Kimono Kozy ... a side-to-side jacket

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Kimono Kozy ... a side-to-side jacket Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Men, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • slip-stitch patterning
  • depending on level of alterations to the original, this is an advanced beg pattern or a experienced

Pattern Description:

This jacket is knit from the 3/4-length left sleeve (knit in the round) across the back/fronts (with stitches bound-off and cast-on for front opening and knit flat) and then finishing with the 3/4-length right sleeve (again, knit in the round).
The stitches are then picked-up around the front opening (and across the back neck) to work the collar band - first the outer band in black and multi and then the multi "facing" (which can be turned back to show as a shawl-collared jacket).
The collar band is done in a simple slip-stitch pattern where you will use one color every two rows (so no stranding!)
Once the collar band facing is sewn down (and the ends tucked in) you are ready to block and wear this Kimono Kozy!
The jacket fits sizes from Misses' Small-Large with directions for increasing the length and girth for larger sizes (or making smaller for itty-bitties). Amounts of yarn will change with any changes you might make to the pattern - plan accordingly by purchasing enough of the yarns in the same dye lots.


16sts x 24rws = 4 inches of stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • one size fits Sm-Large with notes on inc/dec size


  • Worsted weight wool/wool blend yarns: oMC = 375 yards worsted weight 100% wool (shown here in Plymouth's Galway, Light Grey; used 3 skeins) oCC1 = 170 yards worsted weight 100% wool (shown here in Plymouth's Galway, Black; used 1 skein) oCC2 = 150 yards worsted weight wool/silk blend (shown here in Plymouth's Boku, Color #16; used 2 skeins)
  • US#8 circs: 16- and 40-inch lengths (or dpns instead of 16-inch length)
  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle to tuck in ends and sew collar band

Suggested yarn:

695 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Plymouth Galway and Boku


grey, black and multi

About Designer

About Designer

Mary G knits on

Hi, my name is Mary Gildersleeve. I began designing shortly after teaching myself to knit at the age of 8, primarily because I do not take commands very well and I also could not afford the fancy yarns back then. Knitting and designing were my constant activities throughout undergrad, grad school and family life until, in 1997, I finally went professional and established By Hand, With Heart ... ...

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