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Kimono Wrap Cardigan

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Kimono Wrap Cardigan
Kimono Wrap Cardigan
Kimono Wrap Cardigan
Kimono Wrap Cardigan
Kimono Wrap Cardigan

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • cast on
  • bind off
  • simple decreases
  • simple increases
  • seaming

Pattern Description:

The Kimono Wrap Cardigan is a chic sweater whose finishing touches give it a polished look. Knit in pieces and seamed, the Kimono Wrap pattern features set-in, belled sleeves, turned hems, a wraparound collar, and a linen stitch sash. The pattern as written is meant to create a very fitted sweater but if you prefer a slouchier, more relaxed look, knit the next size up. Stick to a traditionally pretty color combination, or have fun choosing something unexpected!


19 sts & 25 rows = 4" in St st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished bust measurements: 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)"


  • Knit Picks Andean Silk (55% Super Fine Alpaca, 23% Silk, 22% Merino Wool; 96 yds per 50g skein): 9 (10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17) skeins of Merryweather (MC)
  • 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3) skeins of Cranberry (CC)
  • US 7 (4.5mm) straight or circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 stitch marker
  • Scrap yarn
  • Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)

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