Work 8 (12, 12, 12, 18) more rows of Slip Stitch Stripe Pattern, incr 1 st at beg of every RS row - 99 (103, 114, 114, 124) sts.
For size L only, CO 6 more sts and place moveable marker on last st. - 120 sts.
For size XL only, CO 6 more sts - 130 sts. Work 6 more rows in Slip Stitch Stripe Pattern.
For sizes XS, S and M, reattach yarn to sleeve section and work RS row, place a moveable marker on first st of center front section, and continue across center front section.
For sized L and XL, CO 105, (98) sts for sleeve. Work row 1 of Slip Stitch Stripe Pattern. Place a moveable marker on first st of center front section, and continue across center front section.
Work 1 WS row.

Continue as for left back from ۞.

Finishing:
Sew center back seam.
Sew fronts to back at shoulders and top of sleeves.

Neckband:
Starting at right front neck, with RS facing, using color A, pick up and knit 30 (30, 30, 32, 32) sts up right front neck edge, 28 (30, 30, 32, 38) sts across back neck, an 30 (30, 30, 32, 32) sts down left front neck edge - 88 (90, 90, 96, 102). Work rows 2 - 5 of Slip Stitch Stripe Pattern. BO loosely.

Sleeve Borders:
With RS facing, using color A, pick up and knit 87 (87, 101, 101, 101) along lower edge of sleeve. Work rows 2 - 5 of Slip Stitch Stripe Pattern. BO loosely. Repeat for other sleeve.

Sew side and sleeve seams.

Bottom Band:
Starting at left front, with RS facing, using color A, pick up and knit 42 (49, 56, 63, 70) sts along lower edge of left front, 84 (98, 112, 126, 140) sts across back, and 42 (49, 56, 63, 70) sts along lower edge of right front - 168 (196, 224, 252, 280) sts. Work rows 2 - 5 of Slip Stitch Stripe Pattern. BO.

Weave in ends and block lightly.



copyright 2007 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this  pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns Merino 5 are welcome to use this free pattern for their customers.
Feb. 2014 revised


Color A - Dark Solid (shown in #5225 Wisteria) (changed from original above)
Color B - Light Solid
(shown in #5228 Wedgwood) (same as above version)
Color C - Multicolor
(shown in #0014 Midnight Oasis) (same as above version)


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