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Kids' Striped Kimono Jacket


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  • Intarsia|Short Rows

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This colorful child's jacket is easy to knit and fun to wear! The kimono styling means there is no neck shaping to deal with and the ties eliminate the usual struggle with buttonholes and zippers! I used Bartlettyarns Fisherman Bulky, a super bulky wool yarn, for warmth and quick knitting. This yarn is also reasonably priced and won't break your budget, in order to knit the jackets! It is knit to a tighter gauge than super bulky is usually knit, but this makes a fabric that will wear longer and be warmer. As this is a youthful design, it is sized for younger children: 4 / 6 / 8. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit, purl, intarsia, short rows GAUGE 12 sts and 17 rows = 4" (10 cm) in st st using size 10 ndls, or size to give gauge. To save time, take time to check gauge. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Sizes: 4 / 6 / 8 Chest: 31 / 33 / 35" Length: 16.5 / 18.5 /20.5" Sleeve Length: 11.5 / 12.5 / 13.5" Armhole Depth: 7 / 7.5 / 8" Back Neck Width (before edging): 4.66 / 4.66 / 5.33"

Supplies Needed

  • Bartlettyarns Fisherman Bulky, 100% wool, 80 yd / 4 oz hanks: 3 / 4 / 4 hanks MC (Lupine or Denim), 2 hanks each A (Garnet Hthr or Bracken) and B (Lt. Sheep Grey or Natural).
  • 29" size 10 (6 mm) circular needles (ckns)
  • US size 10 double pointed needles (dpns)

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Dawn Brocco
Designing hand knitting patterns for print and indie publication, for nearly 20 years. Specializing in updated classics, innovative shaped cable designs, and whimsical, Nature-inspired knits for children and the home. Dawn Brocco