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I grew up in the middle of Iowa doing almost all crafts, but knitting and crochet have remained my real and abiding love and passions. I became a professional designer over twenty years ago, was ...
I grew up in the middle of Iowa doing almost all crafts, but knitting and crochet have remained my real and abiding love and passions. I became a professional designer over twenty years ago, was Director of Design for Cascade yarns from 1993 to 1996 and started Knit One, Crochet Too, a wholesale yarn and pattern company in 1996. I literally wrote the book on crochet. Some have called Crochet Your Way "arguably the most comprehensive book on crochet ever published." It has remained a top seller for twelve years!
I'm retired from going into an office now, which gives me time to design again and I love it.
Slip stitch versions of woven fabric put together with very flattering design details present a happy challenge for intermediate knitters. Slightly shortened sleeves add to the kimono look however you can extend Pattern 2 for wrist length sleeves if you prefer.
Start at the cuff, knit up the sleeve and across the front. Make a second half and join the two pieces together at the back in three-needle bind-off. Six sizes and three lengths to choose from!
Choose a multi color yarn then two solids that coordinate: one slightly darker and one slightly lighter than in the multi.
Be sure to check out the back page Photo Gallery for stitch and gauge info and to see Pat. #304, a fabulous Scarf/Collar you can make with the leftovers.
Each of the four slip stitch patterns used has its own gauge listed in the directions.