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Kimono from Vicky Square's "Knit Kimono"
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Jan 15, 2013 11:31:28   #
Hi, fellow knitters and needleworkers!

I had pretty good luck with the kimono I made for my mom this fall. Wanted to share a few photos from swatch to WIP to finished project. I used Berroco Linsey (#6503, Oak Bluffs) for the body and Elsebeth Lavold's Silky Wool (#63, Purple) for the dark purple parts. I like to watch British drawing room drama while knitting, and suffice it to say I managed to get through lots and lots of stuff during this project!

All in all, I was pleased with the way it went together, but I did knit a facing for the front band (purled a row to make a turning ridge and then knitted on in stockinette stitch until the facing matched the band and sewed it down) to control the tendency to curl.

Am looking forward to doing something else from Vicky's books.

Have any of you done any of her things?


Jan 15, 2013 11:35:11   #
amudaus (a regular here)
Beautiful love the colors and design,your mum looks gorgeous in it.
Jan 15, 2013 11:36:57   #
Thanks! This was for her 80th birthday. She made me a gorgeous quilt as a wedding gift 26 years ago (took her 3 years to make it!), and I wanted to do something for her in return. She was dumbstruck when she opened the package!

Jan 15, 2013 11:37:10   #
How lovely! This had to take you through quite a few shows to finish your kimono. Very pretty colors and beautiful work. Thank you for sharing!
Jan 15, 2013 11:41:26   #
Wow, that is stunning love the colours. x
Jan 15, 2013 11:43:34   #
Jan 15, 2013 12:54:24   #
grandday (a regular here)
Wonderful work and color.
Jan 15, 2013 12:56:02   #
What a beautiful project!
Jan 15, 2013 13:24:34   #
Outstanding knitting. Love it!
Jan 15, 2013 15:44:22   #
Jan 15, 2013 15:56:41   #
Please please where is the pattern to this ? This is excatly what I'm looking for to make my mums 70 bray.been looking for so long .so please help if you can.
Jan 15, 2013 16:00:33   #
redquilter (a regular here)
Beautiful work and beautiful colors. Your mom looks very regal!
Jan 15, 2013 16:25:33   #
very lovely your mom and you share special love of yarn . Happy knitting Linda
Jan 15, 2013 17:14:15   #
absolutely beautiful...both your mom and the jacket. wow ..those colors are wonderful. You have a great eye for color and style. keep it up.
Jan 15, 2013 17:19:19   #
Suo (a regular here)
WOW! That's sensational. Looks absolutely gorgeous.
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